J. Robert Tearnan

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J. Robert Tearnan

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Robert (Rob) Tearnan, an Oliver Wight principal, has extensive experience in designing and implementing business systems to increase effectiveness, reduce costs, and streamline processes. Since joining Oliver Wight, he has participated in more than 100 Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Demand Management implementations at manufacturing organizations, serving as coach, mentor, and trainer, among many other roles.

The companies he has served range in size from $12 million to over $22 billion in annual revenue in the construction products, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, industrial products, steel, agribusiness, and consumer products industries. A partial client list includes Weyerhaeuser, Motorola, Honeywell, Moog, Flowserve, Banner Pharmacaps, CTS, Witco, Doskocil, Carpenter Technology, Westinghouse, and ViJon.

Before joining Oliver Wight, Rob held several positions with Molecular Biosystems of San Diego, California, including Business Resource Planning Manager, when the firm achieved Class A results with its Integrated Planning and Control process. In addition, he led the Continuous Improvement team that implemented improvements in the manufacturing and quality organization with annual cost and productivity savings of over $1 million. Rob also served as president and director of Product Development for Decision Resource Inc., a software firm specializing in total business systems for small businesses and as a finance analyst at IBM.

Rob has taught college courses in management, business computers, economics, and finance at the University of Hawaii. He received his BA in business and economics and his MBA in finance and accounting from the University of New Mexico.

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