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Vice President of Operations

Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
November 10, 2018

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Stephan Chehab PhD.

**** ******** **** *****, ** Kennesaw, GA 30152 Mobile: +1-404-***-**** Email:

Senior Executive Summary

Vice President

Innovative and results driven leader +20 years achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments that demand continuous improvement. Experience in driving product, process and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision-makers. Consistently increased production, reduced operation costs and improve product quality by utilizing World Class Manufacturing concept (lean manufacturing, six sigma, theory of constraints, etc.) to optimize / rationalize manufacturing process and supply networks. Area of expertise in:

Process Optimization International Operations

Cost Reduction / Value Engineering Project Management / Six Sigma

Customer Relations Turnaround Situations

Productivity Improvement / KPI’s Budgeting / Forecasting

Operational & Strategic Planning Supply Chain Management

Know for building motivating cross-function teams that exceed corporate expectations. New product launches in 2016 already account for 40% of current sales and expected to grow to over 50% by year end and drive expectation into new distribution channels.



Vice President, Operations & Business Development.

Led the company in a turnaround effort that took the company from near bankruptcy and declining sales to stability, followed by rapid sales growth (30% sales growth or $10 million). Developed a 3-years strategy and plan, supporting growth of $3 million annualized.


Transitioned company transformation from a family-owned business to merger and acquisition of three businesses into one, followed by a management buyout in combination with an investment banker group.

Led a core team of logistics, operational, purchasing and engineering employees who delivered 2-5% continuous improvement cost saving programs for three consecutive years.

Continuously improve supply chain throughput using advanced automation and fulfillment programs while maintaining business continuity and performance.

Drove the operational planning and successful execution for doubling product line manufacturing capacity to exploit market grow opportunities.

Achieved two-site turnarounds within two years, bridging operational metrics to a baseline standard (saving over $2 millions), while maintaining and improving permanent priorities of safety, quality service, appearance and people.

Reduced inventories by over 60% or $4 million while improving fill rates by 35-40% and reducing operational lead times in half.

Developed a logistics partnership with a top–five customers, which reduced total freight costs to that customer by 50% or & $500,000 annualized savings.

SISCOM & SAWABEH GROUP. Dubai, UAE 2010 – 2013

Managing Director of Operations & Production Panning

Directed the domestic and international operations, supply chain, human resources, financial, marketing and sales. With 18 direct /140 indirect reports overseeing planning, forecasting, engineering costing, purchasing, inventory control and facility management function with $30 million budget. For Sawabeh Plastic Injection & Siscom Stamping and metal forming.


Initiated and launched production and sale of new products that generated $300K new business the first year with annual sales projected was reach at $1.2 million.

Grew business 45% over tenure with new products improved marketing and lower costs.

Reduced costs 20% by consolidating locations and reducing line staff.

Improved profit margin 10% by sourcing new vendors and negotiating favorable contracts.

Handled all functions related to digital platform development, vendor negotiation, capacity planning and management, distribution and fulfillment of print on demand product lines within budget and delivery requirements.

Cliff ASSEMBLY INC. Detroit, MI 2006 - 2010

General Manager

Responsible for the daily operations, address staffing requirements, and handle customer concerns. Managed all quality inspection for all OEM. Fully engaged during the engineering, manufacturing and fabrication stages of the project to ensure compliance with the project specifications.


Developed robust business stream strategy to ensure profitable growth going forward.

Instrumental in increasing sales revenue by 20% and increasing gross profit from 2% to 11%.

Led a team of highly skilled developers, marketing, and sales professionals, engineers, and sales managers to cope with required growth and service quality.

Catapulting revenues growth 26% in the first year.

JOHNSON CONTROLS, Inc. Plymouth, MI 1995 – 2006

Director of Program Management, of the international Operations.

Responsible for the following plants: JCI China, JCI Brazil, JCI Graz, JCI Mexico, JCI Australia, JCI Malaysia, JCI/TATA join venture, JCI South Africa, JCI/Egypt join venture, JCI/Andina join venture and JCI/Spain join venture.


Cost reduction in 2004 result of $1.2 million saving on Logistics, and additional $325K on labor.

Implemented a process to minimize Air Freight. Result in saving $15K to $20K per month.

Six Sigma project 2004 in Mexico result of saving $1.7 million materials localization.

Negotiated with GM Venezuela on all new businesses example: T200 GM awarded the JCI/ANDINA.

Implemented a VAVE cost reduction in 2005 with $2.0 million savings in inventory.

Launched European operations; attained 99% customer satisfaction, secured ISO certification within 12 months.

Education & Additional Highlights

Doctorate in International Business Administration. July 15th 2005 Kennedy Western University, Laramie, WY

Master’s in General Engineering. May 27th 2003 Kennedy Western University, Laramie, WY

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Dec 16th 1989 Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Electro Mechanical Engineering. June 30th 1981 Ecole Industrielle et Commercial, Lessines, Belgium.

Affiliation Certification of Completion

Project Management Certificate, May 1998 North Illinois University, Sep 1999 Michigan State University

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, Apr 2004

(VAVE) Value Engineering Module I Certificate, Jan 2005

Awards received from Johnson Controls, Inc.

1995 (ECIP) Engineering Continuous Improvement Award Group Profit Percentage Award of 125%.

2005 (EICP) Executive Incentive Compensation Award 13% earnings growth of 97% of planning return on assets.

JCI Merit Award Winner for relocation of manufacturing operation of JIT plant in Mexico within a five-day timeframe following industrial action.

High Achiever Club (5 times) for exceeding personal and district goals while meeting 100% of target.

Patents and Inventions:

Arm Rest Console, Ford Motor Company, U.S. Patent.

Seat Structure, Ford Motor Company, U.S. Patent.


English, French and Arabic Fluent – Full Knowledge Spanish Conversational – Advance.

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