BERNARD S. FLISS
ROMEOVILLE, IL. 60446-1019
January 2016 – Present OMCG, Inc
Sales Manager for the North American sales and service office of OMCG, Italy. Managing contracted sales representatives throughout the United States and Canada. Product line includes CNC Wire and Tube forming Equipment, Mechanical Multislide Wire and Strip Forming Machinery.
January-December 2015 Machine Tool Diagnostics, Inc.
Field Sales for a multi-line and multi product machine tool distributor. Products consist of 3 and 5 axis vertical machining centers, single and double column machining centers, single and double spindle turning centers, vertical turning lathes, multi axis surface grinders and specialty equipment.
2003-2014 B-RITE MACHINERY SALES
Self Employed-Sole Proprietor
Metal Stamping and Fabrication consultant providing manufacturing solutions to OEM’s and job shops by supplying new equipment, used equipment, used/remanufactured equipment, equipment integration, and custom made machines to fulfill customer component requirements. Equipment process specialties include and not limited to mechanical punch press, servo punch presses, hydraulic presses, eyelet transfer presses, multi-slides, four-slides, European slide forming, linear slide forming, laser cutting, sheet metal fabricators, 6 and 8 spindle mechanical chucking, CNC chucker/lathes, 3 and 5 axis machining centers and auxiliary add-on integration. My service base is in the automotive, automotive circuit protection, consumer products, electrical, electronics, industrial fire protection, house wares, small home appliances, construction, and lawn &garden industries with ideas to meet their in-house manufacturing specifications or their out-sourcing needs.
1991-2003U.S. BAIRD CORPORATION
Out Based Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Managed an outside sales force for a multi-product line machine tool manufacturer within a ten (10) state territory in the Midwest, directing contracted sales representatives in strategic locations. With a team effort, we provided process solutions using multi-slide, four-slide, eyelet transfer presses, CNC wire bending, mechanical and CNC chucking, and barrel finishing/ tumbling machines. Responsibilities included managing a Profit/Loss on sales revenues of 2-4 million dollars annually.
1983-1991CERTIFIED TOOL AND MANUFACTURING
Assistant Plant Manager/Sales & Quality Engineer
Responsible for the daily production and tool room activities of a 100 plus employee, privately owned, Precision Metal Stamping Company. Additional duties included producing progressive die, multi-slide, four-slide, and assembly estimates, layouts, and manufacturing methods for price quotations; press equipment from 25 thru 400 tons; multi-slides from U.S. Baird #104 thru 6-20 models; four-slides from #00 thru #3 models (both Nilson & U.S. Baird equipment). Achievements: (1) managed the Profit/Loss on sales revenue of 18-20 million dollars annually. (2) Co-Authored the company “Q-1” quality manual to Ford Motor Company. (3) Short-Run division start-up complete with CNC Turret press with laser, press brakes, and soft tooling. (4) Work force retention with less than 1% per year employee turnover rate.
18divisions of AT&T;(Western Electric) 6 divisions of IBM Corp; (Lexington, KY. printers, typewriter, laptops; Charlotte, NC. advanced and industrial printers; Bocca Raton, FL. advance products; Austin, TX. personal computer R&D; Boulder, CO. office copiers; Rochester, MN. mainframe support) Robertshaw Gas Controls, New Stanton, PA. Eureka Williams Co, Bloomington, IL. Ford Motor Co. tier 1 direct Q-1 supplier to (Body & Assembly; Transmission, Livonia, MI; Fuel Control, Bedford, IN; Engine Div, Cleveland, OH)
Field service and direct sales for “DIAFORM” pantograph form duplicating equipment and diamond bore finishing products. “National Territory” for Sales; Installations; Repairs; and Production Grinding Consulting;
1979-1981DIEBEL MANUFACTURING CO.
Progressive Die Designer and Estimator
Progressive die design, scrap strip layouts, tool pricing, and outsourcing contracted services for completed component and assembly estimates for high volume beryllium copper and precious metal parts. Processes included reel to reel, loose pieces, commodity contact stampings and light to medium gauge parts. I assisted in capital equipment justification, rate planning, and production methods. I acted as a liaison to sales for technical support.
3M; Connector Div., Floppy Disks Div. Western Electric; Indianapolis, Shreveport Div.
ITT/Cortelco; Milan & Corinth Stromberg- Carlson Bell and Howell Polaroid
IBM Xerox Kodak Methode Electronics Underwriter’s Safety Labs
Singer Sewing Co.
AREAS OF ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
Cost Control; Engineering; Price Negotiations Product Design; Production
Estimating; Field Experience; Purchasing; Trouble-Shooting
EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS
College of Du Page: Classes in metallurgy, electro-plating, and manufacturing sciences (30 hours)
S.M.E.: Die Estimating and Production Cost Control Certificates
Journeyman Tool & Die Maker