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Lynn Bring - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Six Sigma Quality
Project Management
Program Management
Information Technology
Process & Productivity Improvement
Marketing
Operations
Customer Service
Cross Functional Team Leadership
     

Education
 

Syracuse University
GE Six Sigma Certified
GE Advanced Information Management Course
GE Design for Six Sigma
GE Facilitating High Performance Teams
     

Lynn K. Bring
 

A process and productivity professional with expertise in project/program management, information technology support operations and facilitation of high performance teams. Utilizing Six Sigma methodology and techniques to drive programs to successful completion over a 23-year career with General Electric Company.
 

Experience
 

Promoted and marketed health and beauty products including Vicks Formula 44 and Nyquil product lines, engaging with high level business processes and understanding consumer behavior for Procter & Gamble.
Led the program development and implementation of a sales channel commissions platform tracking and reporting tool which significantly reduced GE Energy's controllership liability through consistent processes and a robust infrastructure, Sarbanes Oxley certified. Year one processed >$15.2MM in commissions.
Led a team of >100 IT professionals supporting GE Energy business applications including delivering cost savings of $1MM by leveraging knowledge and skill set across technology stacks of existing contractors by reducing their total number and off-shore relocation.
As IT leader, implemented reviews to strengthen relationships with customers and vendors while reducing support backlog by 67% and exceeding a 95% goal for VOC with an average 97.7%. Significantly improved the cycle time performance metric of Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO) from 670,000 to zero (25%) by implementing a single interface for change request management.
As Productivity Leader, conducted needs assessment/gap analysis and drove a performance development plan for GE Energy Services Global Customer Service. Implemented monthly metrics for development of agents; partnered with trainers and business managers to produce training curriculum driving performance excellence.
At GE Capital in a Six Sigma Black Belt role, drove an order processing project resulting in a cost savings of $700K; managed a customer service/phone bank team supporting GE Capital’s credit card business and won a National Leadership award from the business leader in first year for exceeding customer service expectations.

 

Mike Clair - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Strategic Sourcing
Six Sigma Quality
Organization Structure Analysis
Personnel/Skills Assessment
Process Improvement
Policies & Procedures
Finance
Accounting
Operations
 

Education
 

BSBA, The Citadel
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Certified Purchasing Manager
GE Product Service Management Program
GE Leadership Programs
     

Michael G. Clair
 

An experienced executive in Operations and Supply Chain management with a background in Accounting and Finance. Extensive experience in data and process analysis, change acceleration, resource and project management.

 

Experience
 

Efficiency and Productivity quality expert with Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Data and knowledge-based methods utilized to insure integrity and accuracy of procurement improvement process followed by measurement and communication of results.
As VP and Chief Procurement Officer of EarthLink, Inc., established a best-in-class company-wide procurement and sourcing organization that played a key role in the company’s success as one of the top ranked national Internet Service Providers
31 years of cross-functional leadership positions at GE
14 years in a variety of Operations leadership assignments in four different divisions of GE including:
  - Manager of Operations for a National Repair Center & Technical Support Operation
  - Vice President of Operations for a National Test & Measurement Instrument business and
  - Global Supply Chain Manager for an Industrial Systems Engineering Services and Drive Systems manufacturing business
17 years in increasingly responsible financial and accounting assignments at GE
US Army – Officer – Vietnam Vet

 


Expertise
 

Chief Financial Officer
International & Public Company Leadership
Mergers & Acquisitions
Strategic Planning
ERP Systems
Internal Controls & Compliance
Services, Manufacturing & Distribution
  International Tax, Treasury & Capital Management
   

Education
 

BA - Economics & Business, Hope College, MI
Management & Leadership Programs, GE & Lockheed Martin
     

Jeffrey Cook
 

Broad based experience as a proactive business oriented Chief Financial Officer and key leadership team member for numerous and increasingly diverse businesses. Experience includes 17 years at General Electric, public company board membership, operational management, public company management, mergers & acquisitions, capital structure planning & execution; international tax & treasury, restructurings & turnarounds, and financial governance for multinational organizations.
 

