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J. KEITH HUBBARD jkeithhubbard@cfl.rr.com
109 S. Osceola Dr., IHB, FL 32937 321/704-6483 http://www.linkedin.com/in/jkeithhubbard/
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Operations Leader with a phenomenal history of accomplishment attained through a commitment to Lean, valuing
employees, customer satisfaction and a culture of success, looking to lead operations in an organization committed to
these values. A proven performer that will execute strategy and enable aggressive growth through hands on leadership
coupled with an extremely high level of operations expertise backed up by results.
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
 Lean Manufacturing  Customer Service
 Operational Excellence
 Aggressive Growth
 World Class Operations
 Innovative Change Management
 Strategic Planning  Continuous Process Improvement
 Driven, Motivated & Entrepreneurial  Multi-Discipline Team Leadership
 Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing
 Global Experience in Asia, India,
Europe, Mexico and Puerto Rico
 High Quality / Critical to Function Products
 P&L and Departmental Budget Management
 Employee Engagement & Utilization
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Operations Leader
Initiated a manufacturing operation and developed it into a recognized world class facility in the Lean manufacture and
testing of OEM equipment for DoD, FAA, Medical and Industrial industries. Demonstrated proficiency in developing,
implementing and sustaining policies and procedures that ensured success while maintaining competitive positioning
and enabling growth.
 Met or exceeded quarterly revenue goals for 96 consecutive quarters excelling in both strategic and production
planning with performance excellence through effective employee engagement, performance management and
employee development.
 Utilized a fixed priced, COTS business model that enabled DRS Tactical Systems to become the fastest growing,
highest profit producing division within DRS Technologies while maintaining a 33% lower direct labor rate than
the next lowest division.
 Ramped up manufacturing capacity resulting in an increase of operational revenues by $100M in a single fiscal
year (+110% increase) and again by +$200M in a subsequent fiscal year (+67% increase).
 Created and lead a Supply Chain organization that was completely integrated into internal operations. Increased
division’s total inventory turns from 9 to 25+ in two years.
 Responsible for product costing and margin goals typically improving material cost targets in excess of 10%.
Repeatedly initiated cost down projects, leveraging material volumes, supplier expertise, effective negotiating
and Global Sourcing initiatives.
 Managed annual operating budgets in excess of $250M and organizations in excess of 400 employees.
Lean Methodologies & Continuous Improvement Leader
Recognized expert in Lean Methodologies and rapid organizational transformation through effective Lean
implementation. Passionate, innovative change agent whose strongest attribute is the ability to strategize and define
what success is and then lead diverse groups of employees in the successful execution of that vision.
 Corporate Lean leader. Key member of Lean standardization and implementation across corporation.
 Completely transformed operational model through Lean methodologies resulting in a 500% increase in
capacity utilization and a +70% improvement in productivity over a four year period.
 Developed and implemented a Production Readiness Review process, coupled with a quick set up/tear down
flex line that resulted in an 92% reduction in average order cycle time.
 Exceptional quality attainment through continuous improvement in the pursuit of perfection.
 Excellent knowledge and proficiency with applying Lean Techniques in manufacturing operations producing high
quality, critical to function products.
J. KEITH HUBBARD jkeithhubbard@cfl.rr.com
109 S. Osceola Dr., IHB, FL 32937 321/704-6483 http://www.linkedin.com/in/jkeithhubbard/
DETAILED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Beach Dogs Pets and Grooming, Satellite Beach, FL [2011 – present]
President
Dedicated all of my skills and expertise to partner with my wife to launch our own business; successfully executed
business plan, launch and marketing strategy in an extremely poor economy, resulting in a profitable, viable
business and an incredibly rewarding experience; partner has assumed day to day operations, enabling me to return
to my passion – Leading Operations.
DRS Tactical Systems (formerly PCS), Melbourne, FL [2002 – 2010]
Director Strategic Initiatives and Continuous Improvement, (2009 to 2010)
Promoted to a companywide role due to continual attainment of operational excellence and exceptional leadership.
Integral member of Sr. Management team, a leader in strategic planning and authority over tactical execution,
policies, programs and objectives in a company with revenues of $500M/year.
 Authority overseeing all functional organizations budgeting and cost containment, strategic initiatives and
organizational continuous improvement.
 Operational leadership for Program Management organization and subsequently Design Engineering execution.
Managed annual IR&D budget in excess of $20M and a PM organization in excess of 30 employees.
