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JEFF LUDWIG

Woodcrest, CA 92504

Director / Controller

Cost - Plant Accounting/ Finance

Manufacturing / Food Production / Plant

A dynamic, passionate, and results-oriented Finance professional with a demonstrated 25+ year track record for leadership and
growth. Consistently deliver superior business results through strong strategic vision, operational knowledge, and creation of
tools to drive greater efficiency and profitability. As a controller at the plant level, I have acquired the skills to interact and
manage employees at all levels of the business in both a union and non- union environment.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Plant Controller / Cost Accountant


Windsor Foods - Frozen Food Mfg

2004-May 2013

Active member of management team, involved in business making decisions.

Responsible for all aspects of accounting including month end analysis of division performance.

Prepare clear and accurate budgets with supporting documentation

Complete accurate monthly forecasts.

Develop spreadsheet models to make cost based decisions with actual data.

IT representative at plant level, facilitate resolution of problems with corporate office.

Member of cost reduction initiative, which is the sharing of cost saving ideas and best manufacturing practices
throughout the entire organization.

Member of Safety Incident Review Panel, (SIRP).

Provide timely analysis and support union negotiations.

Present daily KPI performance in production meeting.

Facilitate yearly independent audits with outside auditors.

Monitor internal controls to safe guard company assets.

Maintain Bill of Materials and standard cost system.

Provide standard cost estimates for R&D - new product development.

Work with engineering to prepare capital expenditure requests and analyzing projected payback.

Track inventory of ingredients for 100 million lbs production annually.


Financial Contributions:

Reduced staff from 6 to 4 by streamlining the accounts payable process and by eliminating need for cost accountant
through cross training. Overall savings in excess of $150k/year.

Responsible for company green initiative and recycling program. Efforts have saved company over $100k/year.

Made observations that not all pieces of equipment in an automated folding operation where working and proved that by
fixing what was missing we could improve labor efficiencies by approximately 2% - total estimated annual savings $145k.
Operations Manager
Spectraturf - Synthetic Rubber Mfg. / Contractor

1997 2004

Coordinate plant activities to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective
manner.

Establish and monitor overall plant performance against production and quality standards.

Participate in new product development and problem solving.

Manage Human Resources..

As secretary was as an officer of the company.

Monitor plant KPI's to achieve improvement/stretch goals.

Manage production staff of approximately 50 employees.


Plant Controller: (1997-2004)

Develop and maintain accurate standard cost system.

Prepare annual three year plan and provide monthly forecast projections.

Analyze monthly financial performance for accuracy and clarity, and prepare bridge analysis to monthly forecast and
plan. Develop budget.

Facilitate the day to day operations of general accounting tasks, and prepare the monthly financial reporting package for
consolidation.

Supervise credit department - Develop credit and collection policy.

Maintain fixed assets system and prepare all capital appropriation requests.

Manage administrative staff of 5.


Plant Controller
Alumax Mill Products, Inc. - Aluminum Sheet/Plate Mfg.

1983 1997

Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward completing monthly profit and loss statements and annual inventories,
including creating month-end financial journal entries and reports using departmental cost allocation and expense accrual.

Handled comprehensive accounts receivable billing and plant-wide accounts payables with ensured rapid and consistent
large-scale collection of receivables and processing of department payables for company.

E D U C AT I O N A L Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting, California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona 1983

C O M P U T E R / S O F T WA R E S K I L L S
Microsoft Office Products, MAS, AS 400, JD Edwards