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KEYS Irvine, CA 92606

(949) 310-7738

SUMMARY Supply Chain Executive with a strong record of visioning and developing strategy , process, technology, and organization to provide innovative global supply chai n solutions that lead to lower costs, improved inventory turns, and higher custo mer satisfaction. Excels in change management through developing high performin g cross-functional and global teams. Brings strong talent development and manag ement skills. International expertise gained through two long-term expatriate a ssignments. Skilled in all areas of Plan, Source, Make, and Deliver aspects of the supply chain area. Key competencies include: * Sales and Operations Planning Methodology * FDA Regulated Industry - Medical Devices * Global Budgeting and Accountability * Sourcing Strategy and Supplier Management * Global Carrier / 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Strategy * Acquisition and Divestit ure * Global Network Optimization * Business Development * Technology and Systems Innovation * Customer Consultant PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES 2001 to 2010 $1.3 billion global medical device company focused on treating late stage cardio vascular disease. Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Irvine, CA Directed global and regional supply chain planning, technology and systems, and logistics functions. Annual budget $50 million in expenses and $150 million inv entory. Directed eight managers. * Reduced supply chain costs from 4.9% to 3.8% of sales through improved global teamwork and coordination of forecasts, inventory planning, network and mode opt imization, deployment of tools and technology, and the reduction of excess and o bsolete inventory. * Developed vision, strategy, and process for use of RFID technology globally to manage field inventory that reduced expiring inventory $1 million. * Developed and globally deployed Advanced Planning Systems for forecasting, inv entory modeling, replenishment, and master scheduling with LBA Systems and JDA / Manugistics. * Supply Chain leader for JD Edwards global implementations. * Directed European operations during two-year divestiture transition and JD Edw ards implementation. * Re-designed and optimized supply chain network after spin-off from Baxter. De veloped and deployed global 3PL strategy. Identified best partners globally and regionally. * Drove supply chain into product development process and improved speed to mark et. * Established Gross Margin Return on Investment (GMROI) model to measure busines s efficiency which increased sales $1.2 million, improved gross margin 10%, redu ced inventory 20%, and eliminated 5% of the items on one product line. * Worked with distributors and IDNs to improve supply chain collaboration and ef

ficiency to reduce the cost of their expired inventory and improve par levels 25 %. * Directed supply chain planning for high growth and new product business units. * Directed cross-functional team with packaging engineering to reconfigure packa ges and pallet patterns for commodity items and established cold-chain validatio n for heart valves that saved over $1 million. * Developed strategy to label products at point of distribution for low volume m arkets. * Recognized for developing strong university partnership and attracting / retai ning top talent.

NEXTEC APPLICATIONS 2000 to 2001 A start-up company focused on developing and manufacturing advanced material app lications for textiles. Director of Materials and Sourcing, Vista, CA Directed materials, systems, and sourcing functions to enable rapid growth. Rep orted to COO. * Developed textile and chemical sourcing strategy. * Implemented 4th SHIFT System for Order Management to Procurement and plant bar -code system. * Changed business model from make-to-order to make-to-stock for certain product offerings. * Developed and implemented refinishing model with major supplier and outdoor fa bric wholesaler. * Worked with Singapore Economic Development Board to establish a plant to suppo rt Asian growth. BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION / EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES 1985 to 2000

Director of Logistics, Cardiovascular Group, Irvine, CA (1996 - 2000) * Led operations team during spin-off from Baxter and the Allegiance spin-off. * Re-organized and centralized planning organization. * Brought in a global sales & operations planning process and improved forecast accuracy, inventory modeling, and replenishment from "rule-of-thumb" process. I ntroduced concept of the Perfect Order. Improved immediate fill rates from low 80s to 97%, reduced backorders by $1 million, and improved inventory turns 20%. * Re-organized and centralized Customer Service into a customer care organizatio n. * Introduced Trade Compliance function and staff. * Led and implemented concept of moving products in quarantine from manufacturin g plant to distribution center. * Implemented Corrective and Preventative Action teams with transportation carri ers to eliminate repetitive delivery failures. Director of Logistics. Biosciences Group, Brussels, Belgium (1992 - 1995) * Led change from country to business unit organization. * Introduced sales and operations planning process, forecasting, inventory model ing, and replenishment. * Worked with executive management for the vision and strategy of central Europe an versus country distribution and delivery. * Changed labeling of product from US plant to European point of distribution.

Project Manager, Global Logistics. Fenwal Division, Deerfield, IL (1991 - 1992) Manager of Production Planning. Fenwal Division, Deerfield, IL (1989 - 1991) Production Planning Positions. Fenwal Division, Deerfield, IL (1985 - 1989) EDUCATION MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO BS Business Logistics. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Teaching assistant for introductory logistics course under Dr. John Coyle Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) American Production and Inventory Control Society PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Medical Device Supply Chain Council ( Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). VP Education, North Chicago Chapter