Skilled Operations Manager with more than 22 years of management experience in the Transportation and Logistics industry. Applies strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex operational problems. Ability to lead and manage teams effectively to strive upon continual improvement.
Transportation Contract Management
Transportation Negotiations Expert
Process Improvement Strategies
Cost Reduction and Containment
Team and Relationship Building
Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
Dedicated and Versatile
Created and implemented critical KPIs to track and improve on-time delivery, routing guide compliance, carrier billing accuracy, and CSA safety compliance.
Reduced transportation operating expenses through strategic transportation sourcing and continual improvement efforts to utilize lower cost transportation solutions.
Recognized as 2016 Transportation Professional of The Year by Nashville Mayor, Megan Berry, and Delta Nu Alpha Professional Transportation Fraternity
General Manager of Transportation01/2011Bridgestone Americas Tire OperationsNashville, TNResponsible for oversight and leadership of corporate staff that manages and supports network transportation carrier base through strategic sourcing and contracting of multi modes of transportation for multi site manufacturing and distribution sites in North America.
Operations Manager of Transportation07/2002 to 12/2010Bridgestone Americas Tire OperationsLebanon, TNLed transportation staff that managed a private fleet of 90 drivers and 70 common carriers to support all inbound and outbound tire distribution to service a regional retail and dealer customer base of over 1000 ship to locations.
Transportation Manager10/1995 to 12/2001Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.Decatur, ILManaged and supported all manufacturing plant transportation activities and carriers for both manufacturing and outbound finished goods shipments to customers and network Distribution Centers.
Account Manager10/1994 to 08/1995Con-Way Central ExpressAnn Arbor, MIBuilt upon and increased LTL customer account base from territory expansion in NY and NJ through cold call and on site visits to prospective customers.
Bachelor of Science: Transportation Management1994Saint Louis UniversitySt. Louis, MO, USAGraduated Summa Cum Laude 3.9 GPA
2005Certified Transportation Professional, CTP Attained Certification through National Private Truck Council