Adam Robichaud

Adam Robichaud

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At a glance

PRODUCT LIFECYCLE

Operations & Systems Analysis, Design, Prototyping, CAD Modeling

DATA

Mining, Analysis, Statistics, Interpretation, Application

SUPER USER

MS Office, ACT!, QuickBooks, CAD, Photo, Audio, & Video Software

LANGUAGES

Python, HTML, CSS

STUDIES

Mechanical Engineering, BA Public Administration, MBA Corporate Management (Summa Cum Laude)

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Vendor Sourcing & Management, Inventory, Scheduling, Logistics

About me

Hi there, I'm Adam. Thanks for visiting my website!

I’m a detail-minded MBA graduate who finished my degree with a 3.95 GPA, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I thrive in a technical setting, driving cutting-edge methods and technology to the forefront of a company, maximizing efficiency, and eliminating wasted resources. I have a history of identifying an inefficiency, then finding, researching, and implementing systems to improve the process wherever possible. I'm driven by optimization and excellence, and enjoy the challenge of spurring continuous improvement.

In my current role, I’ve cut supply expenses by up to 87% through intelligent sourcing. I learn new concepts quickly, often teaching myself through the wealth of information available at the click of a mouse. I'm a strong believer that if you're not advancing, you're falling behind those who are!

I find that humor is a great way to ease a tense situation, and I can always see the light no matter the circumstances. I’ve been told that I have a quick wit but can also help people to feel grounded in stressful times.

I desire to multiply my skills on a daily basis with the help of an employee-focused company.

Adam Robichaud

My Skills

I take a strategic approach to problem solving, and have a very high success rate at solving a large variety of unique issues. I draw from my previous experiences and the resources available to me to quickly and efficiently obtain and implement accepted solutions and derive new ones where none exist. My mind is always working. Whenever I encounter a new machine or problem in the course of daily life, I analyze and ponder the mechanics of that machine until I determine how it works. After that, I determine potential failure points and how to overcome them, as well as ways in which it could be improved, essentially going through the research and development process in my head. I've always been fascinated by how things work, and have disassembled and reverse-engineered things since I was young. I look at complex structural assemblies and analyze the components, determining which members are in tension and compression, points of load, member orientation, and failure points. Basically, I see the world through blueprint-colored glasses.

Prototyping & Product Design

Reverse-Engineering & Troubleshooting

Project Management

Quantitative Analysis/Data Mining

Quickly Learning New Technologies

Efficiency Maximization

MS Excel

MS Word, Publisher, & PowerPoint

Python

HTML5/CSS

Leadership

CAD Modeling

Résumé

Work Experience

Project/Production Manager

PF Distribution Center, San Jose, CA

2 Years

September 2014 - Present

Plans and designs new products, from 3D CAD modeling and prototyping, through patenting and sale of finished goods. Streamlines production schedule, trains and coordinates production staff. Maximizes efficiency through implementation of new assembly methods. Develops and utilizes inventory control systems to reduce lead time. Forecasts future needs. Drives efficient procurement (through vendor sourcing, evaluation, and negotiation), reducing costs by up to 83%. Purchases raw materials and replenishes product component supply levels as needed. Orchestrates logistics of worldwide hazardous materials transportation. Troubleshoots and repairs production machinery. Resolves accounting discrepancies and creates complex financial reports. Spearheads many other projects to on-time completion.

IT Operations Manager

PF Distribution Center, San Jose, CA

2 Years

July 2014 - Present

Designed, configured, and launched a network of collaborating software systems tailored to meet accounting, customer management, inventory, and sales needs. Serves as global software administrator for ACT!, QuickBooks, MS Office, Windows, and others. Develops and thoroughly documents standard operating procedures prior to company-wide distribution. Provides employee training for new hardware and software systems. Designs and updates desktop and mobile websites regularly. Researches and implements state-of-the-art IT improvements. Provides user support for employees by troubleshooting and repairing hardware and software issues.

Product Manager

PF Distribution Center, San Jose, CA

4 Months

May 2014 - September 2014

Responded to technical customer inquiries, providing timely responses and product information. Conceptualized, graphically designed, and distributed marketing literature. Coordinated continued product development. Managed vendors, negotiating for better pricing and quality control. Performed daily QuickBooks data entry.  Maintained accurate product information and pricing on the company website.

 

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Education

Master of Business Administration

Husson University, Summa Cum Laude

2 Years

September 2011 - May 2013

Subjects of study included: Research Methods in Business, Managerial Economics, Managerial Accounting, Management Communications, Production Management, Global Strategic Management, Investment Analysis, Business Law, Crisis Management, Business and Information Technology, and Fundraising.

Bachelor of Public Administration

University of Maine

4 Years

September 2006 - May 2010

Subjects of study included: Calculus 1 & 2, Engineering Physics 1 & 2, Computing using FORTRAN, Statics, Strength of Materials, Macroeconomics, Public Management, Public Policy, Financial Management, Human Resources, Technical Writing and Communication, and Statistics.

Patent Information

Adaptor System

Patent Pending

2015

An injection-molded adapter system for joining LED road flares to a standard traffic cone in a variety of methods, as appropriate, depending upon the flare manufacturer and outfitting of the individual flares. This device up-fits a standard 28-inch traffic cone into compliance with Department of Transportation requirements that any light used for signaling must be elevated 30 inches above the surface of the road using standard LED road flares rather than specialized equipment. This allows for easy and inexpensive upgrading of existing equipment, increasing worker and motorist safety while also decreasing cost.

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I'm interested in opportunities that can harness and grow my skill set. I love technical work, prototyping, and maximizing efficiency. Please feel free to contact me with any openings or needs you may have. Thank you!

Adam Robichaud, MBA
San Jose, CA