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DONALD R. REID, MBA, PMP CAREER SUMMARY Proactive Information Technology professional with global experience in world-class companies.Realistic, future-focused understanding of Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, and Power Generation industries. Engineered successful strategies to enable dynamic business growth or contraction through new products, acquisition due diligence, start-up or divestiture planning, and services outsourcing. Effective communicator who fosters on-going collaboration between matrixed team members, stakeholders, and business partners. Embraces new challenges to deliver competitive advantage and sustained operational performance. Innovative problem solver known for improving organization’s success. Leadership skills leverage varied technical background. Expertise in process restructuring, software engineering, proactive quality assurance, configuration management, and production audits. Lifetime learner. MBA complemented by industry certifications (e.g., PMI, APICS) and on-going, relevant education. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC April, 2003 – October, 2013 IS Director – Lab Systems $4B healthcare, laboratory-testing company. Manage project office; portfolio includes roughly 25-concurrent, strategic projects with measurable, operational impact. Comply with CAP, CLIA, FDA, HIPPA, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations. Previously supervised 3-fast paced Java and .Net teams engaged in web development and business process normalization using mainframes and distributed servers (38-person, $4.2M budget). Re-functioned legacy, Customer Service applications with J2EE thin-client replacement to consolidate 53 call centers into 13, facilitate client satisfaction improvements, reduce application training from 45 days to 1, re-engineer call response process, and introduce metrics-driven, call volume analysis. Reduced lost business by 4% and internal costs by 10% through cross-functional team addressing Corporate Customer Retention and selective software enhancements. Implemented high volume end-to-end specimen tracking tool. Provides real-time, work in process status for 53-labs as well as providing specimen cycle time comparisons. Ensured that corporate-wide infrastructure (LAN’s, WAN, servers, and instrument interfaces) was upgraded and certified in 2 months to support new client who added 15% incremental volume. Published corporate development methodology, defined career development programs, authored IT performance metrics, and introduced project management standards plus templates. Solectron Technology, Inc, Charlotte, NC July, 1995 – April, 2003 Information Technology Manager Supervised divisional, 42-person database administration, development, network engineering, and operations staff of $18B multi-national, contract electrical manufacturer (Malcom Baldridge award winner). Managed matrixed, virtual teams (domestic / international plus direct / contract resources) in system integration and development projects using distributed client servers. Hosted international EDI operations center. Participated in acquisition due diligence evaluations and subsequent implementation of ERP II at $1B domestic and international manufacturing plants. Tailored accounting applications (AP, AR, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, and Payroll) to local standards.Delivered 50% schedule reduction for comprehensive ERP II conversions / implementations. Reduced 9-plant, $110M IT budget to $71.6M run rate in 12-months.Sustained operation’s service levels and customer base. Restructured IT services at 4 acquired manufacturing plants during 3-year period.Scope included staff assessment, application replacement (ERP II; shop floor, quality control, and warehouse management; office applications), telecommunications and infrastructure upgrades, and performance metrics standardization.Typically generated a $1.5M budget reduction. Enabled EDI and Internet communication via centralized development and operations for 14 Americas plants.Realized reduced operating costs while improving customer satisfaction and cutting both DSO and materials acquisition costs. Had senior role in $80M global IT outsourcing due diligence and contract management strategy that encompassed infrastructure (computer operations, database administration, help desk, and network management) and software development. Progress Energy (Carolina Power Light), Southport, NC June, 1992 – July, 1995 Computer Support Manager Active participant in nuclear power plant turnaround – i.e., plant graduated from NRC watch list to top quartile performer in less than 2-years. Built customer focused organization (25-person, $4.8M budget). Maintained fault-tolerant operations while successfully completing multiple, complex projects. Executed site-wide, network strategy to integrate business and engineering services.Standardized software, enhanced disaster recovery, instituted a Help Desk, and re-skilled end users. Plant achieved $10M labor and material cost reduction through installation of Plant Maintenance Planning and Scheduling system. Directed implementation of plant’s Process Computer and Security Computer systems. Coca-Cola Foods, Houston, TX October, 1986 – May, 1992 Manager of Systems and Programming Managed development and maintenance for $1.7B consumer goods division consisting of 7 manufacturing plants and 79 field sales offices ($3.6M budget). Realized $15M inventory reduction and improved asset utilization by integrating a ERP II/Production Scheduling system into 7 manufacturing plants and 3 contract packing operations. Achieved $100M sales growth and eight person reduction by developing a proprietary Order Entry / Processing application that instituted progressive pricing and promotional strategies. Designed and installed Promotion Control application for administering a $120M marketing budget.Immediately eliminated serious control weaknesses. Anderson Clayton Foods, Dallas,TX August, 1982 – October, 1986 Information Systems Manager Supervised software development and operations for a $400M food manufacturer (18-person staff). Performed control and functional audits. Realized 27% ROI by implementing integrated Accounting, Order Entry / Processing, and Sales Analysis software project at specialty products division. Reduced plant downtime by 35% and parts inventory and overtime by 15% by Plant Maintenance system implementation.Application also established basis for predictive plant maintenance program, improved repair vs. replacement decisions, and enabled capital equipment standardization. ?EDUCATION MBA – Northern Illinois University BS – Northern Illinois University Certification: Project Management Institute (PMP) Certification: American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)? INDUSTRY BACKGROUND Clinical Laboratory Testing Contract Electronics Manufacturing Food Manufacturing / Marketing Electric Utility Power Generation Retail Management / Marketing PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Strategic Business Planning Line Project Management Budget / Financial Management Performance Improvement Organization Development Outsourcing Due Diligence / Contract Mgmt Business Restructuring Application Design / Development Hardware / Software Evaluations Quality Software Engineering Facilities Planning / Management Disaster Recovery Planning / Validation Procedures / Methodologies JAD / Prototyping Contract Negotiations APPLICATIONS EXPERTISE Accounting / Finance: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Activity Based Accounting, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Route Settlement, Brokerage / Commissions, Payroll / Human Resources, Invoicing B 2 B:EDI, Web Services Lab Operations: Customer Service, Lab Workflow, Order Entry, Results Reporting, Specimen Management Distribution: Order Entry / Processing, Bills of Lading, Freight Consolidation, Freight Estimation / Payment, Freight Lane Evaluation, Fleet Maintenance, Distribution Requirements Planning Manufacturing: ERP, Shop Floor Control, Work in Process Tracking, Failure Analysis, Plant Maintenance, Feeder Verification, Labor Collection, Vendor Managed Inventory Sales / Marketing: Customer Service, Sales Analysis, Forecasting, Promotion Planning / Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Route Sales, Marketing PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS HONORS Certified: Project Management Institute at PMP level Certified: American Production Inventory Control Society Information Technology Council (ITC) – Chamber of Commerce Data Processing Management Association (Association of Information Technology Professionals) Grocery Manufacturers Association Sigma Iota Epsilon (Business Honorary)

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Retail Trade

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