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					CRAIG LaHOTE
419-349-4800
                                                                                           craig@lahote.com
                                                                   9742 Roachton Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551


                                   PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Business executive adept at managing IT, Sales, and Marketing functions within diverse
organizations. Strong electronics and engineering background, with a passion for solving
problems and lifelong learning. Broad, extensive knowledge of manufacturing and information
technologies. Expertise within insurance, investments, engineering and manufacturing operations.
Public sector oversight and management experience. Proven ability to grow and diversify revenue
through expansion into new strategic market segments.




                                  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LOCKREY MANUFACTURING, Toledo, OH                                                    2007-Present
VP of Sales & Marketing, IT Director
Direct global sales and marketing activities for parent company and two affiliated companies,
AIMCO Manufacturing and First Choice Support System. Coordinate development of strategies
that create value-added services through implementation of technology. Seek out acquisition and
equity partnership opportunities with companies that produce products for nascent markets.
     Spearheaded diversification and expansion into Aerospace and Wind Energy markets.
     Reduced outside IT support costs by $50K/yr. through server consolidation, virtualization and
      implementation of standardized hardware and software configurations.
     Increased product company sales by 20% during first six months by implementing a national
      marketing campaign and establishing a regional distributor network.
     Established AIMCO as the preferred end tooling integrator for Gorbel, a leading manufacturer in
      the global jib crane industry.


UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Toledo, OH                                                           2010-Present
Adjunct Instructor, College of Business Administration
Part-time instructor for the Department of Information Operations and Technology Management.


OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Perrysburg, OH                                                    2009-Present
Adjunct Instructor, Electrical Engineering Technologies
Part-time instructor for computer and electronics-related technology courses.
     Member of the Computer Science Advisory Committee.


TOWNSHIP OF PERRYSBURG, Perrysburg, OH                                            2003-Present
Chairman and President, Board of Trustees (Elected Public Office)
Oversight, along with two other trustees, of a $13M budget and $20M in investments. Governance
of 65 employees and operation of police, fire, EMS, zoning, maintenance and recreation services.
     Collaborated with regional officials on a package of incentives for Owens Illinois, resulting in 300
      new jobs for the Perrysburg area.
     Coordinated the installation of VOIP technology for new facilities and provide guidance on use of
      external IT resources, including an ongoing $100K IT infrastructure upgrade.
CRAIG LaHOTE                                                                                     Page 2


LaHOTE CONSULTING GROUP, Perrysburg, OH                                              1992-Present
President
Provide Information Technology, Strategic Planning and Business Consulting Services for a
diverse group of clients in the Manufacturing, Distribution, Insurance and Legal sectors.
    Led the SAP data acquisition and conversion team for integration with Mead Corporation
    Saved Moore Business Forms an estimated $1M in hardware and software costs as a result of
     implementing a streamlined Year 2000 remediation program.

ASHLEY INSURANCE GROUP, LTD., Maumee, OH                                               2004-2007
Registered Representative, Health Insurance Benefits Consultant & IT Manager
Financial and employee benefits advisor for a wide variety of public and private-sector clients.
    Achieved savings of $25K/yr. in outside IT costs by implementation of new CRM software and
     hardware systems.
    First health agent to secure a $500K group health contract during the first year in the business.
    First dual health agent/advisor to attain $5M of assets under control in first 12 months.

S & R EQUIPMENT CO., INC., Perrysburg, OH                                          1996-2002
Subsidiary of Fluor Corporation
Director of Information Technology
Developed, evaluated and implemented strategies targeted to improvement of business processes
for this multi-location regional company. Founded the IT department and guided growth of
department to six people.
    Founder of the IT Department; developed SARIS business management system, tracking $60M in
     equipment assets and inventory, and providing all major financial functions. Implementation of
     SARIS saved a projected $250K/yr. in outside software development and acquisition costs, and
     $50K/yr. in licensing fees.
    Served in a consulting capacity to $8B Fortune 500 parent company, assisting with evaluation of
     strategic acquisitions and enterprise IT projects, including $200M Knowledge@Work initiative.
     Recommended acquisition of SMA Software, resulting in $600K/yr. savings in custom software
     development costs.
    Directed the rollout of Flour’s SAP software and coordinated integration with SARIS.
    Assisted with divesture of S&R from Fluor, directing data conversion and integration operations;
     retained by United Rentals as part of their acquisition and transition team, continued on as a post-
     acquisition consultant through 2007.

MATRIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Maumee, OH                                                  1988-1996
Technical Services Manager, Unix & Network Services Division
Manager, System Support and Services Division
Project Manager, Factory Automation Division
Increasing responsibility within the organization, starting in project management and culminating
in the direction of the business consulting arm. Provided project management, network design and
communication consulting services to a diverse group of clients, including GM, Jeep, BP, Sun Oil,
Nucor Steel, Doehler-Jarvis, S&R Equipment, Moore Business Forms, Campbell’s Soup, Himont
Plastics and Monsanto on Microsoft, DEC, Novell, Unix and IBM AS/400 platforms.
    Founder of System Support and Services, the internal IT support department, developing and
     supporting the Engineering Management Information System (EMIS), providing all project and
     financial information to management. Implementation of EMIS saved a projected $500K in
     outside software development and acquisition costs, and $50K/yr. in licensing charges.
    Founder of the Stratum Technologies business networking division, growing to 12 members and
     $2M in annual revenues in 3 years.
CRAIG LaHOTE                                                                                  Page 3


    Designed and implemented the first Novell-based plant floor production and control system, a
     $1.2M project for Moore Business Forms that integrated SCADA solutions into the network.
     Achieved national recognition for Matrix by Novell as a pioneer in NetWare integration.
    Designed the first Unix-based plant floor production and control system, a $1.5M project for
     Himont Plastics; recognized by Allen-Bradley and Altos for excellence in systems integration.


                                           EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, minor in MIS and Marketing
Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH
    4.0 GPA, member of Tau Pi Phi Business Academic Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda
       National Honor Society, and Mensa International.
    Undergraduate work in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toledo
       and Computer and Aerospace Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology.
          o Dean’s List at both universities.

MBA, concentration in Marketing and Finance
Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH
    4.0 GPA while working full-time, special recognition in finance and economics.

                             LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    FINRA Series 7 Securities license (expired)
    State of Ohio Life and Health license
    Advanced Class Amateur Radio license
    Certified Business Broker
    FEMA NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, IS-801 and IS-804 certifications

                    COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
      Member of MBA Advisory Council for Heidelberg University
      Member and past Technology Committee Chairman, Perrysburg Rotary Club
      Past Co-Chair, Perrysburg Schools Technology Strategic Planning Committee
      Perrysburg Schools Business Advisory Council member
      Graduate of the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy
      Past member, Wood County American Red Cross Advisory Board
      Member of the Project Management Institute
      Appointed by the President of the Ohio Senate to serve on the Commission on the Future
       of Healthcare Education and Physician Retention in Northwest Ohio
      Wood County E9-1-1 Planning Commission board member
      Past technology roundtable speaker for the Employers’ Association
      Past President, Perrysburg chapter of Business Network International
      Graduate of the Perrysburg Citizen’s Police Academy
      Graduate of the Wood County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Police Academy

References available upon request.

				
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