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NICHOLAS J. SASS
409 Grouse Road, Summerville, SC 29485
cell: 586-258-8829  email: Snapshot1803@gmail.com
OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS MANAGER
With a Distinguished Record of Leadership, Service and Performance within Private Industry and
Military Environments
Results-focused, quality-driven manager with 20+ years experience in managing multi-state operations, driving
cost/error reductions and establishing programs that meet top organizational goals. Winner of Roundtable/Rock of
Excellence recognition from national employer and numerous combat/personal awards from the U.S. Marine
Corps. Confident leader and decision-maker. Holds an active SECRET clearance.
Core Skill Areas:
♦ Leadership ♦ Project/Program Management ♦ C4ISR Applications
♦ Staff Training/Mentoring ♦ Team Building & Leadership ♦ Troubleshooting/Resolution
♦ Customer Service Focus ♦ Logistics Management ♦ Training & Readiness
PRIVATE INDUSTRY & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
GENERAL DYNAMICS LAND SYSTEMS, Sterling Heights, Michigan 2008 - 2014
Engineering Project Manager, United States Army and Marine Corps Programs
Responsible for project development, planning and control; systems definition, proposal preparation, resource
allocation and design integration for Department of Defense acquisition programs.
♦Prepared responses to Request for Proposal (RFP) and developed cost estimates to support task directives
associated with the integration of hardware upgrades for military system effectiveness
♦Utilized Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in the development of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for
multi-discipline team of system and sub-system level engineers
♦Conducted weekly status reports utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) tool to monitor tasking,
schedule and expenditures
♦Analyzed the work processes of shop mechanics; promoted efficiency of hardware install requirements
for military field maintainers and reduced fielding time of hardware and software solutions
♦Primary interface between the Program Office and Project Office; participated in weekly status reviews
with the customer and managed technical and administrative presentations for major milestone reviews
GULF SOUTH MEDICAL SUPPLY, Madison, Wisconsin 2001 - 2005
Regional Director of Logistics
Held full P&L responsibility for logistics functions within 9-state Midwest Region of Operations. Supervised
management personnel and directed Operations, Delivery and Sales teams in meeting objectives.
♦ Performance Recognition – Awarded CEO’s Roundtable for Excellence and Rock of Excellence
recognitions; assisted team members in reversing prior 8-year history of zero bonuses by reaching
“Bonus Level” on 7 consecutive bi-annual periods
NICHOLAS J. SASS
Page 2
♦ Internal Improvement – Reduced turnover from 145% to under 10% over two year period and
increased customers’ quality feedback rating from 74% to 97%
♦ Business Development – Directed two acquisitions and consolidations, leading to 35% business
increase in past year; raised monthly business from $1.3M to $2.95M
♦ Program Implementation – Wrote and introduced Hazardous Communications Program subsequently
used company-wide; established recycling program that reduced warehouse supplies at monthly
average savings of $1,200+
♦ Professional Development – Earned selection to “Fast Track” Leadership & Training program for
three consecutive years
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EXPERIENCE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Detroit, MI 2006 - 2010
Assistant Program Manager, Lieutenant Colonel, Marine Corps Systems Command - Quantico, Virginia
Senior Integration Officer responsible for technology development and the integration of warfighter systems
into the future generation of armored combat vehicles for the United States Marine Corps. Managed
government acquisitions and provided direction and support to defense contractor. Acted as liaison between the
Marine Corps, US Army and contractors in support of the Program Office.
♦ Business Development - Instrumental in the successful reduction of the Acquisition Lifecycle from
ten (+) years to five (-) years from program concept to fielding time
♦ Professional Development - Completed successful combat tour in Iraq, while serving as a Battalion
Combat Operations Officer
♦ Performance Recognition - Recognized for strengthening the relationships and the cross-
communication capabilities between Marine Corps Systems Command and the US Army TACOM
organization regarding technology and systems information on common and future armored vehicles,
reducing redundant work, tests, modeling and other applications for both services, enhancing the DOD
goal of “joint-ness”
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 - 2006
Battalion Task Force Combat Operations Officer (S-3 Officer)
Operations officer for a combined arms Marine Corps Battalion Task Force during combat operations in
Mahmudiyah, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
♦ Battalion Operations - Coordination and guidance of the activities of seven disperate subordinate
maneuver units engaged in fourth dimensional warfare actions and a corresponding number of combat
support units reinforcing those actions and activities
♦ Combat Operations Center Activities – Responsible for the coordination, guidance, direction and
engagement of all Combat Operations Center (COC) personnel and resources organic within and
attached to the Battalion Task Force for combat duties
 Responsible for training of all COC personnel in all duties and responsibilities for seamless combat
unit support
 Reported all activities, intelligence gathered/developed (C4ISR actions and efforts) and all actions
to higher headquarters for continuity of actions and cross-communications
 Developed and implemented all directed orders and guidance from higher headquarters in support
NICHOLAS J. SASS
Page 3
of mission accomplishments
♦ Training and Readiness – Implementation of all tactical training, specialized training, requirements,
and readiness for all Battalion Task Force Combat and Combat Support personnel, in order to support
the unit mission in combat
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Various Positions/Locations 1983 - 2006
Logistics Director/Headquarters, Fourth Marine Division (2000-2001)
Managed logistics, training, and operations management functions in 4th
Marine Division. Directed training
program for 24,000 Marines and sailors. Executed vendor contracts to support facilities, operations,
transportation requirements, and maintenance needs for 106 units and facilities nationwide.
