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Manager Program

Bremen, Georgia, 30110, United States
February 07, 2012

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Ernest W. Robinson

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Bremen, Georgia 30110


Position Desired: Program Manager

Professional Experience

Blue Steakhouse - Carrollton GA 10/10 – Current

Position: Partner / Owner

MAX International – Salt Lake City UT 8/08 – 10/10

Position: Domestic / China Business Development

• Domestic

o Arthritis Foundation

Cold call that led to working directly with the Chief Scientific Officer of the foundation.

Negotiated an agreement for approval to be a national sponsor

Negotiated an agreement for the AF to perform a four year white paper study

Organized and negotiated a charitable sponsorship for a logo wrapped Nascar race

o Evander Holyfield

Cold called, developed a partnership to expand MAX market into Asia and professional athletics

• China

o Traveled & worked daily with onsite liaison in Beijing

o Worked with Chinese Government in Beijing for supplement approvals

o Developed business plan to launch product in 2200 pharmacies across China

Elan Cabinets LLC – Port St Joe FL 7/05 – 8/08

Position: Owner

o Owned and operated a commercial cabinet company

o Performed all sales calls, estimates, and design work

Decostar Industries – Carrollton GA 4/03 – 6/05

Position: Program Manager Mercedes SUV Front and Rear Bumper Assembly

• Act as the main liaison with Mercedes Benz in Sindelfingen, Germany

• Ensure that effective cross functional design reviews are held

• Ensure a profitable design that can easily be tooled and manufactured at high quantities

Decostar Continued;


o All team activities for assigned programs

o Tooling of components

o All pre-production builds

o All state and federal tests to be completed by certified lab

•Communicate timing, financial, and open issues with executive team

Guide Corporation – Anderson IN 5/99 – 4/03

Position: Program Manager

•Managed the rear lighting for the current Cadillac STS

•Coordinate and Managed

oProduct Development

oLaunch of products at Guide and at Customer Assembly

oProject timeline with measurable milestones that were reviewed at the executive level

oWeekly team meetings where ownership was driven with a living open issues to track issue, required action, responsible, open date, close by date, and actual close date

•Worked in GM studio during concept and development to ensure all lighting requirements legal

•Developed 2 patents with rear lighting and LED’S

•Managed a $10 million dollar tooling and capital budget

•Coordinated tooling in Canada, China, and Malaysia

•Program had 29 injection molded components

Valeo Sylvania

Position: Design Group Manager 10/98 – 5/99

•Work with Chrysler and GM studios during packaging and feasibility stage of design

•Assist program manager in creating timeline for design

•Delegate design work accordingly to designers

•Review all needs of Program Manager (from a design standpoint) and try to meet them

•Daily communication with onsite liaison and customer to review needs and requirements

•Coordinate and chair design reviews with team members, suppliers, and customers

•Check all data before leaving Valeo Sylvania to tool shop

•Managed 8 direct employees

•Managed 10 lamp designs with 5 different customer



•Draftsman for concept group

•Part of design team that built a Camaro for the Detroit auto show

•Designed neon lamp for Saab rear lamp used at Frankfurt auto show

•Trained in CGS, Catia, and Unigraphics solid modeling

Professional Skills & Achievements

•Sales Skills

o Have good people skills

o Highly influential

o Can make a good read on people and how they will react

o Competitive and a “Do Whatever It Takes Attitude”

•Product manager for current Mercedes “M” class front and rear bumpers

•Program manager for 2005 Cadillac rear lighting & 2004 Chevy APV mini van

•Developed conceptual design for composite rear lamp on the current Volkswagen “Beetle”

Personal Achievements

•Captain of the Madison County Chiefs 1996-2001 (Semi pro football team)

•Middle Linebacker for 3 national championship teams

•Awarded Track and Football Mental Attitude Award in high school

•Obtained private pilot’s license at age 17


Anderson University, Anderson, In 2001

Completed 65 hours towards BS in Business Management with a 3.5 GPA

Purdue University 1991 – 1994

Completed 60 hours towards BS in Electrical Engineering Technology

Vincennes University, Vincennes Indiana 1990-1991

Aviation / Flight School

Muncie Airport, Muncie Indiana 1987-1990

Complete Private Pilots License

Eastern Hancock High School, Charlottesville, In

Completed Secondary Education


1.Dave Bagley – CEO / MAX International / 801.***.****

2.Ken Sanders – Evander Holyfield Agent / Promoter / 404.***.****

3.Jeff Mickel – Engineering Manager Guide Corp / 303.***.****

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