Trent Thomas

System Implementation Organizational Planning Financial Analysis Project Management

About Me

My working background was heavily focused on Project Management. I have led integration projects, financial/sales analysis projects, and investment planning projects. As well I have worked as a General Manager, managing around 60 employees and day-to-day operations at a manufacturing company. I've always been interested in computers and consider myself well-versed in their operations. I am a capable programmer and nearly majored in computer science. However my degree is in Business Administration and I focused my study in Financial Analysis and Planning. I am hoping to find a career opportunity, keeping me in manufacturing or manufacturing adjacent areas. I get great joy out of seeing the completion of projects and seeing the value that they bring to an organization.

Work History:

UPF Corporation - General Manager - 2017 - 2021

Industry: Filtration & Aircraft Insulation Manufacturing - Sales Revenue: $7MM-10MM

Key Job Duties
⁍ Oversaw a staff of 50 employees divided into 5 management groups
⁍ Managed production planning and resource allocation to meet customer demands
⁍ Worked directly with customers to develop new products and to modify existing products to meet market demands
⁍ Designed and implemented new computerized system for administration and operations (WMS, CMMS, ERP)
⁍ Directed company finances, generated financial reports for C-Suite and operated day-to-day finances of the company
⁍ Provide immediate supervision to the administrative team of 5 employees

Key Projects:

Finished Goods Classification System
Summary: Implemented new finished goods classification system for ~560 products
Mission: Unify organization to using a single product naming scheme across all stages of production and administration
Timeframe: 12 Months; Oct 2017 - Nov 2018
Outcomes Produced:
‣ Allowed for capturing minutiae previously lost
‣ Order on-time shipment increase of 10%
‣Order forecasting accuracy increase of 35%
‣ 4 hour reduction on weekly paperwork & 10 hour reduction on quarterly paperwork

Ridgeline Oil & Asphalt - Financial Manager - 2019 - 2021

Industry: Roofing Asphalt Oxidation - Sales Revenue: $2MM-3MM

Key Job Duties
⁍ Worked directly with Director of Operations to oversee daily running of facility
⁍ Liaised with financial institutions to seek loans for equipment to maintain or upgrade operations
⁍ Oversaw daily financial operations of the business and approved expenses
⁍ Consulted with customers and looked for opportunities to increase business
Key Projects: Plant-wide Cost Reduction Initiative
Mission: Reduce plant-wide costs in preparation for new customer acquisition Outcomes Produced:
Timeframe: 1 year: Jan 2019 - Jan 2020 ⁍ Overhead reduction of 5%
⁍ Direct labor reduction of 20%
New Customer Acquisition
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Mission: Develop investment plan to double facility capacity and execute plan to acquire new customer Outcomes Produced:
Timeframe: 2 years: Jan 2020 - Jan 2022 ⁍ Generated Investment Plan
⁍ Attained Capital from Outside Lenders
⁍ Began implementation of internal changes


University of Oregon: Lundquist School of Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration - 2013-2017
Minor: Computer Science

Oxnard High School

Diploma - 2006-2009


Business Basics
⁍ Project Management - PMI Member ID: 7202451 ⁍ Knowledge Transfer and Sharing
⁍ Coaching & Training ⁍ Documentation Building for Work Instructions
Software Knowledge
⁍ Microsoft Office Applications ⁍ Apple iOS and MacOS Usage
⁍ Google Workspace Applications ⁍ Microsoft Power BI & Power Query
⁍ Quickbooks & other Accounting Software ⁍ Microsoft Visio & Project
⁍ ADP Payroll/HR/Time and Attendance
Computer Proficiency
⁍ IT Administration ⁍ Python, Javascript, and Java Programming
⁍⁍ Microsoft Office 365 Administration ⁍ Linux System Operation and Administration
⁍⁍ Google Workspace Administration ⁍ SQL Queries and Commands
Computer Proficiency
⁍ Data Visualization ⁍ Dashboard Building
⁍ Financial Forecasting and Planning ⁍ Manufacturing Costing and Analysis
⁍ Demand-driven Data Analysis and Forecasting