richard colburn

Transformed global support operations for Fortune 500 service organization with locations across 14 countries on 3 continents. Fueled 2-year revenue increase from $5 million to $50 million with launch of new market driven service product. Results-driven Leader who delivers consistent growth and capitalizes on opportunities to capture competitive advantage worldwide. ~ Ignited $70 million total revenue growth in just 5 years by championing startup of 2 field offices for Fortune 500 company. ~ Drove $10 million productivity gain for major client; reduced $136 million plant ramp-up time by nearly 30%. ~ Delivered unprecedented 20 manufacturing/production startups in 18 months, all 100% on time and within budget. Strategist with high level of accountability and earned reputation as decisive leader, change agent, visionary and innovator. ~ Awarded Meritorious Service Medal for combat achievements in directing 14 US/allied submarines during Operation Iraqi Freedom. ~ Saved $1 million by launching field office infrastructure 3 months ahead of schedule and 10% below budget. ~ Led 62 system implementations in 1 year; achieved exceptional installation, warranty and customer satisfaction performance. Pacesetter who leverages diverse multinational experience to build high-performance organizations and long-term client relationships. ~Directed 1st below-budget greenfield startup in company history; retained 100% of staff with < 1 year average experience. ~Spearheaded $100 million customer manufacturing and technology expansion; 100% ROI projected within 2 years. ~Actively managed 15 concurrent Beta sites and Joint Development Projects across 4 product divisions. Specialties General Management Global High Tech Service Operations, Startups, Cross Functional Team Leadership/Management, Production and Field Operations, Process Engineering, U.S. Navy Submarine and Strike Warfare