Jessica Claire
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A high-performing executive leader with proven business growth experience gained through two executive leadership roles, numerous new product launches and several strategic acquisitions. An entrepreneurial mindset balanced with process discipline and the focus to achieve long-term goals. An excellent perspective on 'what good looks like' gained from my direct work experience in nine private and four public global design and manufacturing businesses. Ideally suited as a CEO /COO for a small and midsize technology company, where long-term growth, short-term results, and resources are in constant competition.

  • Significant Experience in Operations and Product Development
  • Strong Industrial / Medical experience
  • Strategic Planning and Deployment
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Financial and Business Mgt Skills
  • Significant Private Equity / Acquisition Exposure
Vice President of Product Development, 01/2017 - Current
Greenwood Bank Atlanta, GA,
  • Responsible for Global Engineering and Product Development
  • Transformed Bacharach's core Refrigerant Leak Detection product line via a common platform design and first to market features, resulting in premium sale to MSA. ($337M EV on $70M Rev)
  • Launched 15 new products over 4.5 yrs, doubling the revenue percentage from new products.
  • Consolidated four Engineering teams into one, generating $10M in Enterprise Value.
  • Played an active role in the sale of Bacharach to FFL Partners, the acquisition of Neutronics by Bacharach and the sale of Bacharach to MSA.
  • Authored Bacharach's Equity Growth Model and acted as management lead on acquisition strategy.
  • Provided significant contributions to Bacharach’s Strategic Planning and Executive Management.
  • Retooled Engineering team with a focus on safety product design.
Plant Manager / Tyco Operations Integration, 02/2015 - 01/2017
Aramark Corporation Oxford, MS,
  • Responsible for Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Employee Health and Safety, Procurement, Logistics, Quality, and HR (dotted line)
  • Executed Tyco’s Business System and Operating Model deployment at the Detcon factory and established SMART performance objectives for staff.
  • Reduced inventory by $500k (-10%) in 3mths via Kanban program, new safety stock rules, and a Holding Cost decision model.
  • Aggressively targeted Tyco goals for On-time Delivery, EH&S audit closure rate, Inventory reduction, Purchase Price Variance, and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Led the OPS organization through a 100% product ship hold caused by engineering gaps while meeting revenue targets.
Vice President of Operations, 10/2013 - 03/2015
Good Shepherd New York City, NY,
  • Led a significant productivity turnaround for IST's Shipping and Depot Service operations through the use of process mapping, redesign and real-time visual management tools.
  • Improved On-time Delivery and decreased shipping errors with process redesign, Poke Yoke, and visual management tools.
  • Participated in the successful sale and due diligence process of IST to Tyco.
  • Led global OPS changes to improve efficiency and reduce global inventory.
  • Introduced common OPS Metrics Dashboard to global plants.
Global Director of Engineering and New Product Development, 08/2011 - 09/2013
J&J Worldwide Services Annapolis, MD,
  • Achieved 25%+ revenue growth in 2012 and 2013 in part due to new product launches.
  • Developed Oldham’s New Product Roadmap and Product Vision and gained support with Oldham’s Executive Committee
  • Built a new engineering team in the US from zero to support the development strategy and implemented a Stage-Gate Development Process.
  • The Engineering team completed 15 successful stage reviews and 3 launched products Launched Oldham’s first Asian targeted Gas Detector (June 2013).
  • Managed an international (US and France) team of thirteen project managers, engineers, and technicians and a global external design group in China, Pakistan, The Netherlands, and UK.
Program Director, 07/2010 - 08/2011
Amazon.Com, Inc. Duluth, GA,
  • Led all aspects of a successful global product launch of five Industrial Gas Detection products; including, budgeting, forecasting, project planning, expense management, engineering oversight, design integration, and product approvals (CSA & SIL2).
  • Led all aspects of product marketing, training and product management.
  • Launched Oldham’s North America business in cooperation with Sales Director and Inside Sales Manager adding significant expansion to Oldham's addressable market.
Project Manager, 03/2008 - 07/2010
Chase Brass Ontario, CA,
Sr. Mechanical Engineer, 11/2004 - 03/2008
Osram Licht Ag Boston, MA,
Mechanical Engineer, 12/2001 - 10/2004
Medrad City, STATE,
Engineering Intern, 05/2000 - 08/2001
Pratt & Whitney City, STATE,
MBA: , Expected in
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business - Pittsburgh, PA,
  • Completed coursework in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Operations
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in
West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV,
  • Minor in Physics
Bachelor of Science: Aerospace Engineering, Expected in
West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
Certifications and Training
  • Functional Safety Engineer (IEC61508)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Six Sigma
  • Value Selling Sales Process
  • Kepner Tregoe Root Cause Analysis
  • Lean Manufacturing Methods
  • Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Risk Management (ISO 14971)
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Process Validation Techniques
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Hazardous Locations (CSA, ATEX, IECEX)
  • Design for Plastic Injection Molding

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School Attended

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University

Job Titles Held:

  • Vice President of Product Development
  • Plant Manager / Tyco Operations Integration
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Global Director of Engineering and New Product Development
  • Program Director
  • Project Manager
  • Sr. Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Intern


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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