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VERNON SCHLOSSER 188 Sea Hero Drive (502) 639-8376 Elizabethtown, KY 42701 vs15ec4ce@westpost.

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OPERATIONS AND SALES MANAGEMENT Leading by Example PROFILE A highly experienced Operations and Sales Management professional with a history of consistent success at the local, regional, and national levels. Strengths in clude driving revenue growth, resolving conflict, improving morale, and consiste ntly exceeding profit goals. Skilled at budgeting and financial management. Exte nsive background recruiting and hiring sales teams, developing talent, and desig ning comprehensive training programs. A builder of cross-functional process improvement teams and a natural motivator who thrives in environments requiring a high-level strategist and a big-picture thinker, as well as front-line practical experience. Proven operations managemen t skills utilized in driving profitable and cost effective collaboration between operations and sales. Adept at marketing areas: promotional planning, pricing, merchandising, event planning, and advertising. * A collaborative team manager with proven ability at managing multiple prioriti es in fast-paced environments. A welcome addition to any company, ready, willing and able to function in any role necessary to ensure operations improvements an d increased sales. * Consistently recognized as able to improve operational effectiveness and effic iency through leadership that optimizes management processes to realize cost sav ings, accelerate performance, and sustain strategic flexibility. Highly advanced negotiation skills. CORE COMPETENCIES Project Management * Productivity and Process Improvement * Train The Trainer * Strategic Planning Client Relationship Management * Budget Management (Profit and Loss) * Business Acumen Tactical Planning * Team Development * Team Leadership * Marketing Management Operations Management * Advanced Organizational Skills PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Specialty Products and Insulation Company Louisville, KY Area Regional Manager 2004 - 2010 1998 - 2010

For a domestic and global distributor and fabricator of mechanical, industrial, commercial, building, HVAC insulation, OEM products, passive fire protection, an d ceiling / flooring systems, opened a Greenfield operation (environmentally com pliant manufacturing), under budget and 45 days ahead of schedule. Managed an ar ea covering Kentucky and Indiana. Re-structured an operation that was not profitable for seven years, hiring new p ersonnel, and training the staff to achieve profitability standards. Controlled the Profit and Loss of four business units, creating a new budget annually. Eval uated each job for profitability. * Recruited and trained Operations and Sales Managers.

* Maintained growth and profitability of region. Specialty Products and Insulation Company continued General Manager 1998 - 2004

Created, directed, and trained staff on a job follow-up process that continues t o be used today. Provided Account Managers' training. Oversaw budgeting, labor m anagement, and cost control, presiding over "make vs. buy" decisions. Created innovative and effective presentations for architectural products sales calls. Analyzed inventory levels to meet market demands while increasing invento ry turns. Pursued target accounts to ensure inclusion on their approved vendor / bid list. Applied marketing expertise to adapt the business unit model to fit the marketpl ace. Utilized market research to forecast sales and establish profit margins for product line. Prepared and initiated an annual budget, controlling Profit and L oss. * Motivated and managed office personnel, purchasing, account managers, dispatch ers, and warehouse / delivery staff. * Oversaw the Receivables and Payables, including all invoicing for customer bil lings. Drywall and Building Supply Company Louisville, KY Account Manager 6 - 1998

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For a construction industry vendor, developed a client-base of 35+ contractors, generating sales of $2,800,000 in two years. Oversaw the processing of customer orders, organizing shipments for delivery of building supply materials. Served as the primary point of contact for vendors, architects, general contract ors, and customers. Researched prevailing market conditions. Sourced and negotia ted contract commitments for the procurement of building materials. Provided tec hnical assistance and cost analysis for customer bid projects. MILITARY U.S. Army (retired) - First Sergeant AWARDS President's Award (for developing a production plan leading to consistent on-tim e deliveries) President's Achievement Award for Profitability of Senior Management Team President's Award for "Leadership Champion" of Senior Management Team President's Award "Best Practice" for the "Creating a Quote" Program Specialty Products and Insulation Company Honor Award of Engineer Corps for the highest competence rating in Combat Ready Effectiveness U.S. Army EDUCATION Master's Degree, in Business Administration - 2011 University of Phoenix

Bachelor Degree, Business Management - 2004 University of Phoenix