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manufacturing operations, distribution, and supply chain leader

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Cumming, GA, 30041
Posted:
October 08, 2018

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BRIAN CHARLES TRUEX

**** **** ***** ***** *******, Georgia 30041

Cell: 770-***-****

Email: ac7bhw@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

Executive leader with a strong track record of success in U.S. and Global Manufacturing Operations. Proven abilities in the following areas:

• Safety Champion (zero injury headset).

• 5S Change Agent (Sort, Straighten, Standardize, Shine, Sustain).

• PSI (Production, Sales, and Inventory) planning for customer service excellence.

• Toyota Production System (TPS) best practices (go and see). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LaCosta, LaGrange, Georgia 2017 to present

Logistics and supply chain consulting to Kimberly Clark Mill. AIRGAS, AN AIR LIQUIDE COMPANY, Waterford, Connecticut - Vice President of Operations, Northeast Region 2015-2017

Responsible for 13 Airgas Plant Operations along with a fleet of 278 trucks and a high performance team of nearly 400 Airgas Associates. Northeast Region Operations ended 2016 by beating budget plan by $2,000,000. Delivered a 75% improvement in Preventable Vehicle Accidents in 2016 vs. 2015, and delivered a 35% improvement in OSHA Recordable injuries in 2016 vs. 2015. Introduced 5S for Safety Excellence and developed “before/after” pictures to share best practices throughout the 13 Plants. SERTA SIMMONS BEDDING COMPANY, Atlanta, Georgia 2014-2015 Vice President Sales and Operations Support

Completed start-up of new Shared Service Center in Atlanta...moved the first 5 plants of Customer Service and Order Entry activities from the individual Serta and Simmons Plants in the U.S. to the Atlanta based Shared Service Center. SIMMONS BEDDING COMPANY, Atlanta, Georgia 2011-2014 Vice President New Business Operations 2013-2014

Provided Operations Leadership to launch Simmons Products into 2,000 Wal-Mart Stores.

Vice President – Logistics, Supply Chain Planning & Control 2011-2013 Provided Logistics leadership to deliver over 4 million mattress and foundation units in 2011 through a network of 84 logistics, freight supplier partners. EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES, Milton, Georgia 2006 - 2011

Vice President - Operations, Transportation North America Responsible for leading 2,552 Manufacturing Operations and Distribution Center (DC) employees to build and ship yearly output of 24 million 12 volt flooded lead acid batteries. Shipped direct to Toyota for the full calendar year 2010 at 14 PPM. Awarded major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) contracts with the following new automotive customers: BMW, Nissan, Chrysler, Fiat. THERMADYNE HOLDINGS CORPORATION, St. Louis, Missouri 2004 - 2005 Executive Vice President Global Operations

Worldwide accountability for the entire supply chain including manufacturing, distribution, quality, purchasing $224 million of goods and services, PSI planning. AGCO CORPORATION, Duluth, Georgia 2001 - 2003

Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Technologies and Quality Provided leadership for manufacturing, purchasing, quality, product reliability, and logistics at 13 plants in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. THE STANLEY WORKS, Dallas, Texas 2000 - 2001

Director of Operations, Stanley Mechanics Tools

Operational responsibility for eight manufacturing plants and three distribution centers located in North America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. HALLIBURTON COMPANY, Houston, Texas 1994 - 2000

Director, Manufacturing Excellence Group 1999 – 2000 Director, Manufacturing Customer Service 1998 - 1999 Global Manufacturing Manager 1997 - 1998

Global Equipment & Products Operations Manager 1995 - 1996 Global Asset Management Manager 1994 - 1995

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 1984 - 1994

DeKalb Manufacturing Plant Manager, (GE Motors Business, DeKalb, IL) 1993 - 1994

Directed the manufacturing operations, building 60,000 appliance motors per week in a 300,000 square foot facility.

Received the "GE Motors Plant of the Year" award for best quality at 183 PPM. Winner of "Best Promises Kept Plant" of GE Motors Appliance Plants for customer shipments.

Form W Motor Site Leader, (GE Motors Business, Murfreesboro, TN) 1993 Accountable for a $20 million new product introduction. Team Leader, (GE Motors Business, Murfreesboro, Tennessee) 1991-1993 Area Production Manager (Bosch, GE Auto JV Hendersonville, Tennessee) 1990 1991

Team Power Project Manager, (GE Motors Business, Fort Wayne, Indiana) 1989 - 1990

Program Manager Forecasting and Analysis (GE Motors, Ft. Wayne, IN) 1988 - 1989

Finance Cost Evaluator, (GE Aircraft Engines Ft. Wayne, Indiana) 1986 - 1988 Buyer, (GE Aircraft Engine Electronic Controls Ft. Wayne, Indiana) 1984 – 1986 FLEETWOOD MOTOR HOMES, Decatur, Indiana 1984

Purchasing Staff for two motor home manufacturing plants. COMMONWEALTH ELECTRIC COMPANY, New Washington, Indiana 1981 - 1984 Completed two year management training program working in engineering, accounting, purchasing, and estimating.

EDUCATION

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana 1988 - Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 1981 - Bachelor of Science, College of Business, Marketing, Sales and Advertising



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