Bell Sports Inc.

Responsible for planning, controlling and organizing production and inventory control activities for international consumer goods manufacturer. Recruited to turn around inventory asset management systems leading operations team of 30 to new effectiveness and company cost reductions. Operationally supported sales increases and 15% production increases while leading new product development implementation team in a high growth, dynamic production environment.

  • Key contributor for company expansion: start-up revenue in Australia sales and distribution venture exceeded expectations.
  • Team leader who generated significant cost savings by increasing inventory turns 27% and reducing obsolescence.
  • Competitive market intelligence initiated lean manufacturing delivery schedules from top suppliers reducing inventories by 60%. Identified and recommended solutions for eliminating key bottleneck resources.
  • Critical success factor metrics: customer order fill rates improved to 95%, increased production throughput by 17%

In 2006, Easton Sports, Bell Sports and Riddell Sports Group were brought together to form Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. With 31 offices and combined sales in excess of $750MM, Easton-Bell Sports has established itself as a worldwide leader in designing, developing and marketing performance sports equipment and a broad spectrum of accessories across athletic and recreational activities.

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