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Morris, Illinois, 60450, United States
October 06, 2016

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Bruce A. Bromberek

*** ****** **** 815-***-****

Minooka, IL 60447


A cross-functional engineer, I’ve long straddled the technical and business divide bringing innovation and technical skills to a variety of projects. From leading multi-disciple teams to redesign and re-engineer business processes, to skunkworks development of proof-of-concept software, to sanctioned implementation of new customer-facing products and service offerings, I have been successful in leading and implementing changes in large and small organization. A strong team player and working manager, I’m equally comfortable working with management, sales, customers, technical and non-technical individuals, bringing clarity and understanding to vague and complicated requirements.


Languages: Python, Javascript, Node.js, HTML5, C#/.NET, R, Perl, PHP, FORTRAN, C++, APEX, sed, awk

Frameworks: Angular, Ionic, Knockout, Django

IDEs: Visual Studio, PHPStorm, SharpDevelop, Sublime

Code Management: SVN, GIT, Mercurial

Operating Systems: Linux, Windows 10/8/7, Ubuntu

Tools: SQL Developer/SQLPlus, Toad, Jenkins, Docker, Vagrant

Databases: Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, Microsoft Access, PostgreSQL, MySQL

Cloud Systems: Azure, AWS, SalesForce

Design Tools: Visio Professional

GIS Tools: ArcGIS, QGIS, Alteryx, carto, Google Earth

Other: UML, Web Services (SOAP, REST, WSDL, JSON, XML), Gurobi Solver

Professional Experience

2015 –2016 Consultant, Developer, Independent Contractor

Provided guidance and beta development for a data services GIS workflow redesign

Built initial Angular/Ionic hybrid app for a cargo-transportation startup.

Web site development and extensions for various solopreneur and small business owners

2000 –2015 Product Owner, Process Integration, RR Donnelley List Services

Operations Strategy and Integration Manager, RR Donnelley Logistics

Product Development Manager, RR Donnelley Logistics

Solutions Development Manager, RR Donnelley Publishing and Retail Services

Sr. Project Manager, RR Donnelley Financial/Red Rover Digital

Product Owner, Process Integration

As part of Agile/Scrum IT process, served as Product Owner / Business Analyst for products focused on post-Presort manufacturing processes

Transitioned RSO and RSO Letter products to IT for support and enhancement

Assumed Product Owner responsibility for existing Cobind and Comail optimization tools

Created requirements, user stories, test scripts, and documentation for all products with single development team, 2 week sprints, and monthly rollouts

Conducted User Acceptance Testing, training and rollout to production

Earned Business Analyst Certificate from DePaul University (June 2015)

Operations Strategy and Integration

Developed models and simulations for optimization of existing operations (locations, lanes), measurement of desirability of new customers, and network impact of acquisition integrations using Llamasoft LogicNET Plus, Gurobi, and a variety of python based tools and utilities

Designed, coded and released standalone browser based tools (node-webkit + python) for lane level cost analysis with interactive GIS based visualization and historical data analysis

Provided analysis and sales support for 3PL service offering to Book publishing and fulfillment industry in order to access 1 billion lbs. of new freight volume.

Conceptualized and developed new optimization process (Python) for co-mail that increased machine/pocket utilization, decreased postage and provided an additional $1.5 million in EFO.

Developed new process (RSO) that successfully integrated manufacturing, list processing, and logistics to maximize truck utilization while reducing manufacturing complexity (Python+ Excel VBA). Through cost savings and efficiency gains, responsible for $1.2 million in annual savings, and key customer retention

Adapted RSO process for letter mail allowing for direct load planning from plants, and run-time optimization of comingle and co-palletization opportunities.

Redesigned processes around retail inserts; increased automation, decreased processing time, reduced dedicated resources, improved accuracy and profitability

Led transition to USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB) and Full Service Mailings

Created Apache/Django based web-service for IMB serial number management, deployed MS Excel based tool for access from within existing workflow process

Product Development

Created postal analysis tools and sales support processes for Windham Lakes Mail Center co-mailing and co-palletization programs.

Expanded co-palletization program to 4 additional plants, on track to remove 2MM+ plus sacks from operations, provide cost savings to operations, increase freight revenue, and provide 25% of all co-palletization postage savings as incremental revenue.

Reengineered co-palletization operations to increase throughput and reduce headcount by 7 temporary workers for annual savings of $100k

Solutions Development

Conceptualized new distribution solution for small publishers that reduced postal costs and improved service while reducing RR Donnelley production costs.

Documented and presented new solution to Leadership team from Solution Concept Case through Formal Business Case to win approval; established pricing strategy

Collaborated with manufacturing and logistic divisions to implement Distribution OptimizerSM solution, directed all market-facing activities, coordinated with Postal/Governmental affairs regarding submission and approval process of USPS niche rate case.

Examined and documented all business processes regarding customer enrollment; mapped, designed, and automated key business processes.

Trained sales, billing, and production personnel regarding activities and requirements.

Identified pilot customers, developed sales presentation, oversaw enrollment.

Sr. Project Manager

Coordinated with sales to define new consultative sales model and RFP process.

Led development and creative teams to create and launch new E.Source product with over $400k in 2001 sales.

Developed companion CD product, coordinating with Product Management, sales and vendors to convert ad hoc production into standard offering.

Extended E.Source platform for European market, delivered proof of concept demo based on existing US solution under tight deadline and limited budget.

Extended existing E-Publish solution to support 35 magazine web sites each with its own look and feel, saving the customer 4 months and $200k in implementation costs.

1998 – 2000 Project Manager/Research Engineer, Gradient Technology, Blaine, MN

Managed $1.2M capital budget for a chemical plant to convert demilitarized explosives into commodity chemicals; managed $2.2M capital budget and $500K engineering budget for development of accessing system for projectile demilitarization. Designed and simulated process equipment.

1992 – 1998 Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Researched fibroblast motility in tissue equivalents including chemotactic and contact guidance effects to create novel in vitro assay for wound healing allowing for systematic study of wound healing factors. Developed software for automated image acquisition/analysis, doubling experimental productivity and decreasing analysis time.

Taught Applied Numerical Methods, FORTRAN Programming. Conducted recitation sessions; Designed problem sets, exams and programming projects.

1996 – 1997 President, U of M Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, Minneapolis, MN

Represented 14,000 students, oversaw $80,000 budget, managed officers and staff to execute student agenda at the university, state and federal levels.


1992 – 1998

University of Minnesota

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (ABD)

1988 – 1992

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Cum Laude, Highest Distinction, Chancellor’s Scholar

Publications and Presentations

Tranquillo, R. T., T. S. Girton, B. A. Bromberek, T. G. Triebes, and D. L. Mooradian. 1996,Magnetically-oriented tissue-equivalent tubes: application to a circumferentially-oriented mediaequivalent, Biomaterials. 17:349.

Bromberek BA, Enever PA, Shreiber DI, Caldwell MD, Tranquillo RT, 2002, Macrophages influence a competition of contact guidance and chemotaxis for fibroblast alignment in a fibrin gel coculture assay, Experimental Cell Research 275(2): 230-42.

Bromberek, B. A., “Their Finest Hour”, Minnesota Technolog, Volume 76, Issue 5, July 1996 (First Place, 1996 Minnesota Technolog Science Fiction Contest).

Presentations at Global Demilitarization Symposium 2000, AICHE 1994, 96; Biointerfacial Engineering Program Review 1993-95; ASCB 1995; Wound Healing Society 1995, 1997.

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