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Name : daveleforge
Industry Type : Executive Project Manager
City & State : Naples, FL
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Mechanical Contractors
Objective : will consider
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David L. LeForge

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EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS PROJECT MANAGER
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Strategic Project Planning
Lean Processes
Multitasking
Innovative Leadership

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SEEKING SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITION DIRECTING AND
COORDINATING HVAC/MECHANICAL PROJECTS

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE
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Highly competent professional executive leader with 30 years of experience in planning and directing operations in HVAC. Expertise, dedication, and key involvement in managing all operations of projects of up to $22M and attaining gross margins of up to 58 percent, including planning, organization, implementation, control, and completion. Demonstrated strength and success in balancing intuition, creativity, and vision with steadfast perseverance, direct communication, and team building. Expert at organizing complex HVAC projects, including cooling towers, chillers, water loop systems, split systems, heat pump, gas, roof-top, stairwell pressurization, specialized filtration systems, and building automations. Especially adept at multi-project assignments in defining and organizing priorities, delegating tasks, and resolving problems all within or under budgets and on time. A top-level effective trainer and entrepreneurial project leader who values and encourages collegial exchanges of ideas that achieve the attainment of objectives. Very successful self-employed Owner, Operator, and Consultant for over 28 years in Mechanical/HVAC systems business. A versatile and confident management executive, capable of simultaneously handling multiple projects, and skilled with a variety of computer systems and software applications. Trusted, loyal Professional Executive.

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CORE COMPETENCIES
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* Relationship Building and Retention
* Cross Functional Operations
* Consultative Management
* Strategic Planning and Prioritizing
* Administrative Channeling
* Analytical Problem Solving
* Streamline Process Procedures
* Multi-site Operations Management
* Workflow Optimization
* Financial and HR Management
* Influential Negotiating
* HVAC Designing and Implementation

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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Atlas Comfort Systems USA, LLC, Houston, TX
EXECUTIVE PROJECT MANAGER, March December 2008
Comfort Systems USA is a national heating, ventilation and cooling HVAC company that is headquartered in Houston, Texas. They design, install, and fine-tune HVAC systems for clients.

* Developed plans and directed, coordinated, and exercised functional authority of operations
for the organization, implementation, control, and completion of up to 10 HVAC/Mechanical projects at a time to provide efficient, manageable streamline processes.
* Originated HVAC designs and wrote procedures to ensure project completions, RFI, and Change Order effectiveness.
* Prepared operational budget requests, P&Ls, job costing, job close-outs, and as-builts.
* Set up specifications, technical plans/blueprints, product testing, and reviewed design for compliance with engineering principles and company standards via the RFI process.
* Supervised numerous employees, determined work schedules and salaries, and promoted harmonious relations among contractors, project personnel, and the community.
* Achieved gross profit margins ranging from 28 percent to 58 percent for several multi-million dollar
projects managed in Texas during the past nine months with Atlas Comfort System.

Self-Employed, Mason, Ohio
MECHANICAL/HVAC PROJECT CONSULTANT, 1998 2008

* Consulted with clients to define needs and problems of HVAC and Clean Room applications.
* Carried out surveys to obtain data to advise clients and recommend solutions for building automation applications.
* Analyzed data to determine solutions, such as installation of alternate procedures, changes in processing methods, modification of equipment, and redesign of products and services.
* Successfully negotiated client contracts of up to $20M.

Steelman of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
EXECUTIVE MANAGER, 1996 1998
Steelman International Engineers was established in 1982 and executes various Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, H.V.A.C., and Interior Design jobs, including Power Plants, Grid Stations, Distribution Networks, Consulates, and Embassies.

* Supervised daily personnel activities for 78 employees, including training in the HVAC/Mechanical industry that achieved significant improvements in company productivity.
* Oversaw finances of Board of Directors, including long-range forecast and monthly/annual budget reports.
* Conducted and compiled research surveys for an analysis of income, benefits, standards, and problems for presentation to CEO and CFO for appropriate action.
* Participated in preparing informative materials for media presentations to the public in newsletters, magazines, news releases, radio and television.
* Represented association in negotiations with representatives of government, business, and labor.

Airtron Heating and Cooling, Cincinnati, OH
SALES MANAGER, 1995 1996
Heating and air conditioning manufacturer that designs, installs, and repairs indoor comfort systems. To date, Airtron has installed over 500,000 comfort systems.

* Managed and coordinated daily sales activities and established distribution of territories, quotas, and goals.
* Supervised staffing, training, mentoring, and conducted performance evaluations to develop, grow, and control sales program.
* Reviewed market analysis to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and discount rates.
* Recommended and approved budget, expenditures, and appropriations for research and development work.

Complete Comfort Systems, Wilmington, OH
CEO, OWNER OPERATOR, 1978 1995
* Oversaw and managed all aspects of a commercial HVAC company with a staff of 65 inner office employees including full P&L responsibility, financial forecasts, departmental budgeting, allocation, and monitoring.
* Authored and facilitated policies, procedures, objectives, and strategies of the organization.
* Completed major building projects from $1M to $22M, several ahead of schedule, and achieved gross profit margins of 30 percent to 42 percent by pinpointing operational inefficiencies.
* Initiated goal-oriented strategies and encouraged vitality to bolster employee morale and confidence while working within the established corporate culture.

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EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH
BUSINESS ASSOCIATES DEGREE, 1980

Progress Technical College, Dayton, OH
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, 1981

Hondros College, Cincinnati, OH
LICENSE, 1998

HVAC Certification Training
Attended throughout career at several schools in
the U.S.










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