Experience
 

Global financial leadership in turnaround of $1.7 billion joint venture in the commercial graphics industry. Converted $58 million annual net loss to gain of $104 million in four years generating $600 million in cash. Completed five successful niche acquisitions.
Developed and executed intricate international tax restructuring plan saving approximately $10 million in recurring annual tax expense and provided for tax-free repatriation of $300 million in overseas cash. Executed $200 million acquisition and $500 million refinancing and implemented/communicated a shareholder friendly Capital Allocation Plan. Conducted stock buybacks and increased quarterly dividend payout five-fold.
Key leadership team player and Board member in turnaround of $300 million public company, successfully resolving SEC dispute over prior accounting practices which threatened NASDAQ listing privileges. Fixed Sarbanes Oxley material weaknesses, developed first long term strategic plan, implemented major restructuring and rightsizing, secured new financing facility amid severe economic downturn and struggling bottom-line performance.
Extensive investor relations experience through investor conference presentations, analyst communications, and meetings with shareholders.
Successful 17 year career at General Electric, rising from financial trainee to CFO for Government Services business: Promoted to CFO of combined $1.2 billion GE, Lockheed & Martin Marietta services businesses upon GE's divestiture of Aerospace Group (formation of today's Lockheed Martin)

 

David DiSanto - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Sourcing
Logistics
Transportation
Distribution
DOT regulations
Contract Negotiations
Small Package
Manufacturing
Operations
Cost Reduction
 

Education
 

BSBA, Northeastern University
IATA/FIATA International Air Cargo Program
Endicott College, Business Leadership Management Certificate Program
Cargo Network Service Boston Logan Airport
     

David J. DiSanto
 

Expertise that is coupled with over 30 years in Supply Chain, Corporate Management and Inter-Company consulting , both from manufacturing distribution and third party service provider perspective
 

Experience
 

Co-founding member and Chairman of ITW Construction Products Logistics Council in U.S. from 1989-1997 which represented 37% of ITW business units gross sales.
Introduced and assisted in implementation of JIT manufacturing, TQM techniques in manufacturing, distribution and customer service functions. Restructured and reorganized business logistics to be more team focused and profitable.
Logistics Consulting & implementation of strategies within Illinois Tool Works decentralized business units. Optimized transportation & distribution in both North America and Europe.
Implemented "zone skip" and “cross docking” operation for fitness machine provider, reducing distribution costs by $280k and improving delivery standards to both retail and consumer sector.
Assisted major retailer/manufacturer in Northeast in realizing savings of 10% ($400K annually) in small package freight savings and process improvements.
Designed and developed major market “pool distribution” utilizing line hauls with scheduled release dates, eliminating 12 satellite warehouses and inventory. Cost savings exceeding $800k.
Reduction of distribution and transportation spend overall with Supply Chain Management service level improvements.
Team building and educating on-site personnel from within and re-alignment of current logistics networks, IRI (identify-recommend-implement) while allowing the business unit to identify and eliminate "logistical logjams" all geared to customer satisfaction and cost reduction.

 

Howard Fuller - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Sourcing Technologies
Strategic Sourcing
Outsourcing
Cost Reduction
Finance
Controllership
P & L Management
Working Capital Management
Construction Cost Analysis
System Design
Operations
Business Development
Acquisition Integration
 

Education
 

BBA, University of Cincinnati
MBA. Xavier (Ohio) University
GE Financial Management
GE Leadership Training
     

Howard L. Fuller
 

Senior Paladin Associate focusing on Financial and Sourcing cost reductions. Specializes in finding savings opportunities for Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO) expenditures, a critical and often neglected area due to the large number of items & suppliers plus the scarcity of reliable data.
 

