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Charles Carona

Vice President – Global Supply Chain

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Charles brings a wealth of experience in supply chain management, cultivated through leadership roles in renowned companies such as Beacon Building Products and K&N Engineering. His strategic vision and operational expertise have been instrumental in driving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing overall performance across multiple business units. Charles's tenure in the United States Navy further underscores his leadership capabilities and dedication to mission success.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, Charles has achieved remarkable results, including significant cost savings, inventory reductions, and process improvements. His leadership in global procurement and supply chain restructuring has led to substantial SG&A reductions and enhanced profitability for the organizations he has served. Charles's ability to foster cross-functional collaboration and implement strategic sourcing initiatives has been pivotal in driving sustainable growth and competitive advantage.

Location and Travel
  • Open to On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on the specific position and requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

  • Position Seeking: Supply chain management roles focusing on procurement, inventory optimization, and operational excellence.

Work Experience

Beacon Building Products (NASDAQ: BECN) - Dallas, TX (2022-Current) Vice President – Global Supply Chain

  • Led strategic procurement initiatives and inventory optimization strategies, resulting in significant cost savings and improved cash flow.

Continental Battery Systems - Dallas, TX (2021-2022) Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain

  • Restructured the procurement organization and implemented inventory management systems, driving operational efficiency and cost reduction.

K&N Engineering, Inc. - Dallas, TX (2018 – 2021) Vice President – Global Supply Chain

  • Led cross-functional teams to launch new products and relocate manufacturing operations, achieving revenue growth and cost savings.

Ecobat - Dallas, TX (2014 – 2018) Director – Supply Chain

  • Transformed the procurement culture and developed sourcing strategies, generating substantial EBITDA improvements.

Interstate Batteries, Inc. - Dallas, TX (2009 – 2014) Senior Manager – Global Procurement

  • Managed strategic supplier relationships and led new product development initiatives, supporting global customer accounts.

United States Navy - Various Locations

  • Surface Warfare Officer (Honorable Discharge)

  • Served onboard naval vessels and earned qualifications as a Tactical Action Officer and Officer-of-the-Deck-Underway.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Major: Finance, Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business, Dallas, TX (2009)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Major: General Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (2001)

  • Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM) (2017)

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