As soon as I turned 15 I had a job working for the local lumber and hardware store. I started working for $3.35/ hr and when I left in 1996, I had made it all the way to $7.25/hr. The job taught me many valuable lessons and provided me with life long friendships. To this day I look back and reflect on the people I worked with and smile!
In 2014, a few months after the birth of my daughter, I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. After successful surgery, I am now almost 5 years clear of cancer. The hardest part was wondering if I would get to see my little girl grow up. If anyone is putting off a colonoscopy, give them my number. I would be glad to speak with them and show them a photo that will explain why the procedure is so important (my wife & daughter). Simply put it saved my life, it can save yours as well!
I have an addiction to golf, I enjoy everything about, however I am not a fan of Tiger Woods.
Six Sigma Green Belt (2017)
MS Excel Master Course (2017)
OSHA 10 HR Review (2017) Total Quality Management (2017)
Lean Management (2017
Lean Six Sigma White Belt (2016)
Excel to Access: Intro to Access for Excel Users (2017)
Supply Chain Foundations (2017 Linkedin)
ISO 9001:2008 Interactive training (Caliso) 2017
Project Mgt Essentials Certified (2017)
Supply Chain Management (Allison) 2017
SAP Simplified For Absolute Beginners (UDEMY 2019)
I have always been a huge fan of John C. Maxwell and Stephen Covey. Their "energy" is contagious and inspirational. I have compiled a list of some of the book that have helped me in my career.
21 Irrrefutable Laws of Leadership
The Maxwell Daily Reader
How Successful People Think
The Daily Drucker
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
TVC Communications, Inc., Chambersburg and Annville, PA
September 1996 to July 2001
Product Coordinator - January 2000 to July 2001
Directed all facets of procurement, marketing, sales and distribution functions for critical product lines on behalf of the fiber optic cable division. Continually researched emerging trends in consumer demands and relevant technologies. Evaluated newly available products to assess market appeal and profit potential; made recommendations regarding the addition, expansion or discontinuance of product lines. Identified and qualified vendor sources; negotiated competitive pricing agreements and purchased more than $30 million in product stock annually. Managed diversified inventories in excess of $1 million for regional distribution centers. Monitored inventory turn cycles and administered replenishment programs. Partnered with global sales force to assess product line performance in key domestic and international market segments. Engineered progressive product positioning, pricing and packaging strategies to drive sales growth. Guided sales team in developing tailored stocking and automatic replenishment programs for high-volume accounts. Collaborated with sales force and
Vendor sources to facilitate the design and manufacture of customized products based on clients' unique specifications. Analyzed all cost factors involved with client contracts and established mark-up guidelines to support planned profit objectives. Served as primary technical resource for sales team; provided team with product training and frequent updates on competitor offerings and market conditions.
Purchasing - September 1996 to December 1999
Held full responsibility for the procurement, warehousing and allocation of product inventories for broadband and head-end categories. Managed $1 million + inventories in five nationwide distribution centers. Coordinated stock rotations, adjustments and inter-company transfers. Cultivated strategic partnerships with vendors to secure competitive pricing agreements and optimal service levels. Evaluated vendor performance and resolved any quality issues through direct mediation. Implemented control measures and reporting systems to monitor inventory turn cycles and ensure the accuracy of inventory records. Worked closely with distribution management staff to investigate and resolve any "lost" inventory.
w Designed an inventory evaluation process to identify slow moving and dead inventory; upon its introduction this process transformed $75,000 in written off inventory into tax credit and cash revenue.
w Initiated and administered a demonstration equipment inventory program to track, refurbish, and replace and sell demonstration units. This program produced $50,000 in revenue during its first year of operation with minimal loss on the initial inventory investment.
w Played an instrumental role in the planning and execution of an inventory consolidation effort which eliminated the need for costly warehouse rental contracts. Prepared detailed cost analyses of all inventory warehousing systems which prompted this effort.
Responsible for the day to day operations of the distribution center including work scheduling and goal setting. Identify innovative methods to reduce operating costs and increase customer satisfaction. Recognized as an effective negotiator, a high-energy team leader, and a dynamic communicator.
Give customers a reason to do business with you.
ASCM (ASSOCIATION FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT)
CPEN (CAREER PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE NETWORKING GROUP)