Experience
 

Successfully completed projects for Indirect and Direct Spend categories for manufacturing companies and non-profits
Expertise in multiple e-Sourcing tools  - IASTA's SmartSource SRM, CombineNet's Optimization software and Procuri/Ariba's Sourcing Solutions.
33 years of financial experience with GE
Financial leader for the 2 largest plant investments in GE’s history in Alabama, securing state incentives while enabling economic and educational opportunities
Established financial operating structure and negotiated contracts for major direct/indirect materials for grassroots GE Plastics Polycarbonate Plant in Burkville, AL
Negotiated with State of Alabama agencies for bonds to finance $715 million plant investments
Developed capital investment cost control system resulting in underrun of $20 million on a $315 million plant expansion
Provided financial leadership in establishing Joint Ventures, grassroots facilities and plants expansions
As VP-Finance for GE Lighting Systems, changed state of incorporation, resulting in multimillion dollar tax savings
Led conversion of GE Lighting Systems ledger, purchasing, payables, intracompany billing and T&L systems to corporate systems with little to no disruptions to the business
As Sourcing leader, implemented strategies resulting in savings of $5 to $15 million annually
Established joint ventures for GE in Mexico and Texas to produce lighting fixtures
In finance and accounting roles, contributed to improved plant capacity, productivity, working capital improvements, cash management and income optimization

 

 


Expertise
 

Finance & Accounting
Financial Services
Mergers & Acquisitions
Venture Capital
Information Technology
International Operations
 

Education
 

BA, Providence College
GE Financial Management Program
     

John F. Halligan
 

A senior management executive with over 30 years of expertise in venture capital and financial and operating management in various global industries, financial services, sales and distribution.
 

Experience
 

Provides broad expertise in assisting clients through Financial Management and Information Technology Consulting, including Interim CFO assignments, IPO positioning and Merger & Acquisition Assessments
Provides assistance to start-up companies from business plan development to acquiring funds
Co-founded SI Ventures and served as Managing Partner of the venture capital firm specializing in IT, security, infrastructure and communications software companies enabling eCommerce.
Provided strategic direction, operating advice and business contacts for over 20 SI Ventures portfolio companies, serving on the Board of Directors of eight of the companies
As Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Gartner for nine years, led the company's IPO in 1994 and completed more than 20 acquisitions and divestitures
  - Managed financial and administrative functions during Gartner’s tremendous growth from $40 million to over $900 million in annual revenue
- Established an internal venture capital organization, funding start-up companies that were either later acquired by Gartner or sold to other acquirers
In 22 years with General Electric Company held senior financial and operating positions, including CFO/Staff Vice President of GE Communications and Services
  - Financial positions in the major appliance industries, international operations, industrial motors and power equipment
  - Heavily involved in mergers, acquisitions, and operations at GE

 


Expertise
 

Strategic Sourcing - Direct & Indirect
Supplier Relationship Management
Sourcing Skills Training
Spend Analysis
Commercial Agreements
Risk Management
 

Education
 

MBA - Finance
BS - Accounting
Florida A&M University
     

Toi Clarke Jones
 

Strategic Sourcing Executive with 20+ years of expertise in driving transformational industry interventions that improve sales and profit
 

Experience
 

Consulting engagements with Fortune 50 and mid-sized clients (Buyers) focused on:
  - Sourcing skills training
  - Spend analysis and identification of priority opportunities
  - Supplier analysis and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) plans
Consulting engagements with small and mid-sized clients (Sellers) focused on:
  - Improving value proposition for large corporate clients
  - Evaluation of strategic alliance options
  - Client Relationship Management (CRM) plans
As Associate Director Procter & Gamble, developed vision, strategy and organization for three billion dollar spend areas:
  - Global In Store Merchandising - Led organization of 40+ employees located across 12 countries with an annual marketing material and service spend of $1.5B. Provided strategic vision and leadership for a highly complex spend covering a range of services and materials: printed fiber, wood, metal, resin based, glass, lighting. Awarded Who’s Who in Merchandising from Path to Purchase Institute (2011 & 2012).
  - Global Agencies - Led a team of 7 with an annual spend of $2B. Improved agency performance via rigorous feedback and benchmarking process, tied compensation to brand sales with incentives and penalties, and drove agency governance improvements.
  - Global Pulp & Pulp Derivatives – Led a team of 6 with annual spend of $1B. Negotiated fiber supply, development, and intellectual property agreements. Forecasted pulp market volatility and managed forecast tone/message with Sr. Leadership to aid the business in decisions to minimize impact to the business financials.

