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VP, Director, Manager, Engineer

Michigan, United States
March 08, 2011

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Loren J. Pickert

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Barryton, MI *9305


Experienced and proven in business with high degree of integrity. Managed large groups and projects - highly diversified in product/process and a skilled negotiator with global experience. BSME (Bachelor Science in Mechanical Engineering)


Entrepreneur and Investor since 2001 – Owned two businesses now contracted out. Currently performing as a volunteer/community service through Kiwanis International and other charities.

Schwan's Home Service

Clare, MI 2007 – 2009

Market Manager / Customer Service

Managed Northern Michigan (11 Depots) for Mobile Markets. Led the US in revenues for this new venture and broke depot record for new customers. Position was eliminated.


Auburn Hills 2004 – 2006

VP Business and Product Development

Over all Business and Product Development for Automotive components supply business (rubber, metal, castings) with plants located in China. Consulted manufacturing operations and managed all local engineering and quality aspects (design, APQP, PPAP, 8-D, etc.). Led all M&A efforts and doubled revenues. Chairman ceased automotive product operations due to product reliability issues from China (on my recommendation).

RDS Engineering

Troy, MI 1998 - 2001

Bus. Dev. Executive -- Major Account

Helped build a global Product Engineering and Staffing company from startup. Developed new Clients and added booked sales of $30 Million – Corvette and Delphi Epsilon Interior Programs. Provided Sales, Sales Management and Program Management. Company closed by banks after failed merger.

Textron & HR Textron

Troy, MI 1991 - 1997

Director Automotive

Started as Program Manager / Sales Engineer for GM Account for Exterior Plastics. Promoted to Sales Manager then Director Automotive for HR Textron (Hydraulic Research -- controls division). Wrote business plan and started new unit for application in automotive hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic controls. Led a team comprised of Finance, Engineers, Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Sales. Developed business into $5 million account with large growth potential within 1-year. Textron Automotive was sold.

Prior experience as Sales Engineer for Magna International and Design/Release Engineer for GM



Major: Mechanical Engineering

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Post Grad Work (unfinished due to transfer – 18 credits)

Major: Masters -- Manufacturing Management

GMI (at GM Plant)

Kansas City, MO

Certificate Statistical Process Control

GM Plant

Kansas City, MO

Certified Executive Analyst

GS May, Inc.

Chicago, IL

Skills and Abilities:

Skilled on Personal Computer. Various Corporate Seminars Training (Quality, Management, Character Building, Methods & Lean Manufacturing)


Former: Football Coach (to HS Varsity level), Member School Board, and Athletic Director. Current/Active member of Kiwanis International.

Notes and Other Information:

Effective leader and communicator with good coaching skills - hard working and high degree of integrity. International and multi-cultural experience.

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