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Michael Kennedy is currently living in Canton, Georgia, working as a PRESIDENT in "ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LLC" and is interested in Chemicals, Construction, Consulting, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mining & Metals, Utilities.
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Job Title

PRESIDENT

Company

Company Website

www.apmscorp.com

Location

Canton, Georgia

Categories of Interest

Chemicals, Construction, Consulting, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mining & Metals, Utilities

Company Size

5-20

Resume

EXECUTIVE PROFILE
As President and CEO of Advanced Project Management Solutions, it is my responsibility to facilitate strategic development, providing the necessary leadership, planning, direction, organization, coordination and control to meet the operations and profit goals of the company. Further, it is my key function to ensure that all APMS business functions are accomplished within prescribed time frame, on budget, and within the overall expectations or our clientele. Working with the management team, I provide the necessary leadership to position APMS at the forefront of the project management service industry. The companys success is dependent on my capacity to build a comprehensive plan to advance the company\'s mission and objectives, while promoting revenue, profitability, and growth as an organization. Because we remain in the initial build-out phase, it is my responsibility to oversee the companys daily operations, insuring managerial efficiency, quality training programs, personalized service, and a cost-effective organization of resources.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
 Cost Reduction & Profit Optimization
 Corporate Quality Assurance Program
 Strategic and Tactical Planning
 Process & Performance Improvement
 Relationships and Teambuilding
 Capital Acquisition & Purchasing
 Process Development and Improvement
 Quality and Performance Improvement
 Budgeting and Financial Reporting
 Capital Forecasting and Planning
 Continuous Process Improvement
 Departmental and Project Management
 Corporate Engineering Management
 Lean Management and Six Sigma Process

MANAGERIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 Recognized for consistent success in developing IMERYS systems, plans, and procedures to streamline corporate and client operations, improve processes, and enhance performance.
 Efficiently managed Columbians operational strategies and directed enterprise implementation projects flawlessly while consistently delivering desired results and contributing to revenue producing activities.
 Produced substantial cost savings, optimized systems, and successfully utilized IMERYS technology and engineering solutions to maximize business efficiencies in a variety of intensely competitive industries.
 Developed and implemented a Global Process Optimization System for all eleven (11) Columbian Chemicals manufacturing facilities yielding an annual, after expense, savings of over $9.8MM in Natural Gas consumption and $8.7MM in Feed Stock fixed cost.
 Strategically executed a substantial number of significant Corporate Purchasing Contracts with Columbians Electrical, Instrumentation, DCS, and PLC suppliers, saving the company approximately $4.8MM on annual Capital Purchases.

DETAILED WORK HISTORY

PRESIDENT AND CEO March of 2012 to Present
Advanced Project Management Solutions LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
APMS helps our customers by providing the very best in professional training and practical project management services. Drawing from a staff of technical, financial, and managerial experts in their fields, APMS provides practical guidance for corporate decision-makers by developing a clear and unambiguous spending plan and strategic management solutions to help redefine capital project development and administration. Advanced Project Management Solutions bridges the gap between the theoretical aspects of project management and the practical side of this key managerial function. Functioning as the companys President and CEO, it is my responsibility to facilitate the following duties, on behalf of the company and its employees and customers.
 Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating new resources and/or revenues for the company.
Identify APMS business development opportunities and direct implementation activities.
 Provide strategic and/or administrative direction and management in all functions to include: accounting, business development, technical services, facility management, human resources, marketing, and risk management.
 Direct APMSs operations, in order to achieve and improve on sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
 Review APMS activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining corporate goals, while revising objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
Develop and/or approve APMS operational strategies, practices, procedures, policies, guidelines, and standards.
 Promote a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
 Evaluate the performance of APMS managerial staff for compliance with established policies and objectives of the company and contributions in attaining objectives.
 Lead and direct the APMS leadership team, serving as the principal of the group.

SR. VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT OPERATIONS December of 2010 to March of 2012
HIC Engineering and Construction Inc. Atlanta, Georgia
Recruited to this position by the President/Owner, who was seeking an acquisition for his company and a path for his eventual retirement. I was offered a promising financial opportunity and an equity stake in this turnaround/developing EPC business as a partner to the President. Served in management of this specialty engineering and construction firm, with responsibility for both engineering and construction activities.
 Grew the business from less than $1 million to $2.5 million in my first 9-months.
 Developed and monitored budgets, financial plans, and policies, while operating within budget every month.
 Analyzed existing engineering resources and methods, deploying strategic corporate improvement plans.
 Successfully completed twice the number of new EPC projects, during the first three (3) quarters.
 Reduced the size of project staffing by 1/3 of its previous scale, while improving HICs engineering and construction performance at the same time.
 Improved the innovation process as evidenced by new company specifications and design standards.
 Developed excellent relationships with other larger EPC firms, which led to several new joint venture projects, shared technology, and common customers for the company.

