Gary Bradshaw

  • Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or Operations Manager
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Jul 14, 2017
Full time Management Manufacturing / Production

Personal Summary

Seasoned, multifaceted, and performance-driven professional, offering extensive experience in supply chain, operations, and manufacturing management; complemented with expertise in materials, inventory, and purchasing oversight.
Strategic planner, able to develop cost- and waste-reduction strategies toward operational productivity and efficiency.
Skilled at identifying gaps and effects to quality services, while ensuring on-time and completion of projects in compliance with set-forth company objectives.
Expert at establishing relationships with colleagues and international clients to drive key business initiatives to achieve company growth.

Work Experience

Director of Supply Chain Management
Jan 2016 - General Foam Plastics Corporation

Strategically led and supported the organization’s supply chain functions which involved identifying supply chain effects through plans and management procedures development, as well as sales forecasts monitoring.
Provided expert oversight to all facets of purchasing, material control, and costing.
Closely interfaced with Chinese representatives regarding international sourcing processes, while managing and maintaining GFP’s Chinese agent and vendor relations.
Took charge of creating and implementing innovative waste-reducing strategies.
Facilitated new product introductions and costing in collaboration with the Product Development Team.
Fulfilled key tasks in ensuring completion of order processing, accuracy of inventory control, as well as on-time and cost-efficient shipping of goods by overseeing the company's remote facilities.
Worked collaboratively with the Executive Team and individual department heads in observing alignment of the company's operational priorities with total company direction.
Drove efforts in effectively handling and negotiating with suppliers, while establishing processes for performance monitoring, thus reducing raw materials and transportation costs.

Vice President of Operations
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016 General Foam Plastics Corporation

Rendered direct supervision to all coast-to-coast manufacturing and plant activities, which included maintenance and machine shop, and engineering operations.
Collaborated with the Marketing Department concerning new products development.
Spearheaded the closing of unneeded facilities in San Bernardino, California and Lebanon, Indiana, as well as the transfer of manufacturing assets to Juarez, Mexico and Tarboro, North Carolina.
Significantly increased global sourcing of raw materials through collaboration with GFP’s Chinese agent on product development.
Demonstrated competency in obtaining the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for Tarboro and Juarez manufacturing facilities.


Bachelor's Degree in English and History
Virginia Tech