Director of Operations Manufacturing in LA Southern CA Resume Rob MacDonald

					                                         ROB MACDONALD
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San Marcos, CA 92078                                                              robmacdonald@sbcglobal.net


                       MANUFACTURING / OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
                       VP/Director of Operations / COO / Plant Manager

Highly effective business leader skilled in multifunctional management including manufacturing operations, quality
control, technology implementations, finance, sales initiatives, profit improvement, cost containment, and
customer service. Expert in providing vision and energy to drive organizational change and deliver sustainable
bottom-line results. Repeated successes leading businesses through startup, turnaround, and revitalization.
Responsible leader who motivates teams to peak performance. Achieve exceptional business results through the
following expertise:


              Business Development           Consolidations         Leadership/Vision
              Manufacturing/Operations       P&L Management         Start-ups & Turnarounds
              Project Management             Strategic Alliances    R&D - Product Development


                                           PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
GRAPHIC CONVERTING, INC., Allen, TX                                                               2006–2009
Largest sports trading card, sports memorabilia, and interactive card game manufacturer in North America that
provides design, print, custom finishing, security processes, packaging, and distribution.
  Director
  Member of executive management team and consultant to CEO on production efficiencies, safety, staffing,
  vendor negotiations, equipment, business strategies, and government regulations/certifications (CPSIA & FDA).
  Provided technical sales support and customer interface. Directed 5-member team overseeing 300+-member
  staff in two-shift 24/6 operation across two facilities.
       Delivered 19% annual savings ($260,000), shorter lead times, JIT deliveries, and better quality by
        researching, qualifying, and implementing complete new flexographic supply chain.
       Relocated $70 million, 200,000+ sq. ft. trading card facility, heavy equipment, and 50 key employees from
        San Diego, CA to Allen, TX while maintaining continuous operations during two-plant consolidation.
       Achieved 4% annual savings ($400,000) by creating new supply chain management and buyers tracking
        system despite 2008 international economic decline and sky rocketing petroleum prices.
R.M. CAPITAL, LLC, Carlsbad, CA                                                                 2004–2006
Independent consulting and print brokerage firm specializing in food packaging and general commercial printing.
  Executive Director / Owner
  Independent sales representative selling consulting and print brokerage services into new markets in very
  competitive industry.
       Maintained and serviced major frozen food packaging client through two corporate acquisitions, increased
        material costs, and fierce national competition.
CREATIVE M ARKETING GRAPHICS, INC., Vista, CA                                                         2001–2004
Small graphic design, photography, and printing brokerage generating $3.5 million in annual revenue.
  General Manager
  Recruited to join company with equity interest and build in-house manufacturing capability to create commercial
  printing company. Oversaw manufacturing, purchasing, scheduling, QA, and staffing to produce multi-color
  catalogs, brochures, direct mail, magazines, presentation folders, and general commercial printing.
     Saved $200,000+ (25%) from listed market prices after negotiating new capital equipment purchases.
     Reduced outsourcing 75%, shortened lead times, enhanced quality control, and increased margin 20% by
         acquiring and installing equipment to create multi-color commercial print manufacturing operation.
ROB MACDONALD                                                                                         Page 2 of 2

CUNNINGHAM GRAPHICS INT'L, Jersey City, NJ                                                               2000–2001
Large, international printing and data transfer company specializing in financial and banking documentation and
reports with 24-hour transmission and duplication services to financial centers in 12 global satellite plants.
  Senior VP Operations
  Recruited by CEO as print specialist to assist in M&A evaluations of potential targets. Troubleshot under-
  achieving acquisitions to improve production efficiencies and resolve staffing, sales, and administrative issues.
    Led turnaround of troubled west coast satellite facility by returning company to profitability in 60 days and
       increasing sales 3% in 5 months.
    Lowered raw material costs 7% through vendor negotiations, inventory control, and waste reduction.
    Improved employee morale and increased productivity by revising production schedule, which resulted in
       10% staff reduction.

REPRINTS, INC., Vista, CA                                                                            1993–2000
Medium-size regional commercial printing, direct mail, and fulfillment company generating $24 million annually.
  VP Operations
  Selected to bring order out of chaos and grow shoestring operation in exploding industrial market. Implemented
  complete overhaul of operations, introduced new technology, and upgraded equipment that facilitated explosive
  growth.
     Developed $4 million brokerage into $25+ million regional powerhouse at 32% gross margin with four
       distinct value-added divisions, increasing 30 original staff to 200+ employees.
     Generated $13 million in new revenue within six years as result of designing and implementing order
       entry system and centralizing purchasing process; sales increased 30% annually.
     Increased revenue $5 million in two years by designing and establishing new manufacturing facility in four
       months. Honored by CEO with Hero’s Award for superior merit and leadership.
     Negotiated five property leases for expansion over seven years that lowered per sq. ft. cost 12% while
       doubling manufacturing space.
     Reduced yearly accidents 40% by directing and implementing Cal/OSHA Program.

COLOR LITHO, INC., Gardena, CA                                                                        1992–1993
Small trade/brokerage printer looking to grow sales and become "full service" printer.
  VP of Sales / General Manager
  Hired as VP of Sales to recruit and train additional sales staff to increase sales and margin. Accepted additional
  role as General Manager to implement production and scheduling efficiencies to minimize missed deadlines,
  poor quality, and lost sales/clients.
     Increased revenue $1.5 million in 13 months by recruiting and training 12-member sales force.
     Implemented Cal/OSHA Program and reduced accidents 25% over previous year.


                   EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / PERSONAL INTEREST
                          Economics, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, Las Cruces, NM

                                                Mac & PC Literate

               Print Production, Pre-Press Techniques, PIA/GATF SEMINARS, Los Angeles, CA


                       20 years semi-professional yachting experience; represented U.S. in
                                 World Championship's and Congressional Cup.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Rob MacDonald is a highly effective business leader skilled in multifunctional management including manufacturing operations, quality control, technology implementations, finance, sales initiatives, profit improvement, cost containment, and customer service. He is an expert in providing vision and energy to drive organizational change and deliver sustainable bottom-line results. Rob has had repeated successes leading businesses through startup, turnaround, and revitalization. He is a responsible leader who motivates teams to peak performance.