♦ Staff Training – Selected by Chief-of-Staff to teach Professional Military Education classes to 4th
Marine Division in order to accelerate professional development goals.
Amphibious Assault Unit Commanding Officer (1994-2000)
Served as Commanding Officer for special multi-purpose Amphibious Assault unit deployed to Western Pacific
and Southwest Asia for support of joint International Security Initiative. Held full accountability for readiness
of 252 Marines and 60 assault/support vehicles.
♦ Security Protection – Provided highest level of physical security for harbors, port facilities, oil
rigs, and beach areas, preventing potential threats and terrorist infiltration
♦ Leadership Recognition – Selected and assigned as Liaison Officer to Republic of Korea Marine
Corps as Security Liaison Officer on Joint International Staff
Various Officer/Commander/Staff Positions (1983-1993)
Progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in leadership positions with one of the most highly
respected organizations in the government. Served as Commanding Officer for upwards of 400 Marines and as
a Special Staff Officer on personnel staff of Commanding General, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton.
♦ Performance Commendations – Earned numerous Combat Decorations and Personal
Awards for outstanding level of performance and dedication to Marine Corps objectives/goals
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Masters of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, Flint, MI
Bachelor of Arts
University of Toledo, OH
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, February 2010
Military Professional Training & Schools:
Officer Candidate School, Basic Officer School, Amphibious Assault Officer School, Armor Officer Advanced
School, Cavalry Leader’s School and Maritime Logistics School
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Nicholas sass resume

  • 1. NICHOLAS J. SASS 409 Grouse Road, Summerville, SC 29485 cell: 586-258-8829  email: Snapshot1803@gmail.com OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS MANAGER With a Distinguished Record of Leadership, Service and Performance within Private Industry and Military Environments Results-focused, quality-driven manager with 20+ years experience in managing multi-state operations, driving cost/error reductions and establishing programs that meet top organizational goals. Winner of Roundtable/Rock of Excellence recognition from national employer and numerous combat/personal awards from the U.S. Marine Corps. Confident leader and decision-maker. Holds an active SECRET clearance. Core Skill Areas: ♦ Leadership ♦ Project/Program Management ♦ C4ISR Applications ♦ Staff Training/Mentoring ♦ Team Building & Leadership ♦ Troubleshooting/Resolution ♦ Customer Service Focus ♦ Logistics Management ♦ Training & Readiness PRIVATE INDUSTRY & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GENERAL DYNAMICS LAND SYSTEMS, Sterling Heights, Michigan 2008 - 2014 Engineering Project Manager, United States Army and Marine Corps Programs Responsible for project development, planning and control; systems definition, proposal preparation, resource allocation and design integration for Department of Defense acquisition programs. ♦Prepared responses to Request for Proposal (RFP) and developed cost estimates to support task directives associated with the integration of hardware upgrades for military system effectiveness ♦Utilized Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in the development of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for multi-discipline team of system and sub-system level engineers ♦Conducted weekly status reports utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) tool to monitor tasking, schedule and expenditures ♦Analyzed the work processes of shop mechanics; promoted efficiency of hardware install requirements for military field maintainers and reduced fielding time of hardware and software solutions ♦Primary interface between the Program Office and Project Office; participated in weekly status reviews with the customer and managed technical and administrative presentations for major milestone reviews GULF SOUTH MEDICAL SUPPLY, Madison, Wisconsin 2001 - 2005 Regional Director of Logistics Held full P&L responsibility for logistics functions within 9-state Midwest Region of Operations. Supervised management personnel and directed Operations, Delivery and Sales teams in meeting objectives. ♦ Performance Recognition – Awarded CEO’s Roundtable for Excellence and Rock of Excellence recognitions; assisted team members in reversing prior 8-year history of zero bonuses by reaching “Bonus Level” on 7 consecutive bi-annual periods
