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Jeffry Schutt is an accomplished operations executive with extensive experience in building, leading, and transforming world class technical and production operations. He is open to opportunities in Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Taipei, Taiwan, or Shanghai, China.
Jeffry A. Schutt Chicago, IL 60610, USA Cell: 1.312.852.8518 Office: 1.847.317.4988 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linkedin.com/in/JeffryASchutt and 100 Sec. 3 Ren Ai Rd. Taipei, 10657 Taiwan R.O.C. Taiwan Cell Phone: 886.91.888.5588 CAREER PROFILE An accomplished operations executive with extensive experience in building, leading, and transforming world class technical and production operations. Successfully manages $50+ million operating budgets. A bottom- line, customer-focused team player, who consistently achieves critical business objectives through effective application of well-developed business, financial, and technical skills. Global Technical Leader who directs operations worldwide and utilizes statistical techniques, such as Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, SPC, and Gage R&R to continuously improve capability, capacity, productivity, and quality. Motivational Change Agent who mentors, coaches, inspires, trains, develops, and listens. Facilitator of positive change to drive competitive advantage, so team members reach their full potential and achieve extraordinary results for customers and the organization. P&L General Manager who possesses unique ability to maximize financial results, while simultaneously improving quality and compliance with international standards, e.g., ISO 17025, Guide 65, and ISO 9001. Designer and Builder of critical infrastructure for operations. Establishes appropriate organizational structure, builds staff competence, designs and develops efficient production facilities, specifies capital equipment, and conducts due diligence relative to M&A opportunities to enable optimum performance. TAIWAN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 2008 –PRESENT Co-founder of firm dedicated to re-developing urban areas in Taipei, Taiwan UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES (UL) 2003 - 2011 A leading $1 billion global testing and safety certification business with 60+ laboratory and testing facilities. Director, Global Test and Laboratory Operations Reported to the President. Oversaw UL’s multi-division, multi-disciplined lab operations employing over 800 employees in 60+ laboratory facilities, and occupying 1.5 million sq. ft. of laboratory space throughout the world. Responsible for creating and maintaining all UL operating procedures and policies governing UL’s compliance with ISO 17025. Managed 26 direct reports across North America, Europe, and Asia. Transformed UL’s labs from small, independent operations into a single, cohesive, global organization within 2 years by defining a clear, global organizational structure and by implementing a common Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Consistently increased laboratory capacity, capability, and productivity, without adding staff, to keep pace with surging demand (+20%), while eliminating inherited $100 million project backlog. Markedly improved quality and compliance with ISO 17025 within a 2-year period by significantly reducing major external accreditor / auditor findings. Consistently improved relations with OSHA, ANSI, SCC, IECEE, and other regulators. Directed a $40+ million annual capital budget while serving on UL’s capital committee. Responsibilities included capital equipment selection, approvals, procurements, installations, and verifications, so that numerous laboratory facilities could be established on time and on budget. Jeffry A. Schutt Page Two • Won UL’s prestigious Mark of Excellence Award for conceiving and implementing a $2 million capital project in two months, enabling UL to ease political pressure from the George W. Bush administration and to certify equipment for dispensing ethanol-based, alternative fuels. • Consistently contributed to YoY revenue growth and profitability by creating and implementing simple business plans with clear goals, strategies, and tactics, which focused on all aspects of the global operation; including budgets, quality, productivity, measurement uncertainty, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), equipment, consumables, automation, training, proficiency testing, personnel competency, metrology, management reviews, and the design and construction of new laboratory facilities. Coordinated with UL Corporate Research and key technical experts, so that new test methods, test equipment, and systems could be properly developed and efficiently deployed. Managed the performance of 26 direct reports by defining accountability, establishing performance objectives, coaching, and ensuring that all policies were understood and followed. TRACE LABORATORIES - CENTRAL (Methode Electronics, Inc. Subsidiary) 1988 – 2003 A $20 million, internationally recognized, ISO 17025 accredited, independent testing facility specializing in a variety of testing disciplines and serving a vast array of industries. General Manager Co-founder and minority owner. Attracted and retained Fortune 500 Clients. P&L responsibility for entire Trace Laboratories-Central operation. Directly accountable to the parent company’s President. Successfully grew Trace Laboratories-Central from its inception to a $5 million annual revenue operation in 5 years. As new locations were added, sales grew to $20 million annually. Increased profits, staff, and facility size, while guiding the company through two seamless facility relocations. Oversaw sales efforts and broadened the customer base by analyzing and making necessary adjustments to ensure smooth operation of each of the organization’s business lines. Effectively utilized administrative and technical resources to perform all laboratory functions; such as testing, product certifications, accreditation retention, quality, advertising, sales, procurements, reporting, training, recruiting, orientation, contract monitoring, financial accounting, physical security, communications, safety, scheduling, expediting, quoting, failure analyses, consulting, litigation matters, referee studies, subcontracting, calibration, and other laboratory functions. Ensured coordination between Trace divisions to standardize operations and to properly support all customers, so that customer satisfaction, pricing, delivery, technical, and quality objectives were achieved. Remained current with government and industry standards and test methods, keeping in constant contact with government and industry officials such as A2LA, ACIL, DSCC, EIA, SAE, DOD, OSHA, IPC, IEC, ANSI, GM, etc. Conducted