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Robert Carter – Senior Breakthrough Leader

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Robert Carter – Senior Breakthrough Leader

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.

Career Achievements

  • 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.

Talent/Skill Set

  • 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

Work Experience

  • 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.

Industry Experience

  • HVAC Thermostats
  • Smoke Alarms
  • CO Alarms
  • Complex Wire Harnesses
  • Construction Equipment Cap Assembly
  • Water Coolers
  • Electronic Connectors
  • Large Acoustic Enclosures
  • Telecommunications Equipment
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Electrical Assembly
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Machining
  • Plating and Anodizing
  • Consumer Products

Certifications/Education

  • MBA - Marketing & Finance, Benedictine University
  • BSIE Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University
  • APICS Certification

Personal

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.