Business Growth/Business Turnaround Expert and Business Owner
Bob has led several business turnarounds and transformations at both the CEO, VP Operations and Materials Manager levels. This includes sales, manufacturing and materials/logistics. Bob has the unique ability to focus on the customer's real needs and then to align both company and product such that customer expectations are exceeded. This unique customer focus has increased sales, lowered costs, lowered working capital needs, and increased company profitability.
Led transition of Monona Wire, LLC from 11 US only manufacturing plants to 5 US plants and start-up Mexico facility that grew to 2,000 people. Grew company sales over 100% in 5 years. Captured and supplied 85% of Caterpillar, NA, 100% of John Deere Construction, and 85% of Oshkosh Truck wire harness requirements.
Led turn-around and transformation of Invensys LLC, Maple Chase/Uni-Line Company's Mexico manufacturing facility and Uni-line distribution warehouse. Mexico facility of over 1,500 people transformed into cellular manufacturing.
Led turn-around and transformation of Raytheon's Switchcraft, Inc. Mexico manufacturing facility. Ran plant for 5 months during turnaround and then hired GM for the facility.
Led/participated in several ERP system implementations for GTE and Ratheon. This not only included companies that I worked for but was sent to other Corp. companies to help them with implementations and system improvements.
Implemented ISO 9001-2000 and TS 16949 at several companies and multiple facilities both in US and Mexico.
Conceived idea and co-founded Braeburn Systems, LLC which is the 4th largest residential thermostat company in the US distributing through the HVAC dealer network.
Turnaround, Transformation, and Change Management
Sales Management/Quotation Pricing
Operational Excellence and Total Quality Management
Strategic Planning and New Product Development
Material Planning and Supply Chain Management
Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning
Senior Breakthrough Leader, Liberty Breakthrough Results LLC
Co-Founder and Strategic Partner, Braeburn Systems LLC
CEO, Victory Industrial Products LLC
Transistion CEO, Tri-Palm International LLC
CEO, Monona Wire Corporation Inc.
Sr. VP Operations, Invensys LLC - Maple Chase/Uni-Line Company
Director of Manufacturing, Raytheon Corp. - Seiscor Technologies Inc.
Materials Manager, Raytheon Corp. - Switchcraft Inc.
Production Planning Manager, GTE Communications Systems Inc.
Master Scheduler, Molex Inc.
Corporate Industrial Engineer, Kroehler Manufacturing Inc.
Complex Wire Harnesses
Construction Equipment Cap Assembly
Large Acoustic Enclosures
Plating and Anodizing
MBA - Marketing & Finance, Benedictine University
BSIE Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University
Bob has been married to his wife Gina for 20 years and has 4 daughters. Bob currently lives in Naperville, Illinois. He enjoys playing golf, bicycling, classic cars and traveling with his family.