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Acquisition and Integration

Prepared analysis of Chun King products, processes and costs to evaluate acquisition; this blueprint sold the project

Inspected the acquisition target with the engineering team to access valuation

 

Co-team leader of a multi-discipline group from across the country; team grew to over fifty people; integrated acquired employees into team

 

Managed the MS Project plan with the team

 

 Negotiated closure impact with union;  implemented retraining plan for displaced workers

 

 Led the operation of 175 people as the only HW person on site; maintained a cooperative, productive environment during run down to closure

 

 Outcome:

 Executed time line of two months from purchase to integration; four months ahead of conventional wisdom, saved $700M expense.

 

 Most successful acquisition in Hunt Wesson history per president