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Supply Chain Customer Service

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
October 18, 2016

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Russell Greene

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Plainfield, IN 46168


Operational Excellence leader experienced in plant management, supply chain and strategic planning. Hands-on success across multiple industries including medical devices, commercial products, non-wovens and printing.


Operational Excellence

Lean-sigma Practitioner

Total Quality Management

P&L Accountability

Cost Reduction / Avoidance

Cross-functional Team Building

Regulatory Compliance

Data-driven Leadership

Change Champion

Inspire and Motivate

Emotional Intelligence

Clear & Concise Communications

Vision & Goal Setting



Small Business Owner, Indianapolis, IN, September 2014 to Present

Created and launched a small retail business.

Grew the business from a single location to five major mall locations.

Grew annualized revenue from less than $100K to $463K.

Nice-Pak Products Inc., Orangeburg, NY, June 2013 to September 2014

Nice-Pak is the global leader and largest producer in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of branded and private label wet wipe products.

Director of Manufacturing, Mooresville, IN

Managed OEE performance, safety, quality, on time delivery, staffing, maintenance, training and budgeting.

Accountable for 350 employees, six managers and 16 Supervisors leading 24/7 operations in a high volume manufacturing plant that generated over $400 million annual revenue.

Deployed lean tools and production measures that improved junior leader focus on KPIs and performance.

Took ownership of the lean program and immediately eliminated $60K annualized cost of external consultants.

Led or mentored two plant, corporate or inter-plant kaizen events per month resulting in clear process definition, ownership of results, visible metrics, improved communications, and measurable improvements.

Sleep Innovations, West Long Branch, NJ, April 2011 to June 2013

Sleep Innovations is a leader in the design and production of foam-based sleep products including pillows, mattress toppers, mattresses and accessories. Sleep Innovations is known for its industry-leading innovation.

Plant Manager, Brenham TX

Accountable for 62 employees and a 180,000 square foot facility generating $60 million in annual revenue.

Managed all plant and site operations including staffing, P&L, budgeting, quality, customer service, capital management, safety, environmental compliance, maintenance, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.

Doubled EBITDA from $2 million to over $4 million while reducing labor 26% and improving on time delivery 30%.

Led detailed monthly financial and operations reviews with the CEO, CFO and VP of Operations.

Deployed a lean-sigma culture resulting in multiple measureable improvements including Kanban inventory management, elimination of over-production, just-in-time production, visual management and manufacturing flow.

Pratt Corporation, Indianapolis, IN, January 2006 - April 2011

Pratt is a privately-held graphics firm with manufacturing, design and installation operations throughout North America. Serves major retailers including Walmart, Lowe's, Food Lion & Walgreens.

Business Unit Director

Accountable directly to the President for business unit performance, strategy development and P&L for 14 key client relationships representing 50% of company revenue.

Led 25 staff members accountable for multi-site sales, planning, manufacturing, packing and purchasing.

Increased productivity 50% by reorganizing six functional groups into a Value Stream. Reduced staffing 33%.

Project Manager for a $30M client launch, deploying 2,000 SKUs in the Company’s largest Kanban system.

Director of Manufacturing

Led a $40M, medium volume, high product variation manufacturing plant. Responsible for over 200 employees including Supply Chain, Purchasing, Quality and Maintenance Departments.

Reduced staffing by over $1 million annualized. Used lean techniques to reduce FTEs from 160 to less than 100.

Reduced equipment changeover time from 3.5 hours to less than 30 minutes on critical equipment.

Mentored or led over 50 Kaizen and Six Sigma events. Implemented process improvements including single unit flow, Kanbans, rapid change-over, 5S, visual management and standard work instructions.

BBA Fiberweb, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2004 - January 2006

BBA Fiberweb is a $1B global manufacturer of non-woven fabrics used in filters, industrial wipes, protective clothing, fabric softener sheets, house wrap and other consumer and industrial applications.

Supply Chain Manager

Led supply chain and production scheduling for two plants generating over $200M in annual revenue.

Responsible for $40M in inventory, 16 direct reports, a 500k square foot warehouse and 3rd party logistics.

Reduced inventory investment over 20% by implementing lean process improvements and Kanban management across high volume product lines. Consolidated from four to one warehouse facility.

Improved customer service from 85 to 96% while achieving 100% on time delivery on the most critical product line. Implemented an innovative “pull” scheduling process on the Company’s largest revenue generating product.

Johnson and Johnson, February 1999 - June 2004

Johnson and Johnson is a $60B, multi-national, publicly held corporation that provides health care products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals with more than 250 companies in 60 countries.

Supply Chain Manager, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Juarez, Mexico and Albuquerque, New Mexico

Recruited from a sister J&J Company to manage supply chain logistics for two medical device plants.

Led 11 direct reports in the management of raw components, assembly, packaging, sterilization and shipping of over 200 medical devices. Managed $20 million in finished goods inventory and cross-border Kanbans.

Maintained 96% customer line fill rates while reducing inventory investment by 14%.

Senior Business Integrator, Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, Florida

Recruited from a sister J&J Company to manage the supply chain of eight external medical device suppliers.

Hand selected to lead a difficult, litigious manufacturing relationship between two competing companies. Created win-win solutions that improved relationships, reduced business stress and resulted in over 96% joint attainment.

Business Integrator, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Managed supply chain and logistics flow of over 200 medical products produced at 12 external manufacturers.

Negotiated 50% reduction in lead time on consigned inventory with external manufacturers.

Received the 1999 Ethicon Endo-Surgery VP of Operations Award and 1999 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Peer Award.

United States Army, March 1983 - February 1999

Honorably served in multiple, global assignments and deployments culminating as a Major. Positions included Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, Theater Group Executive Officer, General’s Aide-de-camp, and Outsourced Logistics Coordinator.


Bachelor of Science, Physics, Appalachian State University

Master of Science, Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology

Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS (50 weeks)

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS

Green Belt Certified

Lean Certified

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