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Senior Level Operation Executive

Elgin, IL
October 20, 2018

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Eldon Johnson

Elgin, IL 847-***-****

Senior Level Operations Executive


Experienced, driven, growth-focused operations professional that offers comprehensive experience in the manufacturing, distribution, and construction industries. Equipped with expertise in improving operational efficiencies, and profitability while serving as an industry leader of large-scale and complex organizations, combined with developing highly effective teams.

Areas of Expertise

P&L - Operations Management – Growth Strategies –LEAN – Customer Service – Global Supply Chain Management

Training & Development – KPI Management- Manufacturing- Strategic Planning – Process Improvement

Professional Experience

PolyScience –Niles, IL 2017 –2018

A global leader in temperature-controlled products to the laboratory, medical, chemical, plastics and industrial industries.

General Manager

Overseer of a 100+ person facility serving as the leader of the following functions: operations, quality, service, purchasing, logistics, supply chain, production planning, IT, and facilities maintenance.

Facilitated the implementation of a new ERP system which analyzed process details and recommended system modifications to improve system efficiency and reduce cost.

Steered the global supply chain along with finished goods and raw material inventories while simultaneously managing the P&L responsibility for the organization.

Deployed strategic supply chain and purchasing tactics with metrics resulting in a 7% reduction in inventory cost. Executed company strategies and to maximize daily operational efficiency with a demonstrated increase in production efficiency of 21%.

Re-energized the Lean Manufacturing focus, methodology and business discipline that generated a culture of problem solving.

Pioneered the successful implementation of a strategic production planning department which focused on customer satisfaction and resulted in a 34% reduction in production lead time.

TC Industries Inc. – Crystal Lake, IL 2006-2017

A global supplier of steel wear parts, components, fabrications and heat treatment.

General Manager {2014 – 2017}

Directed a 200+ person facility in all aspects of operational management, strategic planning, policy development and improvement execution.

Demonstrated a consistent ability to lead the organization in a profit-driven environment and ensuring profitable success.

Established new Customer facing through the implementation of multiple order fulfilment strategies and production planning methodologies.

Inspired strategic cost savings procedures and reduced overall costs by 24%. As a results business profitability improved through lowering the breakeven point by $2M per month within one year.

Cultivated a “Safety First” initiative which focused on leading indicators with Swarm and Solve corrective actions. In conjunction to the safety iniatives we engineered a “Built with Quality” program that used a Lean Quality approach which reduced scrap by 51%.

Realigned to a “Lean Thinking” organization with business discipline that generated a 14% increase in efficiency

Devised and directed Steel purchasing strategies to lower material costs by $1.6M and improving product yield by 3.5%.

TC Industries Inc. – Crystal Lake, IL Continued…

A global supplier of steel wear parts, components, fabrications and heat treatment.

Director of Sales {2010 – 2014}

Leader of a worldwide organization with special emphasis on the sales, marketing management, planning, and strategy functions of the organization.

Produced strategic planning, opportunity identification, market analysis, & contract negotiation perimeters as directed by the executive team.

Drove company sales, marketing, and business development initiatives for OEM business worldwide.

Spearheaded and completed large-scale multi-facility projects and programs.

Instituted collaboration projects with customers to improve the cost, quality and delivery of products and services.

Piloted a customer focused quotation and pricing system, reduced quote time to less than 1 hour and improved quote accuracy.

Motivator of senior level planning and direction of sales operations, market penetration, market pricing, and expansion.

TC Industries Inc. – Crystal Lake, IL Continued…

A global supplier of steel wear parts, components, fabrications and heat treatment.

Operations Manager {2007 – 2009}

Led a team of Value Stream Managers to increase of manufacturing velocity, and customer satisfaction through Lean methodologies.

Management responsibilities include; value stream management, purchasing, engineering, and shipping.

Developed leader’s standard work for Leadership staff.

On time delivery is up over 4% each of the last two years.

Introduced a visual suggestion system that has increased implemented improvements by 69%.

Additional work history available upon request…

Selected Accomplishments

Saved $24M in annual manufacturing costs within one year of implementing strategic cost saving methodologies. Cost reductions were discovered and implemented in the areas of labor cost, material cost and overhead.

Developed and led a five facility Lean Enterprise implementation which had results within the first 12 months of an 80% reduction in total cycle time while daily sales increased by 25%.

Defined and implemented Customer strategies that resulted in $1.2M in annual business opportunities year over year with new and existing Customers.


Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Westmar College

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