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Manager Plant

Bedford, NH
October 29, 2018

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Thomas Crowley


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. Skills

In my experience as a Plant Manager, Division

Manager, VP and business owner, I am client

focused, strong communicator, results oriented, well versed in HR and OSHA. I am detailed oriented,

somewhat of a micro manager to keep things on

track, but believe in autonomy and team work.

I am strong in time management, organizational

skills, quality and production management.

I enjoy reviewing production and P&L statements to identify areas requiring improvement.

As a business owner with fifty plus employees I was heavily involved in all aspects of the business from selling to billing the project.


Plant Manager

March 1993 to June 2001

Colorforms - Tonawanda, NY

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

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. VP of Manufacturing

June 2001 to November 2002

Precision Technology - Pembroke, NH

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.

Division Manager

November 2002 to May 2004

Corporate Express - Omaha, NE

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.


January 2005 to February 2016

NorthStar Direct - Manchester, NH

As much as I wanted to purchase an existing business, I couldn't locate one with the basic sales and equipment I 14 Bills Way, Bedford NH 03110

Home: 1-603-***-**** - Cell: 1-603-***-**** - 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 t NorthStar up and running. From 2005 to 2012 I grew NorthStar into a $15MM company. The next three years were difficult as companies changed their requirements which I didn't have the capital to change with and I closed the company in 2015.

VP of print operations

February 2016 to August 2018

Design Distributors Inc - Deer Park, NY

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

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. Education and Training

Management/Credit for life courses

RIT and SUNY - Rochester, NY, USA

I went to both RIT and SUNY part time after starting a family. Activities and Honors


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