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James OBrien

Advisor

Role and Company

VP Finance, B/E Aerospace

Expertise

20 years experience in defense, aerospace, & aviation

Location

Williamsburg, VA

About James

I am a financial executive with more than 30 years experience in finance and accounting roles in plants, divisions and Corporate.
Currently I am doing consulting by the hour where I have pertinent experience. My areas of expertise in acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning, competitive analysis and industry knowledge have been very beneficial to many clients across a broad spectrum of industries. They include Private Equity, Investment evaluations and vertical integration opportunities.
My background includes: Automotive global manufacturing and distribution at AlliedSignal and CooperStandard Automotive with experience in OE and AM; Aerospace/Defense global manufacturing and distribution at AlliedSignal, Textron and BE Aerospace in OE and AM; Industrial global manufacturing and distribution with AlliedSignal and Textron in polymers, large pumps, industrial controls, power transmission and fluid handling systems; Energy distribution and generation at DTE Energy with experience in regulated electric, natural gas and non-regulated ventures; and Paper Industry at Hammermill Paper with experience in special and technical paper manufacturing and applications. I am also a certified LeanSigma Blackbelt.
Strengths include experience in large multi-national companies engaged in process manufacturing and industrial applications. I have experience in complex distribution businesses, strategic planning, acquisitions/divestitures and restructuring programs. My diverse experience includes operations roles such as product line responsibility, customer responsibility, production inventory/control, purchasing, IT and a new product launch. Leader of many teams focused on cost reduction, Six Sigma, cash flow, reorganization, systems implementations, and lean manufacturing.
Specialties: Cost accounting, systems development, financial reporting, new product costing, Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing,new business evaluations, mergers/acquisitions and restructuring.

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one month ago

Lack of recent experience in field for Transition

Gregg, First things first, thank you for your service, it is greatly appreciated. My background is operations finance, analytics(operations,...

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2 months ago

How do I crack the code of being hired in an "employers-market"?

Ricky, First of all thanks for your service. As you say there probably isn't a perfect person but you can...

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2 months ago

Should you apply for positions even in you are missing a couple requirements of the job announcenment?

Stephen, First of all thank you for your service. The answer is unfortunately maybe. What I mean by that is...

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3 months ago

Do you provide support with analyzing resume?

Samurl, First of all thank you very much for your service. I would be happy to review your resume and...

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3 months ago

What are some disqualifying behaviors or actions you have seen during the interview process?

LaShonda, First thank you very much for your service, we appreciate it. I must say the most that are an...

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