Paul T. Post
Greater Atlanta Area
Operations Executive / Program Manager
High-integrity, collaborative operations executive, OD consultant, and program manager. Great blend of civilian and military service (14 years active, 16 reserve). Known for shaping vision and working within large organizations to make things happen within the context of the strategic plan. Proven ability to plan, organize, and lead operations that affect thousands of people. Master’s in business management. Core competencies include:
» Operations leadership. As Director of Operations and HR at NAECO, one of five directors who reported to the president; in charge of operations and HR for this $12M business. Led operations at DHL with as many as 26 direct and 120 indirect reports. As Chief of RESET Integration, developed cost containment skills that helped the entire enterprise; in January 2012, for instance, avoided a $10M cost in resetting on brigades’ equipment.
» Organizational development. Proven ability to develop and lead a systemic learning and performance strategy that prepares an organization to meet the challenges of the future. At the request of the Army Chief of Staff, developed RESET, which is now known as Regeneration. It is a core process within the Army to prepare soldiers and restore equipment for future assignments that are in line with the organization’s strategic mission.
» Program management. In the past 13 years, have sponsored, led, or served as a key activity manager on dozens of major projects. As Chief of Current Operations, led a team of 60 specialists that operated a 24-hour international logistics command center that ensured rapid response to all U.S. disaster relief and homeland defense operations; and in support of Combatant Commanders and Defense Agencies.
2012 – 2016 | NAECO | Peachtree City, Georgia
NAECO manufactures and distributes electrical contact materials and precision metal parts to manufacturers, OEM’s, and distributors – primarily in the aerospace and aviation industry.
Director of Operations and Human Resources
– One of five directors who reported to the president; in charge of operations and HR for this $12M business.
– Managed the budget and operations of the maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) of the NAECO facility which includes manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. Reduced MRO costs by 20%.
– Established the company’s first-ever employee training program. Implemented a drug-free work place.
– Obtained five grants for on-the-job training (OJT) from the Atlanta Regional Commission.
– Created a new purchasing position. Improved vendor on-time delivery by 10 percentage points.
– Deeply involved in the AS9100C, ISO9001, and Nadcap certification / re-certification process.
– Served as compliance officer for “conflict minerals” as mandated by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
2003 – 2012 | U.S. Army
Colonel / Chief of RESET Integration | Fort McPherson, Georgia | 2009 – 2012
– Led a team of 10 professionals – four military, two civilians, and four contractors, in two locations.
– At the request of the Army Chief of Staff, developed Regeneration, formerly known as RESET, which is a core process within the Army, to prepare and train soldiers and restore equipment for future assignments that are in line with the organization’s strategic mission. In the process, operationalized this as a core Army process.
– Developed, coordinated, and integrated the regeneration of 45+ Brigade Combat Teams per year, at an average cost of $30M per team.
– Scheduled, coordinated, and prepared briefings on soldier’s and unit’s ability to execute an assigned combat mission to the senior leadership, primarily to Army generals.
– Coordinated and recommended actions for inclusion into strategic-level documents published by Headquarters, Department of the Army and FORSCOM, which is the Army’s largest organization.
– Collaborated among all the Army support agencies and other Army commands and outside agencies.
– Authored an Army White Paper “Empty Nest” on the affects of sourcing Army units from one installation.
Lieutenant Colonel / Chief of Current Operations | Fort McPherson, Georgia | 2005 – 2009
– Led a team of three managers and 60 professionals; coordinated manpower allocations and international logistics.
– Prepared orders that alerted, mobilized, and deployed FORSCOM soldiers throughout the world.
– Issued 25 orders or directives that affected readiness postures.
– Developed a training program for new battle captains to sustain 24-hour operations in 2007 that is still use.
– Operated a 24-hour Command Center ensuring the rapid transition to an effective crisis response organization for the Commanding General to respond to all U.S. disaster relief and homeland defense operations.
– Provided central point of entry for the FORSCOM orders process from receipt of order from higher headquarters to publication of orders to subordinate commands.
– Coordinated the FORSCOM effort for Hurricane Katrina, Rita, and Wilma and the Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan.
Lieutenant Colonel / Plans and Operations Officer | Arlington Heights, Illinois | 2003 – 2005
– Led a team of 20 officers and nine non-commissioned officers who led the day-to-day operations of an Army division spanning eight states with 2000+ soldiers.
– Activated 32,000 Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers in support of military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of global political interest.
– Planned and maintained the long-range training plan for the Division often requiring adjustment to meet the dynamic changing environment while operating with 75% of budget.
1995 – 2003 | DHL Express
Known as Airborne Express at the time, this was an express delivery company and cargo airline.
Regional Quality Auditor | Arlington Heights, Illinois | 2002 – 2003
– Evaluated six company-owned and 13 contractor-operated stations on corporate quality standards.
– Conducted ISO 9002 audits on six company-owned stations, an international gateway, and a customer service center in a four-state region. Developed procedures for stations to maintain a viable ISO program.
Field Service Supervisor | Lisle, Illinois | 1995 – 2002
– Managed activities of a staff of 26; responsible for routing, dispatching, order entry, on-time delivery and prompt package pick-up. Maintained overall responsibility for 120+ full and part-time drivers.
– Frequently restructured delivery routes to maximize productivity and reduced overtime by 12%.
1984 – 2002 | U.S. Army
Lieutenant through Lieutenant Colonel
– Served in the Army Reserves and various active duty positions increased responsibilities including Executive Officer, Platoon Leader, Battery Commander, Personnel Officer, and Logistics Officer.
– Military education includes Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advance Courses, and Medical Service Corp Advanced Course.
MS, Business Management | Aurora University | Aurora, Illinois
BS, Criminal Justice | University of Wisconsin | Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal (two); Army Commendation Medal (two); National Defense Service Medal (two); Global War on Terrorism – Service and Expeditionary Medals; Armed Forces Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (four); Army Achievement Medal; Senior Parachutist Badge.