ARTHUR L. SCHULZE
Systems Manager with twenty years broad and diverse experience in design and oversight of
financial and manufacturing control systems. Strengths include strategic planning, leading
major systems development initiatives, cost effective project management, systems integration,
staff development and performance building. A track record of success in start-up, profit-
building and turn-around environments. Proven capability to effectively combine high functional
expertise and strong business acumen, translating both into result producing, bottom line
UPTIME PARTS, West Chicago, IL 2006 – Present
Uptime Parts is a subsidiary of Navistar Corporation. UpTime Parts is a heavy duty truck parts
distributor, parts support organization for Workhorse Custom Chassis, and provides 3PL
services to Autocar LLC.
Group Lead 2010 – Present
Director of IT 2008 – 2010
Business Analyst 2006 – 2008
Responsible for all facets of IT Department- systems hardware, software, budget, procurement,
resource allocation, business interface and support.
SME for QAD upgrade from EB 2.1 to 2010 SE in a hosted environment (QAD On Demand).
Led systems disaster recovery effort after building was hit by a tornado- recovering servers
and other computer equipment, setting up temporary offices, purchasing replacement
computer equipment, phone system, rebuilding network infrastructure and office
infrastructure and managing the seamless relocation of the office back to rebuilt main office.
Transitioned the UpTime infrastructure for servers and network equipment to Corporate IT to
integrate UpTime into the corporate IT organization.
Outsourced desktop support to Navistar Remote Operations and DBA support to Navistar
DTMA Group to consolidate efforts within the Navistar organization and provide productivity
to UpTime .
Co-led the management team responsible for the business system conversion from Karmak
to MFG Pro, developing business requirements.
Managed technical development of the QAD implementation through coordination of
UpTime, Workhorse and external contractors.
Managed staff of 2 direct employees and contractors.
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION, Niles, IL 1993 – 2005
Formerly Stimsonite Corporation, Avery Dennison is a $4.8 billion FORTUNE 500 company that
designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products and services for consumer and
Manager of Business Systems Development 1997 – 2005
Led the management team responsible for all aspects of the systems function including
designing system strategies and requirements, implementing business control systems, and
managing operating system and hardware upgrades. Managed staff and outside consultants
ranging from 5-9 staff.
Designed and developed control system for maintaining Sarbanes Oxley security
compliance across 5 operating divisions, meeting and exceeding all aggressive corporate
Provided end user support for MAPICS, Mfg Pro, interfaces to People Soft and ancillary
applications. Improved consistency of application usage.
Planned capital and operating budgets and reviewed/approved expenditures providing
significant productivity and cost effectiveness contributions. Cut annual license fee 50%.
Supported overall corporate systems initiatives including the conversion of financial
applications to the corporate People Soft system and the manufacturing systems to Mfg Pro.
Reducing costs by approximately $175K annually.
Member of the corporate divestiture team providing detailed specifications and data specific
to business units to the acquiring companies. Facilitating completion of sale.
Managed the Y2K upgrade project eliminating hundreds of custom programs and increasing
department efficiencies resulting in $125,000 annual savings and systems support
headcount reductions of 25%.
Recreated “lost” financial reports for IRS and Sales Tax audits saving the company
substantial penalty dollars.
Senior Systems Analyst 1993 – 1997
Responsibilities included implementing business control system, operating system and
hardware upgrades. Developed programming standards and conventions. Managed a staff of
programmers, senior system analysts, business analysts and outside consultants.
Led the IT team upgrading the MAPICS software eliminating 100+ software modifications,
resulting in department efficiencies and 35 - 40% reduction in recurring upgrade costs.
Led the IT team in integrating the Pave mark acquisition on to MAPICS across 4
Consolidated all of the computer equipment from several locations, upgraded the IT
infrastructure and designed the layout for the new data center resulting in network
performance improvements, reduced downtime, easier system maintenance, increased
PMS CONSOLIDATED, Suwanee, GA 1992 – 1993
PMS CONSOLIDATED is a division of M.A. Hanna Corporation. Division is a leading
manufacturer of color concentrates for plastics.
Senior Systems Analyst
Responsibilities included managing the development and support of MAPICS DB at the
headquarters and 13 operating divisions. Provided technical support and designed, programmed,
tested and implemented software enhancements.
BALLY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION, Chicago, IL 1985 – 1992
Bally Manufacturing is the preeminent supplier of slot machines, coin-operated arcade
games and slot accounting systems in the gaming and amusement industries. The company
is also diversified as a major theme-park operator and manufacturer of “Lifecycle” exercise
bicycles and lottery ticket manufacturer.
Business Systems Manager 1990 – 1992
Responsibilities included assessment of strategic business requirements in both manufacturing and
finance functions. Provided technical and extensive end-user planning support in a multi-divisional
environment. Managed programmer staff.
Developed and implemented conversion procedures for system upgrades maximized
productivity and improved efficiency.
Analyzed requirements for the business and recommended solutions, including evaluation of
vendor software. Improved efficiency and expanded systems capability.
Senior Analyst/Programmer 1985 – 1990
Responsibilities included providing technical planning and extensive end-user support in a multi-
divisional environment supporting MAPICS. Installed and managed an IBM S/36 with MAPICS II
and related software
Designed front-end applications and security in a multi-divisional application environment on a
single computing system preventing users in one data base gaining access to another data
Developed, installed and maintained modifications and enhancements to MAPICS I and MAPICS
II software. Improved efficiency.
BROCK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, Crystal Lake, IL 1982-1985
Responsibilities included management of the overall system including maintenance and operations
for this OEM manufacturer of high-pressure hydraulics equipment. Developed applications that
interfaced with the MAPICS product.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL