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OPERATIONS / PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Disciplined, innovative operations and project management professional with exte


nsive background in developing and driving successful project outcomes and opera
tions infrastructures. Process improvement specialist who decreases costs while
improving productivity. Change management leader with proven record of increasin
g business efficiencies and driving superior employee morale and retention level
s. Skilled manager with comprehensive sales management, operations, project mana
gement, and team coordination that exceeds corporate goals.
Project Management Operations Management Business Development Process Improve
ment
Research / Development Methodologies Staff Development Data Warehouse/Order Ma
nagement Systems
Global Financial Systems Strategic Planning Team Leadership Vendor Management
Software Release Oversight Supply Chain Systems Client Relationship Management
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
THERMALGEN, LLC, Mission Viejo, California
Co-founder / General Manager / Project Manager 2009-Present
Develop and drive successful business operations for the alternative energy comp
any. Established business operations, including all legal filings to attain LLC
designation. Designed company logo and motto and rewrote the business plan to se
cure funding. Developed operations infrastructure and manufacturing processes. C
reated project scope, risk, communication, and procurement documentation.
Currently lead the communications and development of key projects, researching f
ederal, state, and local regulations to align business/marketing goals with requ
ired compliance. Develop business plans and marketing initiatives to drive compa
ny profitability. Maintain project time, cost, and quality plans to align with s
upplier agreements. Oversee project HR management.
Key Achievements:
Raised $3.9M in funding by rewriting business plan and spearheaded Proof of Con
cept projects to support manufacturing model.
Helped establish operations by co-authoring the initial business plan and revis
ing the second business plan complete with financial data, to be used in project
management processes.
Researched and developed the Bill of Materials for manufacture of the companys
1st 100 generators.
Drove project success by serving as project manager on new projects and managin
g multiple project phases, logging over 2,400 hours of project management.
FULL-TIME STUDENT 2007-2010
Completed Masters degree program and project management certification.
VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES, INC. / FIDELITY NATIONAL CREDIT SERVICES, Orange, Cal
ifornia
Special Projects Manager 2006-2007
Directed project development processes. Led the RFI, RFP, and RFQ processes, inc
luding conducting research and feasibility studies. Teamed with management and f
ield sales to develop presentations and assist with market studies and new proje
ct introductions. Coordinated project schedules and work tasks among cross-funct
ional teams, including management, sales, marketing, and research/development. D
rove new projects from conception through completion, ensuring project teams met
all deadlines. Oversaw vendor and supplier services. Aligned all service delive
ries with project development goals.
Key Achievements:
Saved $43K by developing a process to eliminate lock box and credit card charge
s.
Spearheaded successful implementation of the ERP systems upgrade and overall op
erations improvements.
Established and implemented the companys business continuity/disaster recovery
plan.
Launched commercial, consumer, and departmental financial models.
Met all requirements for Canadian Agency licensing.
Delivered over 2K hours of project oversight.
AARON M. KASSNER
949-582-2871 ak8b6e62@westpost.net

BEHR PROCESS CORPORATION, Santa Ana, California


Executive Assistant / Assistant Project Manager for VP of Marketing 2004-2006
Led drafting teams to develop and reproduce project drafts to support all global
projects. Distributed project drafts to Marketing VP and teams from 5 departmen
ts and 3 continents. Developed project presentations for customers, management t
eam, vendors, and field sales team to assist with market studies and new project
introductions. Coordinated team efforts to meet project goals. Ensured communic
ation among various cross-functional project teams. Managed vendor/supplier rela
tionships and aligned all services with project objectives. Developed expense re
ports, project budget accruals, and project database/binder tracking.
Key Achievements:
Successfully delivered capital projects over $500K by organizing Marketing and
cross-functional department teams to deliver on time and under budget.
Saved $25K by leading the consolidation of 2 facilities and reusing existing re
sources.
Conducted feasibility studies and gathered supporting materials to facilitate N
PD studies, including assisting with focus groups, press checks, and customer sk
ills/research.
Represented company at trade events, coordinating all staffing and advertising.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, various global locations
Operations Chief / Assistant Operations Chief, Infantry 1997-2004
Oversaw operations planning and development to support military missions. Coordi
nated military forces for mobilization, deployment, ongoing employment, and rede
ployment as ordered.
Key Achievements:
Organized and implemented tactical plans, including objectives, operations conc
epts, and military force employment/maintenance in combat/non-combat situations.
Attained over 20K hours of project management oversight.
EDUCATION
Master of Business Administration (honors)
University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa, California
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management (honors)
University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa, California
Graduate Certificate in Project Management (honors)
University of California, Irvine, California
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Project Management Professional certification preparation (in progress)
CCX-Approved Verifier Process Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc. (pending)
Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course United States Army
Special Operations Trained United States Marine Corps
MEMBERSHIP
Project Management Institute member
American Management Association member
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Advanced Mac and Microsoft Skills: AEOP3VW Adobe Acrobat Illustrator Photosho
p Reader Adobe Dreamweaver Lean Methodology Six Sigma TQM Project Manageme
nt Systems CIM/ERP/FMS/MPM/MRP/SAP/SCM/SOX Experience MS FrontPage HTML
COMMUNITY / VOLUNTEER
Neighborhood Recycling Program VA Hospital, La Jolla
Donated Power Chair (second Chair) La Jolla Hospital
Soles4Souls w/ Sports Chalet for Haiti: Collected 1000+ pairs of shoes