Tom Birchard, VCIC Champ 2009

//Tom Birchard, VCIC Champ 2009

Tom Birchard, VCIC Champ 2009

Judge, 2015 VCIC@UNC Regional Finals
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Thrives on problem solving and working in collaborative team environments using strong organizational and leadership skills while applying an entrepreneurial mindset. Bridges the gaps among technological and business goals by identifying and capitalizing on emerging market opportunities and developing productive solutions. Forges lasting and profitable relationships at all organizational levels using exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Operates critically, creatively and strategically to see the big picture and understands key trends that drive business success.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

►Project Planning / Equity Financing / Operations Management / Engineering Consulting
►Product Management / International Business / Product Development / Manufacturing Equipment
►Intellectual Property / Engineering Consulting / Customer Relationships / Requirements Analysis

SELECTED CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

►Reduced set-up and tear-down time by 66% on thoracic surgery simulator by harmonizing the medical requirements with the start-to-finish customer usage of the system.
►Boosted annual production projections by 31% without increasing labor expenses by staggering line start-up times and altering labor schedules at the manufacturing facility.
►Identified and closed over $1,000,000 in new business for nanofiber production equipment by understanding and targeting the wants and needs of academic and business customers.
►Achieved $135,000 in total year cost saving by providing the on-site engineering support for a sound quality improvement project for a major automotive manufacturer.
►Implemented $1,200,000 yearly cost savings and 25% year-over-year warranty cost reduction by implementing new strategies, including eliminating specific product configurations.

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