Otto J. Kubik

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CAREER SUMMARY:

A hands-on pro-active, business partner with proven ERP, and financial “turn-around” experience, with the ability to mentor all organizational levels and disciplines.   Major strength in systems implementations and /or tune-ups, with particular emphasis on tightened internal reporting systems, developing Key Performance Indicators, Inventory and Cost Accounting controls.  Solves complex problems with simple, yet elegant solutions benefiting the entire organization, not just the Accounting/Finance group. Highly skilled in all aspects of Accounting, Finance, HR and IT.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Consultant                                                                            January 2007 to Present

            Your 1099 CFO          Alta Loma, California                 

Provides contract services to Inland Empire companies on an as needed basis.  Specializes in full operational reviews and implementation of internal controls for manufacturing companies.  

 

Controller/Director of Finance                                   April 2003 to January 2007

            Progressive Suspension Inc.         Hesperia, California                   

International manufacturer and distributor of specialty suspension components.  Sales in excess of $15M with projected annual growth in excess of 30%.  Responsible for managing all accounting activities, as well as Human Resources and Administration.

·         Introduced Daily Production meetings and benchmarking, including operational performance and margin measurement.

·         Implemented Standard Cost control and formalized policies throughout the organization.

·         Helped the team set 9 All-Time month shipment and profitability records, while reducing costs and past due backlogs.

·         Implemented numerous HR policies, reissued the Employee Handbook and performed training of supervision for Employee Performance Reviews.

·         Reduced month-end closing to 5 days from the prior 12.

·         Introduced 90-day rolling forecasting, 2 year Planning and annual budget techniques in a “Ma and Pa” manufacturing environment.

·         Helped a small but rapidly growing operation into the 21st century, nurturing Senior Staff as well as subordinates in all disciplines.

 

Chief Financial Officer                                                October 2000 to January 2001

            Mitchell Rubber Company Inc.       Mira Loma, California                 

International manufacturer and distributor of molded rubber products and raw materials. Consolidated sales over $50M and headcount approaching 500 world-wide. Multiple production locations in California, as well as Lyon, France.

·         Responsible for managing all accounting activities, as well as legal and administrative matters world wide, plus Information Technology, Insurance and Financial Investments.

·         Primary contact point for all activities in France.

·         Introduced many internal control functions and formalized policies throughout the organization.

·         Modified and introduced Daily Benchmarking in all operations.

 

 

Controller/ Financial Director                                              March 2000 to July 2000

            NDC Infrared Engineering Inc.       Irwindale, California                   

International manufacturer and distributor of nuclear and Infrared computerized measurement devices.   Consolidated sales over $47M.

·         Responsible for managing all accounting activities, as well as Travel Management, Information Technology, Fleet Services and reception.

·         Streamlined all accounting activities, allowing a 25% headcount reduction.

·         Introduced many internal control functions and formalized policies.

·         Negotiated settlement of software license issues.

 

 

VP/Chief Financial Officer                                                   April 1997 to April 1999

            Uni-Star Industries Inc.        South Pasadena, California                    

International manufacturer and distributor of Sub and Nano miniature connectors. Manufacturing/sales locations in U.S., France and England.  Consolidated sales over $20M.

·         Improved Cash Flow and Profitability dramatically within a 12 month period.

·         Eliminated all debt.

·         Greatly improved monthly financial package and departmental service level, while reducing headcount by nearly 50%.

·         Virtually eliminated month-to month financial reporting “surprises.”

·         Installed a hybrid standard/job cost system including R&D costs, greatly improving sales and real contribution margin visibility by product line. 

·         Introduced variance analysis and labor reporting benchmarks, as well as other key metrics reviewed daily.

·         Consolidated foreign operations, without damaging customer relationships.

 

Director of Finance                                            October 1989 to September 1996

            Continental Materials Corporation

            Williams Furnace Company Inc.      Colton, California                       

International manufacturer and distributor HVAC equipment.  Highly seasonal, employees vary between 200-400, with unionized shop work force.  Sales in excess of $25M.

·         Reduced Finance/MIS staff from 17 to 8 with no reduction of service level.

·         Virtually eliminated annual inventory adjustments.

·         Installed standard/job cost system, greatly improving margin visibility by product/job.

·         Reduced D.S.O. from 70+ days to sub 35 days with a corresponding decrease in bad debt from 2% of sales to under 0.2% for last two years.

·        Migrated systems from archaic NCR computer to AS/400 environment with SSA’s BPCS, while integrating LAN in Customer Service and Finance.

 

Controller                                                                     July 1984 to October 1989

            Baldwin Technology Corp.

            Baldwin/Stobb Division                   San Bernardino, California

Manufacturer and distributor of signature stacking and bundling equipment for printing presses.  Employed 100+ in two plant locations, with combined sales in excess of $10M.

·         Converted from manual cost and G/L systems to P.C. based, writing programs in dBase III+, later converted to IBM System 34/MAPICS.

·         Installed IBM System 34 ,  computerized  G/L and Inventory Control Systems.

·         Performed all pre-purchase “due diligence” during Clinton, New Jersey acquisition.

·         Negotiated contracts with large suppliers, including temporary help bidding, resulting in savings in excess of $50k annually.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Goulds Pumps, Inc. VPD - Manager of Accounting - City of Industry CA    1980 -1984

Aurora Pumps, Inc.  - Plant Controller – City of Industry, CA    1977 – 1980

Aurora Pump, Inc.  - Cost Accounting Analyst – Aurora, IL   1976-1977

Borg Warner Corp. - Cost Accounting Manager – Bellwood, IL   1971 -1976

Western Electric Corp. Hawthorn Works - Cost Clerk – Cicero, IL   1970 - 1971

 

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate Work - Accounting /Business at De Paul University - Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Management - June 1981

University of Redlands - Graduated “With Distinction” GPA 3.85 on 4.0

MBA in-process. GPA 4.0 on 4.0  at University of Redlands - Redlands, California

           

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

BTI Certificate - Sarbanes Oxley.

Highly computer literate with skills in Windows through XP, Office and AS/400 and other mainframe environment including MAPICS XA, BPCS, plus many other server packages including MAS 90, Visual Account Mate, QuickBooks.  Experienced in Local Area Network installation and maintenance, Web design and maintenance, Digital Video Editing, composition and DVD generation.