Suzanne M | C: 618-791-0976 | 21 Country Club Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025SUMMARYAccomplished Manufacturing and Distribution Professional offering 25+ years of progressive business management experience. Dedicated to maximizing business efficiency and achieving bottom-line profits with forward-thinking approaches and a clear focus on continuous improvement. Strong knowledge in financial administration, regulatory compliance and record keeping. Successfully managed project schedules and milestones for critical operations. Delivered exceptional service while ensuring availability of project resources to crews, including materials, equipment and tools. SKILLS & EXPERTISEFinancial administrationCost analysis and savingsStaffingFacilities Safety ManagementSupervision and trainingCross-functional team managementSound judgmentPurchasing and planningPerformance improvementsSchedule managementProfit and loss accountabilityProcess improvementProblem resolutionSupervisionCommunicationsOrganizationProject organizationBusiness operationsOperational improvementPlanning and coordinationEXPERIENCELaBarge Coating, (Acquired by Womble Company, Houston, TX 11/20) | St. Louis, MO | Vice President, Operations08/2008 – 11/2020Formulated policies and directed overall operations of company activities including: IT, Marketing and Finance. Facilitated resolution of issues and/or achievement of organization objectives either individually or with committee. Conferred with board members, other executives, and subordinates to review goals and determine strategic direction and budget guidelines. Worked with other executive staff in preparation of operation for approval by the Board. Monitored the organization’s compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Established and maintained positive working relations with LaBarge employees and industry partners. Supported and participated in Continual Improvement Program to conform to ISO 9011 requirements by compliance with quality Policies and Procedures and met Quality Objectives. Managed daily operation of Houston, TX, yard, IT operations, decided legal issues in consultation with attorneys, oversaw Human Relations.Monitored market conditions to set accurate pipe coating pricing structures and take advantage of emerging trends.Effectively connected consumers with coating products by building cutting-edge company from ground up to fill market gap.Monitored business trend forecasts, adjusted budgets and operational plans to maximize growth and opportunities.Cultivated and maintained strong coating industry relationships and customer partnerships to capitalize on opportunities and maximize business success.Identified client business and operational needs and introduced services to provide solutions.Engaged with customers to build strong rapport and nurture relationships.Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.Tracked performance indicators and recommended corrective action to drive profitability.Identified and solved complex strategy problems to achieve organizational goals.EXPERIENCE (continued)LaBarge Pipe and Steel Company | St. Louis, MO | Executive Vice President of Operations02/1984 – 08/2008Advanced from initial position as Executive Assistant to President and CFO to Executive Vice President for Operations during tenure at LaBarge Pipe and Steel.Identified client business and operational needs and introduced services to provide solutions.Participated in networking events to establish and cement community ties, relationships and industry connections.Checked supply against demand by monitoring all merchandising decisions, replenishment and inventory management.Set sales budget for all prime costs, loss of goods and controllable items to improve cash flow.Supervised and led three department managers while overseeing performance and productivity of 200 employees.Conducted yearly staff evaluations and determined staff promotions, realignments and reductions in force as necessary.Led team of 200 employees in all operations including sales, service, parts and office functions.Oversaw all corporate communications to streamline data and information sharing initiatives.Assessed optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.Directed managers in the day-to-day operations of the pipe yard facility to provide safe and efficient work experience.EDUCATION AND TRAININGSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville | Edwardsville, ILBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance and AccountingSELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS4/2013With LaBarge Tax and Accounting Representative met with the new Socotherm Equity Owners in New York and negotiated a very successful sale of LaBarge Coating’s share of the Joint Venture for the sole owner2/2013 – 11/2013Managed construction of the third LBC coating facility10/2008Assisted with two other executives in the profitable sale for the sole owner of LaBarge Pipe and Steel Large Diameter Pipe Company3/2007Negotiated terms and structure of the Joint Venture partnership in Argentina. Once the JV was formed, I directed and made decisions with the contracted engineers and construction team of Joint Venture facilities for Socotherm, LaBarge, FBE and Thermal Insulation, process for deep water coating (solution for BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 10/2010)2003Involved with land purchase for Houston Coating Plant and Pipe Warehousing. Directed the construction of LaBarge Coating Facility, worked with engineers and consulting team for the installation of the Pipe Coating Equipment.