Chief Information Officer
Lydall, Inc. is a global manufacturer of specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets.
My more than twenty years of progressively responsible leadership and information technology management experience in diverse industries, exhibits a record of strong achievements and significant contributions. Throughout my career, I have built effective teams, turned around operations, spearheaded start-ups, integrated IT functions during mergers, and forged cost effective, highly motivated business and information technology organizations in support of business operations in the U.S. as well as European and Pacific Rim countries.|Spearhead startup operations and create global IT organizations that meet 24/7 high volume, high availability demand. Rescue under-performing IT departments, identify problems and implement best practices to achieve operational excellence. Collaborate well across the enterprise from board room to computer room to all operational levels. Mentor and develop customer-focused IT department balancing strategy and tactical best practices. Implement formal planning, transform business processes, create scalable/reliable infrastructure to improve service levels and drive business performance. Industry experience includes startup to Fortune 500, in verticals such as consumer package goods, clinical research, pharmaceuticals, distribution, direct marketing, retail health care (franchise), and consulting. Expertise includes ITIL, Lean Six Sigma, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, IT governance and portfolio management. Seasoned MBA highly experienced with multiple ERP platforms, and a history of completing projects on time and on budget|Specialized Skills: Process Transformation/Improvement, Organizational Optimization, ERP Implementation, Application Development, Infrastructure Build/Scalability, Resource Mentoring/Retention, Global Program Management, IT ROI,|Disaster Recovery/Contingency Planning, IT Governance, Commercialization, ITIL, Sarbanes Oxley, Lean Six Sigma, Turnaround Specialist|Joseph M. Tait