Irvine, CA 92603 949-350-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org www.toddkreter.com
Successful in building and turning around multiple functions within companies:
Engineering -- Operations -- Customer Service – Program Management -- Quality
Able to provide vision, keep groups focused on customer needs and energize people
Successful within dynamic structures. Able to drive improvements and retain personnel during
corporate spinouts, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and management team changes.
Consultant – Operations, Engineering and Systems Feb ’07 – Present
Developed material planning system for specialty clothing manufacturer directly improving
inventory turns. Defined new organizational structure for high-tech transportation Systems
Company. Created marketing and sales program for IT services company.
Quantum Corp - Manufacturer of Data Storage Products, $800M revenue, 2500 people
VP Global Services 2004 – 2007
Managed $110M customer service business with full P&L responsibility. 200 person
organization plus network of partners. Reduced costs by more than $3M through outsourcing
and innovative use of remote diagnostics technology. Continually met world-class metrics for
call center operations, achieved special industry certifications (SCP) and awards.
VP Engineering 2003 – 2004
Managed hardware and software groups to bring first software-centric product to market.
Required restructuring of groups to bring in new abilities. This product and its derivatives now
provide significant revenue share for the company.
VP Program Management and Quality 2002 – 2003
Implemented product development process requiring cross-functional deliverables at each
phase and triggers for out-of-bounds conditions. Resulted in increased ability to hold
schedules and hit milestones.
Sr. VP Engineering, Product Management and Operations 2001 – 2002
Drove the “front end” of the business: defining, developing and producing products. Defined
and developed company’s next generation enterprise product. Ran focus groups, customer
interviews and conjoint studies to define requirements. Products resulted in producing more
than 50% of business unit margin.
VP Operations 1998– 2001
Managed business increases of more than 50% year over year. Drove product costs down by
greater than 10% per year. Transitioned higher volume products to off-shore contract
manufacturing. Reduced parts inventories through lean techniques with suppliers.
ATL Products, Inc. - Manufacturer of automation products, $300M revenue, 700 people
VP Operations 1994 – 1998
Developed factory for medium volume, highly configurable product lines. Used the factory as a
showcase to capture business from major system OEMs: Sun, HP, IBM. Successfully
implemented lean manufacturing techniques. Turnaround from order to ship on more than
4,000 configurations in less than 48 hours.
Odetics, Inc - Engineering Mgr – Operations Mgr – Engineer 1986 – 1994
Ford Aerospace - Mechanical Engineer – Sensors group 1982 – 1986
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Graduated: California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1982
Professional: Stanford/AEA Executive MBA Program, August 2000