1. David J. Sklodowski
188 Malibu Drive Romeoville, IL 60446 Tel: (815)260-6988
Experienced product/brand manager and marketing professional with expertise in product marketing strategy, new
product development, and business plan development in challenging; fast paced B2B and B2C client focused corporate
environments. Valued member of executive team contributing a seasoned, broad based perspective to create innovative
marketing and sales strategies and implementation plans designed for maximum ROI and business growth. Broader
management and operations experience includes: managing direct reports, strategic planning, project management,
sales, materials planning. Industry segment experience includes: electrical utility, commercial electrical,
telecommunications, electronics manufacturing. Core competencies include:
Quality Management Lean Methodologies
Product Life Cycle Management Resource Management
New Product Development Project Management
Process development Strategic Marketing/Product Planning
Marketing Communications Competitive Market Analysis
HONEYWELL LIFE SAFETY
SALISBURY ELECTRICAL SAFETY, Bolingbrook, IL.
Product Marketing Manager 2011 - Present
Manage, develop, and grow product portfolio and market positioning strategy for a $30 million product portfolio
consisting of electrical safety products.
Full product line P&L responsibility with sales goals for new product introductions as well as maximizing growth on
o Consistent year over year growth( 9% growth 2013, 10% growth 2014, 12% growth 2015) through
strategic marketing initiatives, innovative new products, as well as adjacent market development.
Develop strategic five year product portfolio roadmap including sales growth, product life cycles, new product
developments, opportunities to adjacent market penetration.
Product portfolio management including pricing strategies, part number rationalization, and competitive market
Simultaneously lead multiple new product introduction projects from concept through product development and
Manage product life cycle, sales and channel support, new product introductions, strategic and financial planning.
Develop and execute comprehensive VOC (Voice of the Customer) plans to gain insight into customer needs and
translate customer needs into key product requirements.
Lead cross functional teams to improve/develop processes resulting in productivity improvements and eliminating
Lead continuous improvement projects to drive efficiencies within the business
Manage cross functional teams to drive new products through the new product introduction process.
Provide technical support on products, standards, and specifications to sales, customer service, and customers.
Support sales team by providing the necessary selling tools to win key opportunities and increase brand
Maintain competitive product knowledge to assist in development of pricing strategies and product promotion
Work closely with suppliers to manage cost, quality, and delivery issues.
THE MOREY CORPORATION, Woodridge, IL
The Morey Corporation is a $90M Electronic Manufacturing Services company that specializes in the design and
manufacture of off-highway electronic control modules.
2. Value Stream Manager 2009-2011
Lead a cross functional team of 4 direct reports to meet customer requirements for assigned value stream.
Manage a product portfolio consisting of $40M in sales and over 200 unique product identities including engine
controls, displays, and electronics used in hybrid technology applications.
Coordinate staff from all functional areas of the organization to ensure customer deliverables are met as they
relate to quality, delivery, and cost.
Integrate new products into a lean manufacturing facility while maintaining high quality standards and resource
Communicate product requirements and market information representing the voice of the customer within the
Develop and maintain close customer relationships using excellent interpersonal skills, detailed product
knowledge, and detailed manufacturing process knowledge.
Report customer issue resolution, actual quality and delivery metrics versus goals, challenges faced by the value
stream on a monthly basis to the executive leadership team.
Member of the Lean Implementation Team which ensures lean methodologies are implemented and adhered to
by the organization.
10G ELECTRONICS LLC, Woodridge, IL
10G Electronics is a 50/50 joint venture between The Morey Corporation of Woodridge, IL and Caterpillar, Inc. of Peoria,
IL. 10G Electronics specializes in the design and manufacture of electronics that are hardened for off-highway and
Quality Manager 2005-2009
Developed and managed a team of direct reports consisting of technicians, data reporting staff, and field service
engineers to drive continuous improvement of product quality.
Responsible for all product quality issues from initial product usage to end user reliability.
Reviewed and directed process changes as needed to improve product quality.
Primary customer contact for all product quality problems and the reporting of root cause analysis and corrective
Monthly reporting to customer management on current open quality issues as well as closed quality action items
and parts per million metrics.
Conducted site visits to global customer locations to determine system related quality issues as well as
relationship building and maintenance.
THE MOREY CORPORATION, Woodridge, IL
Program Manager, New Product Introduction 2000-2005
Managed NPI programs concurrently by identifying, planning, and driving team members to meet key deliverables
in order to bring the product into product on schedule.
Successfully drove 8 production ready designs into manufacturing on time and within budget.
Managed the transition of 4 product families consisting of over 40 part numbers from competitor into The Morey
Primary communication conduit between The Morey Corporation and the customer, responsible for the
introduction of electronic controls into the manufacturing process.
Worked with Manufacturing Engineering to develop the process flow and process times of new products to justify
new tooling and equipment requirements.
Administer the setup and verification of new equipment and processes prior to release into manufacturing.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Naperville, IL
Project Manager, New Software Development 1996-2000
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management, DeVry University, Addison, IL
Master’s Certificate in Project Management, Stevens Institute via Lucent Technologies, Naperville, IL