1. “BERNY” WILLIAM WELSH
WELSHBERNY@GMAIL.COM – 1956 BOARDWALK AVE. PRESCOTT AZ. 86301
Warehouse Manager with 24 years of progressive experience in a variety of retail, distribution, and
Analytical and detail-oriented, ensuring accuracy and compliance in high-volume warehouse
operations. Well-versed in improving efficiency of processes and procedures and optimization of
A democratic leader by example who sets challenging, achievable goals and builds productive,
motivated work teams.
Recognized as a focused, passionate, accountable leader who readily tackles difficult challenges
and continually strives for excellence.
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR, Centennial CO 2007-2016
Warehouse Manager, Regional Purchasing Clerk, Branch Parts Inventory Clerk
Requisition / order material for projects (NI & Mod), order material for Service & Repair
Scheduling drivers regarding deliveries of materials and installation crews.
Building close working relationships with all sales teams.
Accident free warehouse 8 consecutive years.
Maintain yearly inventory accuracy of 99.7% (2009-2015)
Reduced shipping costs 4 consecutive years (2011-2015)
Improved service request fulfillment by 30+ %
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SEARS HOLDING CORPORATION, Brighton, CO 1994–2007
Warehouse Manager, K-Mart Distribution Center, 2001-2007
Drive timely, accurate shipments of 13 million cartons to over 100 K-Mart stores throughout the
Plan and execute all facets of inventory control and warehouse operations in a 1.3 million
warehouse. Accountable for a $30-million inventory comprised of over 15,000 SKUs.
Recruit, train, evaluate, schedule, and motivate a core team of 30 as well as temporary staff for
Optimize a payroll budget of $500,000. Closely control overtime and utilization of temporary
Prioritize and schedule drivers to meet product replenishment operations.
Ensure safe operation of 4 miles of automated conveyor systems, as well as forklifts, squeeze and
Recognized for achieving higher than industry standard productivity and staff retention,
performing to fill rate metrics of 99.95%.
Served on implementation team in the successful implementation of WMS (Warehouse
Management System). Facilitated conversion by providing functional specifications to technical
consulting firm as well as providing training for warehouse staff.
Controlled shrinkage to less than 0.5% annually.
Recognized for achieving up to 1.5 million hours of accident-free productivity, more than 18
months with no OSHA recordable accidents.
Ranked #1 from a field of 11 distribution centers company-wide for achievement in two
Warehouse Team Lead / Supervisor – Warehouse Associate, 1994-2001
Promoted within one month of hire to entry-level leadership role. Provided training and mentoring for
10-15 warehouse associates.
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FISCHER IMAGING CORPORATION, Thornton, CO 1991–1994
Managed and motivated a team of three in stockroom operations for a medical diagnostic equipment
Maintained $4-million inventory of finished goods, raw materials, and components.
Performed rolling cycle counts. Achieved over 98% inventory accuracy.
Led receiving inspections.
Optimized utilization and layout of a 20,000 sq. ft. stockroom
Assembled and delivered manufacturing kits to meet production schedules.
Ensured compliance to ISO 9000 accreditation requirements for electrostatic discharge controlled
handling of sensitive electronic components.
Utilized AS/400 inventory management system.
BIG “A” AUTO PARTS - ATS INC., Denver, CO 1988–1991
Promoted within two months of hire to lead a warehouse crew of 10.
Led receiving operations, ensuring safe and efficient unloading up to 40 semi trucks weekly.
Instrumental in ensuring efficient inventory flow and logical setup of 400,000 sq. ft. warehouse
during a period of rapid company growth.
Conducted semi-annual physical inventories. Maintained inventory data using AS/400 system.
Business Administration, ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Littleton, CO
Professional Development: Coaching for Execution, Leadership, WMS Technical System
Utilization, STAR training
Certified Forklift Operator as well as certifications in motorized Pallet Jacks, stand up reach trucks.
OSHA 30 certified (10/30/2008) # 600343026
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Brad Cowen, Williams-Sonoma, Vice President of Operations
Ronnie Wall, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Operations Manager, Ft. Collins, CO
Jacob Erwin, Lerch Bates Inc., Regional Manager
John Opitz, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Service Technician