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VP of Continuous Improvement, Regional General Manager

Katy, Texas, United States
$150,000 +
August 10, 2018

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Leroy Markee

Katy, Texas ***** 713-***-****

Operations Executive

Proven top performer with executive management Fortune 500 experience. Unique blend of general management, operations, P/L management, and supply chain expertise with advanced skills in communication, negotiation, and continuous improvement methodologies. Innovative inspirational leader with a proven ability to drive business growth through aggressive sales. Passionate in training and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

Accomplished executive with more than 30 years of management experience with career-long history of consistently increasing productivity and sales, while reducing overall costs. Shrewd insight and knowledge of improving business operations and processes to develop and implement market strategies and resource allocation that deliver improved bottom line results.

Strategic Planning & Execution P&L/Budget Management LEAN Methodologies Asset Management

Verbal & Written Communication Continuous Improvement Employee Development

Profit Generation Quick Response Manufacturing Quality Control Change Management

Order Fulfillment Analysis Facility Assessment

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

PS Oilfield, Inc. (4/2018 – Present)

Principal focused on the following.


Mergers & Acquisitions


Company and Equipment Valuation

Private Equity

CAPITAL 2, LLC (11/2016 12/2017)

Interim position as COO for a private equity group in Katy, TX.

Working contractually, responsibilities were:

Reading proposals and looking at potential equity investment opportunities

Negotiating percentage of equity on investments.

Appraising companies and equipment

Filling an interim Board position.


Repeatedly promoted to management positions of increasing responsibility. Tasked with increasing revenues and profits, improving processes and quality, and driving productivity.

Managed Pressure Drilling Process Director -- Houston, Texas (8/2015 – 3/2016)

A new business unit within National Oilwell Varco. Major responsibilities were defining and documenting work and business processes. Coached product line managers in detecting gaps within their processes making adjustments in procurement, engineering, and manufacturing to meet group business strategy requirements.

Provided strategic oversight and corporate business acumen enabling team members to navigate through capital asset requests for new product development and manufacturing.

Focused product line managers on communications, chain of command, milestones, stakeholder accountability, and capital expense protocol.

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National Oilwell Varco

VP, Corporate Process Development -- Houston, Texas (3/2012 – 8/2015)

Reported directly to the Chief Technical Officer. Developed and implemented a LEAN and Six Sigma training, certification, and mentoring program. Customized and initiated a business strategy to build a company wide continuous improvement culture. Supervised a global team of 31 continuous improvement professionals.

Captured year end bottom line savings of $45 million in 2014, $35 million in 2013, and $28 million in 2012 by training, coaching, and mentoring employees and changing company culture to LEAN/Six Sigma. Assigned each participant a continuous improvement initiative with a minimum $100,000 ROI.

Sponsored quarterly continuous improvement meetings, enabling newly certified LEAN or Six Sigma employees to give a detailed overview of their projects and bottom line savings. Celebrating their achievements and building employee involvement in new continuous improvement initiatives.

Created a team to design a new asset management application for tracking capital expenditures and maintenance of all internal capital assets. The new application was called Asset Information Management System (AIMS). The system was designed, tested, and rolled out to 55 internal manufacturing facilities within one year. Within the second year more functionalities were added to the application and the system was implemented to over 150 facilities.

Chaired a company Continuous Improvement Steering Committee in 2015.

Director, Corporate Process Development – Houston, Texas (8/2009 3/2012)

Realized $40 million project savings after implementing a strategic tool class and curriculum to train and coach employees on continuous improvement strategies.

Implemented continuous improvement initiatives and developed a process mapping methodology and document storage system (cLink) similar to Business Process Management (BPM). cLink was valuable in employee training, process sustainment, and quality/ISO audits.

Designed and implemented annual 3-day train the trainer sessions using external consultants and Rice Executive Education professors to develop our internal team.

Developed team by enrolling each member into annual continuous improvement certification classes and Operational Excellence seminars or conferences.

Manager, Corporate Process Development -- Houston, Texas (3/2004 – 8/2009)

Promoted to lead newly created corporate continuous improvement group reporting directly to the CTO. Started by defining the position, the new groups mission statement, and forward strategy. Hired a breakthrough technology professional to design initiatives within business groups to determine their business culture. Initialized continuous improvement initiatives within all business groups to start building a continuous improvement culture.

Regional General Manager -- Bakersfield, California (9/2000 – 3/2004)

Promoted to manage a newly acquired company into the National Oilwell culture, increase revenues, and control inventory. Managed 45 employees with all P&L responsibilities.

Tripled and sustained revenues in the first year. Within the second year we doubled and sustained the first year revenues in increased bottom line profits.

When business increased we retained our customer loyalty and business by implementing LEAN training to my management team. Next we trained subordinates on a redesigned refurbishment process through detailed value stream mapping exercises. The new process met our customers need for increased output and faster turnaround times.

Procurement/Inventory Manager -- Odessa, Texas (4/1996 – 9/2000)

I was targeted and recruited based on prior procurement and inventory management experience.

Oversaw a large inventory expansion after the acquisition of Wilson Manufacturing.

Directed construction of a new warehouse, acquired a new ERP system, and assembled staff.

Through my network I established new customers for Power Swivel and Mud Pump sales.

Completed corporate management training course focused on Breakthrough Engineering Technology that challenged participants to produce extraordinary results on projects and initiatives.

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West Texas Equipment Regional Manager -- Midland, Texas (1/1994–4/1996)

Managed the maintenance and replacement of capital equipment including 145 well servicing rigs, approximately 145 Mack fluid hauling and vacuum trucks, power swivel packages, well servicing pump packages, and complimentary well servicing equipment.

Analyzed and monitored oil samples for preventive maintenance.

Collaborated with a district office to setup a Blowout Preventer (BOP) rental fleet.

Purchased new and auctioned BOP equipment, setup a refurbish and test workshop, and established repair SOPs.

Pool Well Service CO.

Inventory & Equipment Manager -- San Angelo, Texas (2/1981–1/1994)

Promoted into Pool Co. ( Associated Petroleum Services) as Inventory & procurement manager

Reduced inventory from over $20 million down to $1.5 million through prudent sales and strategic management.

Managed 20 direct reports and controlled $7 million annual budget.

Promotion with added responsibilities of managing stacked capital equipment. This position included the responsibilities of handling the maintenance of the stacked equipment and Included transferring of assets throughout Pool Company in Texas to increase utilization.

Responsible for the sales of surplus equip.

Pool Well Service CO. – San Angelo, Texas (9/1977 – 2/1981)

Hired as an expeditor into the remanufacturing shop.

Promoted as expeditor / analyst into the engine-transmission-hydraulic remanufacturing shop.

Angelo Truck & Tractor – San Angelo, Texas (10/1975 – 9/1977)

Hired as outside service and parts salesman.

Acquired knowledge of all International Harvester products, trucks, and tractors.

Acquired oilfield parts and service business.

Professional Development

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (2008) Executive MBA General Management Program

RICE UNIVERSITY (Jones Graduate School of Business) Manufacturing Leadership Certification

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Quick Response Manufacturing Certification

ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY Principles of General Education

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