Senior VP, Director of Operations (Manufacturing)

Kayla C. Sierra
541 Sand Fork Road
Plymouth, IN 46563
(574) 878-1055

Executive Profile

• Goal-oriented, dynamic leader.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Strategic thinker with big picture vision.
• Stay abreast of cutting edge technologies to facilitate business growth.
• Knowledge of all manufacturing operations.
Employment

Boni Corporation, Plymouth, IN

1999 – Present
Senior Vice President – Director of Operations
Responsible for all manufacturing procedures including coating lines and converting operations. Oversee 15 facilities and domestic and international distribution centers.

• Oversaw research and development department during expansion of laser jet printers..
• Managed the installation of MOVEX ERT system. Recognized errors which saved the company $150,000 annually.
• Negotiated contracts with vendors to receive discount prices and excellent delivery terms.
• program to install product-labeling capability in domestic distribution centers. Results: Reduced inventory requirements and allowed distribution centers to private label products for multiple customers.
• Worked with marketing department to modify and enhance existing product features.

Abel Company, Plymouth, IN

1976 – 1999
President
Built company from scratch to become industry leader with a reputation for excellent customer service.

• Redesigned plant layout to improve order picking and material storage.users within industry.
• Helped develop innovative sales and marketing program to introduce new lines.
• Implemented use of new packaging which reduced staffing needs by 20%
• Continually improved efficiency to remain profitable during economic downturn.
Education

Indiana University

B.S., Accounting
Graduate coursework in accounting, finance, marketing, management in MBA program.
Professional Organizations

Treasurer, American Institute of CPAs

 

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