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Gervais Oxendine, senior administrator

Mr. Oxendine has over 33 years of professional management experience. Some of the positions held include the following:

  • Project Manager at Porter Scientific, Inc., Pembroke, NC (04/2004 – Present).
    Project Director of Grant Development and Director of funded grants for training programs in the Health & Environmental Technology curriculums. New Business Development in the public and private sectors focusing on Environmental Services and IT Support services.
  • Technical Operations Manager at Abbott Laboratories, Laurinburg, NC (06/2000 – 05/2003). Responsible for all engineering and technical support for a manufacturing facility that produced $250 - $300 million in sales. Provided direction to a department consisting of 22 professional engineers and 97 technicians and mechanics. Managed a 24/7 plastic molding operation that produced 500 million components per year. Managed a highly technical sub-assembly operation that supported three plants with more than 300 million sub-assemblies. Responsible for a cost-reduction program, which resulted in average savings of $8 million annually. Provided technical support to two off-shore plants.
  • Manufacturing Manager at Abbott Laboratories, Laurinburg, NC (01/1995 – 06/2000). Responsible for a 3-shift manufacturing process operated by approximately 900 hourly employees, 20 supervisors, and 4 managers. Responsible for product quality, schedule attainment, and budget control. Provided support for start-up operations in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rico.
  • Engineering Manager at Abbott Laboratories, Laurinburg, NC (01/1993 – 01/1995). Responsible for engineering support at the Laurinburg plant. Support areas included Plant Engineering, Equipment Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Project Engineering, and Environmental and Safety Engineering. This support function consisted of 18 professional employees and 90 technical/skilled mechanics. Responsible developing and managing a capital budget ranging between $4-6 million annually and a cost-reduction program resulting in approximate savings of $5 million annually. Played a key role in the Puerto Rico plant-closing project.
  • Ross Business Unit Manager at Abbott Laboratories, Laurinburg, NC (01/1988 – 01/1993). Responsible for a 3-shift manufacturing operation consisting of approximately 180 hourly employees, 4 supervisors, and 3 engineers. Responsible for product quality, schedule attainment, budget control, and productivity.

Mr. Oxendine’s academic record includes:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics. Pembroke State University, Pembroke, NC, 1965.

Mr. Oxendine’s military record includes:

  • US Navy Service from January 1965 – August 1968
    Commissioned officer aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Forrestal
    Received an honorable discharge with the rank of O-3 (lieutenant)

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