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Palm Coast, FL
May 15, 2020

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30+ years of progressive experience having served in various roles from a financial analyst to a plant controller, working in both project/capital, operating/budgeting financial planning and analysis areas. Experienced in redesigning financial budgeting process, including direct input from the plant departments; thereby reducing the budget preparation time by 25 days and department operating budgets by 3.5% while increasing buy in and support by the entire plant. Have worked in manufacturing, publishing, electronics and utility industries. Have advanced excel skills, coupled with MAPICS, SAP, JD Edwards and Oracle ERP skills. Able to travel and willing to relocate.


Firmenich, New Ulm, Minnesota June 2015 to February 2016

Firmenich is a major flavoring manufacturer in the food industry serving the industry worldwide.


Perform local plant controlling activities with regards to Costing, Analysis and Supply Chain support.

Produce and analyze the reports and scorecards for the plant accordingly with the Group Controlling and Financial procedures.

Participate in Period End Closing (PEC), in support of the local plant.

Support and challenge the local supply chain teams in performance measurement, management reviews, costs reduction and working capital optimization.

Van Rob, Waverly, Ohio April 2013 to January 2014

Van-Rob Inc. is a major automotive manufacturer for the design and manufacture of large structural assemblies, chassis components, and crash energy management systems.


Partnered with Plant and Senior Management on improving core manufacturing systems including inventory, labor reporting and tracking, overtime tracking, scrap reporting, and shipping.

Improved production reporting system. Revamped system and re-trained personnel in proper reporting of labor and production information. Allowed us to focus improvement efforts in proper units.

Stopped out of control spending. Established approval system for spending and required all spending on PO’s in system. Effectively gave us better control of spending and also receiving goods.

Reviewed and modified all standard costs and routings to align with actual production. Gave us a clearer picture of parts that were not making money for the company.

Alliant Energy, Lansing, Iowa December 2010 to March 2013

Alliant Energy is a power generation and transmission plant.


Work with plant manager and staff in developing and preparing financial plans, budgets and rate case assessments.

Developed and maintained financial models used to generate long term forecasts for both O&M and capital expenditures. This allowed the management team to review actual costs and as a team to forecast plant performance. Helped identify problem areas or projects and become pro-active in making changes.

On a monthly basis, presented the financial outlooks to corporate management as they relate to the goals of the generation group, identifying key costs drivers and their performance. This allowed us consistently to achieve a budget savings of 5% as we had planned every year. Our savings effort allowed monies to be redirected by corporate to other business units that have overspent.

Developed reports that assist department managers with the control of their operating areas. Allowed managers to more effectively understand their individual financial performance.

Write and review policies and procedures to ensure the division is SOX compliant.

Standard Motor Products, Independence, Kansas July 2008 to December 2010


Manufactures engine management and temperature control parts for all makes of cars and trucks.

Worked with department managers to develop standard cost rates for labor, materials and overhead.

Developed reports that assist managers with the control of their operating areas with regard to manufacturing costs. Allowed managers to more effectively understand their individual financial performance.

Lead and assist in the budget planning and forecasting process. Allowed managers to more effectively complete their budgets.

Lead the facilities annual update of standard costs. Worked with Materials group in establishing list of parts that would be updated based on sales volumes. We would concentrate on those parts associated with 90% of our sales dollars.

Developed cost related financial information reporting and manufacturing cost variance analysis.

Developed and implement integrated manufacturing and cost accounting system. Reviewed bills of materials for accuracy and that the BOM represents the actual product produced. Directed 2 cost analysts efforts in working with engineering group that all costs in system were current.

Ensure that 200% of inventory is cycle counted annually. Allowed plant to not have to perform a year end physical inventory.

Supervise staff of 6, 4 in Finance and 2 in IT.

Write and review policies and procedures to ensure the division is SOX compliant.

JL French Automotive Castings, Sheboygan, Wisconsin September 2006 to July 2008

J.L. French Automotive Castings, Inc. is a leading global supplier of high-pressure die cast (HPDC) aluminum driveline and powertrain components to a variety of world-class customers in the transportation industry.


Responsible for managing all projects for capital, tooling and pricing related to product programs and development. This includes developing project files for tracking all customer tool orders and capital expenditure detail.

In addition, control invoicing, oversee collection, and ensure that spending is within customer guidelines. Efforts allowed us to identify early any potential overspending and to identify this with project engineers to correct. Also allowed timely collection of monies owed from customer based on payment schedules.

Managed all tooling accruals until each project is complete. Responsible for approving and classifying all corporate requisitions to projects and follow them through to completion which includes developing reports for each project and addressing any errors that occur. As approval was required by this position it allowed for overspending immediately.

Responsible for tracking all product cost downs and capital recovery as compared to the quote and tool tracking.

Verified final quote and set all new part pricing which is fundamental in establish monthly/quarterly metal pricing for the customer.

Prepared all customer audits and review with internal and external parties. Negotiated with customer in their review of audit materials and helped ensure that our financial goals were achieved.

Morning Star Publishing Company, Mount Pleasant, Michigan September 2005 to September 2006


Gill Industries, Grand Rapids, Michigan March 2000 to May 2005


Sony Music Entertainment, Terre Haute, Indiana May 1998 to July 1999


Lucas Aerospace Cargo Systems, Jamestown, North Dakota November 1996 to May 1998


Engineered Polymers Corporation, Mora, Minnesota August 1995 to November 1996


Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck, North Dakota June 1982 to June 1995

BUDGET ANALYST/PLANNER December 1988 to June 1995

TREASURY ANALYST February 1988 to December 1988

BUDGET ANALYST/PLANNER June 1982 to February 1988


Proficient use of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and Outlook), Mapics, SAP and Oracle systems, IFM (Mapics general ledger system) and FRx (report writer).


B.A., Education, Oakland University, Rochester, MI. Participated in Lean Manufacturing Certificate Program from University of Michigan

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