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VP of manufacturing

Bedford, NH
October 24, 2018

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Thomas Crowley

Bedford, NH *****


As a Plant Manager, Division Manager, VP and business owner, I have years of experience in planning, developing and implementing programs to achieve objectives in both sales and operations. I have strong inter personal skills, sales experience and exceptional financial experience. Willing to relocate to: NH,MA. ME

Work Experience

Vice president

Design Distributors Inc - Deer Park, NY

February 2016 to August 2018

The owner of Design asked me to join his company and help eliminate operational issues he faced on a continual


This was mainly quality, productivity, adherence to procedures and HR issues. I improved productivity, streamlined the warehouse so items could be located, which before was difficult at best.

Retrained existing personnel to improve quality, productivity, and adhere to procedures. Also eliminated redundant positions that reduced FTE and helped with margins. President/CEO

NorthStar Direct - Manchester, NH

January 2005 to February 2016

As much as I wanted to purchase an existing business, I couldn't locate one with the basic sales and equipment I

needed, so I looked for a location where I could start NorthStar from the ground up. This meant determining the proper location, up fitting the building for my operation, purchasing all of the needed

equipment, hiring of personnel, developing and implementing the processes and procedures needed to run the company.

I had some sales from a friend that owned another shop, whom I gave 10% of the company to provide me with the work he needed for his company that allowed me to focus on getting NorthStar up and running. Once the company was operational I took over sales as well as day to day operational responsibility Division Manager

Corporate Express - Omaha, NE

November 2002 to May 2004

As division Manager I was responsible for the entire division excluding sales, but which I worked with closely.

During my time there I planned and executed a number of strategys to stream line the operation, improve

productivity, train and groom personal for needed positions. As much as I liked the my job as Division Manager, I still had aspirations of owning my own business, which is

why I left to begin that process.

VP of Manufacturing

Precision Technology - Pembroke, NH

June 2001 to November 2002

My responsibilities at Precision was for the entire operation, from estimating to shipping the completed product.

In my time at Precision I was able to increase productivity 15%, reduce FTE to a level with the work load,

eliminate bottle necks that impeded the operation and improve margins. My intent in going to Precision was to purchase the company, which didn't happen as the owner decided not to sell.

Plant Manager

Colorforms - Tonawanda, NY

March 1993 to June 2001

My responsibilities were for the entire of the plant as if it was a stand alone operation, rather than part of a larger


This includes all aspects of the plant, sales, operations, quality, budgeting, financials, HR and conforming to

OSHA regulations.

When I assumed the Plant Manager position total revenue was approximately 13MM per year. I was able to grow the company to 39MM plus in sales within five years which increased profits exponentially.



RIT and SUNY - Rochester, NY


HR, Quick books, all financials, BILLING, Selling to large accounts Additional Information


In my experience as a Plant Manager, Division Manager, VP and business owner with fifty plus employees I am client focused, heavily involved in all aspects of the business from estimating to shipping of completed product.

Strong communicator, results oriented, well versed in HR, OSHA, believe in teams and have demonstrated ability to improve quality and productivity.

I am detailed oriented, somewhat of a micro manager to keep things on track, but believe in autonomy and teamwork. Additionally I have a lot of experience in sales from making presentations to running a sales force.

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