 

Cherryl Jostad - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Sourcing
e-Sourcing
Cost Reduction
Spend Analysis
Six Sigma Quality
Productivity Improvement
Accounting
Finance
System Conversions
Acquisition Integration
 

Education
 

BA, Augsburg College
MBA, Regent University
Six Sigma Quality Green Belt
     

Cherryl K. Jostad
 

Experienced Sourcing Professional with over 30 years experience in Accounting/Finance, Sourcing, Quality, Administration and Acquisition Integration
 

Experience
 

Industry experience includes information technology services, financial services, building materials, consumer products, chemicals, transportation
Proven results for Paladin clients in categories as diverse as chemicals (9-23%), managed print services (10-25+%), flexible intermediate bulk containers (19%), office equipment and supplies( 10-21%), contingent labor (10-12%), travel management services (5-10%), financial print (>30%), hotels (25-50%), physical exams(10-12%), drug and background checks (27-32%), and relocation (15%+)
Consolidated from 10 suppliers to 1, moved from individual copier leases and desktop printers to managed print solution with savings over 25%; 80% fleet refresh during the first year, and comprehensive consolidation of model types
Led 20-person cross-functional contingent labor team that transformed 100% manual process to digitized process while saving 18% and consolidating supply base by 98%
Led multi-business travel project that identified a travel management company able to provide improved service with reduced transaction costs. Project also achieved additional air and hotel discounts via spend aggregation
  Conducted multi-business financial print project realizing 45+% savings
For a large client, discovered unleveraged early pay discounts leading to thousands in cost savings.
Achieved 17% reduction in search firm fees while reducing supply base by 36%

 

Renee Libby


Expertise
 

Finance & Accounting
Global Outsourcing
Financial Services
Mergers and Acquisitions
Six Sigma Quality
Sales & Marketing
Compensation & Benefits
 

Education
 

BA, Bucknell University
GE Financial Management Program
Six Sigma Quality Black Belt Certification
     

Renee L. Libby
RLLibby@PaladinAssociatesInc.com
 

Management professional with over 35 years of experience in financial and industrial service businesses . Diversified background in Quality, Acquisitions, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources and Finance.
 

Experience
 

GE career spanned 31 years in the computer, telecommunications and industrial service businesses
Diversified experience in the computer, telecommunications and industrial services businesses of during GE included:
  - Integration of acquisitions
  - Relocation of back office functions to GE Capital centers of excellence in India and Mexico
  - Development of product and pricing strategies
  - Strategic account planning and customer proposal preparation and presentations
  - Implementation of complex technology service contracts on customer sites
  - Development and administration of compensation and benefit plans
  - Financial management responsibilities in analysis, controllership and accounting
At Citigroup, identified and managed process improvement initiatives for The Home Depot Commercial and Consumer credit card portfolio leading cross functional teams from Marketing, Risk, Finance, Technology and Call Center Operations
Excellent organizational skills and experience in the integration of corporate acquisitions.
Efficiency & Productivity expert with Six Sigma Black Belt certification

 


Expertise
 

Lean Six Sigma Quality
Project & Program Management
Process & Productivity Improvement
IT Finance Operations
Voice & Network Operations Management
Customer Service
Cross Functional Team Leadership
End User Technology Program Management
 

Education
 

MBA with IT Track – University of Dayton
BS Marketing – Ohio State University
GE Six Sigma Lean Certified
     

Mark Music
 

A process and productivity professional with expertise in project/program management, telecom expense management, IT support operations, end user technology, voice and network operations and enablement of high performance teams. Utilized Six Sigma methodology and techniques to drive programs to successful completion over a 15-year career with General Electric Company.

