Brian Wallace

Brian K. Wallace
276 Griggs St. S
Saint Paul, MN USA 55105
Phone: +1 (651) 587-6300 Email:

Manager, conversant in Mandarin Chinese, with 15+ years engineering, manufacturing operations, and commercial
experience in greater China and the United States, looking for a senior management role. Functional skills include:

• Multi-cultural leader • Strong engineering and • Manufacturing experience
management background across multiple industries


• 2/2019-09/2019 Premier Marine, Director of Manufacturing
Wyoming, MN Headcount: 140

Premier Marine, founded in 1992, has become the leader in the pontoon industry in both performance and
luxury while being affordable.

o Oversee all production including MIG and TIG aluminum welding, fiberglass molding, and
o Developed work instructions for all processes
o Achieved target of $1mil in production weekly. Prior production had been $400k-600k
o Reorganized management and supervision to be more efficient
o Overcame primary quality issue of paint peeling costing company $500k annually
o Installed visual management techniques on the shop floor
o Installed continuous improvement processes
o Install lean processes

• 1/2018-4/2019 Farmers Insurance, Agency Owner

• 9/2016-11/2017 American Income Life Insurance Co. Supervising Agent
Minneapolis, MN 2016 Personal Sales: $50,000

American Income Life is an international company protecting working families in the United States,
Canada, New Zealand, and through our wholly-owned subsidiary, National Income Life Insurance
Co., in New York. American Income has served working class families since 1951 with life, accident,
and supplemental health products to help protect members of labor unions, credit unions, associations
and their families. AIL representatives develop long-term relationships with clients and meet them
where they are most comfortable, their home.

o Direct sales to prospective union and association members.

o Recognized three times in 2016 as a top 40 performing agent for weekly sales out of 14,000+
agents globally.

• 11/2014-06/2016 Dunn Global/Stack Modular Operations Manager
Shanghai, China Sales: $10mil Headcount: 11

Stack Modular is the brand of modular structures including resource and residential accommodation and
commercial structures manufactured by Dunn Global of Calgary, Canada in China and delivered to
North America. Dunn Global is a trader of a wide variety of building materials between China and NA

o Coordinate, manage and monitor the workings of various departments in the organization; Production,
Design, Procurement, Inventory, Quality, and Finance.
Brian K. Wallace
276 Griggs St. S
Saint Paul, MN USA 55105
Phone: +1 (651) 587-6300 Email:

o Review financial statements and data. Utilize financial data to improve profitability. Prepare and control
operational budgets. Control inventory. Plan effective strategies for the financial well being of
the company.
o Improve processes and policies in support of organizational goals. Formulate and implement departmental
and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output. Monitor adherence to rules, regulations
and procedures.
o Plan the use of human resources. Organize recruitment and placement of required staff. Establish
organizational structures. Delegate tasks and accountabilities. Establish work schedules. Supervise staff.
Monitor and evaluate performance.
o Coordinate and monitor the work of various departments involved in production, warehousing, pricing
and distribution of goods. Monitor performance and implement improvements. Ensure quality of
products. Expand and develop supply base. Manage quality and quantity of employee productivity.
Provide technical support where necessary.
o Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of support services such as IT, HR, Accounts and Finance.
Facilitate coordination and communication between support functions.
o Coordinate with and support Canada based sales and marketing team and activities and planning. Develop
all project costing used in pricing and quotation to customers. Manage customer support.
o Liaise with top management. Assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity.
Implement and manage operational plans.

• 7/2012-10/2014 Gurit Tooling Commercial & Engineering Director
Taicang, Jiangsu, China Sales: $40mil Headcount: 450

Gurit Tooling is a subsidiary of Gurit, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Gurit specializes in high
quality composite materials for the automotive, marine, and wind energy industries. The Tooling
division produces moulds primarily for the production of wind turbine blades, but also for automotive
and marine applications

o Lead the delivery of all project execution from quotation to customer delivery including contract review.
o Manage the Sales, Project Management, Export Customer Service and Engineering teams (44 staff) for
the mould business including all stages of the technical process. This incorporates design, structural
assessment, hydraulics, electrics, FEA and document control departments.
o Ensure each bespoke mould project is delivered profitably and to maximum customer satisfaction
o Help to ensure Gurit maintains its market leading position by developing the team and processes to
manufacture a first class product
o Act as deputy to the factory general manager and provide the leadership to ensure projects are completed
to specification and on time.

• 2/2011-6/2012 Shanghai Omnigear Deputy General Manager
Shanghai, China Sales: $30,000,000 Headcount: 400

Omnigear is a manufacturer of off-highway/non-automotive transmissions primarily for
agricultural, man-moving/man-lift, mining, and heavy equipment industries and trader of small
commercial air compressors.

o Responsible for daily operations in manufacture of off-highway transmissions and air compressors
o Day-to-day cash flow and payment management to ensure finished product deliveries are maintained
o Responsible for overall quality performance including implementation of TS16949 quality management
o Supply chain delivery management through forecasting emphasizing JIT methods
Brian K. Wallace
276 Griggs St. S
Saint Paul, MN USA 55105
Phone: +1 (651) 587-6300 Email:

o Supply chain quality management including new and current vendor audits, corrective action tracking,
transferring production to new vendors, and bringing new products online
o Oversee Sales and Customer Service and order and delivery management coordinating directly with
customer or overseas distributor
o Overall Manufacturing and Assembly planning improvements
o Utilize cost analysis to target process improvements to reduce cost, handling, and eliminate bottlenecks
o Oversee site and facilities improvement
o Full hiring and staffing authority
o 6 department heads direct report/285 total staff

