VP Facilities Operations Management in Miami Ft Lauderdale FL Resume Thomas Lindner
Thomas Lindner is a dynamic, results-oriented facilities and construction management executive with military background and more than 20 years of experience in public and private sectors.
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THOMAS LINDNER Coral Springs, Florida 954-695-1470 • email@example.com DIRECTOR: Facilities and Construction Management Dynamic, results-oriented executive with military background and more than 20 years of experience in public and private sectors. Strategic innovator and analytical problem-solver, able to support sustainable growth in fast-paced environments and challenging conditions. Turnaround expert, adept at transforming dysfunctional teams and organizations. Committed to providing superior service to all customers, internal and external. Proven ability to guide industry-leading companies to new levels of performance and profitability. Demonstrated capacity to motivate multidisciplinary teams in alignment with enterprise objectives. Well-earned reputation for exemplary work ethic and capacity to lead by example. Strategic Leadership • Teambuilding • Mentoring • Change Management • Project Management • Negotiation Design / Construction • Utilities Services • Disaster Recovery • Environmental Compliance • Safety Value Engineering • Process Improvement • Fiscal Management • Organizational Development PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Fort Lauderdale, Florida • 2004 – 2013 Country’s 6th-largest school district, with 275 schools serving 257,000 students. Chief Facilities and Construction Officer (2010 – 2013) Appointed by Superintendent to assume critical role in midst of major corruption investigation involving Board Members and unprecedented budget cuts. Provided strategic leadership to Executive Director of Construction and Design, Director of Real Estate and Growth Management, Director of Plant Operations and Maintenance, Safety Director, Energy Manager, Manager of Custodial and Grounds, and Manager of Support Services. Identified and developed opportunities to streamline procedures, cut costs, and restore transparency. Partnered with colleagues, staff, and contractors to implement process improvements and manage ongoing projects. Personally addressed customer-service and safety issues as needed. Administered $70M payroll and construction budgets of more than $75M. Prepared financial agenda items and presented them for approval by School Board. Selected Achievements Recovered $36M in capital funds by collaborating with consultants, legal staff, auditors, and contractors to close out hundreds of projects dating as far back as 2004. Led staff to deliver 6 projects totaling $75M under-budget and in record time. Restored transparency and ethical accountability to contractor-selection process. Completed strategic downsizing of Plant Operations staff over 3-year period to minimize impact on schools and staff; ensured that all cuts were transparent to customers. Continued to meet school needs with reduced staff by partnering with Human Resources in execution of performance-improvement and progressive-discipline plans. Continued… RESUME THOMAS LINDNER • Page 2 • firstname.lastname@example.org BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (continued) Executive Director, Physical Plant Operations Division (2004 – 2010) Oversaw all aspects of Facilities Operations for 275 schools and 20 administrative sites encompassing 39M square feet of conditioned space, 4500 acres of grounds, and more than 6000 HVAC units. Led 700 - 1000 unionized employees and more than 100 contractors. Managed annual budget of $150M - $185M. Spearheaded division transformation by focusing on customer service, attention to detail, and organizational commitment. Identified and developed opportunities to improve processes. Served as member of Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) Peer Review Team, providing consulting audits to school districts throughout the country. Selected Achievements Decreased $185M budget by 5% for 4 consecutive years and trimmed work-order backlog by 25% despite 10% growth in space and substantial workforce reductions. Increased productivity, reduced delays, enhanced customer service, and cut costs by value- engineering all major work processes; after full implementation, 2010/2011 expenditures were at 2004/2005 levels and customer satisfaction rating was 99%. Slashed annual contracted services budget by $2.4.M by drafting and executing comprehensive business plans and introducing innovative cross-training program. Achieved all of the above improvements despite damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Optimized stockroom operations by developing online catalog system, eliminating more than $3M in obsolete inventory through online auction, and redesigning rack and storage system; cut overhead by 18% and delivered significant reduction in equipment downtime by making critical parts more accessible. Reduced environmental footprint and delivered recurring cost savings of $11M per year with implementation of district-wide energy Tools For Schools program; program selected as U.S. Energy Association Public Sector Program of the Year. Developed planned maintenance schedule to improve indoor air quality recognized by Environmental Protection Agency as a top program nationwide for last 8 years. JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES, INC., Deerfield Beach, Florida • 2000 – 2004 Privately-owned company providing financing and marketing services to automotive dealerships nationwide. Distributes Toyota vehicles in 5 southeastern states and owns the country’s largest Lexus dealership. 3600 employees. Director, Facilities Management Oversaw facility operations and maintenance at Corporate Facilities in 4 states. Sites included corporate buildings and family residences, mailroom operations, Print and Document Services, Warehousing and Shipping Services. Led team of 5 managers and 85 employees. Selected Achievements Supported development and maintenance of collaborative campus culture during a period of explosive growth; made key contributions to company being selected as one of Fortune’s Top 20 Places to Work, a distinction the company has maintained for 12 years. Guided capital-improvement plan from proposal through successful completion, averaging $1.5M per year; consistently delivered projects on-time and under-budget. Increased warehouse staff output by more than 30% without increasing labor or costs while improving customer satisfaction. Reduced capital costs by 20% and spread costs over asset service life by developing forward- looking capital replacement and maintenance plans. RESUME THOMAS LINDNER • Page 3 • email@example.com ADDITIONAL HISTORY AUTONATION, INC., Fort Lauderdale, Florida • 1997 – 2000 National Manager, Facilities Created Facility Maintenance function for start-up company that grew to 750 automotive retail and rental locations in 3 years. Introduced successful asset management program company-wide, establishing site accountability for high-value equipment and benchmarking age and repair history of support system; this served as baseline for repair/replace and preventive maintenance decisions, saving millions of dollars each year. Cut utility costs by millions of dollars each year by aggregating company energy portfolio and negotiating best rates and high-usage-customer incentives. Managed as many as 10 capital improvement projects simultaneously across multiple states with no service interruptions; consistently completed projects on-time and under-budget. Oversaw closure and divesture of assets for 15 dealerships in 6 different states within 1 year, months ahead of original schedule. UNITED STATES NAVY • 1995 - 1997 Captain Achieved command of Navy warship with 330-member crew and $36M operating budget. Earned recognition for excellence in quality of life, retention, safety, and operational readiness. Received Battle Efficiency Award for best ship in squadron. EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Master of Science in Operations Analysis Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Technical and Engineering Training Division Officer Course • Department Head Course • Senior Officer Ship’s Material Readiness Course Prospective Commanding Officer Course Surface Warfare Officers Schools Command, Newport, Rhode Island SELECT COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Office • SAP • Primavera • Compass • Lawson RESUME
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