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Expertise

  • Manufacturing Cost Reduction
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Acquisition Integration
  • Turn-around Expert

Education

  • BS, West Virginia University
  • MBA, George Washington University

Robert K. Wilcox

Senior manufacturing executive with over 35 years of experience in domestic and overseas production operations. Expert in leading projects in manufacturing cost reduction, assessing the planning, processes, labor, and material usage of manufacturing clients, and providing due diligence expertise in client acquisition of manufacturing operations.

Experience

  • Managed single and multi-plant facilities from 500 to over 3,500 union and non-union employees, including multi-shift operations, multiple product lines and processes, in both the public and private sectors
  • Led manufacturing operations for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, producing US currency, postage, food coupons and public debt instruments for the US Treasury
  • With 17 unions and 3,500 employees, integrated cost control systems, security, HR, strategic planning, and R&D components into a cohesive manufacturing system
  • As SVP for Worldwide Manufacturing Operations at Scientific Games International (SGI) he was responsible for over 1,500 employees in Germany, England, Chile and the US.
  • During his tenure SGI increased market share 15%, reduced costs 25%, waste by 40% and turnaround from 35 days to 20 days, improving product quality, and adding advanced technology
  • Managed multiple turn-arounds for some of the largest printers in the US
  • Modified culture, improved quality, lowered costs, reduced waste, and strategically integrated sales and manufacturing to meet customer needs
  • Other turn-arounds include facilities in CA, NE, TN, and OH, including the start up of 2 green-field locations and the closing of 5 facilities