Bill Bispeck Bill has been involved in executive coaching and leadership development for Success Advisory Group since 2001 working with a broad range ofleadership from executive levels to plant operations. Bill’s career in industry extended over 28 years including 11 years as a plant manager for three different companies, including multi-site responsibilities as well as merger-acquisition transitions. Career assignments have included plant operations, EH&S, engineering, and corporate staff. Product experience includes plastics, specialty chemicals and petrochemicals.
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John has excellent experience in the chemical industry with over 37 years of full time work.His experience includes every operations management position from foreman to global vice president for a fortune 500 company.In addition to his chemical, polymers, and plastics operation assignments, his experience includes capital project design & construction management as well as corporate procurement management for raw materials, parts and services.In all of these positions, coaching and mentoring of managers to deliver results, increase productivity and build teams has been an important and enjoyable portion of the assignment.Following his retirement in 2009, John continues to use his skills to coach others and deliver business results.
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William B. Bispeck - Professional Profile SUCCESS ADVISORY GROUP LLC2001-Present President, Houston, TX Bill has provided executive coaching services to operations managers, plant managers, manufacturing directors, vice presidents, and CEOs. Aided these executives and managers with accelerated goal attainment and professional development plans. Coached over 100 executives and managers.
Industry Career Summary
Bill has over 28 years industry experience including 11 years as a plant manager. Assignments have included plant operations, EH&S, engineering, and corporate staff.Held positions with five companies including plant level experience with culture change/systems integration for two major mergers/acquisitions.Product experience with plastics, specialty chemicals and petrochemicals.
Career Accomplishment Summary
Developed and implemented five-year $35 million modernization plan that increased production 10% and saved $14 million per year in raw material and energy costs.
Reduced site fixed costs per pound of production by 30% through improved reliability and productivity saving $13 million per year.
Reduced OSHA recordable incidence rate from 7.0 to zero over a 5-year period, through a behavioral-based safety process.
Developed leaders for career advancement:3 direct reports promoted to Plant Manager positions; 3 direct reports subsequently promoted to Vice President and Division President positions in their companies.
Led site leadership team through a successful merger/acquisition staffing reorganization, SAP installation, LAN revamp, new human resource, pay and benefits systems overhaul.
Created Citizens Advisory Panel to serve local community and industry, improving relationships and established a climate of trust.
Served as officer in two industrial associations, one as president.Launched pilot nuisance odor network to reduce odor complaints in local community through multi-company initiative.
NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION1999 – 2001 Plant Manager – Bayport Site, Houston, TX($290 MM replacement asset value) Strengthened improvement in styrene monomer plant competitiveness following NOVA’s 12/30/98 acquisition of styrenics assets from Huntsman.Effectively transitioned site culture to new organization. HUNTSMAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION1993- 1998 Plant Manager – Bayport & Chocolate Bayou Sites, Houston, TX Hired to implement team-concept organization design at Huntsman's Bayport, Texas styrene monomer plant (world's largest single-train styrene plant, 1.3 billion lbs/yr). Scope: $12 million capital, $280 million direct and indirect expense budget. Styrene revenues total $340 million.Additionally responsible for Huntsman’s Linear Alkybenzene plant in Chocolate Bayou, Texas. ($120 million revenue, 360 million pounds/year) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GE PLASTICS1986-1993 Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, Mt.Vernon,IN1991-1993 Recruited to resolve critical environmental and safety issues at GE Plastics' largest plant site (1180 acres, employment 1550).Responsible for Environmental Engineering, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Security, Waste Water Treatment and Incinerator Operations. Plant Manager,Morgantown,WV1988 -1991 Senior Site Executive responsible for total site operations for world's largest phosphite stabilizer manufacturing plant. High-profile community relations responsibilities. Budget responsibilities included $100 million expense, $40 million capital.
Education, Certifications, Memberships Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, MBA Purdue University, BS Chemical Engineering Graduate, Corporate Coach University Certified Behavior and Attitude Analyst (DISC and PIAV Instruments) Organizational Development Intern - UniversityAssociates Crisis Communication Training – Hill & Knowlton, Chicago Past President, Association of Bayport Companies (54 plants) Past Chairman, Clear Creek Education Foundation Bill is a follower of Jesus Christ, not perfect, but growing. He is a deacon in his local church assisting in the Men's Bible Study, Prayer Ministry, and has been an instructor in the Bible College.
John H. Little - Professional Profile Vice President- Operations (retired 11/2009) E. I. DuPont Mr. Little has contributed substantially to the DuPont Company over a 37 year career.Throughout his career his leadership in operations, engineering, and sourcing, he has been instrumental in DuPont’s improved competitive position and improved products and service to customers.
Vice President – Global Operations, Performance Materials Platform (6/06 – 11/09) Role:Design, execution, optimization of global supply chains for a $7B business with over 40 operating locations, 7000 employees, and a reinvestment value of > $10 Bn. Accomplishments:Drove lean manufacturing concepts to release hidden plant capacity of 24%, reduced fixed cost of operations by 12% over 3 years, strengthened quality and customer delivery experience. In 2009, in response to the economic crisis, he dramatically reduced headcount by 1500 people, reduced variable cost by $75MM and reduced working capital by > $400 MM.All this while improving safety performance metrics and environmental metrics. Director-Global Corporate Sourcing (8/03-6/06) Role:Purchasing of all raw materials, packaging, and services for all of DuPont, >$15B of purchases through an organization of 300 professional buyers. Accomplishments:Developed and executed strategic sourcing plans for each category of buy, saving over $2Bn over 3 years.Reduced single sources of supply by 35%, increased sourcing from low cost countries by 60% while improving the security of supply. Director- Global Operations and Engineering, Nonwovens (4/00- 8/03) Role:Expand and revamp the supply chain for the $1Bn Nonwovens business with over 10 operating locations, 1600 employees and two major expansion projects. Accomplishments: With sold out products, developed and implemented programs to improve uptime by 23% while reducing fixed cost by 15%.Led a team to quickly redesign and convert a $100MM failed new technology plant into a positive earnings contributor in 9 months. Mr. Little personally led efforts to remain union-free at two major US operations while improving safety, installing random drug testing and implementing progression testing for chemical operators. Plant Manager- Washington Works Site- Parkersburg, WV ( 9/96-4/00) Role:Direct and lead over 2000 people at the largest site in DuPont, making polymers and resins for 10 global supply chains, responsible for over $2Bn of annual revenue. Accomplishments:Improved safety performance in some of the most hazardous chemical operations in DuPont by reducing process incidents by 60% over 3 years, establishing the longest injury-free string of 160 days in over 50 years of plant history.Reduced plant fixed costs by10% over the 3 years and improved the variable/core workforce ratio by 20% while improving product quality and delivery service to customers. Professional and Community Involvement: Mr. Little is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of AICHE. He is also a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society and serves on boards in his local community church. Mr. Little has previously served on Economic Development Boards, the Rotary Club, and on the state-wide Manufacturing Excellence Boards. He was born in Houston, Texas and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston.