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Vp Manufacturing Operations

Boucherville, QC, J4B 6K6, Canada
August 27, 2012

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Strategic business and operations leader with a record of accomplishment overseeing procurement, manufacturing and supply areas, as well as working collaboratively with sales and marketing in developing & implement strategies to grow the business. Provide direction and hands-on leadership for company-wide multi sites manufacturing operations. Conceptualize innovative ideas, develop actionable plans, and lead teams to implement objectives that turnaround underperforming entities, achieving new levels of excellence and success. Define and set direction, provide tactical execution, and integrate processes that translate business vision and strategy into operational achievements and financial results.

Additional capabilities include:

Strategic Planning specialized in Operational Excellence and Market Product Innovation

CAPEX conceptualization, development & implementation

Medium to large scale EPCM project management (from “Greenfield” design, erection to start-up)

R&D, Industrialization of new products (Defense, Industrial, Food & Beverage & Textile industries)

Global Strategic Sourcing • Purchasing • Contract Management • Procurement/Supply Logistics

Continuous Process Improvement • Lean Six Sigma Practices • Product/Process -Value Engineering

OEM Product Manufacturing - Regulatory Compliances • Supplier quality auditing and accreditation

Quality System Design, Implementation & Certifications • MRP & ERP Management

Development & Optimization - Multi-site Procurement/Manufacturing/Supply Operations

Development & Optimization of Support Services (Quality Control, Engineering, R&D, H&S,…)

Union contract Negotiation •Talent and Leadership development • Change Management


AGROPUR, DIVISION NATREL, Longueil, Quebec, Canada 1996 - 2010

Milk beverage & Dairy food manufacturer

Vice- president, Manufacturing & Procurement (2005-2010)

Led 12 direct staff, full P&L accountability for a managing spend of $750 millions/year, a budget of $110 millions/year, +1,200 employees, 8 plants

Contributed in the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan focused on growing the business through operational excellence, product innovation and acquisitions;

Transformed, turned around and revitalized underperforming procurement, manufacturing and supply operations to the best of class, outperforming all set KPI(s) expectations, year after year;

Spearheaded the development and implementation of lean six sigma practices and continuous improvement programs in all aspects of the operations resulting in $22 millions dollars savings/year, over 5 years;

Standardized best practices and maximized consistency in processing models throughout operations;

Developed, trained, coached and oversaw the direction of multiple high performance teams, focused on identifying opportunities and leading initiatives in driving cost reduction and efficiency to improve profit;

Downsized a network of warehousing and manufacturing operations - saved $7MM/year.

Led multi-million dollars costs reductions in preventive maintenance of manufacturing equipments and facilities through value engineering optimization of existing practices;

Identified, developed, recommended and oversee the execution of $140MM of EPCM capitalization projects over 5 years within budget/time & zero accident focused on improving operational performance;

Championed product value purchasing initiates driving multi millions dollars savings, year after year;

Involved in all aspects of new product’s conceptualization with Marketing & Sales and, directed the R&D and industrialization efforts that resulted in significant multi millions dollars growth in sales and profits;

Successfully raised H&S awareness and preventive behavior resulting in significant drop in LTA accidents;

Contributed in due diligence and directed the integration/rationalization in 3 newly acquired companies;

Led the transformation of working relations engaged in reinforcing a positive work environment and driving a culture of performance, results and accountability throughout the operations

Vice-president, Technical Services (2000 - 2005)

Led 7 direct staff, including Technical & Engineering Services, R&D and Industrialization of new products and Sourcing, Purchasing, Procurement & Logistic Services, covering 10 plants.

Developed, recommended and directed the execution of $130 MM of (EPCM) capitalization projects over 5 years, across 10 plants focused on upgrading operational performance, flexibility and reliability.

Directed the R&D and the industrialization for mass production of 20 families of new premium products;.

Saved $2MM-$3MM/year better than fiscal targets, year after year, in value purchasing and procurement spend;

Lead sustainability efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting in $1,5MM savings/year.

Led the development of numerous manufacturing & processing equipment technology innovations.

Successfully directed numerous high performing teams focused on identifying (FMEA) and resolving complex and recurrent processing and product performance quality issues.