ISO 17025 internal audits of Trace’s various divisions and officiated at all customer and certification body audits, while presenting a correct and realistic image of Trace Laboratories. RECON/OPTICAL, Inc. - CAI Division 1985 – 1988 Department of Defense contractor specializing in the manufacturing, testing, and deployment of optical systems, such as satellite based imaging equipment, aerial reconnaissance cameras, guidance systems, and sights. Quality and Test Engineer Oversaw transition from captive, in-house lab to commercial, for-hire lab. Marketed company’s testing capabilities, interfaced with customers, quoted requests for testing, completed customer testing projects, and wrote formal test procedures and reports. Performed environmental simulation, mechanical, electrical, and materials tests per MIL-STD-810, 461, 202, 781, and other specifications. Jeffry A. Schutt Page Three Established and implemented database that captured all lab test results and tracked laboratory and company productivity. Designed and automated test set-ups, tools, and fixtures to increase productivity and test repeatability and reproducibility. Prepared cost benefit analyses for capital equipment acquisitions. Monitored and reported company-wide total cost of quality. CITY of MILWAUKEE - Building Inspection and Safety Engineering 1983 – 1985 City government department focused on assuring that residential and commercial properties are in compliance with national and local building codes. Safety Engineer Conducted building safety inspections. Maintained city’s database on residential and commercial properties. Worked with department managers and suppliers to successfully implement and operate Milwaukee’s Energy House, a special facility/program to teach citizens about energy conservation and home maintenance. Worked with department managers to conceive and implement Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Pride program, geared toward beautifying Milwaukee’s inner city neighborhoods. Received special commendation from Milwaukee’s mayor upon program’s completion. EDUCATION MBA University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Computers, Marketing, Production, and Leadership. 1984 BS Physics Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Advanced Laboratory Work, Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology. 1981 Illinois Institute of Technology. Coursework toward MSEE and MSME degrees. 1985 to 1988. Continuing Education: Instructor for, and participated in, numerous professional courses on the subjects of environmental simulation testing, reliability testing, leadership, management, and laboratory quality assurance. Developed curricula for, taught, and/or participated in numerous UL University (ULU) training programs, including UL’s Global Leader Program, Leading the Way, Effective Communication, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, DMAIC, Root Cause Analysis, Gage R&R, Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, New Safety Engineer Program, ISO 17025, Good Laboratory Practices, Measurement Uncertainty, and others. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS and AWARDS Convener - IECEE CTL WG-1 international committee for metrology and measurement science. President - Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), an ANSI accredited standards development organization and industry trade association serving over 4,000 members worldwide Technical Vice President, Design, Test & Evaluation Division and Product Reliability Division - Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) Member - American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging of Electronic Circuits (IPC), The Electronics Industries Association (EIA), The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) Awarded the UL Mark of Excellence Honor, the IEST’s distinguished John Martin Outstanding Young Member Award, the IEST’s Monroe Seligman Award, and Listed in Sterling Edition of Who’s Who Among U.S. Executives Jeffry A. Schutt Page Four TECHNICAL ARTICLES WRITTEN and PRESENTED by JEFF SCHUTT “Data Consistency and Equipment Calibration,” presented at Fire Council Meeting, UL Annual Meeting, King of Prussia, PA, Mar 2004. “Facilities and Test Equipment for Conducting Reliability/Life Testing on High Density Electronic th Interconnects,” presented at ESTECH 2002, the 48 Annual Technical meeting of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Anaheim, CA, May 2002. "How Testing Labs Meet Today's High-Tech Testing Demands,” U.S. Tech. Vol. 15, Issue 10. Nov-Dec 2000. “Vibration Tests for the Real World,” Machine Design. Penton Media, Inc., Dec 09, 1999. th “Fundamentals of Laboratory Data Management,” presented at the 45 Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Ontario, California, May 1999. “Special-Use Electronic Assemblies Require Customized Test,” Evaluation Engineering. Nelson Publishing, Inc., Oct 1998. “A Common Sense Approach to Good Testing,” Test Engineering & Management. Mattingley Publishing Company, Inc., Aug-Sept 1998. “Considerations for Vibration and Shock Testing of Electronic Assemblies,” Electronic Packaging and Production. A Cahners Publication, Dec 1996. “Common Tests Used to Evaluate BGA, Flip Chip, and Other High Density Electronic Assemblies,” Electronic Engineering Times. Oct 28, 1996. “Practical Approach to Reliability/Accelerated Life Testing of Ball Grid Array and Direct Chip Attach Assemblies,” presented at the International Conference on Electronic Assembly, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 1996. “Accelerate Interconnect Reliability Tests,” Test & Measurement World. A Cahners Publication, Sept 1994. "Universal Instruments Ball Grid Array Consortium Results for Accelerated Reliability Life Testing of Ball Grid Array Assemblies," presented at the Universal Instruments Ball Grid Array Consortium Meeting, Universal Instruments, Binghampton, NY, Sept 1994. “Accelerated Life/Reliability Testing of Electronic Interconnects, Materials, and Processes,” presented at the Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, May 1994. “A Practical Approach to Test Surface Mount Interconnects,” Interconnection Technology and Surface Mount Technology. IHS Publishing Group, Nov 1993. “Accelerated Life/Reliability Testing of Electronic Interconnects, Materials, and Processes,” presented at the Microelectronics Symposium of the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 1993. “Principals of Assuring Quality Assurance in the Test Laboratory Environment,” presented at the ATE and Instrumentation Conference, Anaheim, CA, Jan 1992 and the meeting of the Northeastern Chapter of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), Oct 1991.
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