Experience
 

Managed and executed voice infrastructure efforts to move, close or resize 63 offices in 12 months.
Lean Six Sigma project to transform IT finance operations yielding $1M+ in telecom savings.
Led IT Finance operations team to deliver on budget adherence.. Simplified and improved processes to execute under tight timelines
Negotiated with Avaya for an additional 15% discount which GE Corporate Sourcing leveraged for the global Avaya contract.
$125M annual telecom cost reductions through policies, data analytics, technology plays, supplier negotiations, audits and supplier billing monitoring.
Led the program development of the Telecom Dashboard providing transparency to end user technology spend. After first year since implementation, spend was reduced by $1M.
Asked by GE Healthcare CIO to lead a Telecom Cost Out program across GE Technology Infrastructure. Mentored and led cross-functional team, reducing telecom expenses by over $1M annually.
Successfully managed 5 global wireless security deployment programs (35,000 devices), achieved goals and minimized user impact.
Successfully worked with European Union Workers Councils, legal and Human Resource Managers to obtain approval for deployment of mobile device management (MDM) application for five EU countries.
Improved 1st call resolution rate for mobile helpdesk, Increasing rate from 64% to 95%. Updated all Standard Operating Procedures and implemented processes to sustain service level.
Effectively managed three complex Telecom Expense Management System platform migrations.
Member of core team to develop annual IT budgets for operations and programs. Developed business cases and performed financial analysis.
Managed the end user technology programs for 42 acquisitions and divestures.
 

 

Robert Patton - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Sourcing Technologies
E-Sourcing
Sourcing Skills Training
Sourcing Strategy
Packaging Expert
Chemicals Expert
Plastics Expert
Nonwovens Expert
Supplier Relationship Management
Quality & SQC
 

Education
 

BA, Columbia University
Xavier University MBA Program
     

Robert J. Patton
 

Exceptional manager with over 33 years of purchasing experience as part of Procter & Gamble’s global purchasing organization spanning diverse product categories and all geographic regions.
 

Experience
 

Highly effective strategist, innovator and trainer leveraging strong analytical, forecasting, and modeling skills to deliver outstanding results when sourcing complex categories.
Championed the use of total quality principles, statistical methods and constraint management to drive cost and inefficiency out of supply chains.
Developed first comprehensive worldwide sourcing skills curriculum for P&G
Deep industry knowledge and experience in sourcing chemicals and chemical derivatives which has led to development of in-depth forecasting models used to achieve world-class pricing
A Pioneer of e-Sourcing at Procter & Gamble
Developed “should cost” model that saved over $5MM in its first application
Expert in process re-engineering
Proven cross-functional collaborator
Significantly improved speed-to-market for multiple products
Designed and launched highly successful internet web site for potential suppliers
Expert panelist for Institute of Supply Management
Guest lecturer on Negotiation Skill Training at Florida A&M University
Recipient of P&G’s prestigious Phoenix Award for exceptional leadership, innovation and mastery in purchasing and strategic sourcing

 


Expertise
 

Procurement Transformation
Strategic Sourcing
Media and Marketing
Supplier Relationship Management
Contract Negotiations
Spend Analysis
Sourcing Skills Training
 

Education
 

BS Engineering, West Point
     

Gerard S. Preece
 

Senior Executive with expertise in the Strategic Sourcing of media and marketing expenditures for global businesses.
 

Experience
 

As Senior Consultant for External View Consulting Group and Ark Advisors:
  - Conducted needs assessment and development of agency evaluation criteria
  - Evaluated external agencies and marketing vendors
  - Managed final agency selection and alignment of client stakeholders
  - Negotiated agency compensation and key deal points
  - Analyzed media and marketing services expenditures
  - Consulted on agency/client roles and agency/client relationship optimization
As Executive Director for the Matthew Kelly Foundation, introduced and implemented strategic planning, measurements and extensive system improvements
As Director of Global/North America Marketing and Media Strategic Sourcing & Operations for Procter and Gamble, headed a 100 person organization that managed the sourcing and execution of $3 Billion per year in marketing programs across P&G brands and vendors
  - Radically improved vendor performance, lowered costs, streamlined processes, improved operating efficiency, delivered stronger controls and improved agency relationships
  - Scope spanned all areas of marketing and media including General Advertising, Media, Promotions, Events, Entertainment Marketing, Public Relations, Sponsorships, Digital/Internet Marketing, Point-of-Purchase Retail, Marketing Data and Research
Conducted seminars on strategic sourcing & negotiations for U.S. and Canadian Advertising & Communication Associations
Co-founded a professional recruiting business for search, recruitment and placement under both retainer and contingency arrangements
Captain in the U.S. Army

