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George Murray

About Us

Vice President, Operations and Corporate Officer responsible for all manufacturing of all Onto Innovations product lines & Supply Chain and spend over $220M.

A global leader with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: 3D metrology spanning everything on the chip from nanometer-scale transistors to micron-level die-interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; metal interconnect composition; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging.

• Ignited an SAP turnaround: Revitalized a challenged ERP implementation project timeline and getting the project back on a schedule for a successful “Go Live”.
• Transformed planning & build schedule: which evenly distributed ship plan and revenue recognition more evenly throughout each quarter. Eliminated “Hockey Stick” build each quarter that previously had ~65% shipping last month of each quarter.
• Free Cash Flow-Plan to reduce inventory by <$ 10M in year 1: Evaluated planning parameters, Bill of Materials (BOM) structure, routing set up, and negotiated with key suppliers.
• Incorporated Succession plan: Developed bench strength plan as well as further reduce the turnover of top talent.
• Merger accomplishment ~$280 M: Due Diligence and fully outlined integration process on a publically traded company.
• Drove multiple Product Gross Margin improvements across the company.

Key Expertise Areas: Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, SVP, COO, Project Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Business Strategy, Tactical Execution, Supply Chain, Lean, Six Sigma Black Belt, Continuous Improvement, Global Sourcing, Cost Reductions, Multi-Site Operations, Global Manufacturing, Market Expansion, Customer Service, Turnaround, Consumer Electronics, High volume manufacturing, industrial automation, assembly line, Chemical manufacturing.


Coaching & Training

What I Do: I help businesses and professionals improve profitability, increase capacity, improve cash flow, develop sustainability, ensure compliance and achieve a return on investment. Additionally, develop Next Generation Leaders and High Potentials to create bench strength and reduce turnover within companies.

Why It Works: I have spent more than 20 years rising through the ranks from Technician to COO and five major industries (Automotive, Contract Manufacturing, Industrial Automation, Embedded Technology/RFID and Capital Equipment Manufacturing) in a global operations/manufacturing setting. The companies were looking to be better than their competition and create a path to world-class. I have the High energy, positive tenacity to bring the right teams together to accomplish high expectations. EVERY TIME.

Results: I have a proprietary approach to walk into highly complex & stressful environments; quickly assess current state, develop a strategy for improvement that led to $200M in revenue growth and >$44M cost savings.


Recent Achievements

★ Creating & Launching a succession plan: By identifying Next Generation Leaders & High Potentials (>12% of the workforce) which developed a bench strength plan as well as further reduce turnover of top talent.

★ Reduced inventory by $12M in 9 months: Evaluated planning parameters, Bill of Materials (BOM) structure, and negotiated with key suppliers.

★ Ignited a $9.6M improvement in Operating Income: Developed strategic direction to swing profitability from a negative -$9.3M operating income to a positive $320K in the first year. EBITDA improvement 1 year turnaround: -3.95M to +4.4M

My colleagues would describe me as incredibly driven, very positive, and focused on building better teams to achieve greater goals. I drive change in a very exciting, positive, and collaborative way. Operations Research Analyst driving World Class Manufacturing.


Quote:

"Life never throws you the best pitches, you need to learn how to hit the curves and change-ups as well" 

-George Murray

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