Oversaw all aspects of equipment fleet involving up to 2,500+ pieces of equipment, including over 110 pieces of heavy construction equipment, 280 vehicles, 11 Class 8 trucks with trailers, 4 fuel/lube trucks and 3 R/T Cranes; managed team and reported directly to the VP of Operations and CFO. Held full decision-making authority for the specification, acquisition and disposal of equipment assets. Directly responsible for life cycle analysis, equipment evaluations, annual appraisals, developing utilization schedules, establishing lease/rental terms and depreciation schedules. Hired, trained, supervised, and retained employees. Negotiated national supply chain contracts and incentives, established equipment maintenance policies and procedures, developed and implemented vehicle assignment policies, and redirected equipment usage for highest utilization. Formulated positive cash flow and planned/administered department budgets up to $8M, capital expenditures to $6M and capital lease budgets up to $4M. Selected Accomplishments: * Increased equipment utilization from 77% to 91% through development of equipment reporting schedules, equipment availability guidelines and communication structure to division managers and field personnel.
- Consolidated maintenance into a single shop location and shifted the utilization of the maintenance team members to provide in-house vs. outsourced repair services, leading to savings of up to 40%.
- Revamped the direction, scope, and workforce within the Equipment department, reversing previous 4-year record of budget deficits and achieving positive gains in 4 of the last 6 years
- Reduced maintenance repair costs by 12% each year from 2003 to 2006, generated $2.6 million reduction in total fleet ownership costs, and cut costs $45,000 annually through outsourced services.
- Received 2 Safety Awards for over 70,000 man-hours/2+ years and over 30,000 man-hours/1+ year worked without a recordable incident, respectively. Initiated the 1-800 "Safe Driver" program.