Experience

Tim Markowicz is a talented and accomplished executive with extensive experience directing operations in multiple business areas, including Research & Development, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing. He has a consistent record of increasing performance levels while reducing costs. He is highly adept at planning and leading mission-critical initiatives. He is focused on organizational accountability, customer satisfaction, and process improvement. He has excellent problem solving, communications, and leadership skills and has a hands-on style of working.
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Professional Experience


Accomplishments:

  • Delivered +30x increase net income.
  • Reduced cost of goods and operating costs by 15%.
  • Established and executed Innovation Process Management Program.
  • Completed dramatic revamp of Quality Program, including achieving SQF certification.
  • Strengthened internal people skills and competencies.
  • Built partnership relationships with customers and internal employees.
  • Developed and executed business plan for International Joint Venture, Co-Board Member.
Unilever Ice Cream

Accomplishments:

  • Delivered over $50M in cost savings through effective strategic planning.
  • Produced 5% - 10% sales growth per year through new product innovation (>40 new products).
  • Achieved as much as $100M per year in net sales via new product development and launch.
  • Reduced consumer complaints 10% in 4 years by leading over 200 quality initiatives.
  • Improved corporate performance by developing global R&D and vendor relationships.

Unilever Ice Cream

Green Bay, Wisconsin – 2000-2004
Director of Engineering & Quality

Oversaw all engineering, machine design and development, quality, factory builds and expansions, innovation, and consumer response programs. Supervised 7 direct reports and administered capital budgets as large as $50M.

Accomplishments:

  • Planned and directed over $5M per year in productivity projects.
  • Formulated and implemented 35 new engineering best practice policies.
  • Consistently completed design and execution projects on time and within budget.
  • Developed and introduced new quality policies, and led quality improvement initiatives.

Unilever Ice Cream

Sikeston, Missouri – 1997-2000
Operations Manager

Directed factory operations, including production, quality, warehousing, engineering, and maintenance. Supervised 10 direct reports and staff of 250.

Accomplishments:

  • Increased staffing at new facility from 50 to 250 to keep pace with growing production.
  • Tested and launched 5 new production lines, meeting all deadlines.
  • Achieved 85% line efficiency with less than 3% waste.
  • Developed and led teamwork training and introduced communication systems.
“The essential question is not, ‘How busy are you?’ but ‘What are you busy at?’”
~Oprah Winfrey
Unilever Ice Cream

Accomplishments:

  • Directed daily construction activities and served as liaison to all contracted services.
  • Completed construction in company-record 10 months.
  • Designed and introduced efficiency, quality, and raw material operational plans.
  • Established processes and control, and launched 7 production lines.

Unilever Ice Cream

Green Bay, Wisconsin – 1994-1996
Senior Project Engineer

Designed and managed projects involving new product innovation, best practices, productivity, and plant expansions. Performed troubleshooting. Developed production engineering solutions.

Accomplishments:

  • Saved over $500K per year through equipment productivity improvements.
  • Planned and led $7M plant expansion. Completed project on time and under budget.
  • Carried out more than 50 new product development projects per year.

Unilever Ice Cream

Green Bay, Wisconsin – 1993-1994
Corporate Manufacturing Manager

Coordinated manufacturing, quality, and engineering projects across 7 manufacturing sites.

Accomplishments:

  • Cut working capital costs $1M per year by standardizing automated maintenance processes.
  • Facilitated 15% reduction in quality holds and $50K reduction in disposals.
  • Saved $100K per year by improving key manufacturing processes.

Breyers Ice Cream / Kraft

Huntington, Indiana – 1990-1993
Plant Engineer

Pepsi

Indianapolis, Indiana – 1989-1990
Shift Manager

Nabisco Brands

Fairlawn, New Jersey – 1987-1989
Production Supervisor

“If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you.”
~Robert Collier, Author
Education
Purdue University

Bachelor of Science
– Mechanical Engineering Technology

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
December, 1986

Professional Development
  • Business Management
    • Kraft & Nabisco Management Programs
  • Innovation
    • Unilever Innovation Management Program
  • Leadership
    • Hay Group Leadership Training
    • Mentors
  • Supervision
    • Nabisco Program
  • Process Safety Management
    • Kraft Program
  • Financial Awareness
    • Unilever Program
  • Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) Training
Professional Development
Affiliations

Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP)

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”
~Vince Lombardi