Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA

Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA

President & Owner Carolina Home Exteriors

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Area
Management Consulting

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Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Overview

  • General Manager at Regional Distributor
  • Plant Manager at Multi-National Manufacturing Corporation
  • Operations Manager at Multi-National Manufacturing Corporation
  • Human Resource Manager at Multi-National Manufacturing Company
  • Organizational Development & Training Manager at Multi-National Manufacturing Company
  • Quality Assurance Manager at Multi-National Manufacturing Corporation
  • Myrtle Beach Citizens Police Academy Class XXV

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Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Summary

Executive, Consultant and Entrepreneur with proven strategic, tactical and execution ability in organizational turn-around in public and privately owned organizations. Career progress includes a series of performance-based promotions with increased executive authority: General Management, Sales Management, Plant Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development and Quality Assurance. Greatest assets are in identifying strengths and weaknesses of business and building team talent designed to deliver effective solutions.


■ Profit and Loss Improvement
■ Cultural Transformation and Change
■ Strategic Planning and Tactical Execution
■ Coaching and Interpersonal Skills
■ Capital Asset and Technology Investments
■ Revenue and Share Growth Initiatives
■ Business Process Redesign
■ Negotiation and Influencing Skills
■ Customer Service and Support
■ Sales and Marketing

Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Experience

President & Owner

Carolina Home Exteriors

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Construction industry

2011Present (3 years) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Area

Since 1980 - Carolina Home Exteriors is the Carolinas' premiere source for Sunrooms, Screen Enclosures, Patio Lanais, Pool Enclosures, Vinyl Siding/Windows/Doors, Roofs/Floors, Decks/Patios and custom home improvements. With locations to serve our customers in North and South Carolina, our quality installation and prompt, professional service are a phone call away. Call (843) 651-6514 for a complimentary consultation. Visit our in-house design center or on-line gallery to preview our full line of indoor/outdoor furniture, window treatments/blinds, hot tubs/spas and outdoor kitchens to tailor your outdoor living area.

Strategy & Operations Consultant

The Meeting Institute, LLC

Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

2010Present (4 years) Nationally

The Meeting Institute provides various training and development programs in the areas of customer service, motivation, leadership, and strategic planning. With a customized plan to match your group's needs, participants leave TMI's programs with applicable ideas, positive attitudes and renewed energy that will be seen within your work and daily activities. Our programs are highly interactive while providing information that is easliy applied and result driven. Let TMI's talented, knowledgeable and motivational trainers give your organization an energy boost!

Business Advisor & Partner

Carmine Communications, LLC

2007Present (7 years)

Strategic Consulting, including business planning, performance management, leadership training, employee development, communication programs, operating processes & sales strategy development. Recognized for providing professional facilitation, financial knowledge and overall business evaluation expertise to expand market presence, create alternative revenue streams and enhance operating processes that produce value-added services, sustained organizational change and bottom-line results.

General Manager

Regional Distributor

20022007 (5 years)

Championed new business revenue-stream opportunities by spearheading the successful launch of diverse product lines to expanded customer base and deepen market penetration. Increased sales by 38% and expanded share of market by revamping product/pricing matrix offerings that boosted overall gross margins. Executed strategic sales and operational growth campaigns focused on geographic opportunistic marketplace analysis which resulted in a multi-year facility deployment plan to consolidate offices, relocate distribution centers, re-brand and expand store locations and merchandise offerings.

Plant Manager

Multi-National Manufacturing Corporation

19982002 (4 years)

Aligned top quality talent and developed an effective leadership staff by selecting and hiring a competent team focused on critical business issues that dramatically increased productivity 11%. Led behavior-based safety processes in alliance with OSHA VPP standards to reduce industrial accidents 32% and realize an 8% reduction in Workers Compensation expenses. Directed ISO quality processes and promoted consistent, disciplined operating procedures that resulted in an 8% reduction in customer complaints and a 12% improvement in the cost of poor quality via Six Sigma and Lean methods. Awarded Wal-Mart and Ace Hardware Vendor of the Year recognition.

Operations Manager

Multi-National Manufacturing Corporation

19971998 (1 year)

Revitalized traditional production and maintenance personnel by establishing a unified team, communicating common goals and performance measurements to promote process improvements and gain cultural acceptance of re-engineering efforts. Reduced scrap 12% and improved housekeeping index by auditing team utilizing 5-S Organization Systems. Eliminated direct labor operating expense $765,000 through significant changes in organizational infrastructure.

