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Procurement Manager Board Member

Boardman, OH, 44512
March 23, 2022

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John Peterka

**** ****** **** ***** * Boardman, OH 44512

330-***-**** *

Executive Management …. Strategy & Organizational Planning …. Business Development

A resourceful leader capable of immediate impact on defining and managing programs to support corporate operations; strategic and organizational planning; business development; revenue growth; technology and market share initiatives; globalization and new ventures.

Summary of Qualifications

MBA Degree with extensive executive level domestic and international experience in general and operations management, creating and implementing strategies and plans resulting in generating new business, customer service programs, business operations and administration. Significant achievements in business development and corporate planning, organizing and mobilizing to create new businesses and to penetrate new markets, while building an efficient operations and administrative infrastructure to meet the demands of growth and new ventures. Brings an entrepreneurial approach to business development.

Expertise and knowledge in areas such as:

- General & Operations Management - Regulatory Compliance - Staff Development

- Strategic / Organizational Planning - Team Building - Risk Assessment

- Business & Change Management - Budgets/Financing/P&L - Policy Design

- Organizational Development - Alliances/Partnerships/M&A - Quality Initiatives

- Enterprise Wide Change Initiatives - Negotiations/Proposals - Forecasting

Professional Experience

NOBLE HOUSE CONSULTING, Youngstown, OH 2012 – Present

Principal Consultant

Recommended an improved plant layout (new facility) for a Metal Forging Company, as well as KPI’s and adaptation of LEAN / Six Sigma to achieve optimal resource utilization, efficient workflows and higher productivity.

Developed fundamental operating best practices and key metrics for a Distribution Company. Newly disciplined structure renewed organizational cohesion and enhanced focus on robust internal controls and core values.

Transformed issues in access, scheduling and wait times for a Hospital’s Outpatient Services, leveraging DMAIC framework, Design of Experiment (DOE) tools and standards benchmarks to reduce delays by an average of 65%.

Services include planning, business development, insuring KPIs are understood and communicated, process optimization, facility services, teambuilding, and program/project management.

HERITAGE-WTI, INC. (Formerly VON ROLL AMERICA, INC>), East Liverpool, OH 1989 – 2012

President (2003 – 2012)

Complete responsibility for environmental services company located in East Liverpool, Ohio that serve Fortune 500 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

A subsidiary of Heritage Environmental Services, LLC, and the largest privately held environmental company in the US, employing up to 200 staff and 150 contractors.

Service offerings include waste incineration, technical services, field services (IM), brokering, consulting and research and development.

Placed a strong focus on the triple bottom-line (safety, compliance and relationships) and efforts to differentiate the company and extend offerings beyond hazardous waste incineration by offering brand and security protection.


Professional Experience (continued

Planned capital projects and continuous improvement activities to lower costs and pass the savings on to our clients.

Developed a best-in-class Safety program, transforming a reactive organizational mindset into a behavioral approach. Improved TCIR from 12 to 1.98.

Cultivated relationships and structured contracts with key clients such as Honeywell, New York Port Authority, DuPont, BP, and Dow Corning and worked closely with regulatory agencies such as EPA, OSHA, DEA, DoD, and BATFE.

Built a solid operational foundation to maintain momentum and move the business forward, serving as a catalyst in leading the company to become the first in the industry to achieve ISO 14000, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

Drove continuous improvement in processes; acting as the first in the company to introduce Six Sigma, LEAN, TOPS and TOC to further capture cost reduction opportunities and eliminate waste.

Regional Vice President-Heritage Environmental Services, LLC (2003 – 2004)

Served as interim RVP with responsibilities over the Eastern Region that employed 250 people.

Built a top-caliber, highly engaged team that went the extra-mile and performed at consistently high levels. Inspirational leadership style garnered the support of all employees and fostered a work environment that embraced Quality, Safety and Efficiency. Furthermore, ensured all functional Managers understood business context and “bigger picture,” increasing accountability and commitment to the company.

Strengthened the sales team and influenced SalesForce implementation. Rectified the low utilization rates by increasing the focus on sales and selling expertise.

Sold tank demolition and cleaning capabilities, growing $3M to over $25M; negotiated the sale of assets from discontinued operations, saving $1.5M annually.

CFO/VP Finance, Treasurer – Von Roll America, Inc & Von Roll Inc. (1993 – 2003)

Bridged the gap between Plant functional departments by automating a $250M facility and enabling improved use of monitoring, inventory, and forecasting tools to assess performance indicators.

Skillfully negotiated with the State of Ohio Tax Commission to eliminate a $1.8M+ claim for back taxes and penalties, and $300K annually thereafter.

Led the leadership team that negotiated the sale of Von Roll America to Heritage.

Managed team that won $72M MCES project and reshaped MN state law on retainage.

Implemented new policies and procedures designed to differentiate our services from rivals. Sales

grew from zero to $21M in five years.

CIO, Controller, Procurement Manager – Von Roll Inc. (1989 – 1993)

Automated a 21.5 acre, $250M plant facility with expected annual savings of $3.5M. Reshaped the engineering department, saving $1 million annually.

Developed a plan to market our engineering expertise, creating $100M in new projects; systematized scheduling with Primavera and training, saving $750K annually.

Created a plan to fully automate three subsidiaries, saving $200K annually and consolidated the controller, procurement manager, and CIO positions.

Other positions held included Director IT & Development @ Ed Taylor Construction (1986-1989); Executive VP & GM @ Centennial Computer Services (1983-1986); Senior Analyst @ APAC Construction Co. (Ashland Oil) (1976-1983); Teacher/Tutor @ Austintown Local Schools (part-time: 2014-2019)


MBA, Business Administration, Regis University

BBA, Economics/Finance, Georgia State University

AS, Computer Science, Southern Ohio College

Certified, Lean / Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Kent State University


Professional Development (partial list)

Guide for Human Behavior – Kent State University

Operational Excellence – Purdue University

Teambuilding – Duke University

Visual Factory Automation – Saddle Island Institute

Leadership, Sponsor / Mentor for Emerging Leaders – University of Notre Dame

Strategic Advantage and Measuring Performance – Michigan State University

Closing the Sales – Indiana University


Rotarian – Past-President of the East Liverpool, Ohio Club

Ohio Chamber of Commerce/Ohio Workforce Advisory Board – Former Board Member

Newbold Technology – Curriculum Advisor

HOST – participant in the Ohio reading program for East Liverpool, Ohio elementary students

Partners in Education – Chattahoochee, Milton and North Springs High Schools in Atlanta, Georgia

Association of Information Technology Professionals – served various board positions

Greater Atlanta Men’s Senior Baseball League – Founder and Commissioner

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