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JAMES WESTLY WRIGHT
4 Dove Haven Drive  Simpsonville, SC 29681  (c) 440-622-9455  jiwri79@aol.com

VP OPERATIONS / GENERAL MANAGER
Enhanced Profitability  Improved Productivity & Efficiency  Elevated Customer Satisfaction
Accomplished, profit-focused business partner with history of magnifying bottom line by driving initiatives that
dramatically improve overall company performance. Focused, disciplined strategist, with expertise in creating
and deploying effective process and quality initiatives. Motivational leader, demonstrated ability to build and
guide top-level cross-functional teams to peak performance. Proficient at implementing Lean techniques and
other methodologies to minimize costs while maintaining seamless business continuity.
Key Accomplishments
      Improved gross margins by redesigning and streamlining operational processes.
      Reduced process cycle-times by applying constraint theory techniques.
      Reduced inventories by establishing responsive procurement practices.
      Deployed process controls and customer communication tools to grow business at target accounts.
Expertise
 Constraint Management                Cycle-Time Reduction                      Lean Methodologies
 Value Chain Development              Cross–Functional Team Leadership          TQM / QA / QC / ISO
 Process Re-Engineering               Training Program Management               Financial Management / P&L
 Multi-Site Leadership                Customer Relationships                    Contract Negotiations
 Strategy Formulation                 Tactical Planning / BPI                   Inventory Oversight
 Product Development                  Purchasing / Procurement                  International Business

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
AVX CORPORATION $1.7B designer and manufacturer of passive electronic component and assemblies.
Responsible for global marketing of circuit protection products (≈$150M portfolio).

Marketing Manager     Fountain Inn, SC (2010 to 2011)
 Introduced 3 new products anticipated to generate $3M+ in first year revenue.
 Authored marketing materials for an application specific product developed to meet 21st century technical
  requirements.

QUALTECH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. $10M provider of electronic manufacturing/assembly services.
Responsible for production, production planning and quality management activities.

Operations/Quality Manager         Willoughby, OH (2008 to 2010)
 Implemented Constraint techniques; improved On-Time-Delivery performance from 75% to 85%.
 Implemented inventory control protocols to improve delivery promise and production launch accuracy;
  inventory accuracy improved from 65% to 80%.




                                                                                          (Continued, page two)
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ANOPLATE CORPORATION            $18M provider of metal finishing services.
Responsible for redesigning production work processes to accommodate a transient workforce.

VP Operations     Syracuse, NY (2006 to 2008)
 Designed/implemented labor deployment plan. Increased sales revenue 7.3%; reduced labor input 5%.
 Implemented a labor training program designed to maintain operations with a changing workforce; achieved a
  1.1% point gross margin improvement.

CPTEC CLAIM SERVICES          Self-employed.
Responsible for business processes supporting the billing activities of small office medical providers.

Operations Consultant / Adjunct Professor       Syracuse, NY (2004 - 2006)
 Wrote and implemented business plan that created CPTec Claim Services.
 Taught business basics to freshman and sophomore students at Bryant & Stratton College.

DIELECTRIC LABORATORIES, INC              $20M designer and manufacturer of ceramic components.
Responsible for the profitability and operational performance of two new and one established product lines.

Director Operations    Cazenovia, NY (2004)
 Implemented Lean Manufacturing methodologies to streamline process cycle-time (60% reduction).
 Implemented manufacturing process monitors that established two major process initiatives directed at
  improving gross margin and Customer satisfaction.

AEROVOX, INC $120M designer / manufacturer of passive-electronic and electrical components / assemblies.
In a progression of promotions, responsible for an autonomous business unit marketing a product outside the
company’s primary line of business, marketing activities for power capacitor products (≈$20M portfolio), and
quality management programs of operations in New Bedford, MA and Juarez, MX.

General Manager     Juarez, MX (1998 – 2002)
 Reengineered business from a generic design / ship-from-stock to custom-design / build-to-order; doubled
  sales revenue to $4.5M within 2 years and improved operating income from 14% to 19% of sales.
 Streamlined production-order planning processes to deliver a 20% improvement in on-time delivery.

Marketing Manager      New Bedford, MA (1996 – 1998)
 Reduced finished-goods inventory 50% while maintaining on-time delivery performance by working with
  production management on a Constraint based production plan for a seasonal product line.
 Negotiated a multi-year supply contract that doubled the value of a key account to $2M annually.

Quality Manager     Juarez, MX - New Bedford, MA (1993 – 1996)
 Established quality program at start-up factory in Juarez, MX; achieved ISO 9002 registration first year.



