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Manager General

South Bend, Indiana, United States
January 07, 2017

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Br i an K. Deneen General Manager

A practiced manager and superb organizer, Brian Deneen is perfectly suited to the unique challenges of managing people and production. His distinctive style thorough, yet concise enables him to articulate even the most technical aspects of a job with clarity and finesse. With over 20 years experience, Deneen organizes and streamlines all aspects, providing greater profitability and employee performance. Deneen’s list of accomplishments comprise a successful transition from wood moulding company to a furniture manufacturing operation, reducing overtime expenditures, streamline production processes to meet growing customer demands, reducing waste and increasing productivity. Hiring and managing diverse groups of employees, teaching multiple training courses, leading numerous presentations, and improving interdepartmental relations.

Professional experience includes:

Williamsburg Furniture, Nappanee, Indiana May 2016 November 2016 Plant Manager

■ Manage daily plant operations for 130 employees.

■ Coordinate shipping and receiving.

■ Production scheduling for all departments.

■ Facilitate employee development and training.

■ Increase profitability, monitor operating expenses, integrate new marketing strategies.

■ Ensure product quality to achieve customer loyalty and sales growth. A c comp l i s hment s

■ Successful transition from wood moulding into furniture manufacturing.

■ Reduce overtime expenses and increased productivity by implementing a second shift. North American Moulding, Edwardsburg, Michigan 2007 2016 Production and Scheduling Manager

■ Manage mill department daily operations.

■ Facilitate employee development and training.

■ Schedule daily production for mill room and lamination departments.

■ Monitor material flow between departments to meet production demands.

■ Coordinate inbound raw material.

■ Preform regular inventory audits.

A c comp l i s hment s

■ Streamlined business production by successfully closing the paint and stain plant which included selling o assets.

■ Streamlined production process to meet growing customer demand through sta ng and work smart strategies.

■ Implementation of Ardis cutting optimization software.

■ Improved interdepartmental employee relations.

■ Coordination and installation of new machinery.

Schilli Specialized, South Bend, Indiana 2006 2007 General Manager

■ Manage luxury car transportation operation.

■ Dispatch and schedule routes coast to coast for 9 employees.

■ Manage accounts payable.

■ Streamline daily operation flow; dispatch, data entry, quoting, document control, billing/ collections, and payroll.

■ Increase profitability, monitor operating expenses, develop competitive pricing, integrate new marketing strategies.

■ Hire, train and manage drivers.

Brian K. Deneen ■ 11939 Wagner Drive ■ Mishawaka, IN 46545 ■ 574-***-**** ■ Email: Br i an K. Deneen General Manager, Page 2

Towne Air Freight, South Bend, Indiana 1991 2006 Manager of Independent Contractor Compliance and Recruiting

■ Perform various activities to attract and recruit owner operators.

■ Interview and qualify all applicants; conduct new-hire orientation sessions.

■ Prepare weekly and monthly industry reports to determine company’s standing in competitive market.

■ File maintenance to ensure compliance with all USDOT guidelines and company policy. A c comp l i s hment s

■ Streamlined the application and hiring process to attain 100% compliance prior to the first dispatch.

■ Designed and implemented a tracking system to maintain file compliance after hire.

■ Increased the average number of owner operators hired per month by 41%.

■ Improved company relationship with drivers by providing the dispatchers a better understanding of owner/operator issues.

■ Facilitated the implementation of Ceridian safety, training, and compliance software. South Bend Dispatch Supervisor 1994-1995

■ Coordinated the daily pickup and delivery routes.

■ Supervised the daily o ce operations.

■ Scheduled drivers and o ce personnel.

■ Trained new drivers and o ce employees.

O’Hare Night Dispatcher 1992-1994

■ Coordinate pickups from the O’Hare Airport area.

■ Planned loads and coordinated line hauls and pickup routes.

■ Ensured on-time line haul departures.

■ Managed a workload that grew from an average of 300 to 800 shipments per night. Terminal Trainee 1991-1992

■ Received training in all facets of terminal operations including loading dock, driving, and dispatching. Education: 1988

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Bachelor of Science in Business

Major: Management and Organization

Specialized Training 2004

Leadership Course (12 months)

Brian K. Deneen ■ 11939 Wagner Drive ■ Mishawaka, IN 46545 ■ 574-***-**** ■ Email:

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