LAWRENCE A. TRUAN
A self-motivated, well-qualified, and successful operations and production professional known for a positive attitude, for the ability to motivate others, for an open-door management style, and for a never quit attitude. Skilled in understanding the value of all people. Always willing to listen and learn. Adept at streamlining and improving processes where possible to increase team efficiencies. Able to work successfully with vendors. Performs well in high-stress environments. Well- versed in planning and prioritizing assigned tasks. Possesses excellent verbal and written communications abilities. Capable of cultivating and nurturing strategic and tactical relationships. CORE COMPETENCIES
Strong Work Ethic Positive Attitude Self-Directed Motivated Team Player Complex Problem Solving Working with Diverse Populations of Employees/Customers Team, Operations, and Project Leadership Mentorship Strategic Planning Enthusiasm Relationship Building Time Management Prioritization Communication Multitasking NOTABLE PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Successfully maintained company competitive advantage in an industry where material costs and manufacturing were constantly increasing and wherein sales prices per unit were continually decreasing, by employing advanced technology and methods.
Personal performance and leadership contributed to company growth from $2.5M to $9.5M in annual sales.
Key contributor to capital equipment purchasing and utilization decisions that enabled market expansion and improved workflow efficiency.
Hired and maintained key personnel to build a successful team to increase productivity and reduce expenses.
Performed quality control and accuracy checks across all departments daily, eliminating thousands of dollars of cost in wasted material and rework.
PRIMARY COLOR, LLC, Dallas, TX
Plant Manager 09/1992 – 04/2020
Responsible for management and oversight of all printing production, prepress operations, inventory control, purchasing materials, and complex problem solving.
Used advanced creativity and experience to design special projects, and plant maintenance/equipment repair.
Worked in consultation with Sales and Estimating on project process efficiencies; partnered with clients as needed to meet their project expectations; and resolved issues and problems as they arose.
Consistently met critical deadlines on multiple projects and rescheduled and adapted resources where necessary to accommodate clients with short turnaround times.
Accountable for managing costs and keeping them low to achieve profit margins in extremely competitive markets; employed strategic volume purchasing when possible to significantly increase profit margins. Additional Experience: Carpenter/Foreman, Gorman Construction, Dallas, TX. EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Associate of Science, Engineering, Paris Junior College, Paris, TX Coursework, Mechanical Engineering, TAMU, College Station, TX Accounting, Dallas Community College, Richardson, TX LAWRENCE A. TRUAN P a g e 2
Construction Management, TAMU, Commerce, TX
Real Estate Investment Training, Lifestyles Unlimited, Irving, TX