 Designed, implemented and managed a Program Planning and Control system enabling execution, oversight and
continuous improvement of Program Management and Engineering Organizations in a matrixed environment.
 Led the following functional organizations: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Test Engineering,
Operations Planning, Program Planning, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Initiatives.
 Twenty year track record of successfully fulfilling lead Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) function.
Exceptional communication, negotiation and problem solving skills enabling successful interactions with
employees, customers and suppliers, all of which was required to successfully execute this essential role.
Generated and executed company schedule aligning all operational and program activities to AOP, contractual
and customer requirements, continually attaining operational excellence. Effectively maintained organizational
focus, prioritized tactical plans, measured performance against plan & took corrective action as required.
Vice President of Operations, (2002 to 2008)
Led Operations organization during a growth period that saw revenues increase from $30M+ to $300M+/year, Op
Inc increased +20% year over year all while maintaining a positive cash flow. Executed Lean transformation of Ops
organization resulting in the fastest growing, highest profit producing and most successful corporate division.
 Responsible for product costing and order cost execution. Key contributor to proposal prep and win strategy.
 M&A experience ranging from acquisition selection and due diligence to successful integration of acquired
entities including the acquisition and assimilation of Walkabout Computer Systems reducing the overall schedule
by +33%.
 Led the following functional organizations: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Test
Engineering, Operations Planning, Customer Service, Facilities and Quality.
Paravant Computer Systems (PCS) (formerly IMG), Melbourne, FL [1988 – 2002]
Vice President of Operations, (1998 to 2002)
Operations Director, (1993 to 1998)
Manufacturing Manager, (1988 to 1992)
Manufacturing Engineer, (1986 to 1988)
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science - Engineering Technology - Operations, University of Central Florida, FL GPA 3.5
Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies, University of Central Florida, FL
TRAINING
Significant organizational investment in my executive development including:
Extended personal executive coaching from Tom Welch: author, radio personality & career coach; Dale Carnegie;
Negotiating Skills – Karrass; Program Management – SM&A; Program Planning & Control – SM&A; Product
Management (CPM) - Pragmatic Marketing; Certificate of Professional Management– University of Central Florida,
Proposal Writing – Hy Silver; Lean Manufacturing, Arizona State University, Lockheed Martin & Florida MEP;
Microsoft Office Suite, Project, Visio, Access; Change Management, National Training Systems, Inc.

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Director of Operations - J. Keith Hubbard

  • 1. J. KEITH HUBBARD jkeithhubbard@cfl.rr.com 109 S. Osceola Dr., IHB, FL 32937 321/704-6483 http://www.linkedin.com/in/jkeithhubbard/ DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Operations Leader with a phenomenal history of accomplishment attained through a commitment to Lean, valuing employees, customer satisfaction and a culture of success, looking to lead operations in an organization committed to these values. A proven performer that will execute strategy and enable aggressive growth through hands on leadership coupled with an extremely high level of operations expertise backed up by results. SKILLS & EXPERTISE  Lean Manufacturing  Customer Service  Operational Excellence  Aggressive Growth  World Class Operations  Innovative Change Management  Strategic Planning  Continuous Process Improvement  Driven, Motivated & Entrepreneurial  Multi-Discipline Team Leadership  Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing  Global Experience in Asia, India, Europe, Mexico and Puerto Rico  High Quality / Critical to Function Products  P&L and Departmental Budget Management  Employee Engagement & Utilization CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Operations Leader Initiated a manufacturing operation and developed it into a recognized world class facility in the Lean manufacture and testing of OEM equipment for DoD, FAA, Medical and Industrial industries. Demonstrated proficiency in developing, implementing and sustaining policies and procedures that ensured success while maintaining competitive positioning and enabling growth.  Met or exceeded quarterly revenue goals for 96 consecutive quarters excelling in both strategic and production planning with performance excellence through effective employee engagement, performance management and employee development.  Utilized a fixed priced, COTS business model that enabled DRS Tactical Systems to become the fastest growing, highest profit producing division within DRS Technologies while maintaining a 33% lower direct labor rate than the next lowest division.  Ramped up manufacturing capacity resulting in an increase of operational revenues by $100M in a single fiscal year (+110% increase) and again by +$200M in a subsequent fiscal year (+67% increase).  Created and lead a Supply Chain organization that was completely integrated into internal operations. Increased division’s total inventory turns from 9 to 25+ in two years.  Responsible for product costing and margin goals typically improving material cost targets in excess of 10%. Repeatedly initiated cost down projects, leveraging material volumes, supplier expertise, effective negotiating and Global Sourcing initiatives.  Managed annual operating budgets in excess of $250M and organizations in excess of 400 employees. Lean Methodologies & Continuous Improvement Leader Recognized expert in Lean Methodologies and rapid organizational transformation through effective Lean implementation. Passionate, innovative change agent whose strongest attribute is the ability to strategize and define what success is and then lead diverse groups of employees in the successful execution of that vision.  Corporate Lean leader. Key member of Lean standardization and implementation across corporation.  Completely transformed operational model through Lean methodologies resulting in a 500% increase in capacity utilization and a +70% improvement in productivity over a four year period.  Developed and implemented a Production Readiness Review process, coupled with a quick set up/tear down flex line that resulted in an 92% reduction in average order cycle time.  Exceptional quality attainment through continuous improvement in the pursuit of perfection.  Excellent knowledge and proficiency with applying Lean Techniques in manufacturing operations producing high quality, critical to function products.
