Ron Althaus Qualifications
Ronald K. Althaus ,CFPIM,CIRM,CSCP,C.P.M.
Synopsis of Experience and Qualifications
Overview of Prior Education Activities
As an educator I have been responsible for delivery of all of the CPIM modules as well as the CIRM and Fundamentals modules of APICS. I am recognized as a Qualified Instructor by the APICS Society for CPIM,CIRM and CSCP courseware. I have taught for the local chapter, at the local community college, online with Fox Valley Technical College, and “in house” to companies in the following industries: Plastics, Food, Consumer Goods, Automotive Components, Metal Fabrications, Commodity Metals, medical devices, and several others. During “in house” classes I specifically apply the concepts and theories to the host organizations’ processes. I have also delivered Seminars on Supply Chain Fundamentals and Concepts as well as Lean concepts.
2000-Present Althaus Educational Services LLC Cincinnati, OH An MBE Company
Consultant and Educator
Provide in house APICS Education as well as APICS and Supply Chain Seminars to Company Management.
Provide Consulting on Process Improvements
1993–2000 Grant Thornton LLP Cincinnati, OH
Senior Manager 1998-2000
Project Manager on a successful ERP system for a multi-site food manufacturer implementation. Sales $400MM.
Principle Consultant on a successful process improvement and full suite ERP systems implementation. Plastics industry, Multi-currency, multi-site. Sales $500MM.
Additional applications support in ERP implementations in the Metals Industry, Apparel Industry, and Fabrication and Assembly Environment.
1987–1992 Hillman Fastener Cincinnati, OH
Opened or relocated five remote distribution centers ON TIME and UNDER BUDGET. Responsible for the location and site selection, lease negotiation, personnel hiring and training.
Redesigned and relocated the Corporate operations saving $450K/yr in labor due to improved storage, handling, and retrieval systems.
Improved shipping service level from 93% to 98% with self-developed LOTUS forecasting programs.
Reduced Operating Expenses $720K/yr by aggressive purchase negotiations and incentive driven productivity improvements.
1984–1987 American Power Equipment Cincinnati, OH
Vice president Materials
Team Leader for successful software implementation.
Reduced WIP inventory by 50% and past due orders from 30% to 5%
Lead Value Engineering Team. Improved product margins 15-20%
1979–1984 Pease Industries Inc.. Cincinnati, OH
Ran repetitive manufacturing facility producing thermal entry doors as well as satellite operations doing fabrication and assembly of prehung systems. 300 employees and 60MM in sales.
Initiated cycle counting program. Increased inventory accuracy from 60% to 92%
Downsized management team and maintained high productivity and morale during market recession.
1971–1979 Celotex Corporation Cincinnati, OH
Progression of Responsibilities:
1971-1973 Quality Control Supervisor
1973-1975 Quality Control Manager
1975-1977 Production Dept. Manager
1977-1979 Profit Center Manager
1970–1971 Procter and Gamble Cincinnati, OH
Product Development Technician
BS Chemistry, University of Cincinnati 1966
CFPIM -Certified in Production and Inventory Management 1986
CPM - Certified Purchasing Manager 1988
CIRM - Certified in Integrated Resource Management 1993
CSCP- Certified Supply Chain Professional 2006
Awarded the Status of Master CPIM Instructor and Lead CSCP Instructor by APICS, the Association of Operations Management 2009
Volunteer-Cincinnati Assn For the Blind & Radio Reading Services
Volunteer- Hospice of Cincinnati
Avid APICS Volunteer and Instructor
Held numerous offices in APICS: Chapter President, Region VP, Director of Education, etc.
APICS 2003 & 2004 VP of Education Development, 2005-2006 VP of Chapter Development
DTM,Distinguished Toastmaster in Toastmasters International-2008