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Senior Executive: Creative Leader

President / CEO / Strategic Planner
Manufacturing, Marketing and Business Development

Start-Ups • Strategic Planning • Turnarounds

Analytical, forward looking, team player, offering a successful career in diverse manufacturing environments — Progressive career with cross–functional expertise in manufacturing engineering, sales, production and operations. Consistently successful leading change implementations to reduce cost, improve processes, and modernize and integrate systems. Credited as a visionary able to formulate and execute strategies to achieve corporate objectives.


Professional Experience

G.P. Zurenda Consulting

Principal
(1993- present)
Ithaca, New York

Supplied diverse consulting and management services to businesses and individuals, including; competitive research, patent research and writing, business plans, marketing plans, and strategic plans – Created a high volume, electronics recycling company—Authored a book now being published by Aaspirations Publishing of Toronto, Canada. Two screenplays in development with Global Village Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA.

Elmira Stamping and Manufacturing Corp. and Triple Cities Metal Finishing Corp.,
Binghamton and Elmira, New York

President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Consultant
(1985-2006)

Part of the initial start-up team for Elmira Stamping and Manufacturing specializing in metal stampings and fabrications – and Triple Cities Metal Finishing, specializing in plating, finishing and powder coating — Evolved each entrepreneurial start-up from $3m to $50m business with 3 facilities, more than 300 employees, and a leading market presence across the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic regions of the US, with an “A” list client base including IBM, Ingersoll-Rand and Parker-Hannifin. — Sold in late 2004 — Obligations finished 12/2006

Corporate Development through Quality Systems and New Business Development Strategy
(1985-1990)

Challenge:

Joined the business and challenged to introduce sound quality assurance systems to reduce defects and customer dissatisfaction, while at the same time attracting new business by integrating our quality achievements into a marketing plan—simultaneously tasked to improve control systems and compliance with regulatory statutes.

Results:

Business Process Improvement And Diversification
(1990-2004)

Challenge:

Formulated and executed strategic plan to increase sales and improve profit margins by cutting costs and reducing production inefficiencies. Leverage emerging technologies to streamline labor intensive operations and bottlenecks to ensure the business transitioned with the changing market and critical customer demands. Address remaining, historical environmental issues.

Results:


Education

Professional & Community Affiliations

(Present and past)