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Ed Murphy  401-996-1765

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I have helped many people to start their own businesses by guiding them through a feasibility study to ensure that their business idea has the potential to earn enough to offset their investment of both time and money. I have helped many with business plans, prepared not just for a funding source but for their own benefit, to establish goals and measure performance. I also have helped underperforming businesses to increase revenue and /or reduce costs to make more profit.

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Sales

Marketing

Manufacturing

Finance

Operations

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Industrial Flow Control Valves

Door Hardware

Locks

Soft Drink Beverage Dispensers

National Business Consulting

 

 

 

 

2010-Present

SEMI-RETIRED

Involved in volunteer work with Veterans Administration and Big                           Brothers.

 

 

200N 6-2010

RIMES

PROJECT MANAGER

  • Managed a federally funded training grant that involved the recruitment, training and placement of over 50 formerly unemployed people into industrial machine operator positions.
  • Designed, developed and implemented analytical tools, like a return on investment calculator, which enabled RIMES consultants to generate new business.
  • Implemented the Enterprise Growth platform of services which broadened RIMES core competencies into the sales, marketing and strategic planning functions.

 

 

2005-2006

GEORGE S. MAY INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING COMPANY

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Led 2-4 concurrent client assignments focused on improving operational performance and waste reduction in small to medium sized American companies.

 

 

2000-2005

MURPHY & SPRING, LLC, Westerly, RI

CONSULTANT

Founded management consulting firm serving industrial clients in the design and rapid implementation of competitive improvement strategies. Served broad range of clients, from GE Capital to small family-owned businesses, in the implementation of operations initiatives like world class manufacturing tactics and ISO implementation.

 

 

 

 

1999-2000

SERVEND INTERNATIONAL, Sellersburg, IN

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER

Responsible for the EVA returns for this $60 million, 250-employee division of Manitowoc Corp., in a turnaround situation. This multi-plant division designs, manufactures and markets proprietary beverage dispensing equipment sold to Coke and Pepsi, as well as the foodservice markets.

 

 

 

 

1996-1999

IMI CORNELIUS, Torrington, CT

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER

Responsible for the profitability and return on assets for this $25 million manufacturer of electromechanical equipment sold to the food service and hospitality industries

 

 

 

EDWARD J. MURPHY

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1993-1996

MURPHY MANAGEMENT, Farmington, Ct

 

Founded interim turnaround management firm focusing on under-performing manufacturing companies.

 

 

1990-1993

LORI LOCKS, INC., Southington, Ct

PRESIDENT

Responsible for the corporate restructuring and strategic redirection for this

$ 12 million/year manufacturer of locks and security equipment, in a turnaround situation.

 

 

1986 – 1990

XOMOX CORPORATION, Cincinnati, OH

VICE PRESIDENT SALES AND MARKETING

Responsible for the sales management and marketing direction for the $50 million U.S. Division of this operating unit of Emerson Electric. 

·Increased sales volume 50% in the domestic market.

·Improved profit margins four points though a rigorous re-direction of pricing policy.

·Restructured division’s domestic distribution strategy.

 

 

1971 – 1986

ITT CORPORATION, Various locations

Joined ITT World headquarters as part of MBA Executive Development Program.  Served in a variety of line and staff assignments in different divisions of ITT Grinnell, a $1 billion manufacturer and distributor of pipe, industrial valves and fittings.  Positions included Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager, Product Development Manager, Product Line Manager and General Manager.  Involved in strategic planning, acquisitions, design for manufacture cost improvement programs, new product projects and all phases of the marketing function.  Experience culminated in a P&L position as VP and General Manager of a $15 million operating division, called Fabri-Valve, a leading manufacturer of fabricated and cast steel knife gate valves sold to the Pulp and Paper, Power and Waste Treatment industries.

 

 

 

MILITARY

 

Served as a Captain of Marines, including a combat tour as an Infantry Advisor and Artillery Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

 

 

MBA George Washington University

BS Economics Villanova University

 

 


Ed Murphy

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