Keith Schmitt
Senior Management CV

Experienced leader with strong IT, Managerial and Accounting background.

Excellent understanding of Business and Project Management.

Manufacturing, Accounting, Sales and Marketing, IT, IT Management, Project Management and Plant Management.

20 + Years of professional IT experience | 15 + years of Management and Leadership.

Proficient in several different programing languages.

The Eraser Company, Inc.
IT and Operations Manager
  • Promoted to Operations Manager in 2013 with continued oversight of all IT and Plant initiatives.
  • Meet weekly with CEO to discuss corporate priorities and work with COO on budget planning and account accruals.
  • Hired and built teams for Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and IT.
  • Mange budgets for several departments.
  • Oversee project management across engineering, sales and marketing, IT, manufacturing, and accounting.
  • Increased sales revenue by 20% changing sales strategy from using internal sales reps to using manufacturer's’ representatives.
  • Created support structure for manufacturer's reps including, sales support, marketing material, commission structure and training programs.
  • Hired and managed marketing staff and plan for Global sales initiative.
  • Launched new product line by creating marketing plan and developing marketing material and ads for initial launch.
  • Coordinated with local marketing firm to implement marketing plan and create marketing collateral.
  • Assemble month/year-end processing and created report and monthly financials for Board of Directors.
  • Created leadership and development plan for department managers to increase productivity and reach company goals.
  • Create and maintain department budgets and projects.
  • Increased ERP/MRP SyteLine usage and lowered applications cost by consolidation other applications into SyteLine.
  • Created dashboards (PHP, JavaScript, SQL Server) and KPI’s for departments and CEO to visualize areas for improvement.

As Plant Manager 2010 - 2013

  • Increased productivity by upgrading plant equipment and adding automation equipment.
  • Hired and trained staff to meet customer demands.
  • Mentoring up lower level employees to become managers and to effective leaders.
  • Repaired customer machines and trained and hired repair tech.
  • Created dashboards for real-time views of productivity, inventory status, sales and shipment numbers.
  • Optimized plant through put by plant floor re-layout and aligning people’s strengths with job duties.
  • Held weekly meetings with plant departments to work on efficiencies and implement employee suggestions. 

As IT Manager/IT Administrator/Facilities 2008 - 2010

  • Implemented new plans for network security, off-site backup (with redundant servers), disaster recovery, and virtualization of physical servers.
  • Developed company Ecommerce website in WordPress with custom PHP, plugins and an ERP/MRP integrated shopping cart.
  • Increased organic search traffic and removed costly Google ad costs.
  • Led several upgrades of SyteLine ERP/MRP and developed custom forms and reports in Crystal reports and Microsoft SRSS.
  • Implemented VOIP into existing network using VLANs and tagging.
  • Converted Payroll system and recreated reports.
  • Managed four buildings and coordinated all maintenance, issues and upgrades.
  • Received and maintained IATA and DOT Hazmat/Dangerous goods certifications for shipping regulated material.
  • Developed shipping department flow and process improvements to increase output and accuracy.
Vitec Solutions
Service Manager

·         Promoted quickly to management position overseeing staff of field/software engineers.

  • Consulted with clients on network and server installs, data center upgrades, and hardware repair.
  • Recognized by management for performance above expectations.
  • Hired and trained new Engineers, techs and Customer Service Staff
Atlantic Appliance
Network Administrator/Logistics Manager

 Hired into a unique hybrid role with responsibility for all IT, back office activities, and parts department.

  • Managed, trained, and hired IT personnel.
  • Provided technical support for two retail locations and warehouse including LAN/WAN. maintenance, Windows and DOS networking, and support for all hardware/software issues.
  • Developed key policies for product ordering and scheduling to ensure orders were accurate and delivered on-time.
  • Created company’s web database for online customer delivery scheduling system using MS Access.
JR Laser Tech
Network Service Manager

·         Recruited from Gateway to develop network service department and service depot in the New York Tri-State area with a focus on network installations, upgrades, and services for small to medium sized businesses.

  • Designed, installed, configured, and administered networks and network applications.
  • Developed network design and support agreements.
  • Created/modified custom web applications in PHP/MYSQL.
SUNY Empire State College
BS, Business Management and Economics / Information Systems
Executive Management, Project Management, Budgets, Sales Support, Networking, Product Development, Relationship Building, Application Development, Process improvements, IT Policy, Penetration Testing, Network Security, Team Development.
Microsoft SRSS, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Linux, VMWare, Crystal Reports, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, C++, C#, Infor SyteLine ERP/MRP, Linux, Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, HP SAS, MS Windows and Server, WordPress and many other PHP based CMS, Cisco Switches and Wireless controllers, Avaya Switches and VOIP system, WatchGuard Firewall.