Robert Luehrsen is a proven visionary and strategic leader that translates business strategies into maximum profits commensurate with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public. He is an expert in enhancing profitability; and growing product lines to provide market share growth opportunities.
ROBERT A. LUEHRSEN Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 997-5308 firstname.lastname@example.org EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COMMITMENT | L EADERSHIP | I NTEGRITY A proven visionary and strategic leader that translates business strategies into maximum profits commensurate with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public. An expert in enhancing profitability; and growing product lines to provide market share growth opportunities. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on innovation and disruptive technologies within the fluid and paste dispensing markets AREAS OF EXPERTISE Strategic / Tactical Planning Business Development Building Vendor Relationships Manufacturing Solidworks Software Marketing/Sales Strategies Paste/Fluid Dispensing Operations Management Mechanical Engineering PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GFI INNOVATIONS, INC. – GURNEE, IL 2001 – 2012 FOUNDER / PRESIDENT (2001-2012) Created and launched a manufacturing business focused on fluid and paste ink dispensing technologies and is currently operating at over 4 million in revenue. Developed business and operational plans, recruited all personnel, selected 20,000 Sq./Ft. manufacturing site, and designed all equipment currently offered by GFI Developed business relationships with Sun Chemical that have culminated into over 160 machine placements in two years generating over $3 million in sales and nearly $1 million in commission revenues Led negotiations with Sun Chemical that will guarantee 300 machine units over a five year period with an exclusivity fee of $600,000 per year which would provide GFI a revenue stream of $12,800,000 Managed administrative, legal, and financial functions for the company, shareholders, and partners Created international programs with Sun Chemical that have resulted in machine placements in Switzerland with discussions to proceed with 14 different countries on 5 continents Managed all financial operations including: accounting, GL, reporting, P&L, collections, and budgeting ACHIEVEMENTS: Launched ten new products and established two consumable lines which provides the company a strong sales portfolio, as well as a sustainable model for growth Granted three U.S. Patents and one international patent Awarded the PIA Intertech Award in 2006 and the Canadian Green Award in 2011 CONTINUED … ROBERT A. LUEHRSEN PAGE 2 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - CONTINUED C.B. MILLS, INC. – GURNEE, IL 1991 – 2001 DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Started with C.B. Mills as a mechanical engineer and after 5 years was promoted to the Director of Engineering. The department grew from 3 engineers into a group of 7 mechanical/electrical/software engineers ACHIEVEMENTS: Designed Fluid Dispensing equipment for the Automotive and Coatings market. Most notably developed a 196 component gravimetric dispenser that utilized high pressure feed lines, tote tanks, and drums. The machine was comprised of six nested scales that could accommodate a capacity range of 1 to 1000 gallons. Developed a 48 component paint dispenser with senior scientist staff at Sherwin Williams that would create finished paint products to the retail market utilizing raw components. Ultimately Sherwin Williams was awarded a patent for this process. Developed a solvent based high pressure tank cleaning system used by paint companies to clean their open top tanks and drums. The system could accommodate 80” diameter tanks, and would spray mixtures of hydrocarbon and aromatic solvents at pressures up to 500 psi and flow rates as high as 20 gpm. Created large and small scale solvent recovery systems. Largest system would distill chemical products at a rate of 250 gph, while the smaller units would operate at 10-20 gph. Travelled abroad to help C.B. Mills partner with a high viscosity mixing company which facilitated the development of mixing equipment for the adhesive, paint, and ink industries. AREAS OF MECHANICAL DESIGN EXPERTISE Rotational Molding Sheet Metal Investment Casting Injection Molding CNC Machining Hydraulic Systems Sand Casting Pumping Systems Rapid Prototyping EDUCATION University of Illinois at Chicago Circle Campus Northern Illinois University Elmhurst Management Program REFERENCES Brian Breidigan Charles Murray Percy Agboat John Patka V.P. Sales and Operations President Dir. Narrow Web Senior Research Engineer Sun Chemical North American Inks North America Sherwin Williams St. Charles, Illinois Sun Chemical Sun Chemical Cleveland, Ohio 630-776-7572 Parsippany, New Jersey Brampton, Ontario 216-566-2000 973-404-6000 416-580-0263
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