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Brian Cooley – Senior Breakthrough Leader

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Brian Cooley – Senior Breakthrough Leader

Dynamic and Reliable Operations Management Executive & Business Owner

Brian's drive and passion are helping others succeed in environments with exceptionally high expectations.  Brian has worked cross-functionally within several companies honing his skills in developing leaders, breaking down institutional barriers and driving results.

Career Achievements

  • Led Mexico railcar fabrication operation ramp-up using 70% of the previous manufacturing footprint saving the company $5.5M.
  • Doubled production rate for a Mexico railcar plant per week and reduced work-in-process 25% over the course of the project.  Improved productivity 66% and efficiency 60% within 6 weeks.
  • Led Steiner eOptics consolidation from 2 plants to 1.  Rebuilt staffing with unique selection process.  Exceeded production goals in the first year with 93% newly hired personnel.  Boosted efficiency by 28%.  Developed 2 new engineered products that were unique to the industry.
  • While leading The Phoenix Group, built, trained, and managed elite high-performance team that reduced laboratory errors by 36%, reduced turn-around time by 59%, and negotiated an 8.5% increase in rates for lab services.
  • Let the Floturn Anodizing team to engineer and implement a pick-n-place product handling system which increased productivity by 31%, improved customer reject rate by 67%.  Re-engineered process flow which improved standard labor hours by 29% and increased overall profit margin by 22%.

Talent/Skill Set

  • Strategic Planning
  • TPM Development & Deployment
  • P&L Accountability, Multi-Site Operations
  • Workforce Planning & Scheduling
  • Operations Management Project & Program Management
  • Process, Capacity Improvement & Efficiency
  • Quality Assurance
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Purchasing & Procurement, Capital Planning
  • Six Sigma
  • Team Training, Development & Mentorship

Work Experience

  • Senior Breakthrough Leader, Liberty Breakthrough Results LLC
  • CEO, Cool Results LLC
  • VP of Operations, Steiner eOptics
  • Project Manager, Definity Partners LLC
  • Operations & Client Relationship Manager, The Phoenix Group
  • Operations & Engineering Manager, Sensor Technology Systems
  • Anodizing Plant Manager, Floturn
  • Product Engineer and Chemical Engineer, Floturn

Industry Experience

  • Military Support
  • Laser Aiming Devices
  • Beacons
  • Night Vision
  • Engineering
  • Metallurgical Testing
  • Chemical Tesitng
  • Chemical Evaluation
  • Anodizing
  • Plating
  • CNC Machining
  • Metal Working

Certifications/Education

  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Global Six Sigma
  • BS - Chemistry, University of Cincinnati

Personal

Brian has been married to his wife Jenn for 23 years and has 3 children.  The oldest is going to college to become a Nurse.  Brian currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He enjoys his family, running 2 businesses and is a big movie buff.