 

Rick Schlegelmilch - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Sourcing
Outsourcing
Productivity Improvement
Cost Reduction
Auditing
Finance
Accounting
Operations
 

Education
 

Michigan State University
GE Financial Management Program
GE Crotonville Financial Management Development Programs
     

Rick Schlegelmilch
 

An accomplished manager with 35 years of experience in Accounting, Auditing, Finance and Operations
 

Experience
 

Successful Paladin Sourcing Projects:
- Sourced electronic components from China with savings of 30% – 45%
- Multi Site Building Services – 25% reduction on new contracts with incumbents
- Hotel rate negotiations – 45% savings with no seasonal pricing
- Chemical and compounded materials sourcing with 15-20% savings
- Woven bulk container sourcing with 20% savings
Consulted in Finance and Manufacturing Operations in US and international locations
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance auditing with Ernst and Young
Process and Investment Engineering responsibilities at GE Plastics focusing on productivity and investment opportunities
Managed General Accounting and Manufacturing Analysis organizations within GE
Analytical expertise in product distribution, R&D, cost control in a manufacturing environment within GE
Corporate and Internal auditor for General Electric Company
Participated in a startup company which developed patented new signage technology to improve safety on US highways

 


Expertise
 

Sourcing Team Process Leadership
Strategic Sourcing
Negotiation and Contract Management
Process Outsourcing
Supplier Relationship Management
Asset Management & Investment Recovery
 

Education
 

BS Business Administration, Marketing, Political Science: University of Oregon
Penn State Executive Program: Strategic Sourcing
Michigan State: Executive Materials Management Program
Georgia-Pacific: High Potential Leadership Development Program
Center for Creative Leadership: Leadership Development
     

J. Wiley Sommerville
 

Transformational strategic sourcing and logistics professional with over 30 years of broad sourcing leadership experience in mid-market and Fortune 500 corporations. An accomplished negotiator and team builder with proven performance in building and leading cross functional sourcing teams in the strategic procurement of indirect and direct materials, capital equipment, corporate support and technical services.
   

Experience
 

Strategic Sourcing/Logistics - Built corporate sourcing function saving $16 million in first two years with ongoing annual savings of 12%. Negotiated 20% decrease in core carrier LTL costs and led selection and implementation of Transportation Management System.
Capital Project Procurement - Formed capital procurement group which generated 13% savings through disciplined focus on specification, competitive, commercial, and contractual elements.
Goods for Resale - Created and led a results driven B2B core supplier process for a $3 billion distribution and resale spend that increased rebates to $60 million.
Investment Recovery - Rationalized investment recovery function, returning over $5 million in cash flow annually through sale of idle and obsolete assets.
Energy - Managed $40 million energy supply including opportunistic natural gas hedging activity, achieving lower cost volatility within budget constraints.
MRO Storeroom - Led project to implement new MRO central storeroom at major facility, enabling working capital and cost reductions of $1 million.
Coordinated Sourcing Teams - Established and led team process for multiple product and service categories improving total value by 6-12% each year. Negotiated key long term agreements for process chemicals including special incentives tied to internal plant production shutdown that mitigated risk while improving overall cost.
Corporate Support Services - Led sourcing process for companywide travel services, airline and rental car agreements, company aircraft acquisition, facilities management construction services, expedited delivery services, T&E cards, office equipment, supplies and other expense categories.
Policy/Training/Organizational Development - Developed policy and conducted training in project management, negotiations and contracts. Conducted Merchandiser/Buyer training in negotiations, process, ethics and antitrust.
 
