Ernest Silva

Tarzana, CA 91356  818.343.5921 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE AEROSPACE OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE  ENGINEERING, OPERATIONS & SALES BUSINESS EXPANSION Dynamic, award-winning Senior Executive with outstanding track history of dramatically increased revenues / vastly reduced costs with multi-million dollar effects on bottom-line profits. Highly-developed expertise in strategic operations management, engineering, and process analysis to produce improvements that quantifiably increase productivity, efficiency, and internal / external client satisfaction. Analytic, resourceful problem-solver who identifies root causes / key factors of challenging situations and both develops and implements strategically-based solutions. Authoritative and motivational leader who excels at orchestrating consistently successful teams to achieve overall corporate objectives. Consummate professional with sharp business acumen and superior technical background. Polished communicator with superlative interpersonal skills. SELECTED CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ■ ■ ■ Delivered strong and sustainable product, market, revenue and profit gains within highly competitive domestic and international markets. Delivered revenue growth of 15% in 12 months. [Radiant] Analyzed buying trends to forecast sales relative to growth, product mix objectives and maximizing cash flow. Restored profitability from a loss of $860,000 in 12 months. [Norman] Implemented successful restructuring and culture change resulting in achieving sustained profitability. Delivered profit increase of $3.7 Million within 18 months from a break-even position. [Strand] AREAS OF PROVEN EXPERTISE Strategic Planning & Direction ● Turnarounds & Restructuring ● General Management Technology ● Operations ● Distribution ● Sales & Service ● Engineering ● P&L ● Company Growth Bottom-Line Profitability ● Customer Satisfaction ● New Products & Business Development

EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE Vice President, Day-Ray Products, Inc., South Pasadena 2009 to Present Appointed by the President to lead this aerospace power supply and electric motor manufacturing company to the next level of growth by formulating and executing a company-wide strategic plan that includes engineering, sales, marketing, production, and quality. Achieved 20% sales growth. Transitioned ISO/AS9100 to a business management system. Achieved lean manufacturing, better manufacturing processes, and continuous quality improvement Delivered new LED product in 4 months. CEO, Executive Business Partners, Tarzana, California, 2000 to 2009 Operating business consultant specializing in global operations and market development. Technology expertise enabling business expansion, service and revenue growth. Created value by repositioning investments to achieve growth, joint ventures, team building and leadership. President, Strand Lighting Inc., Rancho Dominguez, California, 1998 to 2000 Selected from a competitive group of candidates to lead and direct the restructuring, reorganization and consolidation of the North and South American divisions of this global electronic control systems and lighting

ERNEST SILVA ● PAGE TWO equipment manufacturing and distribution company serving the industrial, commercial, TV and film industries. Restructuring included all departments from top management to production workers. Achieved world-class operations and efficient integration of manufacturing plants, sales operations and finance/administration in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto divisions. Developed business partners, sales representatives and distributors to achieve profitable sales growth. Achieved greater sales depth, market penetration and efficient finance and admin structure. Successfully restructured and consolidated company. Delivered profit increase of $3.7 Million from a break-even position. Implemented world-class manufacturing, improved processes and cost reduction. Achieved gross margin increase from 31% to 47% of sales. Executive Vice President/General Manager, Norman Enterprises Burbank, California, 1996 to 1998 Achieved bottom-line profitability of this electronics, power supply and lighting equipment manufacturer serving the professional, industrial and commercial markets. Implemented inventory reduction, efficient manufacturing processes and reduced product design, development and market launch time. Grew sales through domestic and international market expansion by selecting new business partners and sales representatives. Successfully moved the company to Minneapolis. Expanded Latin American and European markets with new product launches and appointing sales representatives. Achieved 22% sales growth within one year. Directed the implementation of a new enterprise manufacturing system providing company-wide department integration. Delivered 31% inventory reduction in one year. Increased bottom-line profitability through cost controls, efficient manufacturing and profitable sales mix. Restored profitability from a loss of $860,000. COO/General Manager, Derlan-Radiant Illumination, North Hollywood, California, 1987 to 1996 Appointed by the corporate CEO to replace the founder and retiring President of this electronics control systems and power supply aerospace manufacturing and design company. Implemented manufacturing process improvements achieving reduced work-in-process/inventory and increased bottom-line profitability. Analyzed buying trends to forecast production needs relative to growth and expenses resulting in better cash flow control. Appointed Advisor to Corporate CEO in November 1995. Repositioned product and market focus to capitalize upon emerging opportunities and facilitate longterm revenue/profit growth. Delivered revenue growth of 15% in one year. Achieved market expansion through unique partnerships with OEM’s, distributors and reps nationwide. Achieved 28% sales growth in three years. Built a world-class manufacturing operation and achieved 37% increase in productivity within two years. Designed and implemented a JIT program that improved on-time product delivery 27% in one year and reduced raw material and WIP inventory by 19% in six months.

Vice President of Engineering, Derlan-Radiant Illumination, Inc.
Created the engineering department. Led the research and design team that developed new products and technologies. Expanded the applications of existing product line. Achieved 56% faster design and qualification for new products through improved departmental organization, process and project management strategies. Launched 8 new products and line extensions within two years (total revenue impact of 21%). Implemented necessary requirements to conform to major aerospace OEM requirements including Boeing and Airbus. Achieved new contracts valued at $8.2 Million. EDUCATION MSEE / Electronics & Telecommunications, Cum Laude Graduate, Polytechnic University, 1984 BSEE, Polytechnic University, 1981 Seminars and courses in manufacturing, business, finance and engineering.