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01/1999 to Current
Vice-PresidentJohn Crane Group Corporation
Annual sales $1.6B, 7,000 employees) A division of Smiths Group PLC (Annual sales $5B, 22,000 employees), an ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO 18000 Company.
Based in Chicago, IL, John Crane is the world market leader of mechanical seals, bearings, supporting systems including filtration in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, commercial and industrial markets.
Responsible for global sourcing strategy and procurement of all direct and indirect materials and services for John Crane globally, managing an annual spend of $600MM.
Locate, qualify and utilize low cost suppliers in the China, India, Mexico, and Czech Republic.
Instituted Category Management across the John Crane business.
Experience in procurement of many direct categories; steels and other metals, resins, metal stampings, springs, machined parts, injections moldings, ceramics, filters, hydraulics, custom molded rubber etc.
Focused on supplier relationship management to accelerate the supply chain and proactively pursue value proposition for supplier and John Crane.
Developed and optimized purchase to pay process throughout John Crane.
Implemented e-Procurement, e-Auction, e-Sourcing and data analytics across John Crane.
An expert at individual and team negotiation of contracts up to $20MM.
Founding member of Smiths Group Purchasing Board (Annual Spend $2B).
Leveraged spend across John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Interconnect, Smiths Detection and Flextek divisions (utilities, freight and logistics, packaging, MRO, machining, raw materials, computers, voice and data).
Formulated and implemented global supplier risk mitigation strategy to warn against supplier failure; for natural causes (earthquakes, floods etc.), financial failure due to bankruptcy or sole/single source business continuity.
Constantly monitor the changing world environment; currency, commodities and the political landscape.
Drive the divisional value engineering program; castings vs.
bar, consolidation of materials, review of engineering specifications, design for manufacture and innovation.
Developed strategy for of "make" vs." buy" decisions.
Made the decision to strategically outsource manufacturing and/or assembly of some key categories.
General Manager of John Crane Vandalia a rubber molding facility.
Reorganized the business and sold it to one of John Crane's suppliers.
Part of the Business Development team that helped define strategy that led to John Crane acquiring four businesses over the space of two years and responsible for integrating two of them.
Executive sponsor, mentor and coach for Smiths Group Horizons and Emerging Leaders career development programs.
01/1997 to 01/1999
Materials ManagerChristiana Industries
Based in Chicago IL, a QS9000, ISO9001 company, Christiana Industries supplied wiring harnesses and assemblies, connectors, and lighting assemblies to the automotive and industrial sectors.
Purchased and planned materials using lean principles and MRP to meet customer's requirements.
Implemented part number and supplier rationalization programs.
Led new product development programs with suppliers for complex automotive assemblies.
Developed, managed and was responsible for multi-site materials and services budget.
Negotiated, purchased and coordinated tooling programs, including injection moldings, metal stampings and die-castings for multi-year contracts.
Investigated the purchase of ERP software in an endeavor to help the company successfully compete in challenging automotive and electronic markets.
01/1991 to 01/1997
Project EngineerUniversal Superabrasives and Van Moppes IDP Ltd
Divisions of Unicorn Industries PLC, formally The Foseco Group, now Saint Gobain Advanced Ceramics.
The world's largest supplier of diamond cutting tools into most industrial markets.
Manager, Materials and Facilities Member of the steering committee that selected, purchased and implemented a new ERP system.
Set up purchasing, materials management and shop floor control that allowed the operation of MRP, Kanban and Just in Time (JIT).
Directed the relocation and merger of two production facilities into one new site.
Organized, contracted and supervised layout of all utilities and personnel.
Reengineered all manufacturing processes prior to rigging machinery to improve production efficiency.
Systematized flexible manufacturing cells including CNC lathes, engraving and grinding systems, and coordinate measuring machines.
Designed, manufactured and installed custom electro-forming process.
Researched machining of diamond/CBN grinding wheels and recommended improved process to sites.
Worked with consultant to institute housekeeping procedures for electro-plating shop.
01/1978 to 01/1987
Engineer Officer Apprentice Engineer OfficerBritish Merchant Navy T.N.T. Sealion Ltd
Responsible for the daily operation of all engine room and cargo pumping equipment on North Sea supply vessels.
Operated, monitored and maintained self-contained power plants up to 18,500 BHP, electrical generators, hydraulic and cooling systems including air conditioning and refrigeration systems, boilers, waste-heat recovery machinery, water treatment, corrosion and pollution control equipment.
Repositioning a ship from Texas to England for conversion to a hydrographic survey vessel for North Sea oil exploration.
Directed the dry-docking of ships and conducted all exams and trials in compliance with Lloyds of London survey requirements.
Assigned to supervise team on an offshore assignment, conducting all operations in Denmark for the duration of contract.
Bachelor of EngineeringUniversity of GlamorganWales
Graduated: Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Plymouth － PlymouthEnglandMechanical Engineering
Bachelor: Marine EngineeringMarine Engineering
Volunteer at Anti-Cruelty Society, international travel, gourmet cooking and classic cars.