 

 


Expertise
 

Finance & Accounting
Financial Services
Mergers and Acquisitions
General Management & Operations
Turn-around Expert
 

Education
 

BSBA, University of North Carolina
GE Financial Management Program
     

D. Michael Upton
 

Senior operating and financial leader, with both domestic and international background in financial services, information technology services, distribution services, major appliances and engineered materials.
 

Experience
 

Experienced in business development, general and financial management, including mergers and acquisitions, acquisition integration, roll-ups, dispositions and outsourcing
Developed line operational experience as President of GE Capital’s Technology Management Services, GM of GE Capital’s Computer and Test Equipment Rental Operations, and CFO of GE Computer Services and GE Mining Products
As SVP-Business Development for GE Capital Technology Management Services and GE Capital Information Technology Solutions led strategy development for 30 acquisitions and disposition transactions related to businesses with revenues from $50M to over $2B
Through GE’s Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff participated in or managed 22 separate operational and financial audits of GE businesses worldwide
Held the position of Manager-Financial Planning & Analysis for GE’s Technical Systems Sector at GE’s corporate headquarters

 


Expertise
 

Information Technology
Productivity Improvement
Cost Reduction
Acquisition Integration
Finance
Accounting
Operations
 

Education
 

BPS, State University of New York
GE Financial Management Program
     

Timothy O. Waite
 

Senior Information Technology executive with 37 years of experience in multiple GE businesses. He leads Paladin’s Information Services Practice.
 

Experience
 

Delivering solutions across all functions of the manufacturing enterprise, developing high performance teams, optimizing business processes, and improving operational performance.
As CIO of GE Sensing provided leadership vision and strategic IT solutions in support of manufacturing, marketing, sales, services, finance, HR and technology
Participated in due diligence activities in the acquisition of several high technology companies
     - Instrumental in the business integrations of acquisitions including the development and execution of the IT strategy to consolidate business systems
     - Added value while driving simplification and cost reduction.
     - Integrated fourteen distinct ERP platforms, multiple engineering toolkits, and diverse networks and client images into a single infrastructure, a common Business Intelligence platform, and a single Oracle-based ERP system.
A collaborative manager with a great record assembling a strong team of IT professionals
Broad knowledge of international operations
     - Established a joint venture with Prolec in Monterrey, Mexico
     - Led the deployment of Oracle in Korea, China, Ireland, and the E.U.
     - Assigned to a plant in the UK, instrumental in significantly improving performance metrics
Interim CIO within a $1B manufacturing enterprise in Tampa, Florida

 

 


Expertise
 

Manufacturing Cost Reduction
Manufacturing Operations
Mergers & Acquisitions
Acquisition Integration
Turn-around Expert
 

Education
 

BS, West Virginia University
MBA, George Washington University
     

Robert K. Wilcox
 

Senior manufacturing executive with over 35 years of experience in domestic and overseas production operations. Expert in leading projects in manufacturing cost reduction, assessing the planning, processes, labor, and material usage of manufacturing clients, and providing due diligence expertise in client acquisition of manufacturing operations.
 

Experience
 

Managed single and multi-plant facilities from 500 to over 3,500 union and non-union employees, including multi-shift operations, multiple product lines and processes, in both the public and private sectors
Led manufacturing operations for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, producing US currency, postage, food coupons and public debt instruments for the US Treasury
  With 17 unions and 3,500 employees, integrated cost control systems, security, HR, strategic planning, and R&D components into a cohesive manufacturing system
As SVP for Worldwide Manufacturing Operations at Scientific Games International (SGI) he was responsible for over 1,500 employees in Germany, England, Chile and the US.
  During his tenure SGI increased market share 15%, reduced costs 25%, waste by 40% and turnaround from 35 days to 20 days, improving product quality, and adding advanced technology
Managed multiple turn-arounds for some of the largest printers in the US
  Modified culture, improved quality, lowered costs, reduced waste, and strategically integrated sales and manufacturing to meet customer needs
  Other turn-arounds include facilities in CA, NE, TN, and OH, including the start up of 2 green-field locations and the closing of 5 facilities
 
  

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