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Resume Summary
Senior financial executive experience in manufacturing in North America, South America and Europe. Over 25 years of experience, 14 at the senior executive level. MBA, and MScE from the University of Michigan, CMA. Would relocate within the US and Canada

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To contribute in the definition of overall strategies and to direct their implementation and execution in an executive management or senior financial role.


Over 25 years of solid international executive management experience covering strategic and operational responsibilities in the areas of general management, financial management and business development where the following capabilities were successfully applied:
* Contributing vision and transparency at board and executive levels
* Building and leading teams of capable and motivated executives
* Developing companies to operate competitively worldwide
* Leading the execution of financial, commercial and operational action plans
* Solid cross-cultural experience with international business practices and protocols, particularly in North America, the Americas, and Europe.


Integrated the finance department of Renold Canada with Renold Jeffrey in the USA with no additional personnel in USA. Results: Cost savings and increased efficiency and reliability.

Sold Vifan USA and Vifan Canada, as part of the executive management team actively participated in the sale transaction, and its negotiation.

Negotiated a line of credit to finance a $70 Million expansion of Vifan USA Inc. Results: a financial arrangement that allowed the company to double capacity in USA.

Played a key leadership role in the definition and execution for the strategic direction designed to achieve rapid growth for McCain Argentina, a green site manufacturing start up Results: Company grew to $100 Million in sales in 5 years from first year sales of $20 Million. Had significant expansion in the manufacturing capacity, positioning the company to grow in South America, particularly in Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

Sr Vice-President Finance & IT, Americas and China
Renold Jeffrey LP 2012-2014.
A subsidiary of a publicly traded international engineering group, producing a wide range of high quality products including transmission, leaf and conveyor chains, gearboxes, etc. Renold Jeffrey has a manufacturing facility in Morristown, TN and sales in USA, Canada and the Americas
* Responsible for USA, Canada and China Finance, Accounting and IT
* Integrated all North American Finance and Accounting functions

Executive Vice-President and CFO
Vibac Group North America, Morristown, Tennessee. 2003-2012.
Vibac Group North America was composed of 3 operating companies and one holding company. The operating companies were Vifan USA Inc., Vibac Canada Inc., and Vifan Canada Inc. with consolidated sales of over $170 Million. It manufactures and sells polypropylene films for the packaging industry in 2 plants and carton sealing tape in the other one. Vifan USA and Vifan Canada were acquired by a competitor.
* Negotiated new lines of Credits and banking arrangements for the USA and Canada, to finance an expansion in USA..
* Worked on the team that negotiated and completed the sale of Vifan, Improved management of working capital, particularly accounts receivables and inventories.

McCAIN FOODS LTD., Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada (1986 - 2003)
A major Canadian food company with worldwide sales of over $6Billion
A career spanning over 17 years of growth and success. Different positions held were:

Vice President - Senior Corporate Advisor McCain Foods Limited 2002 - 2003
* Reviewed and evaluated capital expenditures worldwide (5 continents - 20 countries).
* Finalized the shutdown of a subsidiary in Mexico; ensured compliance with all legal requirements.
Chief Operating Officer Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel, Montreal, Quebec. 2001-2002
* Full P&L and budget responsibility for a McCain Foods Limited subsidiary, Charcuterie la Tour Eiffel, a 400-person unit with $ 50 million in annual revenue, 2 manufacturing facilities.
* Started the integration of all key corporate functions of a newly acquired firm, Charcuterie De Bretagne, into a unified culture with this subsidiary.
Regional Vice President Finance McCain Mercosur Area (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay) 1999-2001
Vice President Finance McCain Argentina, Balcarce, Argentina 1996-1999
* In charge of Financial Operations, Taxes, Accounting, Information Systems and Human Resources
* Converted sales offices into fully operating units in Brazil and Chile.
* Participated in the start-up of a new company in Argentina from initial plant construction to full operation and two further expansions. Instituted and implemented all operating systems, including accounting, cost standards reporting, executive reporting and purchasing of raw materials.
Corporate Advisor McCain Foods Limited 1995-1996
Vice President Finance McCain Espana, Burgos and Madrid, Spain 1992-1995
* In charge of Financial Operations, Taxes, Accounting, Information Systems and Human Resources for McCain Espana reporting to the President and General Manager.
* Directed the execution of a major restructuring of McCain Espana S.A. Sold part of the manufacturing operation; shut down another one and maintained the commercial operation with minimum tax and legal cost.
* Implemented ERP system on time and on budget.
Manager of Accounting McCain Foods Limited (Canada), Florenceville, NB 1988-1992
Budget and Costing Manager McCain Foods Limited (Canada) 1986-1988

Cradleship Creche. Toronto, ON. Canada. Office Manager 1984 -1986

Economics and Planning Analyst, Esso Standard Oil Ltd, San Salvador El Salvador 1980-1981
* Provided economics and logistics analysis of the operations in El Salvador and Belize, Budget preparations.
Process Engineer, Refinery Logistics coordinator, and Industrial Hygiene coordinator, RASA, Refineria de Acajutla S.A. (managed by Esso Standard Oil Ltd) El Salvador 1979 -1980

M.B.A. (Master in Business Administration) Degree
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
(Member of the Society of Management Accountants of Quebec, Canada)
M. Sc.E. (Master in Science, Engineering) Degree in Chemical Engineering
B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering

Founding Member of Financial Executives International, Knoxville Chapter. Former member of the Montreal Chapter
Fully fluent in English and Spanish, basic knowledge of French

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