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(Expanded in detail from "Executive Resume”)

Some of his achievements include the automotive industry’s first Computer Engineered Ride system, Automated Program Timing Schedules, development and launch of the Cougar and Mercury Grand Marquis lines, the industry’s first production Racing Mirrors, Rear Deck Spoilers, Hood Scoops and Locks, and America’s first domestic production Moon/Sun Roof.

He also spearheaded many productive strategies and initiatives including numerous Complexity Reduction Studies, Ford’s first Option Business Review, Corporate Steering Wheel Programs, and the industry’s high luster aluminum molding program.

He recommended the proper course of action concerning Ford's compliance with the newly drafted French Language Acts in France and Quebec, Canada.

Some of John’s other notable achievements include patenting the world’s fastest electronic solenoid actuators as well as developing, engineering and patenting a multi-protocol synchronous/async modem used widely by Chrysler and Toyota automotive suppliers. 

He also pioneered an innovative TCP/IP Mailbox System to resolve many of the Internet’s and corporate intranets’ speed and security issues, a system used by the California-based Toyota Corporate Engineering Office.  Another of his innovations included designing and implementing a PC/UNIX-based Store-and-Forward mailbox system (to replace mainframe systems) used to transfer computer-aided engineering drawings (CAD) files between the Toyota Technical Engineering Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and their large supplier base.

He is currently expanding into the emerging AS2/AS3 communications market as well as establishing a Mexican market for electronic invoicing into the Chrysler Corporation using his company’s new HTTP/s Internet oriented EBMX program.

Drawing on his epic career with Ford, John is now President of Consul-Tec Inc (“CTI”), a high-tech development and management-consulting firm he founded and built from the ground up.  His firm provides general and specialized business consulting for startups, midsize, and Fortune 500 clients, ranging from simple market research questionnaires to in-depth multi-year marketing analyses for global enterprises.

CTI’s services include Organizational / Corporate Development, Restructuring, and Crisis Management Strategies, short and long-range Strategic Planning, New Product Planning and Introductions, and Business / Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation.  John offers Senior-level executives Creative Marketing concepts and Merchandising Strategies, Complexity and Cost-reduction Programs, Market Research, Financial and Budget Analysis planning, and associated management and business development functions.

With dollar figures adjusted only to 2008) economics, the following are just a few examples of CTI’s accomplishments:

The company formulated and organized a distribution plan to market a small service-based company’s software and hardware product lines. Immediately John established 50 US-based dealers, numerous VAR’s, and a European distributor with negligible (under $10,000) investment.  The company’s first-year sales reached $883,416.  Sales rose steadily thereafter, and by the 5th year were at $2,406,021, a 172% increase. The company maintained high profit margins.

CTI also developed and introduced three new major product lines into a division of a large Fortune 500 company where market segment pene­tra­tion had seriously deteriorated due to internal labor disputes.  After introducing programs covering marketing, engineering, manufacturing, financial, and other key factors and considerations, John was able to unify workers and reestablish efficient operations. The result was product lines providing the division with a seven-percentage point gain in market segment penetration and an incremental profit of $175.1M.

In another instance, CTI acting as interim President and CEO for an emerging software company with flagging sales and high debt, it took just 6 months post-consult and zero cash infusion to get the company out of debt and yielding good sales and profits. During the next 12 months the company generated nearly $2M dollars in incremental sales, a 900% increase over original figures. It brought in nearly $4M dollars the second year, and by the 5th year was acquired by a large corporation.

On an international scale, John turned around a failing Third World emerging market operation by evaluating, determining and implementing a new product entry plan that increased company profits by more than $32M US dollars on an annual incremental basis.

It also established a Complexity Reduction Pro­gram to correct an inter­national multi-plant bottleneck brought on by the introduction of hundreds of new unique part assemblies.  The existing facilities could neither be altered without incurring costly tooling alterations, nor any new facilities constructed in time to meet production deadlines. As a result of the implemented program a net savings of 20% was established, and the company has now realized over $130M in savings from direct and indirect labor, inventory, floor space, and paperwork reductions. 

John also organized and developed a major eight-hour slide presentation on the Development of a Modern Product, presented to the People's Republic of China in Beijing (Peking), at a major Technical Seminar.  In-depth detail was provided as to how a major U.S. multi-national corporation plans and engineers a key new product from the "Idea" stage, through the "Development" stage to the public "Introduction" stage covering a typical five-year product program.  The actual presentation was heavily oriented and detailed in the areas of product, marketing, engineering and manufacturing.  The scope, quality, and depth of the presentation resulted in the establishment of a multi-million dollar trade agreement between China and the company.

Among his many achievements with Ford, some already mentioned, he also specified, developed and then introduced Lincoln-Mercury Division's top all time selling vehicle, the Mercury Grand Marquis which, according to the September, 2008 Motor Trend magazine, has sold over 4,000,000 units since its introduction.  In addition John also spearheaded a program to introduce a high luster aluminum molding to all Ford company car lines, providing the combined benefit of improved appearance, significantly reduced warranty costs, and company savings of $0.5M.  He also proposed a $272M dollar profit opportunity 5 years ahead of its time.

On the research and problem-solving end, John engineered a highly- effective global Noise Control Solution to satisfy international regulations and promote company goodwill. He resolved a problem related to low horsepower on the company’s global 4 cylinder models by increasing net output 10% while simultaneously achieving piece cost savings of $22.6M. He also established a Complexity Reduction Program that saved the company $20.4M dollars in direct and indirect labor costs while improving inventory, plant automation and quality control functions.

His adoption of an innovative rotary fuel pump design cut production costs on an in-line fuel injection pump by $45 per unit while boosting supply to satisfy demand. He engineered the automotive industry’s first computer-coded release system resulting in $8.7M dollar annual savings and adoption for company-wide use.

He increased profits by 48% in one year through formation of a product-planning group to develop and merchandise new Rotunda products to Ford and After Market dealerships.

He boosted dealership profits through a comprehensive strategy derived from historical and cost-price-profit analyses to reveal profitable accessory lines and dispose of unproductive ones.  He also investigated and produced a comprehensive ten-year Option Business Review to suggest new high potential options that would generate $82.6M in annual incremental profits for the Corporation.

Creatively, he pioneered the automotive industry’s Computer Engineered Ride system, automating the selection of front suspension components to produce substantial reductions in Engineering labor costs and workload demands. He also developed a sophisticated computerized critical path tracking system to improve production cycles and time-to-market, as well as reduce cost penalties incurred from last minute modifications.

He designed, developed, and presented to corporate management an innovative electronic remote control car starting device featuring automatic warming and cooling features to promote passenger seasonal comfort.

John also served as the liaison between Engineering, Marketing and Financial operations, synchronizing functions to activate new programs and features, including new products, expense reductions, warranty improvements and related initiatives.

A sample of other work related functions included: publication of numerous corporate product letter, news articles and press releases, international regulatory compliance policies, and product display models.

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