Executive Director Industrial OE and Aftermarket Sales @ JTEKT North America Corporation
Vice President Global Sales & Marketing & Lean Director @ Fabco Automotive Corporation
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BS, Geophysics @
Seasoned operations & sales professional, detailed, and decisive leader offering rich career experience driving bottom line profitability by designing and deploying effective operational processes focused on improving efficiency and customer satisfaction. Broad-based expertise building internal and external relationships domestically and internationally, conducting negotiations, introducing enhanced work-flow systems, and applying technical acumen to fuel positive technical, sales and
Seasoned operations & sales professional, detailed, and decisive leader offering rich career experience driving bottom line profitability by designing and deploying effective operational processes focused on improving efficiency and customer satisfaction. Broad-based expertise building internal and external relationships domestically and internationally, conducting negotiations, introducing enhanced work-flow systems, and applying technical acumen to fuel positive technical, sales and operational results.
*Project / Program Management
*Strategy Development & Implementation
*Sales & Marketing
Vice President Integrated Systems and Solutions @ From June 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Auburn Hills, MIVice President Business Development @ From January 2011 to June 2013 (2 years 6 months) Auburn Hills, MIVice President & General Manager @ P&L responsibility for North American operations. From September 2009 to December 2010 (1 year 4 months) Auburn Hills, MIAmericas Vice President Engineering @ Lead all aspects of engineering and program management in the Americas region. From December 2006 to September 2009 (2 years 10 months) Auburn Hills, MIGlobal Marketing & Engineering Director @ Global responsibility for $100M sales of driveline products into non-automotive customers. From July 2004 to December 2006 (2 years 6 months) Auburn Hills, MIVolvo Cars Senior Account Manager @ Responsible for total customer satisfaction for Volvo Cars From June 2002 to July 2004 (2 years 2 months) Offenbach Area, GermanyMarketing and Engineering Development Director @ Reported directly to the Managing Director of German Operations.
-Implemented the German Operations manufacturing strategy; a 72 million Euro project. Completed on time and under budget due to successful interfaces with European operations in five countries.
-Designed and implemented cost reduction projects system. Demonstrated savings of Euro 3.5M in first year.
-Developed business plan for revolutionary new product resulting in a highly profitable new product introduction. From January 1999 to June 2002 (3 years 6 months) Offenbach Area, GermanyProduction Director @ Achieved four promotions in five years. Responsible for the safety, cost, quality and customer service performance for all production activities. Prior positions encompass supervisory and management roles in production, maintenance and supply chain.
-Increased productivity 20% over twenty four months.
-Scrap reduction of 40%
-Quality defect reduction 90%
-Set up time reduction of 55%
-Indirect labor reduction of 47%
-Raw material inventory reduction of 50% over ten months.
-Chairman's Safety Award for safest plant worldwide From October 1993 to December 1998 (5 years 3 months) Alamance & Sanford, North CarolinaPlant Manager @ General Manager for the flagship state-of-the-art high purity gas filling plant and separate special gasses plant.
-Increased profitability by 37% over two years
-Technology award for the successful, profitable application of new technologies into production
-50% start to finish cycle time reduction in six months
-Directed successful ISO 9002 registration, first in NA.
-Highest safety ratings in the division. From March 1989 to June 1993 (4 years 4 months) Research Triangle Park, NCDivision Officier @ Nuclear and submarine qualified officier From 1984 to 1989 (5 years) Bremmerton, WA
MBA @ Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business From 1993 to 1995 BS, Geophysics @ Purdue University From 1981 to 1983 Pre-Engineering @ Asbury University From 1979 to 1981 John Connor is skilled in: Operations Management, Projects, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Program Management, Product Development, Kaizen, Manufacturing, Automotive, Six Sigma, Engineering Management, Engineering, Cross-functional Team..., Strategy, Business Planning, Supply Chain Management, Management, Project Management, Process Improvement, Process Engineering, Negotiation, Leadership, Supply Chain, Business Process..., Business Strategy, Forecasting, Business Process, Business Development, Change Management, Budgets, Value Stream Mapping, Manufacturing..., Team Leadership, Aerospace, Procurement, Purchasing, Root Cause Analysis, Logistics, APQP, Kanban, Operational Excellence, Team Building, P&L Management, Sales, SPC, Manufacturing..., PPAP, Manufacturing Operations, FMEA, Strategic Sourcing
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