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Seeking electronics contract assembly company that wants rapid growth of 20% or more per year.

Date Posted:

December 6, 2016

Desired Field(s):

Sales/Marketing Management Engineering


Lake Mills, , USA

Summary of Qualifications:

Sr Executive with over 17-years experience in contract manufacturing of printed circuit boards, wire harness/cable assembly, UL 508A control panel assembly/box builds, design/prototyping, and machining/fabrication.

Complete Resume:

Kurt H. Hartwig, MBA, CLSSBB

942 Pope Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551

cell phone: 920-728-5812

email: khartwig942@yahoo.com


Over 30-years experience in a variety of manufacturing environments with a strong record of creating results within some of the biggest and best companies in the world. Seasoned executive with expertise in maximizing profits and proven ability to provide vision and leadership into the direction of a business that participates in highly competitive and complex marketplace. Executive leadership style with a high concern and respect for employees, customers, community, and environment.


To be recognized as a leader that inspires, encourages, and influences the behaviors and activities of a high-performance team to create or improve business models that reach or exceed customer expectations. My team will be focused, committed, and engaged to, continuously, indentify and satisfy customer requirements. Through Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, my team will excel at generating new ideas and creating new processes that enhance the customer experience and to, continuously, strive for service excellence. My team will be recognized, appreciated, and rewarded for reflecting healthy behaviors and positive attitudes toward the organization’s strategy. My team will function and operate under the companys’ core values in pursuit of the strategic vision and the organizational mission.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (1998 to 2015) 17-years

Marlin Technologies Inc – Design and Assembly of Custom Electronics

Horicon, WI

Marketing and Sales Executive (2014 to 2015) Temp-position

• Reporting to the CEO, full P&L responsibility to include forecasting, budgeting, and S&OP

• Developed and managed 5-year business plan, established KPI’s, and facilitated sales pipeline

• Coached and mentored high-performing sales/account engineers through entire sales-cycle

• Developed profitability standards  and pricing strategies of over 250 products

• Facilitated team to reduce new product introductions (NPI's) deliveries from 12-weeks to 4-weeks

• Engaged team members in value-stream mapping, which increased quote pipeline velocity of 72%

• Cultivated relationships within engineering, quality, operations, materials, finance, and service to create and synchronize departmental goals/objectives and performance metrics

• Designed and created project management templates for key accounts that led to increased visibility and communications through entire product lifecycle

Electronic Technologies Int'l – Design and Assembly of Custom Electronics

Fort Atkinson, WI

Director of Marketing and Sales (2004 to 2014, 10-years)

• Reporting to the CEO, full P&L responsibility to include forecasting, budgeting, and S&OP

• Developed and managed 5-year business plan, established KPI’s, and facilitated sales pipeline

• Inspired team to achieve record-breaking 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 sales results

• Facilitated team productivity of 31% sales growth in 2005 and 44% in 2006

• Coached and mentored 11 high-performing sales professionals through entire sales-cycle

• Developed plan with sales team that led to adding 36 new customers from 2011 to 2013

• Provided team training and instruction on project and account management skills that increased velocity of 75% for PPAP and prototyping projects

• Lead entire organization of 80 employees in creating new processes for division expansion

• Cultivated strong and meaningful working relationships between company and customer for the design and manufacture of high-mix, high complexity products

• Technical experience with PPAP, CSA, DFM, DFT, ITAR, ISO 9001:2008, UL 508A, IPC Class II and III Workmanship Standards, IP Ratings, and FDA Lot Traceability

Marketing and Sales Consulting – Design and Manufacturing of Custom Engineered Products

Lake Mills, WI

Marketing/Advertising/Sales (2001-2004, 3-years)

Dielectric Corporation – Design and Manufacturing of Custom Engineered Products

Menomonee Falls, WI

Marketing Manager (1998-2001, 3-years)


Stanford University – Center for Professional Development

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

Cornell University – Leadership and Strategic Management   

Executive Leadership Certification

Duke University – Continuing Studies / Professional and Executive Certification 

Management Accounting

Villanova University – College of Professional Studies    

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

University of Michigan – College of Engineering / Integrative Systems and Design

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

Rutgers University – Executive Education / School of Business / Camden  

Sales Management Professional Certification

APICS – Professional Association for Supply Chain Management / Member 2016 

Training in Production and Inventory Management

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (1992-1999) 7-years

Concordia University Wisconsin (1997-1999)

M.B.A., Master of Business Administration

Major: Marketing and Sales Management

Concordia University Wisconsin (1995-1997)

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, magna cum laude

Major: Management and Communication

Gateway Technical College (1992-1995)

Associate of Applied Science, Supervisory Management

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