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Christopher Nielsen – Senior Breakthrough Leader

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Christopher Nielsen – Senior Breakthrough Leader

Business Optimization/Leadership Development

Christopher has led transformation in several countries and multiple languages.  He is proficient at building teams and his positive energy has proven effective during challenging times.  During the most recent economic downturn, his plant generated the largest incentive payout for any plants in his division.  Christopher is adept at developing action plans and driving change in a team environment by focusing on the highest priority business issues.  Because of his international business experience, he can simplify complex situations and develop creative solutions with few enterprise resources.  This approach has led to lower cost structures and more capable management teams.

Career Achievements

  • While only American in a Mexican operation, grew export sales from $3M to $30M in 3 years.  This growth came from 9 months of business development with Ford, Chrysler and GM.
  • Led turn-around and transformation of Cummins Inc. air filtration facilities with a total headcount of 450 people.  Net operating margins increased by 15% and inventory turns jumped 50%
  • As Director of Operations, implemented problem-solving methods on shop floor leading to scrap reduction of 75%.
  • As business owner of a start-up, secured 2-year contract with the #1 tailgating company in the country while generating annual sales of $750K.
  • Developed strategic roadmap for manufacturing locations and global facility core competencies as Strategy Leader.
  • Led key outsourcing initiatives in India & China for strategic automotive components.

Talent/Skill Set

  • A3 Problem-Solving and Change Management
  • Operational Excellence and Total Quality Management
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Material Planning and Supply Chain Management
  • Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning
  • Global Sourcing

Work Experience

  • Senior Breakthrough Leader, Liberty Breakthrough Results LLC
  • Co-Founder and Investor, Bonita Brands LLC
  • Director of Operations, Sabre Industries
  • Plant Manager, Cummins Inc.
  • Strategy and Procurement Manager, Cummins Inc.
  • Lead Project Leader, Kimberly Clark
  • International Sales, ArvinMeritor de Mexico

Industry Experience

  • Filtration Products
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Welding
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Machining
  • Plastics


  • MBA - Vanderbilt University
  • Six-Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Purchasing Manager


Christopher has been married to his wife Jessica for 20 years and has 2 daughters.  Christopher lives outside Dallas and enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his family.