• 8/2005-10/2010 The Shanghai Lincoln Electric Co., Ltd. General Manager-Consumables
Shanghai, China Sales: $50,000,000 Headcount: 500

Lincoln Electric is considered to be the global leader in welding products, including machines,
electrodes, and accessories with 35,000 employees, 45 manufacturing facilities, and $2.85billion
in sales. Shanghai Lincoln Electric manufactures both welding machines and electrodes.

o Responsible for directing operation of Shanghai Lincoln Electric's largest production facility-40,000MT/
o Manage all activities related to providing the customer with the right product, at the right time, with the
expected performance and quality, in the right package
o Through the use of tools such as 6•, 5S, LEAN, KANBAN, TQM, TPM drove nearly $4mil in savings in
the 2009 and 2010.
o Guided capacity expansion of facility by 333% with the addition of 10 production lines
o Developed KPI driven bonus system to improve output efficiency by 18%, on-time delivery by 25%,
reduce scrap/NCR by 35%, safety incidents by 70%, and overtime by more than 5000 hours monthly
o Drove all process improvement, R&D, and quality issue solution efforts
o Managed multi-level relationships between plant, purchasing, and sales to coordinate production
forecasting, direct chemicals purchasing, production planning and scheduling, order commitment,
execution, and delivery
o Led environmental improvement projects such as lighting improvement, water usage reduction, dust
extraction, noise reduction, etc.
o Led MES project design and installation
o Standardized several key raw materials consumed in various production facilities globally

• 2/2003-8/2005 The Shanghai Lincoln Electric Co., Ltd. Quality Manager
Shanghai, China

o Installed and achieved ISO 9000 certified quality system
o Manage, control, maintain, and expand certified quality system
o Led design and certification of products for domestic market (China) and selected export markets
o Managed technology transfer of products and production methods from USA to China
o Led first China designed product to market
o Expanded local testing capabilities through facilities expansion and equipment installation
o Oversaw quality claims investigations and corrective actions
o Responsible for ensuring all quality aspects of SLE product

• 2/2002-12/2002 Sybaritic, Inc. Project Coordinator

Shanghai, China Sales: N/A Headcount: 80
Brian K. Wallace
276 Griggs St. S
Saint Paul, MN USA 55105
Phone: +1 (651) 587-6300 Email:

Sybaritic is a spa and health care supply company primarily offering is self-contained spas but
also a variety of health care and spa accessories.

o Sourced potential suppliers for spa equipment accessories
o Led development of new projects from development/design stage through to production at Chinese
o Managed transfer of large-scale fiberglass molding project with advanced electronic assembly from USA
operations to new operations located in China
o Role included sourcing, sample production, price negotiation, sample testing, import/export, and
production oversight

• 6/1999-9/2001 Versa Die Cast Process Engineer
Minneapolis, MN, USA Sales: $15,000,000 Headcount: 100

Versa Die Cast was an aluminum die cast company manufacturing a variety of products to the
automotive, marine, refrigeration/HVAC, and wireless networking industries. VDC also offered
secondary operations such as machining, basic assembly, de-burring, and coating.

o Developed processes, work cells, and documentation, and staff training for all new parts and tooling
o Troubleshoot manufacturing processes and parameters
o Hands-on set-up and maintenance of molding tools
o Planned monthly production goals and daily scheduling to achieve those goals
o EHS committee

• 6/2000-12/2000 Shanghai En Yao Corp. Process Engineer
Shanghai, China Sales: N/A Headcount: 40

En Yao is a joint venture between Versa Die Cast and Reliance Die Casting of Taiwan offering primarily
wireless networking components including PCB housings and RF filters to the wireless network industry.

o Installed and achieved ISO 9000 certified quality system
o Transferred production of 7 parts from USA to China
o Trained entire staff in operation of die casting machines
o Oversaw installation of all production equipment
o Oversaw construction of factory and auxiliary buildings
o Chief liaison for quality, sales, delivery, and planning issues to key customers
o Saved over $100,000 in scrap and returns by working with customers to modify product specs

1996-1999 University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND, USA
• Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
• EIT certified

1994-1996 State University of New York-Geneseo
Geneseo, NY, USA
• Mathematics
• NCAA Division III Varsity Ice Hockey

Business Strategy Project Management Lean Manufacturing
Brian K. Wallace
276 Griggs St. S
Saint Paul, MN USA 55105
Phone: +1 (651) 587-6300 Email:

Six Sigma Strategic Planning New Business Development
Negotiation Supply Chain Management Operations Management
Project Planning Procurement Marketing
Sales Sales Management Process Improvement
Supply Chain Solidworks Matlab
Intercultural Communication AutoCad Contracts
SAP Finance Costing
Pricing Warehouse Packaging
Forging Molding Casting
Machining CNC 5S
ISOTS TPM Project Management
Program Management Greenfield Layout
Process Flow Product Certification Materials
Welding Tooling Fixtures
Structures Certification Testing
Chinese Mandarin MS Office
CRM Drawings Layouts
Quality Customer Service AutoCad
Assembly Line Operations Assembly Line Layout Factory Layout/Design
Equipment Acquisition Equipment Commissioning

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