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Chief Operating Officer

Vestavia Hills, Alabama, United States
Industry Category: Building Products - Equipment
Relocation Preferences: Open
Personal Website Link:: http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertcbelcher/
Senior Executive Role, President, CEO, COO

rcbelcher'S Overview

Robert C. Belcher
4406 Boulder Lake Cir.  – Birmingham, AL 35242 – rcbelcher[AT]gmail.com – (678) 223-3301
MBA and Naval Academy educated Senior Executive possessing over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic execution, operations, business development, change management, turn-arounds, technology implementation, organizational and talent development, and market growth.
Professional Experience
Chief Operating Officer                                                                                                                                                2008 - Present
RAM Tool & Supply
Senior executive responsible for the supply chain and business operations of $100-200 million national distributor.  Responsibility for procurement, operational profit, distribution, budgeting and expense control across 30 businesses in 11 states.
  • Grew EBITDA >25% per year between 2009-2013
  • Designed and implemented processes resulting in ability to Receive, Fill, Deliver, and Bill orders within 4 hours at >90% rate – Best in Industry
  • Reduced operational expenses year over year on a budget of $55 million +
  • Improved inventory performance by increasing turns by 1.9, raising service levels to >99.3%, reducing dead stock from >25% of inventory to <5%, raised accuracy from 65% to over 95%
  • Managed an annual procurement spend over of over $100 million
  • Standardized operations using Lean Distribution and 5S reducing operating expenses by 4%
  • Reorganized supply chain organization reducing workforce 15% while maintaining profitability during 2009 recession despite 40% revenue decrease
  • Completed 2 acquisitions and transitioned onto ERP, computer systems, and business processes in 4 months, along with 3 new startups resulting in increase of geographic market coverage by 66%
  • Increased inventory profitability >20% by executing a procurement strategy improving gross margin >8%, vendor rebates > 35% (2009-2013, doubling performance in 2013), and aging/discounts >1%
  • Executive Safety Manager responsible for all OSHA and DOT compliance and programs resulting in reduction of BASICS scores as well as back to back DOT and OSHA audits with 0 discrepancies
Vice President, Director/Trustee                                                                                                             2012 - Present
World Child Cancer, U.S.A.
Serve as a founding director for the U.S. body of World Child Cancer, a charity dedicated to improving cancer diagnosis and treatment for some of the world’s poorest children.
  • Supporting 5-year term projects in Ghana and Bangladesh providing treatment/training to over 500 children and 600 care givers through donations and mentoring
  • Selected as the Financial Times Spotlight Charity for 2013
  • Incorporated and achieved U.S. 501 (c) (3) status within 4 months
  • Collaboratively formed board and recruited medical project team from leading U.S. medical institutions

Director, Integration Services                                                                                                                    2007 - 2008
Stryker, Communications Division
Executive department head responsible for field manufacturing, project management and customer support.
  • Managed a $185 million budget across seven (7) P&Ls
  • Merged two businesses with diverse product offerings adding >$30 million in revenue
  • Reorganized department into regional structure improving local market performance and revenue growth >20% year over year
  • Developed Service Product Offering carve out of traditional service support element delivering over $12 million first year revenues
  • Reduced operational cost lines 20% below same year budgeted amount
SR Staff Business Development, (Top Secret Clearance)                                                                               2006 - 2007
Lockheed Martin
Responsible for domestic and international product line sales, business development, and marketing.
  • Led business capture efforts resulting in the pursuit of over $86 million in new business
  • Authored and implemented a market strategy with the goal of achieving 20% growth
  • Established customer relationships and influenced program requirements resulting in the award of a program worth $173 million domestically
Six Sigma Black Belt, Operations/Logistics                                                                                           2004 - 2006
General Electric Supply
Led cross-functional teams as an expert in the Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing/Distribution discipline.
  • Trained GE Supply on Lean Distribution practices
  • Executed 3 action work-outs resulting in between 25% and 300% increase in efficiencies
  • Led a $850k truck routing optimization project with over $1.8 million in first year savings
  • Taught Six Sigma Green Belt curriculum across then GE Consumer and Industrial footprint
Lieutenant, Submarine Officer (Top Secret/SCI Clearance)                                                          1991 - 2005
United States Navy
Held various departmental and divisional leadership roles.
  • Consistently ranked the top performing officer amongst peers
  • Served as quality assurance and diving officer responsible for critical ship maintenance;  Ensured > 99% plant uptime during critical operations
  • Analyzed key intelligence information to develop tactics and operational plans based on competitive analysis
  • Qualified by DOE as Nuclear Engineering Officer, responsible for operation and maintenance of nuclear reactor plant, propulsion systems, and auxiliary systems
  • Completed submarine qualifications in 9 months compared to an average of 18 months
  • Managed several safety and quality programs such as HAZMAT, Radiological Controls, OSHA equivalent workplace safety, and DOE Nuclear regulatory compliance

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Naval Postgraduate School - Financial Management/Information Systems Management - Monterey, California
  • Master of Arts (MA) - National Security and Strategy
Naval War College - Newport, Rhode Island
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) - Economics, Japanese (Minor)
United States Naval Academy - Baseball, Brigade Executive Officer (2nd in Command of School) - Annapolis, Maryland
  • Naval Nuclear Power Officer School
Nuclear Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry – Orlando, FL/Charleston, SC
  • Harvard Executive Leadership Course – Stryker – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Change Acceleration Process Coach – GE – Crotonville – NY
Licenses & Certifications
  • Information Systems Security Professional, NSTISSI No. 4011, December 2003
  • System Administration in Information Systems Security, NSTISSI No. 4013, December 2003
  • Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), NSTISSI no. 4014, December 2003
  • Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1, June 2003
  • Acquisition Professional and Program Management Level II (ACQ 101, ACQ 201, and PMT 250), December 2002
  • Certified Naval Nuclear Engineer Officer, Department of Energy, October 2000
Related keyword: Executive, Operations, Supply Chain, Acquisition, Change Management, Business Development, Growth

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