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President, Chief Financial Officer

Location:
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
October 02, 2016

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STEVEN J. PROGIN

*** ******* ****

Lebanon, PA 17042

717-***-****

acwvnk@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration, Lebanon Valley College, GPA 3.5

BA in Economics, Cum Laude, Millersville University, GPA 3.4

Trained in Execution Based Leadership, 2013-2014

Member, Institute of Management Accountants, 1994-Present

WORK HISTORY

MicroFacture LLC, Mountville, PA 2015-2016

A privately held machine shop that specializes in the production of small, complex precision-machined parts that require the strictest standards of quality and tolerance.

President

I took over as President of the company in August 2015. The company had experienced the loss of several key customers and showed declining sales. We began the work of correcting this trend by implementing systems and processes to bolster customer service, improved throughput and on-time shipments, ensured quality products, and brought a team concept back to the company. Updated job descriptions were created allowing employees to understand the expectations for their positions, incorporating Key Performance Indexes for each position. We were reaching out to new and previous customers to build a base for growth, along with new assembly work opportunities.

Inclinator Company of America, Harrisburg, PA 2002-2014

A privately held Sub-S corporation that manufactures residential elevators and wheelchair lifts.

President and Chief Executive Officer 2012-2014

I took over an organization that had declining sales for five years, low company morale, and was not profitable. Selected accomplishments:

Sales improved by 36% in first year

Net Operating Profit increased by $500,00 to make the company profitable

Regained confidence of employees, dealers and vendors

Direct reports to me by seven managers, total of 48 employees

Increased Research and Development by 500% to improve features and benefits to end users

Expanded sales opportunities to new markets, including international

Purchased new technologies to improve manufacturing productivity and throughput with good payback

Negotiated new health coverage to provide similar benefits at no additional cost

In charge of budgeting, forecasting, cash management, asset management

Chief Financial Officer 2002-2012

I was a member of the core business team, responsible for all accounting functions, human resources, budgeting, and office management. Selected Accomplishments:

Implemented accounting procedures and processes for the company

Reported to the COO, with five direct reports to me

Completed installation of Visual Manufacturing software which included cost accounting, inventory control, job costing, and all accounting functions

Developed financial reporting package for management and board functions, strongly relying on Microsoft Office programs

Responsible for tax reporting for the corporation and relationship management with our CPA firm

Instrumental in purchase of new facility for the company

Lead position for application to State for PIDA loan process to purchase facility

Point contact to establish banking and insurance relationships and management

Worked closely with board members and liaison to external shareholders

Member of negotiating team dealing with union matters within the company

Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc., East Petersburg, PA 2000-2002

A private corporation that publishes woodworking books and magazines.

Chief Financial Officer

Selected Accomplishments:

Responsible for accounting functions, personnel, human resources, budgeting and special projects

Reported to the owner/President, with six direct reports to me

Implemented accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management systems

In charge of office expansion projects, both personnel and office space

Introduced cost savings programs throughout the company

Worked to improve the Acumen accounting system used by the company

Focused on company expansion and team building for 25 employees to encourage company growth in sales

SEM-PAK Corporation, Palmyra, PA 1990-2000

A privately held corporation that manufactures folding cartons.

Financial Controller

Selected Accomplishments:

Reported directly to the CEO, had four direct reports, about 95 total employees

Hands on management for all accounting functions including audited financial statements, job costing, cash management, budgeting, forecasting, payroll

Required to attend and participate in quarterly board meetings

Developed complex monthly reporting packet utilized by management to direct the company

Maintained complex job costing system to track labor, materials, and job centers overhead for each job, along with dynamic inventory controls

MIA/Basic Four, Unix network and Microsoft Office all used extensively

Duties included office management, safety team, and human resources

Annual review of all insurance policies and accounting functions

Hauck Manufacturing Co., Lebanon, PA 1986-1990

A foreign-owned corporation that manufactures industrial burners and blowers.

Staff Accountant

Head of accounting department, with six employees, covering all aspects of business, including forecasting, budgeting, and business analysis. I worked on IBM System 38 with Mapics software, Lotus, and Word.

J. Lester Stauffer and Company, Manheim, PA 1980-1986

A small public accounting firm based in Lancaster County.

Public Accountant

Lead accountant for financial statement department. Clients ranged from agribusiness, manufacturing, service, and construction.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

County Manager, Executive Committee, Special Olympics of Lebanon, November 1990 to June 1998, December 2002 to October 2005. I was active in planning and funding all Special Olympics activities in Lebanon County. I led the effort to re-start this program in Lebanon in the year 2002 after it had faltered in 1999. I was a certified volleyball and basketball coach, and also coached alpine skiing and golf.

President, Quentin UCC Congregation, Year 2001, 2009 and 2013. Responsible for all church administrative activities, including personnel, meetings, and financial decisions.



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