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Derek Curl 330 W 58th St New York, NY 10019 (502) 773-4084 dc1ad8316@westpost.

net Professional Profile: Over 8 years experience in New Product Introduction encompassing product design, program, and product management. Background includes product merchandising, pr oduct costing and promotional support negotiations, as well as promoting success ful vendor relationships. Additional skills include managing evaluation plans, launch schedules, program budgets, and marketing initiatives. Background also e ntails utilizing Six Sigma methodologies in the design, evaluation, and improvem ent of multi-generational consumer products. Proven ability to lead cross-functi onal teams, as well as global suppliers, to achieve business objectives. Experience: Haier America- Major Appliances Team New York, NY Sr. Product ManagerAugust 2010-Present Sr. Product Manager owning responsibilities for all cooking and dishwasher produ cts for Haier`s North America operations. Manage product from concept inception to mass production, while also maximizing marketplace performance and quality c ontrol. Work directly with Haier`s China-based manufacturing facilities as well as global OEM partners, responsible for the completion of all tasks necessary t o bring and maintain products to the marketplace. Ownership also includes direc t communication and support of Lowe`s account as well as other major retail outl ets and private dealers. Selected Accomplishments: * Increased sales revenue for total cooking and dishwasher products from $2 mill ion to $8 million year over year. * Launched range hood product lineup that resulted in the acquisition of 3 floor spots at Lowe`s. These floor spots were taken from the market leader and were the first Haier-branded major appliances displayed on the retail floor at Lowe`s . * Currently launching new dishwasher product lineup that has already secured Hai er a spot on the Lowe`s retail floor. Sears Holdings- Brands Business Unit Hoffman Estates, IL Product Manager January 2009-July 2010 Product Manager for Kenmore Cooking Products encompassing freestanding ranges, c ooktops, wall ovens, microwaves, and range hoods. Responsibilities include cust omer-focused merchandising of product lines, negotiating product cost and promot ional subsidies with all Kenmore manufacturers as well as Sears buyer, overseein g and signoff of product appearance and engineering specifications, establishing multi-generational product plans inclusive of the latest innovations, and worki ng closely with product quality organization to improve service call rate and cu stomer product experience. Selected Accomplishments: * Ownership of Kenmore cooking business that entails over $700 million is annual revenue and 2 million in unit sales. * Management of complete re-launch and transition of Kenmore cooking line that i

ncludes over 350 individual skus. * Negotiated over $2.5 million in annualized product cost savings for Kenmore ov er-the-range microwave business. * Developed extensive knowledge base of multiple appliance manufacturers by fact ory visits in North America, Asia, and Europe.

G eneral Electric- Appliances Division Louisville, KY Program Manager January 2008-January 2009 Served as Program Manager for Advantium product platform. Responsible for dr iving consistent product delivery and directing all aspects of new product intro duction requirements including the definition of project plans, resource allocat ion, management of program risks, investment/expense costs, schedule, and financ ial benefits. Led cross-functional team of engineering, global supply chain, m arketing, and sourcing in execution of New Product Introduction projects. Manag ed activities of 3 design engineers that reported directly to me. Selected Accomplishments: * Managed $6 million dollar budget for investments and expenditures pertaining t o the Advantium product platform. * Represented company in negotiations of product technical specification require ments with supplier. * Acquired cross-cultural business experience through extensive international tr avel in Asian markets. * Formulated detailed program schedules from prototype through mass production f or 3 concurrently running product platforms. * Directed activities of third party suppliers in support of projects within are a of responsibility. General Electric- Appliances Division Louisville, KY Design Engineer June 2005 to December 2007 Was one of a four-member design team for the Advantium product line. Responsibl e for reliability and system level performance requirements and evaluation there of. Selected Accomplishments: * Instrumental in the delivery to market of the 240V built-in Advantium product resulting in almost $4 million of annualized benefits. * Defined and developed reliability evaluation strategy, resulting in a drop of 4 points in service call rate over baseline product. * Constructed, coordinated, and executed entire system-level evaluation plan con sisting of over 80 product tests. * Facilitated efforts in utilization of failure reporting and corrective action system. Implemented solutions for 40+ product issues using six sigma methodolog y and root cause analysis techniques. * Played pivotal role in global products technology reliability training session s. Techniques presented were considered best practices. General Electric- Appliances Louisville, KY Edison Engineering Development June 2003 to May 2005 Program- Engineer The Edison Engineering Development Program is a 2-year entry-level position cons

isting of 4 six-month rotations across various product lines. This program spec ializes in the training of high-potential engineers for technical product design . Selected Accomplishments: * As part of a 2-person technology team, delivered 120V Advantium built-in produ ct to market that generated $1.58 million in revenue and $641 thousand in averag e standard margin in first three months on the market. * Earned Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification. * Participated in the successful completing of technical reviews in global produ cts, refrigeration, and range product lines. * Attained GE product reliability practioner status and became point of contact for others seeking guidance in reliability.

Education: Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 2003 * Maintained a 3.89 grade point average. * Graduated in the upper 10% of graduating class. * Served as vice president and charter member of Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor society. Indiana University New Albany, Indiana Pursuing Master of Business Administration 2012 * Grade point average: 3.96 after 4 semesters. References: Available upon request