Derek manages the Customer Experience from the initial assessment of opportunity through implementation and subsequent value journey. He brings 25+ years of experience in global sourcing, operations and supply chain management across dozens of companies and industries.
Derek spent 8 years as a Vice President of Operations at American Capital, LTD. The VP role engaged companies at the CEO/CFO level and was responsible to identify areas of opportunity and develop strategies to drive Operational Process Improvements, Supply Chain Productivity and improve Working Capital.
Prior to joining American Capital, Derek was Regional Sourcing Director, Americas for the Climate Control sector of Ingersoll-Rand, a $10B diversified industrial company. In this role, Derek had Supply Chain responsibility for all Climate Control locations within the U.S., Puerto Rico, Brazil and Mexico. Additionally, his responsibilities included the development of strategies and continuous improvement initiatives globally to drive cost performance and meet financial targets for the sector. Prior to that assignment, Derek held several positions of increasing responsibility during his 15-year tenure at Ingersoll-Rand including working for corporate Ingersoll-Rand on a team to re-engineer the global sourcing and supply chain function. He also held key corporate positions on both the Castings and Metals/Fabrications Centers of Excellence driving savings exceeding $70M
Derek also served as the Marketing Chair on the board of directors for the Ingersoll-Rand Community Credit Union 1998-2000.
Derek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Northern Iowa with dual emphasis in Business Administration & Operations Management.
Certifications Include: Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) – Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Green belt certified