Distribution Manager

Kristle M. Krauss
1451 Pinewood Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 61257
(847) 828-9164


Experienced professional with transportation expertise. Proven ability to manage international and domestic transportation, procurement, and inventory control. Superb communication and problem-solving skills. Able to analyze and streamline product delivery.

• Customer Service     • Transportation Operations
• Policy Development     • Productivity Improvement
• Distribution Management     • Staff Training
• Order Management     • Business Systems Improvement
Professional Experience

Laney Foods, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL

1996 – Present
Sales Coordinator
Led team responsible for supporting more than 300 customer. Helped customers track shipments. Cultivated relationships with wholesale produce buyers to assist with distribution needs.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Increased sales by 65%.
• Improved market share through excellent customer service.

Laney Foods, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL

1995 – 1996
Transportation Manager
Provided scheduling and tracking services for all product shipments.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Developed a new product label/package which improved ease of transportation.

Fanning Associates, Burr Ridge, IL

1991 – 1995
District Account Manager

Fanning Associates, Burr Ridge, IL

1989 – 1991
Sr. Account Representative

Fanning Associates, Burr Ridge, IL

1988 – 1989
District Account Manager
Hired as Sales Representative and rapidly promoted to District Account Manager. Responsible for a five state territor. Made product presentations to Fortune 100 Executives; also represented company at trade shows.

• Manager of the Year Award
• Best Customer Service Award

Industry Electronics, Burr Ridge, IL

1987 – 1988
Purchasing Agent / Materials Coordinator
Procured materials and arranged shipping.

Genius Laboratories, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL

1978 – 1987
Sales Coordinator / Personnel Manager (LA)
Led a team of ten account executives. Responsible for accurate budget forecasts and personnel management.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Retained key clients through excellent customer relations; clients brough in 35% more sales.

Felix International, Burr Ridge, IL

1963 – 1978
Assistant Manager
Managed all domestic and international shipments.

Selected Accomplishments:
• Improved profit by 40% and volume by 55%.


Bachelor of Science, Business and Accounting

Advanced Sales Training in the Food Industry
Professional Selling
Consultative Sales


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