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Bud Gabaree

Facilities Manager Memorial Hospital South Bend

South Bend, Indiana Area
Facilities Services
  1. CTS Corporation
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Corporate Facilities Manager

CTS Corporation
(13 years 9 months)

Responsible for the management and tracking of lease contract terms for facilities worldwide. Negotiated business terms for new leases, lease renewals and construction contracts. Provided project leadership for new facility requirements, including the generation of project narratives, process critical requirements, design drawings, project budgets and schedules. Conducted all site searches and evaluated opportunities. Managed moves into new facilities and the liquidation of obsolete plants. Provided evaluation of risk reduction recommendations from our insurance carrier and assisted with the implementation of improvements.
Key Achievements
Delivered a new office/R&D facility in Lisle, Ill. on time and within budget, netting a greater than 50% rent reduction from the previous lease.
Delivered a 100K square foot production facility in San Jose, CA that folded together two previously separated manufacturing operations. The project, including site search, lease and construction contract negotiations, design and move occurred within a 6-month time period. Also prepared the two abandoned facilities for turnover with no late penalties and full security deposit refunds.
Managed the design/build of a 250K SF plant in China(including a 25K SF, class 1K cleanroom) and a 115K SF office/R&D facility in Illinois (including a 10K SF class 1K cleanroom) simultaneously. Both projects were delivered on-time and within budget.
Managed the design/build of an 80K SF plant in the Czech Republic, installation of a cleanroom in Mexico and the consolidation of a plant in NH simultaneously. All projects were delivered for on-time production starts.
Responsible for the installation of a new data center at the corporate facility that had been floundering under previous project leadership resulting in net savings of over $100,000.
Negotiated numerous new lease contracts and renewals involving more than 1.5 million SF of space.
Provided leadership on more than 30 facility projects.

Corporate Facility Manager

CTS Corporation
(3 years 11 months)Elkhart, Indiana Area

Manage the Corporate headquarters facility maintenance, budget, staff and grounds. Keep detailed records/logs for the maintenance of and provide repairs to research and development equipment. Maintain a clean and tidy work environment. Directed the coordination of daily maintenance and vendor agreements at all of CTS’ global manufacturing locations. Assisted in the resolution of facility related issues at all locations. Generated and maintained electronic drawing files for each location.

Key Achievements
 Managed the complete renovation of the facility with work occurring mostly on nights and weekends only.
 Coordinated cross-communication between manufacturing site facility managers, arranging the transfer of unused equipment and maintenance items to other CTS facilities in need of them.
 Managed the complete replacement of the HVAC system for the 90,000 square foot facility
 Completed a detailed time study of the janitorial staff’s nightly activity and implemented a new plan that netted a 60% increase in the crew’s areas cleaned each night

Maintenance Technician

CTS Corporation
(2 years 3 months)Elkhart, Indiana Area

Reporting directly to the facility manager, my responsibilities were to maintain wiring, plumbing, HVAC and related facility and R&D equipment. I maintained the building infrastructure and the grounds. Serviced the requirements of all corporate building employees.


  • Negotiation
  • Process Improvement
  • Manufacturing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilities Management
  • Budgets
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Data Center
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Management
  • Lean Manufacturing

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