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Bruce G. Wolverton

Boise, ID 83713 208-550-7047 bgwolverton@hotmail.com |

OPERATIONS/DISTRIBUTION VP DIRECTOR

Experienced professional with extensive experience in operations and distribution in single and multiple site, transportation and manufacturing organizations. Proven success in increasing the effectiveness and efficiencies of processes to better meet organizational objectives. Able to drive initiatives that contribute to operational achievement and excellence. Able to communicate effectively and manage a diverse team of employees.

KEY STRENGTHS

Coaching and Mentoring Process Engineering Workflow Design Budgeting Forecasting Cost Control ROI and Cost Analysis Contract Management Strategic Planning Risk Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PERFORMIX NUTRITION SYSTEMS, NAMPA, ID, 2012-PRESENT DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION

Manage diverse delivery fleet in 3 locations delivering to 6 states and Canada. Maintain full knowledge of FMCSA, USDOT and other governing entity regulations. Develop high performing leaders in transportation. Member of Safe Feed/Safe Food and HACCP certification team.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

Redesigned fleet requirements and equipment design and specifications.

Provided management and communication of cross-disciplinary projects that included: improvements in workflow and methods to reduce risk to organization.

Coach, mentor and engage employees to improve performance.

ACE HARDWARE CORPORATION, MOXEE CITY, WA, 2008-2012 TRAFFIC MANAGER

Managed daily operations of private fleet, dispatching weekly 110 - 140 routes for 325 store deliveries covering 4 states with revenue of $14M annually. Developed a 5 year plan for trailer fleet renewal and improved operational efficiency each year.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

Cut 14% of miles driven annually, through effective routing practices resulting in a savings of $600k/year

Negotiated service provider contract that reduced maintenance costs by 20% and roadside services by 95%

Delivered record financial results and record safety results in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

INTEGRITY SERVICE GROUP, INC., DENVER, CO/BOISE, ID, 2006 2008 PROCESS CONSULTANT

Conducted operations for facility-preparation company. Trained personnel and developed processes to accelerate work progress.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

Reduced project staff by 50% and reduced project time by 60%

FINISH LINE FLOORS, FRONT RANGE, CO, 2004 2005 OPERATIONS AND TRAINING CONSULTANT

Assisted CEO in market development, sales and improving customer relations. Trained and developed staff to perform in exemplary manner with incorporating performance metrics. Monitored performance and providing coaching when necessary.

ANDREWS FOODSERVICE SYSTEMS, PUEBLO, CO, 2003 2004 OPERATIONS AND RELOCATION CONSULTANT

Designed and implemented workflow and processes to reduce labor costs. A ssisted in implementation and optimization of new WMS and RF systems. Responsible for equipment specification, cost analysis and acquisition.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

HOLDEN MARKETING SUPPORT SERVICES, DENVER, CO, 2001 2002 OPERATIONS AND FACILITY DESIGN CONSULTANT

Designed the start-up and initial operation of this 3 rd party, global fulfillment center. Responsible for vendor negotiation and selection, contract management, and project management. Designed process and workflow, assisted with WMS and RFID implementation.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AURORA, CO, 2001 2001 PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND OPERATIONS CONSULTANT

Conducted process engineering and change management in 14 state regions. Reduced production personnel by 50% and brought order turn time into compliance.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

Implemented transportation procedures that netted a $2,000,000 savings.

NATIONAL PRINTING AND PACKAGING, INC., AURORA, CO, 1999 2000 OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS CONSULTANT

Negotiated tariff reductions of 30% from shipping costs, LTL and TL, and drafted building expansion plans. Designed material flow and process flow between plants and implemented global logistics and internal fleet practices.

THE AB HIRSCHFIELD PRESS, DENVER, CO, 1997 1999 TRAFFIC AND WAREHOUSING CONSULTANT

Designed material flow through plant, storage and delivery of finished goods. Acquired internal delivery fleet reducing costs 25% and reduced transportation costs by 40%.

BARNETT, INC., SOUTHERN, CO, 1996 1997

OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Increased sales by 161% of quota, increased customer base by 44%, and recognized as top performer nationally. Developed high gross margin and was top 3 national sales representative.

VIP COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, SOUTHERN, CO, 1994 1996 CONSOLIDATION AND TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANT

Drafted facility layout and designed workflow to consolidate newly acquired, production facilities into newly acquired facility. Negotiated LTL and TL tariffs. Designed, implemented and managed logistics, storage and material movement systems, processes and policies.

RAINBOW NATURAL FOODS DISTRIBUTING, DENVER, CO, 1993 1994 OPERATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANT

Consultant for total operations of $50,000,000 full line specialty grocery and supplement distributor, including fleet and transportation operations. Hired and trained distribution management, implemented staffing realignment to achieve staff development goal acceleration to build bench strength. Implemented processes that reduced warehouse payroll by 13% and increased capacity utilization by 20%.

BARNETT INC., DENVER, CO, 1985 - 1993

DIRECTOR OF OPERATION, WEST REGION (1987 1993)

Promoted from previous position due to excellent work ethic, process implementation and management of employees. Responsible for Operational and P&L for 13 DCs, 3 sister companies in 23 states.

DISTRIBUTION CENTER MANAGER (1985- 1987)

Designed and built prototype facility for rapid expansion including 30 facilities in 6 years. Designed facility and product layout that brought 50% personnel reduction and cut space requirements by 29%. Developed a sales initiative that increased “City Sales” from 5% to 25% of total sales, increasing GPM by 5%, enhanced customer contact and satisfaction and eliminated shipping costs on that portion.