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VP/Opertions ManagerWarehouse Manater

Las Vegas, NV, 89142
August 04, 2012

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Douglas E Wheeler

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Las Vegas, NV 89142


FASTENERS INC VP/General Manager/Warehouse Manager 2004-2011

• Directed executive level operations including personnel hiring, training, counseling, and termination as well as all aspects of warehouse management.

• Supervised up to 180 employees while reducing overtime expenses by $250,000.

• Managed 125,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Las Vegas plus two 35,000 sq. ft. California facilities.

• Designed/coordinated construction of both California retail and warehouse facilities with cost savings of $200,000.

• Responsible for over $23M inventory while maintaining < 1% shrink.

• Instituted process improvements for all sites improving inventory control.

• Converted all training programs to internal trainers saving $50,000 annually.

• Upgraded security systems with savings of $125,000 per year.

• Executed annual sales events generating up to $1.5M each time.

CUSTOM ISLANDS Co-Owner/Business Manager 2001-2004

• Created/managed an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and fire pit installation business.

• Increased gross annual revenue from $70,000 to $300,000.

• Designed, built and installed over 500 systems and oversaw all cost/quality control


• Managed all daily store operations and supervised/trained/motivated employees

• Provided excellent customer service which helped to increase annual revenue 7%

• Scheduled personnel effectively reducing overtime labor expense 4%

• Monitored a $400,000 inventory and maintained minimal damage control

CHIEF AUTO PARTS/AUTOZONE District Manager 1982-1999

• Directed operations for 17 stores throughout Nevada and Arizona.

• Responsible for supervision, training, and motivation of over 200 employees.

• Achieved the highest employee retention/tenure rate for managers in the company.

• Increased overall district sales revenue from $7M to $15M and won numerous awards.

• Maintained a net profit margin before general and administrative costs of 26%.

• Achieved company record 1.2% shrink loss level on a $24M total inventory.

EDUCATION/TRAINING College of Southern Nevada Business Management

Retail Management/ Operations, Train the Trainer, OSHA Safety Regulations, Dale Carnegie Sales, Motivation and Personal Improvement, Recruiting/ Interviewing Techniques, Asset Protection/Shrink

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