  • 2. J. KEITH HUBBARD jkeithhubbard@cfl.rr.com 109 S. Osceola Dr., IHB, FL 32937 321/704-6483 http://www.linkedin.com/in/jkeithhubbard/ DETAILED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Beach Dogs Pets and Grooming, Satellite Beach, FL [2011 – present] President Dedicated all of my skills and expertise to partner with my wife to launch our own business; successfully executed business plan, launch and marketing strategy in an extremely poor economy, resulting in a profitable, viable business and an incredibly rewarding experience; partner has assumed day to day operations, enabling me to return to my passion – Leading Operations. DRS Tactical Systems (formerly PCS), Melbourne, FL [2002 – 2010] Director Strategic Initiatives and Continuous Improvement, (2009 to 2010) Promoted to a companywide role due to continual attainment of operational excellence and exceptional leadership. Integral member of Sr. Management team, a leader in strategic planning and authority over tactical execution, policies, programs and objectives in a company with revenues of $500M/year.  Authority overseeing all functional organizations budgeting and cost containment, strategic initiatives and organizational continuous improvement.  Operational leadership for Program Management organization and subsequently Design Engineering execution. Managed annual IR&D budget in excess of $20M and a PM organization in excess of 30 employees.  Designed, implemented and managed a Program Planning and Control system enabling execution, oversight and continuous improvement of Program Management and Engineering Organizations in a matrixed environment.  Led the following functional organizations: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Test Engineering, Operations Planning, Program Planning, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Initiatives.  Twenty year track record of successfully fulfilling lead Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) function. Exceptional communication, negotiation and problem solving skills enabling successful interactions with employees, customers and suppliers, all of which was required to successfully execute this essential role. Generated and executed company schedule aligning all operational and program activities to AOP, contractual and customer requirements, continually attaining operational excellence. Effectively maintained organizational focus, prioritized tactical plans, measured performance against plan & took corrective action as required. Vice President of Operations, (2002 to 2008) Led Operations organization during a growth period that saw revenues increase from $30M+ to $300M+/year, Op Inc increased +20% year over year all while maintaining a positive cash flow. Executed Lean transformation of Ops organization resulting in the fastest growing, highest profit producing and most successful corporate division.  Responsible for product costing and order cost execution. Key contributor to proposal prep and win strategy.  M&A experience ranging from acquisition selection and due diligence to successful integration of acquired entities including the acquisition and assimilation of Walkabout Computer Systems reducing the overall schedule by +33%.  Led the following functional organizations: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Test Engineering, Operations Planning, Customer Service, Facilities and Quality. Paravant Computer Systems (PCS) (formerly IMG), Melbourne, FL [1988 – 2002] Vice President of Operations, (1998 to 2002) Operations Director, (1993 to 1998) Manufacturing Manager, (1988 to 1992) Manufacturing Engineer, (1986 to 1988) EDUCATION Bachelor of Science - Engineering Technology - Operations, University of Central Florida, FL GPA 3.5 Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies, University of Central Florida, FL TRAINING Significant organizational investment in my executive development including: Extended personal executive coaching from Tom Welch: author, radio personality & career coach; Dale Carnegie; Negotiating Skills – Karrass; Program Management – SM&A; Program Planning & Control – SM&A; Product Management (CPM) - Pragmatic Marketing; Certificate of Professional Management– University of Central Florida, Proposal Writing – Hy Silver; Lean Manufacturing, Arizona State University, Lockheed Martin & Florida MEP; Microsoft Office Suite, Project, Visio, Access; Change Management, National Training Systems, Inc.