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					                              GEORGE A. YARUSAVAGE, CTL, C.P.M.
5 Coachman’s Court                                                                        (203) 846-1150
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850                                                           cell (203) 984-4957
                                                                                gyarusavage@yahoo.com
EMPLOYMENT
• Manager of Logistics - M-real USA Corp., Norwalk, Connecticut
      2007 - Present
      Currently managing a Finnish paper company’s $25 Million U.S. supply chain. This includes import,
      export, and Homeland Security compliance as well as port, warehouse, 3PL, and carrier management,
      plus providing support to European operations and 3PL services for operations sold to a competitor. 2009
      negotiated savings are estimated at $.5 Million.

• Principal - Fortress Consulting LLC, Norwalk, Connecticut
        2006 - 2007
        Specialist in transportation and procurement cost reduction projects, including transportation management
        training of procurement personnel; carrier negotiations; contracts; and establishment of freight payment
        and inbound transportation control programs.

• Manager of Transportation Procurement - Verizon Wireless, Orangeburg, New York
      2004 - 2006
      Saved $6.4 Million/year for 2.5 years on a $100 Million freight contract. Developed a new inbound
      transportation program, saving an estimated $30 Million on an annual base of $180 Million. Improved a
      deficient freight audit & payment system. Assisted a major Wireless division by identifying an 18-20%
      outbound cost reduction on a $2 Million annual spend. Was part of a new, corporate-wide 3PL negotiation
      and selection team.

• Principal - Fortress Consulting Company, Norwalk, Connecticut
        2002 - 2004
        Executed transportation and procurement savings projects. Provided “How to Purchase Transportation”
        training to procurement professionals newly assigned to transportation.

• Director of Technical Logistics - NBC Olympics Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
        1998 - 2002
        Released a $.5 Million reserve back to NBC Finance as a result of perfect customs compliance.
        Responsible for supply chain management of NBC's broadcasts for the 2000 and 2002 Olympics Games.
        Challenges included managing the $4.2 Million and $1.7 Million Sydney and Salt Lake City logistics
        efforts; establishing credibility of a new logistics department with internal customers; creating working
        relationships with U.S. and foreign customs authorities; developing and implementing a new in-house
        inventory software control system; managing domestic and international transportation; establishing and
        managing simultaneous operations in U.S. and overseas locations; managing cargo docks and “load out”
        operations; and the acquisition, modification, and management of the NBC-owned ocean container fleet.

• Manager of Logistics, Manager of Sourcing Projects - NBC Corporate, New York, New York
      1993 - 1998
      Saved $724K on a negotiable base of $4.3M while obtaining non-logistics services for the 1996 Olympics
      broadcast. Negotiated and managed company-wide logistics, travel, security, commissary, power, and
      other service agreements. Supported local and remote news, entertainment, and sports broadcasts, as
      well as the 1996 Olympics Games. Member of the GE Corporate air freight, third proviso, HHG, small
      package, and freight payment negotiation councils.

• Corporate Manager of Transportation - GTE Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut
       1987 - 1993

• Manager of Domestic Air Contracting - General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut
      1986 - 1987

• Manager of Logistics - NBC, New York, New York
      1985 - 1986

• Coordinator of Transportation - GTE Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut
       1981 - 1984

• Transportation Pricing Analyst - Continental Forest Industries, Greenwich, Connecticut
       1979 - 1981

• Junior Partner - Diamond Jewelers, Hershey, Pennsylvania
       1978 - 1979

• Transportation Pricing Analyst - Continental Forest Industries, Greenwich, Connecticut
       1975 - 1978
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

            •   Established the first NBC Olympics Technical Logistics Department
            •   Hired, trained, and managed new Technical Logistics hires
            •   Pioneered inbound collect purchasing programs
            •   Trained new division transportation managers
            •   Developed and implemented simplified transportation pricing structures
            •   Conducted carrier negotiations, developed and managed resulting contracts
            •   Developed consensus-based interdivisional carrier selection process
            •   Managed 'TRIAD' multi-company negotiation and contracting programs
            •   Performed plant site and private truck fleet size analyses
            •   Performed operational and financial acquisition evaluations of rail and truck equipment
            •   Developed and managed pay-for-performance Household Goods programs
            •   Led a team effort to design a generic air shipment tendering system
            •   Gained experience in auto rental, airline, credit card, hotel, and travel agency program
                      management as the primary back-up to the Corporate Travel Manager
            •   Analyzed and projected production, distribution, and strike coverage alternatives
            •   Participated in proceedings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, state regulatory
                      bodies, and carrier rate bureaus
            •   Integrated separate transportation programs in support of corporate mergers
            •   Supervised the Corporate Supervisor of Company Operated Trucks and oversaw his
                      management of over 200 tractor-trailers at 25 remote sites
            •   Developed and conducted in-house transportation seminars

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

            •   Current Guest Lecturer, Burlington County College Logistics Certificate Program
            •   Past Guest Lecturer, Penn State Smeal Business College Supply Chain MBA Program
            •   Invited Mentor, Penn State 2001/2002 Smeal Business College Honors Mentoring Programs
            •   Past Guest Lecturer for the Northeastern University & CUNY Logistics Certificate Programs
            •   Past Advisory Board Member to a “dot com” logistics software company
            •   Past Guest Lecturer and Advisory Board Member for the Service and Administrative Institute
            •   Past Advisory Board Member for numerous LTL and airfreight carriers
            •   Frequent Speaker at national, regional, and local CSCMP, AST&L, and ISM meetings

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

            •   Honored as the 2005 ”Innovation” Person of the Year by the ISM NY/NJ Forum
            •   Co-Recipient of the 2001 AST&L “Logistics Partnership Award”
            •   Selected as one of the “Top 20 Logistics Executives of 2000”
            •   Co-Recipient of the “Outstanding Technical Team Studio” 2000 Sports Emmy
            •   Subject of the September 2000 cover story in Logistics Management magazine
            •   Recipient of the 1992 AST&L Industrial Traffic Management Specialty Award
            •   Co-Recipient of the 1992 Bronze “Telly” for co-producing an employee relocation video
            •   Subject of the July 1990 cover story on carrier selection in Purchasing magazine

EDUCATION

            •   MBA, New York University, 1983
            •   BS in Logistics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1975
            •   Completed Green Belt Training, GE Six Sigma quality program
            •   Numerous in-house and outside seminars on quality, contracting, management, team building,
                   diversity, purchasing, and logistics

CERTIFICATIONS

            •   CTL, American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L)
            •   C.P.M. (lifetime certification), Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
            •   CPIM, American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
            •   Registered Practitioner before the Interstate Commerce Commission (now the STB)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

            •   AST&L: National - Vice Chairman of the Board; past President; former Regional V.P.; 1998,
                   2003 & 2006 National Conference Program Chair; Southern New England Chapter - past
                   President, Secretary, and Program Chair; NJ/NY Chapter - Co-founder
            •   CSCMP: NYCONN Roundtable – Secretary, Education Chair; past Program V. P.; past
                   President; Annual Conference – Past Presenter and Transportation Track Chair
            •   ISM: ISM-7 Counties – Treasurer; past President, Webmaster, Communications Chair, and
                                                                      nd
                   Program Chair; Logistics & Transportation Group – 2 Vice Chair

				
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