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Purchasing Manager/ Operations Manager

Akron, OH
April 21, 2021

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Alan Hemminger

Akron, OH *****


I look forward to employment with an innovative, progressive, customer and employee driven company where I can use my almost 40 years of professional business and relationship expertise and experience to grow the firm as well as continuing personal growth. I am always looking for ways to improve productivity and customer satisfaction with exceptional service and know that my years of product knowledge, manufacturing expertise, inventory management, and organizational skills will prove to be a valuable asset associated with a seasoned employee.

Hardworking and reliable in any position that I have held in my extensive career and I am always focused in going above and beyond to support the team and serve customers. Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Purchasing and Aftermarket Sales Manager

Western Reserve Water Systems - Newburgh Heights, OH January 2007 to Present

Primary provider of pure water services and products in the Northeast Ohio market as well as an international provider of capital equipment for pure water treatment systems. As Purchasing Manager, I am directly responsible for identification and sourcing of suppliers for both materials and services to meet the product requirements of the companies manufacturing, service, and plant maintenance needs.

Sourcing of dependable, quality, price competitive providers to allow the company to provide extremely high levels of quality, reliability, service and competitive costs for our customers. I have developed systems to continuously monitor suppliers performance to ensure cost, delivery, and quality standards are maintained. Additionally, I have reduced the response time from need identification recognition to product shipment efficiency by a factor of 3x As Manager of Aftermarket Sales, I consulted with customers to understand their product needs and suggested the best solutions to meet their needs.

Established systems to expedite critical products to minimize down time as primary customer base consists of medical facilities and power generation facilities. Additionally, I have implemented Inventory Management systems for the company to reduce inventory carrying costs, tax liabilities, and product obsolesce risk. Report directly to company ownership, and I since I have been with the company for over fourteen year; sales, including aftermarket sales have grown by a factor over 400 percent.

Company Owner/ President

Fluid Process Technologies - Akron, OH

April 2002 to January 2007

Established Fluid Process Technologies as a startup enterprise in 2002 with six employees as a provider of Technical services, including equipment, process design and consulting, water treatment equipment and consumables support, technical services, and represented numerous fortune 500 manufacturers as a product(s) distributor.

Within 3 years of startup, company was had net sales of over 4 million dollars, and was profitable after just 2 years.

Staffing had doubled in size from 2002 to 2005.

General Manager

Fluid Process Technologies - Macedonia, OH

April 1995 to April 2002

Initially employed at this Pure Water Treatment equipment manufacturer as Purchasing Manager. Within 2 years, appointed to the position of Operations Manager. Oversaw staff of twenty employees including office and admin staff, engineering department, production, and service departments.

Team member in establishing Information Systems for Sales Forecasting, Customer Order Entry, Order tracking, Inventory, and Purchasing programs. Operations Manager

Technical Machine Products - Cleveland, OH

April 1989 to March 1995

Manufacturer of hydraulic laminating presses for the Circuit Board Industry. Responsible for establishing corporate goals and objectives, evaluation of results and directing and implementing policies, procedures, corporate methodologies to achieve company goals (sales, profitability, inventory turnovers, etc.

Hire, direct, and motivate staff.

Purchasing Manager

Hausted Inc - Medina, OH

July 1985 to April 1989

Continuously evaluated the market and vendor performance to optimize processes and budget administration.

Strategized and implemented methods for keeping material costs low and saving on the related delivery charges.

Processed the purchase orders and supply requisitions submitted by department personnel. Purchasing Manager

Gulf & Western - Salem, OH

January 1981 to May 1985

Strategized and implemented methods for keeping material costs low and saving on the related delivery charges.


MBA in Business Management

The University of Akron - Akron, OH

June 2002

Associate of Science in Mechanical Technology

Kent State University - Kent, OH

June 1984

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The University of Akron - Akron, OH

December 1981


• Strong Interpersonal and

• Outstanding planning and communications skills (10+ years)

• organizing skills

• Supervisory leadership is respected

• Excellent ability to understand by employees and tasks and (10+ years)

• Able to motivate employees and generate outcomes expected by management (10+ years)

• cooperation of task are clearly explained

• accomplishment.

• High energy individual with excellent communication skills (10+ years)

• Forty years heavy industrial manufacturing experience. Development of inventory systems to support manufacturing and service departments.

• Procurement

• Excel

• Microsoft Excel

• Microsoft Office

• Microsoft Word

• Purchasing

• Sales

• accounting

• Outlook

• Inventory

Certifications and Licenses

Certified Purchasing MNager

January 2020 to Present

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