Vice President and General Manager
GKN Aerospace is an aviation & aerospace agency which provides machining, composites, chemical milling, supply chain management, design, and additive manufacturing.
Embracing challenges to drive impressive and sustained results is my passion. My specialty is rallying cross-functional teams around innovative initiatives to deliver rigorous revenue and profit goals for industrial manufacturing companies. As a compelling leader with deep expertise in global strategy design, business development, operations and managing multimillion-dollar P&L, I am committed to advancing and empowering the next generation of talent. Experienced in responding to market disruptors with game-changing technologies, I fuse drive, determination, and agility to define strategies that create measurable impact, energize growth and achieve operational excellence on global platforms. Noted for: Strategic Business Planning Built a lucrative, realized business case to launch 6,000-square-meter greenfield facility in Mexico, employing 250 people, identifying a location with access to technical labor pools, reputable unions, and neighboring sister units. Operational Improvement Executed a $75M capital investment project created to upgrade manufacturing equipment technology, strengthen competitive advantage, and drive profitability across eight plants. Organizational Efficiency Optimized organization without impacting budget by reducing direct reports from 15 to five, facilitated professional advancement by adding a layer of management. Handpicked internal candidates and reviewed critical issues and challenges on a regular basis to mentor in transition to sales leadership. Cross-functional Collaboration Attained 25% amplification in new business above previous year by fostering collaboration among sales, engineering, and plant operations by designating operations and engineering partners to every sales director, tasked with defining and implementing plans to win targeted new business pursuits. Core Competencies that Ensure Success Global Business Expansion – Operational Streamlining – Profit Margin Management – Strategic Business Planning – Industrial Engineering – Executive Relationships – Leadership – Resource and Budget Allocation – Global Sales Operations – Marketing Strategy – Team Building and Motivation – Problem Solving – Negotiation – Program Management – Product Management – Continuous Process Improvement