EDUCATION & MILITARY BACKGROUND
Executive MBA ♦ Wake Forest University
BS, Engineering ♦ U.S. Coast Guard Academy
United States Coast Guard ♦ Commissioned Officer - Honorably Released

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VP Operations / General Manager

  • 1. JAMES WESTLY WRIGHT 4 Dove Haven Drive  Simpsonville, SC 29681  (c) 440-622-9455  jiwri79@aol.com VP OPERATIONS / GENERAL MANAGER Enhanced Profitability  Improved Productivity & Efficiency  Elevated Customer Satisfaction Accomplished, profit-focused business partner with history of magnifying bottom line by driving initiatives that dramatically improve overall company performance. Focused, disciplined strategist, with expertise in creating and deploying effective process and quality initiatives. Motivational leader, demonstrated ability to build and guide top-level cross-functional teams to peak performance. Proficient at implementing Lean techniques and other methodologies to minimize costs while maintaining seamless business continuity. Key Accomplishments  Improved gross margins by redesigning and streamlining operational processes.  Reduced process cycle-times by applying constraint theory techniques.  Reduced inventories by establishing responsive procurement practices.  Deployed process controls and customer communication tools to grow business at target accounts. Expertise  Constraint Management  Cycle-Time Reduction  Lean Methodologies  Value Chain Development  Cross–Functional Team Leadership  TQM / QA / QC / ISO  Process Re-Engineering  Training Program Management  Financial Management / P&L  Multi-Site Leadership  Customer Relationships  Contract Negotiations  Strategy Formulation  Tactical Planning / BPI  Inventory Oversight  Product Development  Purchasing / Procurement  International Business PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY AVX CORPORATION $1.7B designer and manufacturer of passive electronic component and assemblies. Responsible for global marketing of circuit protection products (≈$150M portfolio). Marketing Manager Fountain Inn, SC (2010 to 2011)  Introduced 3 new products anticipated to generate $3M+ in first year revenue.  Authored marketing materials for an application specific product developed to meet 21st century technical requirements. QUALTECH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. $10M provider of electronic manufacturing/assembly services. Responsible for production, production planning and quality management activities. Operations/Quality Manager Willoughby, OH (2008 to 2010)  Implemented Constraint techniques; improved On-Time-Delivery performance from 75% to 85%.  Implemented inventory control protocols to improve delivery promise and production launch accuracy; inventory accuracy improved from 65% to 80%. (Continued, page two)
  • 2. James Westly Wright ♦ Page Two ANOPLATE CORPORATION $18M provider of metal finishing services. Responsible for redesigning production work processes to accommodate a transient workforce. VP Operations Syracuse, NY (2006 to 2008)  Designed/implemented labor deployment plan. Increased sales revenue 7.3%; reduced labor input 5%.  Implemented a labor training program designed to maintain operations with a changing workforce; achieved a 1.1% point gross margin improvement. CPTEC CLAIM SERVICES Self-employed. Responsible for business processes supporting the billing activities of small office medical providers. Operations Consultant / Adjunct Professor Syracuse, NY (2004 - 2006)  Wrote and implemented business plan that created CPTec Claim Services.  Taught business basics to freshman and sophomore students at Bryant & Stratton College. DIELECTRIC LABORATORIES, INC $20M designer and manufacturer of ceramic components. Responsible for the profitability and operational performance of two new and one established product lines. Director Operations Cazenovia, NY (2004)  Implemented Lean Manufacturing methodologies to streamline process cycle-time (60% reduction).  Implemented manufacturing process monitors that established two major process initiatives directed at improving gross margin and Customer satisfaction. AEROVOX, INC $120M designer / manufacturer of passive-electronic and electrical components / assemblies. In a progression of promotions, responsible for an autonomous business unit marketing a product outside the company’s primary line of business, marketing activities for power capacitor products (≈$20M portfolio), and quality management programs of operations in New Bedford, MA and Juarez, MX. General Manager Juarez, MX (1998 – 2002)  Reengineered business from a generic design / ship-from-stock to custom-design / build-to-order; doubled sales revenue to $4.5M within 2 years and improved operating income from 14% to 19% of sales.  Streamlined production-order planning processes to deliver a 20% improvement in on-time delivery. Marketing Manager New Bedford, MA (1996 – 1998)  Reduced finished-goods inventory 50% while maintaining on-time delivery performance by working with production management on a Constraint based production plan for a seasonal product line.  Negotiated a multi-year supply contract that doubled the value of a key account to $2M annually. Quality Manager Juarez, MX - New Bedford, MA (1993 – 1996)  Established quality program at start-up factory in Juarez, MX; achieved ISO 9002 registration first year. EDUCATION & MILITARY BACKGROUND Executive MBA ♦ Wake Forest University BS, Engineering ♦ U.S. Coast Guard Academy United States Coast Guard ♦ Commissioned Officer - Honorably Released