Controller – Retail Petroleum Systems, France @ Schlumberger
Controller – Schlumberger Metering, Portugal @ Schlumberger
Controller, Pigments for Paper Americas @ Imerys
BA Hrs @
Reims Management School
Strategic thinking financial and business development leader with extensive international experience improving performance and driving growth for industrial manufacturing organizations. Strong track record increasing profitability through clear strategic direction and exemplary tactical planning. Broad-based expertise includes overall business leadership, driving turnarounds, P&L management, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, business integrations, financial reporting, process improvement, internal controls, costing,
Strategic thinking financial and business development leader with extensive international experience improving performance and driving growth for industrial manufacturing organizations. Strong track record increasing profitability through clear strategic direction and exemplary tactical planning. Broad-based expertise includes overall business leadership, driving turnarounds, P&L management, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, business integrations, financial reporting, process improvement, internal controls, costing, and change management. Dedicated to building and developing teams that consistently exceed performance expectations.
Certified with Six Sigma Green Belt.
Fluent in English, French and Portuguese
VP Finance - Airbus Americas @ Manage all aspects of finance for Airbus Americas Inc. and its subsidiaries From January 2011 to Present (4 years 10 months) Herndon, VADirector Special Projects @ From December 2009 to December 2010 (1 year 1 month) Arlington, VAIndependent Consultant @ From April 2006 to November 2009 (3 years 8 months) Atlanta, GAVice President / General Manager, Pigments for Paper Americas @ Managed all aspects of management, serving as a key member of the Global Pigments for Paper as well as the North American management teams
Re-designed a new region-based organizational structure which improved people’s moral and customer focus
Instrumental in developing a five-year plan (2004 – 2009), including investments of more than $350M
Presented budget and five year planning for the Pigments for Paper Americas division From June 2004 to December 2005 (1 year 7 months) Atlanta, GAGlobal Controller, Pigments for Paper @ Directed all aspects of finance for the Pigments for Paper group, serving as a key member of the management team. Managed monthly reporting, and supported decision-making at both the Pigments for Paper and Imerys levels.
Developed and implemented a financial consolidation package, in order to facilitate the consolidation of monthly results, forecasting and budgeting at both regional and global levels
Standardized reporting processes within the three main regions, including the monthly/quarterly analysis of results as well as comments to the board
Participated in the preparation and review, of two major investments, valued at over $50M. Prepared the final presentation to the board, which led to approval of both investments From July 2003 to March 2005 (1 year 9 months) Atlanta, GARegional Controller, North America @ Coordinated the shared services functions, including accounts payable, tax, treasury, insurance, and external audits, at the North American headquarters. Served on North American management team
Chaired the ERP project, which was successfully implemented throughout the US organization following three previously failed attempts (Bipix, SAP, and ROSS)
Coordinated central functions including IT, office services, legal, and human resources From February 2002 to August 2004 (2 years 7 months) Atlanta, GAController, Pigments for Paper Americas @ Managed all financial operations for Pigments for Paper Americas. Responsible for communicating regularly with the group, following up on monthly results, reviewing investments, budgeting, forecasting and long-term planning
Guided organization through a smooth integration following the acquisition of ECC by Imetal. Proposed and instituted a financial organization that is still in place five years later
Drove the financial turnaround of the region, transforming a loss in 2000/2001 into a 15% ROI starting 2002 and stopping the decline in sales.
Oversaw major investments over $80M in the Brazilian operations from 2000 to 2004
Successfully completed the acquisition of a roof-tile company in Portugal, within one month of joining the group From February 2000 to February 2002 (2 years 1 month) Atlanta, GAController – Schlumberger Metering, Portugal @ Successfully implemented a complete ERP system (MFG-Pro for QAD), which piloted the adoption of the Euro as functional currency, two years prior to its official release
Collaborated with the COO to introduce lean concepts such as flow, JIT, and Kanban methodology
Restructured the tax/legal organization, which reduced the Effective Tax Rate (ETR) from 45% to 0% (up to $27M), resulting in yearly savings exceeding $5M From April 1996 to January 2000 (3 years 10 months) FamalicaoController – Board Test System, United Kingdom @ Implemented a transfer pricing policy, which produced $4M annual tax savings for England-based manufacturing operations
Eliminated and relocated England-based manufacturing operations to sites based in the US and France, which resulted in annual savings exceeding $10M From December 1993 to March 1996 (2 years 4 months) FerndownController – Retail Petroleum Systems, France @ Successfully implemented a full ERP system for the manufacturing and service organizations From April 1991 to November 1993 (2 years 8 months) Montrouge
BA, European Business Administration @ Middlesex University From 1983 to 1987 BA Hrs, European Business Administration @ Reims Management School From 1983 to 1987 Laurent Tremeau is skilled in: Process Improvement, Change Management, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence, Financial Reporting, Manufacturing, Consolidation, P&L Management, Six Sigma, Internal Controls, Financial Analysis, Business Process..., Forecasting, Business Process, Financial Modeling, Leadership, Management Consulting, Budgets, Integration, Team Building, Finance, Team Management, Accounting, Acquisition Integration, Business Development, SAP, Managerial Finance, ERP, Cross-functional Team..., Analysis, Auditing, Human Resources, Business Strategy, Business Planning, Management, Strategy, Project Planning, Restructuring, Risk Management
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