Chief Executive Officer President Strategic Operational in Asia Resume Keith Lomason
Keith Lomason has a dynamic 30-year career and is distinguished by continual progression and a verifiable record of achievement in delivering strong financial, market, and operational results. Keith is accomplished in building organizations from the ground up, turning around underperforming operations, and achieving operational excellence through efficiency and productivity improvements.
KEITH LOMASON Shanghai, China • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Mobile: 86-13901712880 SENIOR MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE Accomplished in driving revenues, market presence, and profitability Dynamic 30-year career is distinguished by continual progression and a verifiable record of achievement in delivering strong financial, market, and operational results. Accomplished in building organizations from the ground up, turning around underperforming operations, and achieving operational excellence through efficiency and productivity improvements. Extensive experience conducting business in China and in multicultural, cross-functional environments. Able to see the big picture, understand more than one side of a situation, and bring those sides together to facilitate decision-making and furthering objectives. QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY Executive Leadership, Strategic & Market Planning, Client Relationship Management • Networking P&L and Operations Management, Startups & Turnarounds, Interim Management Process, Productivity & Efficiency Improvement, Team Motivation & Management, Corporate Governance CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • Successfully negotiated and managed a 50/50 Sino-American joint venture that grew five-fold in 8 years. • Orchestrated successful startup of Magna International China and the launch of coordinated group activities within a very decentralized company, including business development, purchasing, supplier development and IT activities. • Played an integral role in Magna by championing initial market entry and growth in China. • Initiated corporate social responsibility activities in local China communities. • Experienced Director with past service on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards. • Received both the Silver & Gold Magnolia Awards from the city of Shanghai. Each year, the mayor of Shanghai selects fewer than a dozen foreigners who have made substantial ‘contributions to improving the socio-economic situation of Shanghai and enhancing Sino-foreign relationships’ to receive these prestigious awards. • Chinese Linguist in US Marine Corps with Top Secret security clearance. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JIMMER’S CLASSIC COLLECTIBLES– Shanghai, China 2011-Present President & CEO Jimmer's is a new company bringing to China the Allard J2X MkII sports car - an updated version of a successful 1950's rally racecar. I have full P&L responsibility and am currently focused on developing this business in China by raising capital, increasing awareness of our product through various marketing activities, identifying our potential partners, and negotiating contracts. THE PAC GROUP, CHINA – Shanghai, China 2010-2011 Managing Director Full P&L responsibility for all aspects of this project-management based consulting firm. Consulting services focus in four areas: - Business Strategy Consulting: Develop China market entry and/or expansion strategies - Program Management: Management of projects ranging from simple facility layout improvements up to complex greenfield facility planning, approval and construction management process projects (EPCM) - Manufacturing Engineering: Design, install & test manufacturing lines for the automotive industry - Supplier Development Services: Manage the entire process of new supplier identification, audit, gap closure and sourcing or provide training and SQEs to existing suppliers in need of improvement MAGNA INTERNATIONAL, CHINA (MIC) – Shanghai, China 2004-2009 Executive Director, Business Development In charge of setting up and opening the Magna China Office, and establishing it as a key resource, providing one legal entity for all 10 Magna business units (Magna is a decentralized company with each business unit having its own President); MIC’s responsibilities included, HR, finance, supplier quality development, group purchasing coordination, office management and business development activities for all of China. Set up the operation, developed the first corporate plan for entering into the Chinese auto market, influenced group plans, and hired key employees. WILLIAM KEITH LOMASON, II Page Two / email@example.com (MIC Continued) Full general management authority and P&L responsibility for driving business development efforts: identify business opportunities for all Magna groups to enable them to enter and/or expand in the PRC market; cultivate and maintain high-level government contacts; and spearhead PR and marketing strategies to raise company awareness among customers and governments in China and to capture legitimate business opportunities for the Magna group business units. Reported to Magna President of Asia Pacific. Significantly increased market presence and contributed to the expansion of Magna from two business units in China with three joint venture operations (resulting from acquisitions of larger entities outside of China) to nine of ten groups with 16 manufacturing entities, three engineering centers, and a country headquarters. – Grew to a total of 20 operations in China, including four Joint Ventures and 16 wholly owned facilities. – Provide strategic plans to business units’ decision makers so they could enter or increase their presence in the China, including target customer identification, wholly owned or joint venture analysis, and acquisition possibilities. – Conduct initial due diligence and handle facility location identification, analysis, and recommendation. – Structure development zone and/or government contracts for project establishment, and liaise between the group and government to facilitate legal establishment of entities. – Work with groups to hire initial employees with key focus on middle management (groups typically assign their own GM and hire workforce locally and use MIC’s resources for engineering/middle management functions). – Recommended and assisted in process of buying-out two joint venture partners and taking the companies to wholly owned status; group is more successful, flexible, and efficient based on this change. – Built customer awareness of Magna and the group’s activities in China through speaking engagements, participation in auto shows and conferences and development and coordination of in-customer tech shows. SHANGHAI LOMASON AUTOMOTIVE SEATING SYSTEMS CO. LTD (Slassco) – Shanghai, China 1996-2004 General Manager/President – Sole expatriate manager with full P&L responsibility in this 700+ employee 50/50 joint venture manufacturing operation (acquired by Magna International’s Seating Group in late 1996). Handled partner selection, due diligence and joint venture negotiations. Oversaw engineering, production, quality, finance, HR, and material control functions. Managed eight direct reports including two VP’s assigned by Chinese partner. DOUGLAS & LOMASON CO. – Havre de Grace, MD / Richmond, MI / Farmington Hills, MI 1985-1995 Plant Manager (1991-1995) - complete P&L responsibility for two facilities Operations Manager (1989-1990) – production planning, product quality, material control, employee relations Assistant to Comptroller (1988-1989) – budget development, tracking & reporting for all manufacturing entities Employee Involvement Coordinator (1985-1987) – train EI leaders at all manufacturing facilities, administer EI progress US MARINE CORPS – South Carolina, California, Texas & Okinawa, Japan 1981-1995 Sergeant – Chinese Crypto-linguist EDUCATION / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • MBA - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China - 2010 • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – University of Phoenix, AZ (online) - 2008 • Certificate of Fluency, Chinese – U.S. Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA - 1982 • Affiliations – Former Board Member of: Shanghai American School (Board Chair); Shanghai Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment; Shenyang Chantland Material Handling Equipment Co., Ltd; Canada Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai; Member: American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai • Referrals and Public Presentations – available upon request • Top Secret Codeword clearance while in US Marine Corps Awards Received Silver and Gold Magnolia Awards from the city of Shanghai, which are given to 10 to 12 foreigners each year who have “contributed to the economic and social development of Shanghai”