Douglas U.

Vice President - Supply Chain

United States of America

Senior procurement, manufacturing operations and engineering leader with 25+ years of global experience in the electrical products, food, food ingredient and consumer packaged goods sectors. Effective...see more

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Vice President - Supply Chain

Milbank | Energy at Work
4 years
Current position
Aug 2018 - Present
Leading the warehousing, logistics and purchasing functions for Milbank Manufacturing. The scope involves two distribution centers, 17 consignment sales rep. warehouses, inbound and out...see more

Vice President - Purchasing

Milbank | Energy at Work
3 years
Oct 2015 - Aug 2018
• Officer of Milbank and member of the Executive Leadership team • Leading Strategic initiative - Develop an Outbound Logistic Strategy • Developed Manufacturing Technology Master Plan ...see more

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Executive Leader

DuPont Nutrition & Health
2 years
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
Executive leadership development to gain new skills and knowledge for future roles. The Black Belt requirements were met and the certification was awarded during May, of 2015. The close...see more

Supply Chain Leader - Emulsifiers and Lecithin

10 months
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Leading the global operations for Emulsifiers and Lecithin business unit for Nutrition & Health. The main areas of focus are the strategy development a part of the business team, painti...see more

Operations Business Leader - Emulsifiers and Systems

1 year
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013
Leading the global operations for Emulsifiers and Systems business units for Nutrition & Health. The main areas of focus are the strategy development a part of the business team, painti...see more

Vice President - Operations, Engineering and Manufacturing Technology - Hydrocolloid Ingredients

2 years
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Vice President - Global operations covering 5 locations - Pectin with production and raw material processing plants in Mexico and Czech Republic and Locust Bean Gum with production in S...see more

Director of Operations

5 years
Oct 2004 - Jan 2010
Global Operations responsibilities for up to 6 food ingredient production locations and 9 direct reports. Full supply chain accountability of raw material procurement, production, suppl...see more

Business Development Manager

1 year
Sep 2003 - Oct 2004
Developed new opportunities for potential acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures, including identification, screening, due diligence and negitiations. The focus was in China for foo...see more

Supply Chain Manager

5 years
Jan 1999 - Aug 2003
Supply Chain Manager for Textural Ingredeints on a global basis. This included Carrageenan in Chile, Alginates in France, Pectin in Mexico and Czech Republic, LBG in Spain and multiple ...see more

Production Analyst

4 years
Jan 1995 - Dec 1998
Technical and Engineering Analyst and Support for Textural Ingredients production plants including Carrageenan in Chile, Alginates in France, LBG in Spain, Pectin in Mexico, Czech Repub...see more

Engineering and Maintenance Supervisor

4 years
Aug 1990 - Dec 1994
Managed the Engineering and Maintenance group with projects for Emulsifiers, Systems blends and Flavors in New Centry, KS and St. Joseph, MO in the US.

Project Engineer

1 year
Jul 1989 - Jul 1990
Project Engineer for Emulsifier production in New Century, KS with projects including a new Spray Chilling tower and packaging facility and an Ammonia Refrigeration System to support th...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution


  • Leadership
  • Business Development
  • Project Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Process Improvement
  • Process Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Strategy Development
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Process Technology
  • Product Development