Human Resource Manager

Multi-National Manufacturing Company

19941997 (3 years)

Reorganized the HR function to be a strategic partner linked to the operating strategy by aligning traditional personnel processes to the vision, mission, values and objectives of the business plan. Lowered absenteeism 7% through the implementation of a modern attendance control program. Achieved a 45% reduction in industrial accidents by effective case management and employee training. Slashed operating expense $1.2 million by creating an on-site temporary agency staffing office. Breathed new life into employee relations to improve morale and reduce turnover 15%.

Organizational Development & Training Manager

Multi-National Manufacturing Company

19911994 (3 years)

Championed 16 continuous improvement teams resulting in over $1.0 million in annual process improvements. Facilitated 12-member cross-functional Total Quality Leadership (TQL) Steering Committee. Designed, developed and delivered HR best practices to increase organization performance: employee survey, job rotation, self-managed work teams, employee involvement activities, 360 degree feedback, and career planning. Led gap analysis and action planning in the areas of employee satisfaction, training, motivation, retention and communication through effective organization development processes.

Quality Assurance Manager

Multi-National Manufacturing Corporation

19881991 (3 years)

Improved Customer Service Performance Index to 99.8% via process controls, product audits, customer on-time satisfaction surveys and vendor audits. Authored and implemented Vendor Certification Process Manual and Company QA Policy Manual. Trained company and supplier personnel on continuous improvement strategies, tools and techniques to align systems, processes and procedures to qualify for ISO Certification. Increased production efficiencies and up-time 20% and decreased incoming inspection 50%.

Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Honors and Awards

  • Professional Remodelers Council Award - Outdoor Living Exterior Remodel

    Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association
    • 2012

    The Professional Remodelers Council Award honors those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction.

Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Organizations

  • Habitat for Humanity of Horry County

    Vice President - Board of Directors

    Our mission is to eliminate substandard housing in Horry County by establishing partnerships to build simple, decent, affordable housing and communities together with God's people in need.

  • Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce - MBACC

    Member - Small Business Council
  • Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association - HGHBA

  • Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS® - CCAR

  • Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce

  • Conway Chamber of Commerce

  • Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce

  • Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC)

  • National Home Builders Association (NAHB)


Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Education

John Carroll University, MBA

MBA, Business Management

John Carroll University, BSBA

BSBA, Management

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS) Class XXX

Certificate, Community Leadership, Chamber of Commerce


Myrtle Beach Citizens Police Academy Class XXV

Certificate, Community Leadership, Law Enforcement


Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Turn Around Management
  3. Culture Change
  4. Organizational Development
  5. Operations Management
  6. Leadership Development
  7. Leadership
  8. Sales Management
  9. Change Management
  10. Business Planning
  11. Marketing
  12. Strategy
  13. Team Building
  14. New Business Development
  15. Training
  16. Employee Training
  17. Management
  18. Program Management
  19. Customer Service
  20. Process Improvement
  21. Entrepreneurship
  22. Coaching
  23. Performance Management
  24. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  25. Business Strategy
  26. Human Resources
  27. Negotiation
  28. Personnel Management
  29. Sales
  30. Employee Relations
  31. Policy
  32. Management Consulting
  33. Start-ups
  34. Quality Assurance
  35. Business Development
  36. Marketing Strategy
  37. Social Networking
  38. Budgets
  39. Small Business
  40. Contract Negotiation
  41. Project Planning
  42. Mergers & Acquisitions
  43. Public Speaking
  44. Market Analysis
  45. Finance
  46. Team Leadership
  47. Executive Coaching
  48. Recruiting
  49. Consulting
  50. Strategic Partnerships

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Edward T. Cligrow, III (Ted), MBA's Additional Information


Coaching & Leadership Development Team Facilitation & Training Organizational Design & Cultural Change Six Sigma, 5-S, JIT, Kaizen & Lean Systems Balanced Scorecard & Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Groups and Associations:

ASTD - The American Society for Training and Development AMA – American Management Association ASQC – American Society for Quality SHRM – Society for Human Resource Development APICS – American Productivity and Inventory Control Society WERC – Warehouse Education and Research Council

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