Stephen C. Dodd
SCDware Corporation
2571 Whiteway Court
Aurora, IL 60504

630-236-5332 (Phone & Fax)
630-244-8183 (Cell)

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      SCDware Corporation


Stephen C. Dodd

  Significant senior management experience in manufacturing in the paper industry. Various positions in engineering, mill operations and plant management led to Vice President of Manufacturing overseeing three plants and then Executive Vice President of Corporation. Sold privately held company to major competitor and joined them as Vice President of Engineering. Now self-employed as a Manufacturing Consultant helping small to mid-sized companies as interim executive or project manager.

  2002-Present     SCDware Corporation     Aurora, IL
Owner, Manufacturing Consultant
  • Sold non-producing assets worth over $1,000,000 on the used equipment market.
  • Wrote GoalTrak PV, a windows based goal setting and tracking program for individuals and small groups.
  • Write GoalTrak EV, a web based, strategic goals and performance management system for enterprises.
  • Develop estimating software with built in pro forma and set up accounting package for drywall firm.
  • Created a Lock-Out/Tag-Out handbook for a paper mill
  • Design and draw in AutoCAD a new plant layout for two new product lines.
  • Project development work for installing a 40 Hp high pressure boiler.
  • Completed the Air Emissions Inventory Report to be submitted to the Illinois EPA for a paper mill.
  • Developed a market in the Midwest for AirLite animal bedding
  • Developed pricing spreadsheets for a paper converter
  • New product market research and testing
  1997-2002     Rock-Tenn Company     Norcross, GA
Vice President Engineering, Paperboard Products Division
  • Responsible for two $10 Million building expansion and equipment relocation projects (1998 and 2000).
  • Project Manager for closing converting plant in Vineland NJ.
  • Division Y2K Coordinator
  • Completed over 150 other projects in areas of safety, environment, equipment purchase, six-sigma, product research and development, AutoCAD drawings for equipment and plant layout, plant trials and pricing spreadsheets.
  1977-1997     The Davey Company     Aurora, IL
Executive Vice President, VP Manufacturing, Managing Director, Assistant Plant Engineer
  • Provided assistance to CEO in all matters pertaining to the sale of the company including areas in negotiations with buyer, site visits, labor negotiations, plant shutdown and shareholder relations.
  • Responsible for Phase I and II environmental studies required for the sale of the company.
  • Managing Director for local manufacturing plant with bottom line responsibility.
  • Completed a turnaround on a 2 year old $8 Million paper machine that was lagging in quality and productivity.
  • Financial turnaround of a paper mill by focusing on quality improvements, eliminating cost, and rebuilding the paper machines.
  • Maintained profitability through initiatives in safety, standard operating procedures, energy management and employee training.
  • Designed and built the first programmable controller system for the company.
  • Instituted a plant wide energy management program.

  • 1974-1976   Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Cambridge, MA
    SM Chemical Engineering - Thesis
  • 1970-1974   Purdue University   West Lafayette, IN
    BS Chemical Engineering
  Reading, Ice Hockey, Table Tennis, Piano, Computer Programming

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