Director of Purchasing & Engineering services (1996 - 2000)

Led 4 direct staff covering all sourcing, purchasing, contract management, procurement and supplier relationship servicing 10 plants and project managed EPCM projects

Project managed a $22MM, new plant design and erection, from Greenfield to start-up, of the first aseptic processing, bottling & packaging line of milk products in Canada within budget & time and zero accident.

Saved $2MM-$3MM/year better than fiscal targets, year after year, in purchasing and procurement spend;

Developed and implemented numerous working partnership agreements at the CEO/president level with strategic suppliers focused on improving quality of service and value of purchased goods;

Reengineer all buying & procurement working processes, procedures and corporate policies, including all contractual clauses and, reinforced supplier’s competitiveness obligations and accountability on quality;

Reduce by half the number of suppliers over a period of 3 years through regroup purchasing initiatives and develop alternative new strategic sources of supply that resulted in multi million $ savings/year.

Re-engineered all procurement and supply logistic resulting in significantly improving quality of replenishment at minimal warehousing inventory cost.

GESTION VISION SOMMET INC., Montréal, Québec, Canada 1992-1996

Owner – Engineering Company

President / Consultant

Led the business development providing engineering, project management consulting services

Goodison Textiles Canada Inc.

Championed a $10 millions state of the art “Denim” manufacturing plant covering the design and erection, from “Greenfield” to start-up, for a client in Hong Kong/China.

Volcano Inc.

Project managed the custom engineering design, erection and start-up of ultra-high-capacity industrial steam generating boilers for high-profile clients of Volcano Inc. including McCain Foods, Lockheed Martin Marietta, General Motors & DND Gage Town.

Bioplant Research Laboratories Inc.

Double the plant productivity performance and reduce operating costs by 30% under 6 months.

Over a period of two (2) years, executed the R&D, regulatory certification and industrialization of 18 new products intended for the North American market.

SNC INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC., Repentigny, Québec, Canada 1979-1992

Defense and para-military product manufacturer

Director, Technical Services (1988-1992)

Led all technical and engineering services (135 employees) under “Top Secret” security level, covering three 3 OEM manufacturing operations of defense and para-military products.

Developed and executed Marketing and sale’s strategies focused on gaining new manufacturing contracts of defense products from the Department of National Defense (DND) of Canada.

Directed all activities related to industrial plant design & erection, from Greenfield to start-up, of 19 families of defense products coming from international defense industries into Canada.

Developed and certified new sources of supply and, contract negotiated all upstream purchasing & procurement of product materials, parts and sub-assemblies (+200 suppliers across North America).

Developed and executed multiple projects with DND covering the preparation of product engineering drawings, material specifications and respective quality inspection, testing and acceptance performance, contractual specifications of new defense products.

Acted as the « design authority » relative to any change requests on the product’s performance and design specifications coming from suppliers and/or the manufacturing.

Nominated for several “awards of excellence” for exceptional contributions in the realization of the industrialization of complex new defense products into Canada.

Directed the downsizing of manufacturing operations by closing one plant while expanding & technologically transforming the remaining 2 plants resulting in a $15 millions/year saving.

Director – Research & Development (1987-1988)

Led a R&D service (5 employees) focused on defense product’s performance enhancement

Conceptualized, led the development and gained several multi-million dollars R&D contracts from DND.

Successfully directed the R&D of enhancing the performance of several complex defense products that resulted in the company gaining numerous recurrent production contracts worth millions of dollars in sales and profits.

Manager – Manufacturing Equipment Engineering Design & Fabrication (1987-1988)

Led a drafting and machine tool shop fabrication services (50+ employees)

Directed the design and fabrication of fully automated manufacturing equipments including installation, commissioning, start-up and training.

Directed the repair, preventive maintenance and trouble-shooting of all manufacturing equipment, building and services covering 3 defense-manufacturing facilities.

Manager – Process Engineering Projects, (1979-1987)

Led a Process Engineering Service (11 employees)

Directed a team of project engineer managers responsible for all activities related to the custom (EPC) industrialization for mass production of new defense products from Greenfield to start-up, including the set-up of all procurement, manufacturing and supply chain activities within the ISO-9001 & ISO-1400 quality system.



UNIVERSITY CONCORDIA: Diploma in collegial studies in Pure & Applied Sciences

Affiliations: Member, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Languages: Expert in French & English; Fluent in Italian

Software: Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, AutoCAD

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