Larry B. Gray
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- Lakeland, Florida Area
- Food & Beverages
Larry B. Gray's Overview
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- General Manager at Ben Hill Griffin, Inc
- Agent at Realty World Homes of Distinction
- Operations Manager at Wal-Mart Distribution Center
- Sales Account Manager at Furmanite America, Inc.
- Plant Manager at SunPure, Ltd
- General Supervisor at Tropicana Products
- Packaging Superintendent at Coca-Cola Foods
- Production Supervisor at Kraft, Inc
Aurora High School
Larry B. Gray's Summary
Over 35 years of management and leadership training.
Larry B. Gray's Experience
Ben Hill Griffin, Inc
2004 – Present (10 years)
Responsible for all aspects of the operation of a Fresh Fruit Packing and Shipping facility from fruit procurement through sales and marketing. Responsibilities include productivity, quality, HACCP implementation, safety, regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, P & L responsibility, and leadership development.
Increased productivity 33%.
Reduced overtime by 21%.
Reduced labor cost per unit by 13%.
Increased raw material yield by 22%.
Increased on time shipments.
Realty World Homes of Distinction
2007 – Present (7 years)
Your real estate needs are my first priority. Having lived and worked in the Central Florida area for over 37 years I have a diverse understanding of the area and its resources. Specializing in land sales and marketing let me help you with your real estate needs. Whether buying or selling together we can make it happen.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WMT; Retail industry
2004 – 2004 (less than a year)
Responsible for all aspects of operations for the receiving, warehousing and shipping operations of an 800,000 square feet refrigerated and freezer distribution center.
Sales Account Manager
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Oil & Energy industry
2002 – 2003 (1 year)
Responsible for new sales and existing account management for a specialty mechanical services/ maintenance company providing services to the chemical, oil, pulp & paper, and power generation industry.
January 1998 – January 2001 (3 years 1 month)
Responsible for all aspects of plant operations for a 300 employee citrus processing facility. Responsibilities including productivity, warehousing/distribution, maintenance, quality, safety, regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, budget preparation and administration of a $17mm operation budget and a $1.5mm capital project budget, leadership development and cost control.
De-certification of the Teamsters Union.
Increase Co-Product production by 300%.
Reduce energy use in the Feed Mill by 15%.
Improve Customer service in both timeliness and quality in distribution.
Reduced operating cost per unit by 14%.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PEP; Food & Beverages industry
1995 – 1997 (2 years)
Responsible for all aspects of the Fruit Processing Operations including the coordination of fruit and line utilization to maximize efficiency and cost containment for a 32 million boxes of fruit processing facility. Responsible for budget preparation and administration, quality management and leadership development of the operations. Manage 9 Processing Supervisors and 140 hourly associates.
Successful installation and startup of a FMC extractor line.
Increased fruit throughput by 8%.
Increased by-product production by 7%.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; KO; Food & Beverages industry
1988 – 1995 (7 years)
Responsible for the Can Manufacturing, Bulk Packaging, Tank Farm, Warehousing and Frozen Filling Packaging Departments. Managed 6 Production Supervisors, 1 Maintenance Supervisor, 3 clerical and 160 hourly Associates. Responsibility includes all aspects of the operations and maintenance including budget preparation and administration of a $17mm operating budget, a $170mm material budget and capital expenditures. Directly responsible for staffing, recruitment, and development of supervisors. Served on the Company negotiating team, which successfully negotiated a labor agreement with the Teamsters in 1990 and 1993. Other key accomplishment include:
$600,000 in reduction of material loses.
40% reduction in supervisor staffing and 20% reduction in hourly staffing requirements.
15% increase in the average case throughput.
Successfully transferred all day-to-day quality assurance functions from the Quality Assurance Department to the production Associates of the Can Manufacturing Dept.
Successfully implemented several automation upgrades and CIM processes.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; KRFT; Food & Beverages industry
1972 – 1988 (16 years)
Supervised in various operations of a 300 employee non-union plant. Operations included warehousing and distribution; concentrate production and storage, bottling, filling and packaging for both glass lines and carton lines.
Larry B. Gray's Skills & Expertise
- Customer Service
- Strategic Planning
- Customer Relations
- Inventory Management
- Contract Negotiation
- Team Building
- Operations Management
- Problem Solving
- P&L Management
- Supervisory Skills
- Process Improvement
- Change Management
- Cross-functional Team Leadership
- Cost Reduction
- Contract Negotiations
- Inventory Control
- Business Planning
- Team Leadership
- Continuous Improvement
- Income Statement
- Sales Management
- Account Management
- Supply Chain
- Quality Assurance
- Supply Chain Management
- Project Planning
Larry B. Gray's Education
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