Senior Operations Manager in TX Resume Gary Litwin

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					GARY LITWIN
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015 830.755.9095/glitwin3@hotmail.com

Summary
Executive Management Professional with over 20 years of experience in leading business start-up; change management through lean, six sigma; strategic and tactical planning; product development and commercialization. Extensive experience optimizing business processes in medical device and healthcare industries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
VMH HEALTH, COLLEGE STATION, TX JAN 2009 – NOV 2009
Early stage life science company spun-out from Texas A&M Health Science Center/Scott and White Healthcare. Company is developing and commercializing an in-vitro diagnostic test to stratify essential hypertension. President and CEO (consulting/employment agreement)  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Lead all company start–up and business development activities: research and data analysis, market validation, business plan, fund raising, joint ventures and strategic alliances.  PUBLIC SPEAKING: Numerous business presentations at symposiums and investment groups.  Company was named one of the Most Promising Life Science Companies at the 8th Annual Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship Life Science Venture Forum in Houston.

BYRON MEDICAL INC., TUCSON, AZ

MAY 2008 – SEPT 2009

Subsidiary of Mentor Corp., Santa Barbara, CA; Manufacturer of liposuction and lipoplastic equipment General Manager (consulting assignment)  LOGISTICS: Aligned customer demand to manufacturing capacity. Implemented metrics for manufacturing.  PROCESS MANAGEMENT: Implemented lean/5s/six-sigma events: increased finished good production by 35%, reduced backorders 90%. Implemented kanbans for inventory control.  REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE: Facilitated a KEMA CE and Surveillance (ISO 13485) audit.

FOUNDATION BARIATRIC HOSPITAL OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS CEO – Financial/Strategic Management
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OCT 2006 – NOV 2007

Foundation Surgery Affiliates, Oklahoma City, OK, Healthcare Management Organization Developed financial and strategic growth plans. Recruited and hired physicians and medical staff. Directed sales effort for patient recruitment. Implemented a process driven operational environment. SIX SIGMA PROCESS: Implemented six-sigma events, reduced customer complaints in clinic by 35%. PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Lead cross-functional project team on hospital opening and start up of surgical program.

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BARIX CLINICS OF TEXAS, WYLIE, TX
Forest Health Services, LLC., Ypsilanti, MI, Provider of specialty healthcare programs

JAN 2000 – MAY 2006

President - Operations Management
    Lead cross-functional project team on the business development and start- up of specialty hospital and multisite physician clinics. Recruited physicians & surgeons; negotiated contracts and managed all relations. LEAN PROCESS MANAGEMENT: Implemented a manufacturing flow operations infrastructure. Directed all departments consistently meeting corporate goal of +/-5% of controllable expenses. SALES: Marketed and Branded Company through numerous venues. Grew sales from ground floor to $35M.

PRECISION EDGE ®SURGICAL PRODUCTS CO., BARBEAU, MI
OEM manufacturer of surgical cutting instruments used in orthopedic and neurosurgery.

MAR 1996 – DEC 1999

General Manager - Business turnaround
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CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Delivered organizational change to focus on customer service; continuous

improvement; individual and team accountability. Developed metrics, monitored and posted results

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SIX SIGMA/LEAN PROCESS: Implemented lean, 5s, kaizen and six-sigma events, resulted in: increased ROI

from 2% to 20%; improved pretax profit from $139,000 to $989,000 in two years; increased on time deliveries from 70% to 90%; reduced lead times by 33%. SALES: Increased sales from $1M to $6M through new product launches and formation of key customer partnerships. OPERATIONS: Implemented activity based costing-used data to drive operational improvements.

BECTON DICKINSON DIVISION, SANDY, UT Plant Manager – 1991 – 1996
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OCT 1988 – MAR 1996

Becton Dickinson and Co., Franklin Lakes, NJ, medical technology company, manufacture and sales of medical devices, instruments and reagents worldwide Directed the total operations of a $30M medical device manufacturing plant. Full operational P&L.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT: Aligned manufacturing process into a focused factory (plant within a plant) to drive

operational efficiencies.
SIX SIGMA/LEAN PROCESS: Implemented lean, six-sigma events resulting in: improved gross profit from 35%

to 39%; reduced direct labor by 20%; increased packaging output by 7% and, plastic injection brush molding by 5%; reduced customer complaints by 14%. SUPPLY CHAIN: Implemented strategic supply chain initiatives resulting in inventory reduction of 27% ($800,000). REGULATORY: Achieved ISO 9000 certification and CE mark. Maintained FDA and cGMP compliance. Performed due diligence and successfully integrated two acquisitions.

Manager, Research and Development – 1988 - 1991
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Led R&D team in development and commercialization of surgical scrub brush

products. Interfaced with marketing, sales, physicians and nurses to identify customer needs and product benefits. PRODUCT COMMERCIALIZATION: Introduced new anti-microbial scrub brush products. REGULATORY: managed product development through the 510k/NDA/ANDA channels. Evaluated areas of future clinical development, in-licensing opportunities, and potential collaboration partners and strategic deals. Wrote technical white papers to support product claims and participated in focus groups and nurses panel.

PRIOR 1988 EXPERIENCE Senior Engineer, BECTON DICKINSON, ACUTE CARE, Lincoln Park, NJ Manufacturing Engineering Manager, ACCESS DEVICES, INC., Bristol, PA Project Engineer, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, New Brunswick, NJ

EDUCATION
M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Graduate, Key Executive Education Program, Harvard University Cost Management/Activity Based Management, Marmon College Project Management Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology Project Management Seminar, Gershenson & Associates, Inc PACE (Product and Cycle Time Excellence), Becton Dickinson & Co Strategic Planning Workshop, Becton Dickinson & Co Statistical Engineering for Manufacturing Control and Improvement, Becton Dickinson & Co Demand Flow Technology Breakthrough Workshop: The Agile Factory, Demand Point Entrepreneur Workshop, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship Private Pilot

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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Gary Litwin is an Executive Management Professional with over 20 years of experience in leading business start-up; change management through lean, six sigma; strategic and tactical planning; product development and commercialization. He has extensive experience optimizing business processes in medical device and healthcare industries.