Over 30 years of diversified business experience. Led Financial and Human Capital Management functions in a $2.3 billion subsidiary of a Fortune 500 manufacturer. Served as General Manager of privately held, $8.1 million Corporation. Background in: Strategic & Financial Planning, Budgeting, Compensation, Employee Benefits, Recruitment, Succession Planning, Safety, Employee Relations and Payroll. Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Trained.
Using principles of Lean Manufacturing, led Operational Management Team that reduced costs and cycle times by 27%.
Directed Human Resources for seven international locations, large manufacturing plant and distribution center with over 1,700 employees. Managed domestic employee benefit plans, reducing healthcare costs by 7.5%. Re-engineered recruitment processes, reducing the costs by over $400,000 annually. Negotiated contracts with private and public unions, resulting in over $1,000,000 annual savings. Re-emphasized safety and ergonomics producing over $200,000 savings in lost-time accidents.
Led the design of an employee performance management process that aligned pay with overall business goals. Developed an innovative recruiting web-site and created employment-branding strategy. Designed compensation and incentive pay plans.
Prepared business plans, annual budgets and 5 year strategic plans for 3 different globally marketed product lines.
Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977 with a degree in Finance and an additional emphasis in marketing. Earned Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification in 2001.
Organizations: President of Elkhart Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Past President (2012) Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce; Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce – Board Member; Optimal Networkers –BNI (Sheboygan Falls); Trustee Secretary – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish; Past President of the Elkhart Lake Lions (2006 & 2009); Elkhart Lake Volunteer Firefighter (over 33 years); Elected to Elkhart Lake Village Board (9 consecutive terms – 1984 to 2003)
Happily married to Janell. Resident of Elkhart Lake since childhood. Raised three grown children, Brad, Becky and Nikki.
Avid football and Green Bay Packer fan. Enjoys boating, playing golf and bowling.