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Information Technology Vice President

Medina, MN
January 31, 2024

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Minneapolis, MN ***** 763-***-**** Andy Mayer LinkedIn


Chief Information Officer • Vice President Information Technology • IT Strategic Leader

Accomplished global technology leader with outstanding business insight and a proven track record of cultivating highly motivated teams, consistently delivering exceptional results in line with corporate goals. A collaborative and adept leader, skilled at forging robust relationships across internal teams and external partnerships. Expert in harnessing the potential of people, refining processes, and leveraging technology to optimize IT systems and operations, generating substantial value for stakeholders. Specializes in driving growth through transformative initiatives and acquisition integrations.


IT Strategy and Planning

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Technology Roadmaps

Emerging Technologies

IT Outsourcing and Consulting

IT Vendor Management

Software Development Services

IT Budget Planning, Management, Capitalization

IT Project and Portfolio Management

Business systems and transformations

IT Operations and Infrastructure Management

IT Security and DoD’s NIST 800-171 framework

Cloud Services and Architecture

Proposals and Presentations


Spartronics LLC, Minneapolis, MN 1-570-***-**** Nov 2019 – June 2023

Spartronics is an electronics contract manufacturer for medical, defense and aerospace industries with 1500 employees across 10 locations.

Chief Information Officer and Vice President Information Technology

Directed IT transformation during divestitures, acquisitions, and consolidations, aligning with private equity ownership. Oversaw all facets of IT, including planning, budgeting, system and infrastructure roadmaps, project management, partnerships, vendor relations, and security.

Successfully divested IT systems and infrastructure from Sparton, saving $1.2M out of a $2.5M divestiture budget while enhancing services within the ambitious timeline.

Collaborated with private equity board members on divestitures, consolidations, acquisitions, and integrations.

Streamlined IT in 2023 to reduce corporate overhead in preparation for private equity sale.

Integrated 2 acquired businesses’ IT systems, infrastructure, and personnel.

IT team development and mentoring to build a productive, dependable, and effective team engaged with business across 10 locations.

Championed the enterprise-wide vision for the business systems, securing executive and board consensus on objectives and options. Evaluated risks, opportunities, and return on investment across 8 legacy ERP systems. Led business transformations across CRM, ERP, PLM, and MES systems.

Established Business Intelligence analytics for daily business decisions across legacy ERP systems.

Implemented a PMO (Program Management Office) with PPM (Project Portfolio Management) and CMO (change management) to manage, prioritize, and execute 60 annual projects across 12 programs.

Contract negotiations with over 100 IT vendors and service providers. Excellent negotiation skills for win-win outcomes.

Consolidated the Cybersecurity Team and infrastructure from three companies, upgrading security, and ensuring compliance with DoD (NIST, DFARS, ITAR, CMMC) and ISO 27001 security standards.

Overhauled legacy IT infrastructure over two years into scalable world-class services for networks, backups, business continuity, security, cloud services, and server hardware.

Control Techniques Americas, Minneapolis, MN 1-800-***-**** Jun 2006 – Nov 2019

Control Techniques (acquired by Nidec from Emerson Electric in 2017) manufactures drives/inverters and employs 2000 worldwide.

Information Technology Director

Promoted to director of IT for a business unit of Emerson. Led all aspects of IT for the Americas in collaboration with both UK headquarters and corporate IT shared services. Facilitated divestiture from Emerson to Nidec.

Strategized with executive peers on execution of business goals and objectives.

Oversaw onboarding of two acquired companies, ensuring IT compliance with SOX, infrastructure integration, and consolidation of 6 ERP business systems and 3 datacenters.

As Program Manager, aligned for over 30 active projects and led evaluations, re-engineering, development, and migrations for improved business performance.

Directed Global CRM initiatives in collaboration with sales and marketing, innovating processes for lead generation, growth programs, forecasting, and performance metrics.

Developed an E-commerce website, boosting customer satisfaction and reducing customer service workload by 25%.

Managed multi-facility IT resources and budgets, collaborating with UK and US Corporate shared services IT resources.

Personally trained sales and customer service personnel and rolled out CRM across eight European country headquarters.

Emerson Electric, St. Louis, MO 1-314-***-**** Jun 2002 – Jun 2006

Emerson Electric Corporate Headquarters and IT Shared Services for 70 business units.

Information Technology Manager

Promoted from Rosemount to Emerson Corp Shard Services to establish a new enterprise-wide business systems platform. Responsibilities included enterprise architecture, systems integration, and project leadership.

Created Emerson’s Integration Center of Excellence and B2B (business to business) hub. My global yet efficient team built and supported over 200 interfaces in the first 2 years.

Managed acquisition and oversight of 3rd party IT solutions for configuration, release management and application integration. Negotiated 70% discounts on 5 corporate software deals saving over $2m.

Led the DR and BCM team for Enterprise Oracle ERP systems.

Rosemount Inc. a division of Emerson Electric, Eden Prairie, MN Jan 1999 – Jun 2002

Rosemount is a global manufacturer of fluid measurement and control devices.

Information Technology Manager

Managed the Oracle ERP development team, support team and projects.

Spearheaded business system projects and governance processes, generating yearly paybacks averaging $700,000.

Led the re-implementation of Oracle eBusiness with a team of business analysts, developers, and database administrators.


Master of Business Administration

Washington University, St Louis MO

Graduated with honors – Beta Gamma Sigma

Bachelor of Science in Electrical / Computer Engineering

Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

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