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ANTHONY SCALES

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 / Tel: 651-450-7677; M: 651-900-4614


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DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING / FACILITIES


Results-driven management professional with extensive experience leading plant engineering and facility maintenance
operations across diverse industries. Successful at building and directing multi-disciplined teams to design standards,
tools, and programs supporting engineering and facilities. Highly effective at integrating, consolidating, improving, and
implementing processes and operations to maximize cost savings and performance. Able to define and align key
resources and work standards to develop, transform, and deliver facility / engineering projects on time and budget.
Analytical problem solver with proven ability overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, environmental safety /
compliance, site closings, and operations across real estate / properties.

CORE LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES


Engineering Operations Management
Multi-Functional Leadership & Collaboration
Lean Process / Operational Improvements
Project Management

Transformational Leadership
Real Estate & Property Management
Complex Problem Resolution
Executing on Precise Work Standards

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CARLSON REZIDOR HOTEL GROUP Minnetonka, MN

04/14 10/14

Corporate Director, Technical Services Facilities Engineering


Led technical services department providing engineering and facility maintenance for 22-owned and managed hotels.
Supported 18 Hotel Engineering Directors across North and South America. Reviewed and approved all capital
projects and budgeting process for owned and managed properties.
$500,000 in cost savings identified by implementing an energy management report to track and manage all energy
usage at owned and managed properties.
Coordinated, bid, and awarded a $375,000 annual contract for third party comprehensive energy monitoring
program.
Responsible for ensuring all hotels conform to local codes and legislation with regards to all licenses and building life
safety requirements.

BEST BUY COMPANY Richfield, MN

09/11 03/14

Senior Manager, Industrial Engineering-Supply Chain


Oversaw industrial engineering department supporting supply chain and distribution functions. Led three direct reports
and supported seven indirect reports supporting engineering and facilities maintenance operations within RDCs.
Managed $85+ million in labor budgets for all logistics operations including 7 Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs)
and 15 District Distribution Centers (DDCs).
Supported $42 million in cost savings generated by implementing and updating new Standard Operating Procedures
(SOP's) for distribution network within six-month project timeframe.
Managed large projects for productivity improvements valued up to $3.1 million.
Increased throughput by 17 cartons / man-hours by planning and coordinating $3.1 million project to install DotCom
processing operation at plant in Findlay, OH.
$2.7 million reduction in labor costs across distribution network by developing and implementing pick-to-light system.
$800,000+ saved across distribution operations by eliminating one repack shipment per week to 800+ stores, while
increasing customer availability.

ANTHONY SCALES, Professional ExperienceContinued


NORTHWEST AIRLINES / DELTA AIR LINES Minneapolis, MN

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06/06 09/11

Manager, Facilities Maintenance and Operations - Corporate Real Estate


Oversaw facility maintenance and engineering operations for all Delta Minneapolis locations. Supervised 36 Delta and
five vendor contract employees overseeing 200+ contract employees. Tracked and managed annual operating budget
of $94+ million and capital budget of more than $30 million.
Up to $25 million in annual contracts managed and executed for facility services and operations to include all
aspects of Deltas MSP facility operations.
Planned and coordinated $2.4 million project to install two new 100-ton chillers.
Reduced operating costs by 7.4% or approximately $850,000 annually through consolidations of individual
maintenance contracts into one contract.
Restored power to Minneapolis International Airport by developing and implementing power restoration / repair plan
that resulted in Delta canceling less than 20 flights.
Oversaw relocation of more than 1,000 people into existing space and closing of over 400,000 sq. ft. of space on
Minneapolis campus during Delta - Northwest Merger.
Restored water to building housing 3,000+ employees by developing and implementing solution to identify and repair
major water line break feeding Delta Air Lines Hangar and office facility.

TYCO PLASTICS Lakeville, MN

02/03 03/06

Plant Engineer / Facility Manager


Oversaw plant engineering department and facility operations for MN location. Supervised four direct reports and their
respective departments (maintenance, manufacturing engineering, safety/environmental and purchasing). Managed
safety/environmental compliance for local site and supported other company locations. Led plant consolidations and
expansions including real estate, design and project management.
$1.7+ million in annual operating cost savings generated by planning and coordinating three manufacturing site
closings and consolidation into new facility.
20% in plant capacity boosted by directing design, installation, and expansion of existing facility to accommodate
four new manufacturing lines.
Reduced operating costs by 12% through lean manufacturing initiatives to increase efficiency and throughput with
minimal capital costs.
Led project to shut down and relocate manufacturing plant from Fairmont, MN to Lakeville, MN.

CHART INDUSTRIES New Prague, MN

01/01 10/03

Plant Engineer / Facility Manager


Served as Plant Engineer for distribution and storage division for companys New Prague, MN plant. Supervised three
direct reports and 40+ indirect reports. Accountable for environmental safety and compliance for all Minnesota
locations. Managed multiple US site closings and consolidation into existing facilities.
$12+ million in annual savings realized by managing closing and consolidation of 2.5 million sq. ft. New Hampshire
manufacturing plant within existing Minnesota facilities in addition to other plant closing during bankruptcy.
$235,000 in annual labor costs reduced through implementation of automated material handling system in MPV
(Medium Pressure Vessel) Line.

PREVIOUS WORK HISTORY


Senior Project Manager / Industrial Engineer, ADC Telecommunications, Minnetonka, MN (1996 2001)
Senior Industrial Engineer, Clopay Building Products, Baldwin, WI (1992 1996)

EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS

Masters of Business Administration, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Member, International Facility Management Association
Commissioner, City of Inver Grove Heights Planning Board