DIRECTOR, CAPITAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS July of 2006 to December of 2010
IMERYS Carbonates Inc. Roswell, Georgia
Promoted to this position with accountabilities for oversight of global activities from conception through start up of both internal and customer driven capital projects, developing new and improving existing manufacturing capabilities, budget and strategic planning, and facilities management. Provide leadership to 26 including managers, engineers, and technicians. Responsible for average annual budgets totaling more than $200M.
 Developed and implemented safety rules and systems that resulted in zero recordable accidents for the last three years.
 Reorganized a North American group into one with global responsibility in response to dramatic sales growth with no increases in staff and a zero increase in expense budgets.
 Introduced Lean Manufacturing concepts into the standard procedure basis as well as into process efficiency assessments reducing conversion costs by as much as 18%.
 Created accountability by implementing internal systems to manage costs, to plan tasks, and to standardize practices increasing the number of projects controlled at or below budget from 35% to 98%.
 Delivered global capital projects for the design and construction of new manufacturing sites or major process expansions holding overall engineering costs to as low as 5.8% of the project budget.
 Led continuous improvement teams to investigate and develop process changes and new manufacturing technologies resulting in 56 new opportunities estimated to save $6.1 M.
 Partnered with the sales team and external customers to develop and implement process systems that increased revenues through additional sales while reducing the customers operating costs.

GLOBAL MANAGER, CORPORATE ENGINEERING October of 2001 to July of 2006
Columbian Chemicals Company Inc. Marietta, Georgia
Lead the organization in designing, building and installing $20 million per year in capital equipment, process control machinery and plant startups globally. Grew the business by increasing the operation locations and revenue streams through innovative management. Reorganized the project management system to improve parallel path designs and team involvement of manufacturing operations. Improved technical designs significantly, reducing downtime and post startup, and improved group effectiveness through team organization and phase gate design process implementation.

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT MANAGER April of 1997 to October of 2001
UOP Corporation Mobile, Alabama
Established a culture of cross-functional participation for new product development activities. Installed lean new product development process tools: team scheduling, weekly stand-up team meetings, risk mitigation events, resource load forecasting, and design for manufacturing reviews. Refined corporate project selection process through use of standardized phase zero project evaluation, total team resource planning, and thorough market evaluation. Implemented monthly reporting with standardized metrics and reporting format for all new product teams. Trained and established behaviors to address project crises and risks quickly and effectively.

ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR / PROJECT MANAGER January of 1985 to April of 1997
Automation Technology Inc. Mobile, Alabama
Developed the business, successfully directing this high tech company, including full P&L, engineering, sales, manufacturing, finance and human resources. Improved new project on-time deliveries by 65% through the use of a systematic project management organization. Reduced design times by 40% through parallel product development and team leadership. Employed a customer focused approach in assisting customers with economical solutions that cut their costs, increased their operating uptime, while being cost effective. Grew revenues by 300%. Improved asset utilization and implemented new engineering and construction planning software to capture cost per project in order to accurately track the profitability of the business. Managed projects regarding hardware and software development, and prototype manufacturing.

SENIOR ENGINEERING SPECIALIST January of 1979 to April of 1985
Brown and Root USA Mobile, Alabama
Supervised assigned technical personnel, including assigning highly complex work, setting work priorities, while evaluating and training them. Assisted management in an acceptable implementation of design and consulting coordination, and the documents, operating procedures etc. Upheld industry, company, and client standards. Kept Management advised as to status of assignment(s) with respect to schedule, budgets, delays and adverse problems.

SENIOR DESIGN SUPERVISOR January of 1974 to April of 1979
International Paper Corporation, Mobile, Alabama
Responsible for developing detailed electrical and instrumentation designs for complete and complex engineering systems, structures and plant arrangements with minimum supervision. Planed and executed the presentation of these systems, in graphic form and/or in detailed scale models.

FORMAL EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Tuscaloosa, Alabama
 Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) Engineering Technology and Computer Science
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Graduate School of Business, Mobile, Alabama
 Executive MBA Program Engineering and Project Management
PATERSON JUNIOR COLLEGE Montgomery, Alabama
 Associate of Science in Engineering Technology
CERTIFIED ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (CEP) Atlanta, Georgia
 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (PMP) Atlanta, Georgia
 Project Management Institute, Atlanta, Georgia
SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION Atlanta, Georgia
 Phelps Dodge Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona

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Michael Kennedy
Name: Michael Kennedy
Link: http://www.salespider.com/p-12000184/michael-kennedy
Location: Canton,Georgia,United States
Job Title: PRESIDENT
Company: ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS LLC

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