Paul Heerwagen

GENERAL/OPERATIONS MANAGER


PROFILE

An experienced, results-driven, analytical, decisive, and flexible productive General Manager with more than 30 years in business and technical management, consistently achieving significant results in: Operating cost reduction, global and domestic operations, productivity, technology implementation, and accustomed to overcoming demanding market, technological, financial, and competitive challenges successfully driving performance im- provements and profitability through: Strategic planning and leadership, production planning, training, develop- ment and team building, customer service and quality.



EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Halliburton
Sept. 2014 to Current

Northern US Operations Manager – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Responsible 5 direct reports and Northern US Operation.
  • P & L responsibility for the Northern US business.
  • Annual & long term strategic planning, and implementation of Plan for NUS Operations.
  • Responsible to recruit and build an operations team in the Northern US.
  • Integrate and incorporate Artificial Lift into the Halliburton organization culture and systems.
  • Evaluate existing infrastructure making recommendations for a more efficient service operation.

General Electric
Jan. 2012 – Sept. 2014

APAC Operations Manager – Bangkok, Thailand

  • Responsible 6 direct reports and APAC Operations.
  • P & L responsibility for $50 million business.
  • Managing functional groups progress including applications engineering, facilities, EHS, quality, and field service through influence in a matrix organization.
  • Annual & long term planning, and implementation for APAC.
  • Capital planning and execution for all capital projects in APAC.

Wood Group Inc.
2007 – 2011

WRESP Technology Manager – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Established executable business plan for this technology in 2009.
  • Managed the development, documentation and testing of the 9 5/8” and 7” systems.
  • Managed the relationship between the Zeitecs and WGESP teams.
  • Responsible for 4 people, contractors and the coordination of regional engineering, logistics and service personnel (between 6 to 8 people per project).
  • Responsible for $2.5 million budget and the management of the technological development as well as each individual project.
  • Collaboratively planned each project incorporating all stakeholders and third party products and services.

Marketing, Bid Support & Training Manager – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Managed traditional marketing activities such as brochure, advertising and trade shows.
  • Developed and managed the Marketing and Training budget of $2.2 million.
  • Established a product development procedure to prioritize development projects.
  • Managed 4 direct reports and collaboratively worked throughout all WGESP functional groups.
  • Lead bid teams in preparation of large bid multi-million dollar projects.
  • Worked collaboratively within WGESP & with consultants to establish applications and field service training.

RED RIVER AUTOMATION INC.
2005 - 2006

President and COO – Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • New Company with targeted Sales of $300K for 2005 – 2006.
  • Responsible for 7 direct reports in engineering, sales and finance.
  • Established executable Business plan based on core business, developing personnel and contract distribution network for sales and service.
  • Developed reporting systems for general accounting, sales, and service in order, to understand the financial performance of the company relative to the business plan.
  • Developed supply chain for electrical components required for VSD packaging.
  • Structured RRA as a separate entity from Parent Company in preparation for acquisition.

BAKER HUGHES/CENTRILIFT
1997 – 2005

H-Pump Product Manager - Claremore, Oklahoma

  • For Centrilift’s horizontal pumping systems representing $24 million in revenue.
  • Responsible for developing market opportunities and supporting product strategies to grow profitable market share.
  • Key deliverables were Technology Road Map, business case justification for new market opportunities, and management of the commercialization process.
  • Responsible for 3 direct reports and 10 indirect reports.

Forecasting and Project Management

  • Responsible for consolidating regional forecast and creating monthly manufacturing plan.
  • Developed an automated forecasting, business plan and data query process.
  • Set up contract review for high specification orders including HPS.
  • Establish an inventory management process to drive assembly to subassembly level reducing parts inventory 14%.
  • Responsible for 3 direct reports and 18 indirect regional inventory personnel.

General Manager/Director - Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil

  • Annual revenues from 1999 through 2002 grew from $1.5 to $7.3 million.
  • Profit and loss, budgeting, long range and capital planning, all aspects of repair facility, sales and service operations and economic value added management (BVA).
  • Reorganized operation to technically support Petrobras including engineering and service structures for the offshore environment.
  • Segmented markets into commodity business, International Oil Companies and technology, organizing resources to support each business segment profitably.
  • Responsible for 8 direct reports and 16 indirect reports.

Operations Manager - Maracaibo, Zulia – Venezuela

  • Profit and loss responsibility, managed Venezuelan National Oil Company (PDVSA) incentive contracts.
  • Negotiated Third party contracts and services such as launches and barges to support operations.
  • Responsible for alliance contracts totaling $25 million/yr. as of October 1999.
  • Responsible for multinational business development in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela (Phillips & Chinese).
  • Responsible for 5 direct reports and 42 indirect reports.

REDA PUMP
1988 – 1997

Regional Manager of Western Latin America - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

  • Primary function was to establish company owned entities in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia representing $23 million in sales.
  • Developed strategies, wrote and implemented plans for expanding business into each country. This was achieved by purchasing existing agents or building company owned facilities.
  • Responsible for 3 direct reports as well as indirectly working with contract agents in these areas.

General Manager Reda de Venezuela - Las Morochas, Zulia - Venezuela

  • Devised and implemented marketing and business strategies including annual business plan, budget, P & L responsibility.
  • Oversaw all phases of the planning and construction of a repair facility.
  • Administered a $2 million expense budget and a $1 million capital budget.
  • Responsible for a staff of 24 in Marketing, Engineering, Service and Manufacturing.
  • Established Reda in Venezuela and developed a $20 Million market.

ODI - Tulsa, OK and Midland, TX
1984 – 1988

Sales/Application Engineer


THE WESTERN COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA - Lindsay, OK
1981 – 1984

Field Sales / Operations Supervisor / Service Supervisor