SENIOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE
With 40+ Years of IT Experience and Track Record of Success Delivering Business Partnered Technology Solutions
Results-driven IT executive with expertise envisioning and leading IT function primarily within discrete manufacturing and distribution corporations. Experience managing global IT departments with multimillion dollar operational P&L responsibilities. Strong management career marked by demonstrated successes in building high performing teams, implementing robust IT architectures and achieving cross-functional business objectives. Valued member of senior business leadership teams, contributing with a broad-based perspective in creating pragmatic winning IT strategies and in implementation plans designed for maximum return on investment.
Most recently served as Global CIO with Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), a $1.4B diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries and leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy related industries and highly engineered position and motion control systems. While at Actuant (www.actuant.com), oversaw IT strategic direction and controlled an annual global IT budget of $25 million. Prior to Actuant, worked in similar roles with APW Ltd, Menasha Corporation and Newell Rubbermaid.
During a 40+ year career, provided IT Executive oversight and advice for large, mid and small tier ERP platform selections and rollouts. Directly involved in enterprise wide global scale implementations of more than 95 ERP projects, including Oracle, SAP, IFS, Microsoft, BAAN, Fourthshift, DMACS, Mapics, and others throughout more than 16 countries including the US, Ireland, England, Scotland, Brazil, Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, France, China, India, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Egypt and others. Directly involved in Vendor management with partners that include SAP Consulting, Oracle Consulting (US, Europe, China), IFS Consulting, Deloitte Consulting, PWC Consulting, Hand Consulting (China), Mahindra Satyam (India, Turkey, UAE, and Saudi Arabia), Hitachi Consulting (US and EMEA) and others.
Wisconsin Society for Information Management (SIM) 2013 IT Executive of the Year; EE Times (APW, Ltd. IFS ERP Implementation Successes) Dec. 2003, InformationWeek 500 - Actuant Corporation (multiple years); InformationWeek 500 - APW, Ltd. (multiple years); InformationWeek 500 - Menasha Corporation (multiple years); CIO 100 - Menasha Corporation (1999); and Certified Computer Professional certificate (formerly CDP). BBA in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.