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									                                                        ERNIE NAST
                                                       Santa Cruz, CA 95060
                                  Home: (831) 466-0369   Cell: (831) 239-3123

                                             SENIOR EXECUTIVE PROFILE

        Over 15 Years Experience in Management / Leadership Positions with High-Profile & Start-up Companies
            Consistent Track Record of Profitable Results Across Multiple Functional Areas and Industries
                   Expert at Employing Information Technology to Improve Business Performance
Executive-level professional with advanced knowledge and experience in all core operational disciplines in multiple industries
including biotech, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Career distinguished by consistent over-achievement of goals, successful
motivation of highly skilled, diverse teams, and continuous improvement strategies subsequently adopted company-wide.
Completely comfortable with assuming high levels of P&L responsibility and performance accountability.

Core Knowledge & Skill Areas:
 Complex Project Management                 Senior Executive Relationships             P&L and Budget Management
 Team Development & Leadership              Lean Manufacturing / Supply Chain          Process Reengineering
 Finance / SAP / ERP / cGMP                 Materials & Inventory Management           Cost & Expense Optimization

                                               PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
                                            PARALLAX CONSULTING – Bend, OR
                                         Principal (2011, 2006 – 2008 & 2002 – 2004)
Provided expert functional and systems consulting services in Operations, Materials, Finance, Cost Management, and Service
to medical and technology companies including Cell Genesys, based on wealth of experience and success in prior positions.
Challenges: Client lacked necessary controls to define and manage materials; medical diagnostics company
concerned could be carrying excess inventory.
  Selected Accomplishments:
        Set up logistics and support systems for Phase III clinical trials for GVAX Cell Genesys’ new cancer vaccine;
         formed and led cross functional team, and identified and resolved unique logistical challenges.
        Identified specific areas of excess totaling 28% of inventory, developed and implemented a successful
         inventory reduction program, and identified cost of safety stock, $5.3 of the $13.7 Million inventory required, providing
         a further savings opportunity for the client.

                                          ZOLL CIRCULATION – Sunnyvale, CA
                     Director of Supply Chain Management & Information Technology (2008 – 2011)
Introduced basic planning and inventory control concepts to early-commercialization stage company during growth from $15M
to $50M. Shipped 125% of forecast for newly acquired business. Applied lean principles to Supply Chain and expanded
Asian sourcing for 50% - 60% cost reduction on key commodities, with 20% reduction in total product cost.
Challenges: Newly acquired product line was not meeting gross margin expectations after purchase.
  Selected Accomplishments:
        Moved acquired IVTM business from Orange County in three months with no disruption of Customer
         shipments while moving from 19,000 sq ft to 47,000 sq ft facility and installing ERP package.
        Identified specific cost reduction opportunities, applied lean principals to Supply Chain and expanded
         offshore sourcing to achieve 50% - 60% materials cost reduction on key commodities while reducing direct labor.
         Gross Margin improved from 25% to 53% in one year.
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                                 Home: (831) 466-0369   Cell: (831) 239-3123

                                         PRISMEDICAL CORP. – American Canyon, CA
       Vice President, Operations (2005 – 2006) / Director of Operations & Information Technology (2004 – 2005)
Collaborated with board of directors of start-up Biotech Company on business plan and strategic direction. Oversaw
manufacturing, facilities, information technology and Quality. Identified and selected manufacturing partners, performed
supplier relations, and negotiated pricing. Accountable for P&L of $2.5 Million and cost of goods sold of more than $50 Million.
Challenges: Develop and implement effective manufacturing strategy for Biotech Start-up Company.
  Selected Accomplishments:
      Researched space, equipment, training, quality and regulatory issues requiring resolution to ramp up limited
        in house manufacturing facilities and elected quick turn alternative of contract Medical Device manufacturer.
      Negotiated price, established partnership with manufacturing company and moved from internal 9-station
        production line to manufacturer, validated against cGMP, trained staff and started production within 4 months of hire

                                          AMIRA MEDICAL – Scotts Valley, CA
                     Director of Supply Chain Management & Information Technology (2000 – 2002)
Directed all aspects of planning, purchasing, shipping and receiving, warehousing, and information technology. Initiated and
led product cost reduction initiative and managed expense budget of $3 Million. Negotiated favorable distribution agreement
and process integration with third party distributor and successfully managed Japanese distributor relationship. Collaborated
on company’s successful acquisition by Roche Diagnostics and spearheaded asset transfer.
Challenges: CFO had developed product cost projections for investors with no supporting detail for assumptions.
  Selected Accomplishments:
     Modeled product unit cost, developed cost reduction initiatives including tooling and equipment
        improvements, project costs, and aggressive timeline for initiatives to reduce costs to meet CFO projections.
       Designed, developed and implemented an integrated, consolidated customer and prospect database for FDA
        reporting, marketing and direct mail campaigns by merging and multiple existing customer spreadsheets.

                                           APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS – Foster City, CA
    Director of Information Technology (1999 – 2000) / Senior Manager of Business Process Analysis (1997-1999)
Led multiple concurrent complex projects including e-commerce implementation, customer restructuring, virtual product order
capture, warehouse automation, and SAP rollout to service organizations and sales offices through cross functional teams.
Managed expense budget of $4 Million, balancing requirements of eight functional groups and global requirements.
  Selected Accomplishments:
     Created and staffed global BPA organization and integrated global implementation team with resident IT staff
         for successful SAP implementation and support in US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Netherlands and Australia.
     Significantly improved customer complaint tracking and reporting by replacing manual spreadsheets with
         fully integrated SAP Quality Management tool.

                                             EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Certifications: Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)
Training: Executive Lean Supply Chain Kaizen, Lean Sensei International
Associations: Association for Operations Management (APICS)
Technical Skills: Microsoft Office • Microsoft Project • SAP • QAD • Expandable ERP • Great Plains • ASK

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