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Manager Sales

Elmhurst, IL
October 08, 2019

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Strategic Manager with 30 years of experience leading and overseeing manufacturing and service business activities. Strong history of devising precise and targeted business operations plans, managing manufacturing areas, reviewing performance and driving change. Forward-thinking leader with expertise in setting goals, quality standards and process improvement initiatives while leading quick and efficient attainment of objectives. Encourages active, and positive participation while building strong and motivated teams to improve productivity, safety, quality, and overall performance. Project/Facility Manager for the design and construction of 8 chemical manufacturing plants, and decommissioning of 6 older plants. A business owner for 20 plus years in chemical manufacturing, building construction and maintenance.


Lean Enterprise

Regulatory compliance

Team building, personnel management


SAP, ( super power user)

Project and Facility Management

Journeyman carpenter

Interpersonal Skills

General contractor

Chemical Formulation

Electrician, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding,

MS Office


Materials Management/Purchasing

P&L and heavy financial

Maintenance engineer cert from state of Illinois

Certified Lead Quality Auditor

PLC Design and Ladder programming

Product Stewardship

Six Sigma, Green and Black Belt

5s, Kiazen, Lean, ISO


Business Management

Facility maintenance

Hazardous waste


Facility Management

Strategies and goals

Recruiting and Hiring

Construction means and methods

Strategic project planning

Construction health and safety

Project estimating

Operations management

Cost reduction

Profit and loss analysis

Strategic planning

Employee development

Labor relations

Territory and account oversight

Program creation and implementation


Owner/President Chief Executive Officer Apr 1991 to Current

Universal Construction Services Elmhurst, IL

Manage diverse construction and maintenance projects in the residential and commercial industries.

Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.

CEO Sep 2016 to Jun 2019

Horizon Pressroom Technology Batavia, IL

Start-up company and as CEO managed all financial investments, building acquisition, design and construction of operation/manufacturing, and warehouse, ISO compliance, business system, formulations, policies and procedures, safety, OSHA compliance, EPA compliance, labeling and sds compliance, transportation, customer service, facility maintenance, cash flow, stock management, sales, and generally all aspects of the business.

VP Technical Director Apr 2012 to Oct 2016

Grafsolve Company North Chicago, Il

Manage product lines, develop, manage all laboratory activities, direct MFG activities, and develop formulas to meet customer needs, research new raw materials, monitor all competitive products and formulate products to exceed their performance, write and implement all OSHA safety guidelines, negotiate all contracts, and raw material pricing, research, negotiate and purchase all new equipment, meet with customer base to assist with sales activities, Project Manager for building new manufacturing facility and decommission old plant.

VP Operations, Business Manager and owner Nov 2009 to Apr 2012

Core Components Inc Richmond Hill CN

Start-up company and as VP Operations manage and direct all plant, sales, technical, logistics and marketing activities for a medium size ISO registered chemical manufacturing company, directly manage 1-2 mil in sales accounts, responsible for all profit and loss activities, reporting and planning, built new facility in Toronto Canada.

Corporate Manufacturing/Plant Manager/Facilities Manager Apr 1992 to Nov 2009

Rycoline Products/Sun Chemical

IL., NJ., GA., FL.,CA., TX..

Managed and directed chemical blending and packaging operation with 30m yr revenue manufacturing 40 m/lbs annually.

Developed and implemented all operational, safety, regulatory and quality policies and procedures generating industry leading products and service.

Directly managed 5 plant mgrs, 2 supervisors, 4 staff employees and indirectly managed 31 union/non-union employees.

Managed 3-4 m in inventory and annual operating budget of 1.5-2m.

Managed 5 chemical blending operations and 7 warehouses across US and Canada.

Site lead and SAP Super Power User for 2 sites.

Managed domestic and international transportation and logistics worldwide.

Facility Manager for 5 locations.

Selected Contributions: Reduced staff by 47% while maintaining service and quality through automation, developed and implemented ISO 9001 at 6 facilities, implemented and maintained SAP at 2 sites, reduced freight cost 1-3% to sales each year for 16 years, redesigned manufacturing processes, equipment, work flows, packaging, and facilities, which raised customer perceptions of the company to the "Quality and service leader" in the industry, designed and was project manager for building 4 chemical manufacturing sites and decommissioned 4 older plants.

Education and Training

Certification Lean Enterprise/Production Control

University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

Business Management/Control Systems Tech-4 Years

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Houston, TX

Worked Towards BA 1year, Business Management

University Of California Hayward, CA

Associate of Arts, Business Administration And Management

College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL

Marine Biology Certification

University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD

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