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    • John Herbst Visual Resume
    • Professional Summary Product Development professional with extensive retail and commercial product development experience. Well versed in bringing a wide variety of products to market contributing to successful business strategies. Very creative, energetic, productive, organized and works well as a part of a highly productive team. Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects delivering aggressive milestones. International experience particularly in Asia.
    • Product Types / Materials Products Materials / Processes Packaging Office Organization Electronics Plain Box Office Ergonomics Electrical Color Box Mouse & Keyboard Plastics Blister USB Sewn Goods Clam Electrical Taps / Cords Metal Displays PC Connectivity Wood Retail Corded / RF Corrugated Paper Commercial Sewn Storage Cases Microban Bar-coding Metal / Wire Storage Paint Assembly Wood Storage Chrome Corrugated Boxes Laser Engraving
    • Product Certifications Certifications Regulatory Experience Regulatory Experience Cont. UL CE ISO CE EN 60335 ISO 13406-2 FCC EN 60950-1 ISO 9241-7 C-Tick EN 60950-2 ISO 6385-1981 IEC 60884 C-Tick (Australia) See CE EN 2002/95/EC FCC EN 2002/96/EC Title 47 CFR Part 15 UL ICES UL 499 ICES 006 UL 1278 ICES 003 UL 1449 NFPA UL 1363 NFPA 70 UL 1283 California UL 498 Prop 65
    • Products – 2005 – 2009 $7 MM Products developed were: FY10 $1,100,000 Under Desk Laptop Dock Support $100K Climate Control Footrest $1mm FY09 $1,063,000 Letter Tray – Designer Suites $165K Step File – Designer Suites $173K Shelf – Designer Suites $132K Phone Stand – Designer Suites $182K Organizer – Designer Suites $91K Letter Tray – PA $103K Step File – PA $116K Magazine File – PA $104K FY08 $940,000 Desk Side File $300K Desk Edger $200K Versatile File $220K File Pocket Plus $220K
    • Products – 2005 – 2009 $7MM cont. Products developed were: FY07 $1,651,000 Corner Shelf $499K Shelf $499K Corner Organizer $399K Note Dispenser $254K FY06 $2,407,000 Microban Corded Mouse $149K Microban Cordless Mouse $127K Microban Basic Keyboard $645K Microban Split Keyboard $554K Microban Cordless KB & Mouse $267K HD Corded Mouse $193K HD Cordless Mouse $472K
    • Cost Savings – 2005 – 2009 FY10 $0 FY09 $5,000 PA Note Holder resource FY08 $53,000 PA Wire – Reduced wire diameter $15K Wire Cart – Reduced wire diameter $22K Brown box conversion from retail $16K FY07 Wire vendor resource and specification $700,000 FY06 $288,000 RF Mouse cost reductions $82K Corded Mouse cost reductions $143K Manual cost reduction $55K Results The cost reductions were in excess of $1,000,000.
    • Sr. Product Engineer Products – 1999 – 2005
    • Sr. Product Engineer Products – 1998 – 1999
    • Product Engineer Products – 1991 – 1998
    • Industrial Engineer 1987 – 1991 • Implemented a cost savings of $375K; Carton project. • Identified and implemented various process and product improvements. • Performed classical Industrial Engineering tasks.
    • Management Consultant 1983 – 1987 • Lester B Knight, Management Consulting Division • Consulted on projects for Fortune 50-500, small manufacturers and government entities.
    • Innovative Desk Accessories Unique Mouse Shape One of the first Hubs to achieve High Speed USB 2.0 certification Unique Mouse with Gel Unique Microban Mouse Unique Track Ball & Mouse
    • Innovative Desk Accessories Unique use of Microban Unique Wrist Rest and Touch Pad Unique Exo-Skeletal Unique tooling to provide a specific CD Case look
    • Innovatively pushing known barriers How do you make a CD rack inexpensive? How do you hang a (Add metal stays) shelf on a partition wall? (FEA) How do you make a CD rack cost even less? (Specify widely available indigenous How do you make one materials) product do more? (multi- configurable) (Innovate it!)
    • Innovative Packaging Unique carton with curved Customer usable sample on corrugated box w/blister a throw-away display
    • Innovative Ideation Think Green Use different methods of idea Use internal company resources generation when a lower ideation cost is • Brainstorming required • Ideas to go • Moderator • Consumer involved Don’t do it the same way • Immersion Innovate when it happens • Focus groups • Customer Feedback Innovate where it happens • Consumer Feedback • Sales feedback Plan specific product areas • Many more… that need innovation Use local design firms when Reward failures and successes appropriate Reduce resources Use top tier design firms when appropriate
    • Process Innovation Q: How do you decrease the time it takes to create a new product? A: Redesign the process to communicate what is needed, in a known format, at the correct time, to the right people that need the information. Seems simple but rarely done effectively.
    • Hard Work = Innovation As the sayings go: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.[Colin Powell] There is no substitute for hard work.[Thomas Edison] I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.[Benjamin Franklin]
    • Products with Patented Features
    • Final I hope you found this presentation enjoyable. If so, and you want to include me as part of your team… JOHN HERBST 59 W. Magnolia Drive Streamwood, Illinois 60107 johneherbst@wowway.com C: 630-401-5056 SUMMARY Product Development professional with extensive retail and commercial product development experience. Well versed in bringing a wide variety of products to market contributing to successful business strategies. Very creative, energetic, productive, organized and works well as a part of a highly productive team. Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects delivering aggressive milestones. International experience particularly in Asia.