  • 2. NICHOLAS J. SASS Page 2 ♦ Internal Improvement – Reduced turnover from 145% to under 10% over two year period and increased customers’ quality feedback rating from 74% to 97% ♦ Business Development – Directed two acquisitions and consolidations, leading to 35% business increase in past year; raised monthly business from $1.3M to $2.95M ♦ Program Implementation – Wrote and introduced Hazardous Communications Program subsequently used company-wide; established recycling program that reduced warehouse supplies at monthly average savings of $1,200+ ♦ Professional Development – Earned selection to “Fast Track” Leadership & Training program for three consecutive years PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EXPERIENCE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Detroit, MI 2006 - 2010 Assistant Program Manager, Lieutenant Colonel, Marine Corps Systems Command - Quantico, Virginia Senior Integration Officer responsible for technology development and the integration of warfighter systems into the future generation of armored combat vehicles for the United States Marine Corps. Managed government acquisitions and provided direction and support to defense contractor. Acted as liaison between the Marine Corps, US Army and contractors in support of the Program Office. ♦ Business Development - Instrumental in the successful reduction of the Acquisition Lifecycle from ten (+) years to five (-) years from program concept to fielding time ♦ Professional Development - Completed successful combat tour in Iraq, while serving as a Battalion Combat Operations Officer ♦ Performance Recognition - Recognized for strengthening the relationships and the cross- communication capabilities between Marine Corps Systems Command and the US Army TACOM organization regarding technology and systems information on common and future armored vehicles, reducing redundant work, tests, modeling and other applications for both services, enhancing the DOD goal of “joint-ness” UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 - 2006 Battalion Task Force Combat Operations Officer (S-3 Officer) Operations officer for a combined arms Marine Corps Battalion Task Force during combat operations in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. ♦ Battalion Operations - Coordination and guidance of the activities of seven disperate subordinate maneuver units engaged in fourth dimensional warfare actions and a corresponding number of combat support units reinforcing those actions and activities ♦ Combat Operations Center Activities – Responsible for the coordination, guidance, direction and engagement of all Combat Operations Center (COC) personnel and resources organic within and attached to the Battalion Task Force for combat duties  Responsible for training of all COC personnel in all duties and responsibilities for seamless combat unit support  Reported all activities, intelligence gathered/developed (C4ISR actions and efforts) and all actions to higher headquarters for continuity of actions and cross-communications  Developed and implemented all directed orders and guidance from higher headquarters in support
  • 3. NICHOLAS J. SASS Page 3 of mission accomplishments ♦ Training and Readiness – Implementation of all tactical training, specialized training, requirements, and readiness for all Battalion Task Force Combat and Combat Support personnel, in order to support the unit mission in combat UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Various Positions/Locations 1983 - 2006 Logistics Director/Headquarters, Fourth Marine Division (2000-2001) Managed logistics, training, and operations management functions in 4th Marine Division. Directed training program for 24,000 Marines and sailors. Executed vendor contracts to support facilities, operations, transportation requirements, and maintenance needs for 106 units and facilities nationwide. ♦ Staff Training – Selected by Chief-of-Staff to teach Professional Military Education classes to 4th Marine Division in order to accelerate professional development goals. Amphibious Assault Unit Commanding Officer (1994-2000) Served as Commanding Officer for special multi-purpose Amphibious Assault unit deployed to Western Pacific and Southwest Asia for support of joint International Security Initiative. Held full accountability for readiness of 252 Marines and 60 assault/support vehicles. ♦ Security Protection – Provided highest level of physical security for harbors, port facilities, oil rigs, and beach areas, preventing potential threats and terrorist infiltration ♦ Leadership Recognition – Selected and assigned as Liaison Officer to Republic of Korea Marine Corps as Security Liaison Officer on Joint International Staff Various Officer/Commander/Staff Positions (1983-1993) Progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in leadership positions with one of the most highly respected organizations in the government. Served as Commanding Officer for upwards of 400 Marines and as a Special Staff Officer on personnel staff of Commanding General, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton. ♦ Performance Commendations – Earned numerous Combat Decorations and Personal Awards for outstanding level of performance and dedication to Marine Corps objectives/goals EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS Masters of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, Flint, MI Bachelor of Arts University of Toledo, OH Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, February 2010 Military Professional Training & Schools: Officer Candidate School, Basic Officer School, Amphibious Assault Officer School, Armor Officer Advanced School, Cavalry Leader’s School and Maritime Logistics School