"Seeking to unite"
Rich Wisniewski
Rich Wisniewski
Zygoquest Group
173 S. Equestrian Ct.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (602) 885-7945
Fax: (480) 636-8512
Email: rwisniewski@zygoquest.com
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About Rich Wisniewski

Executive with 20 years experience in strategic planning, financial operations, accounting, auditing, acquisitions, continuous improvement, contract negotiations and lean manufacturing in the aerospace industry. Expert at assessing operations and driving improvements through lean manufacturing and self empowered work teams. Proven track record for increasing profits and cash while enhancing control environments.

Rich Wisniewski is an expert in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Cash and Profit Growth
  • Control and Expense Management
  • Acquisitions, Valuation, Due Diligence
  • Repair/overhaul and Manufacturing operations
  • Negotiation, Troubleshooting, Problem Solving
  • Financial Models, Tools, Systems
 

Zygoquest Group, Downingtown, PA    Mergers & Acquisitions    2007 - Present

  • Vice-President        (2007-Present)

    • Responsible for providing customized merger and acquisition services to buyers and sellers of companies, including due diligence, strategic planning, exit strategies, contract preparation and negotiation. Also, working closely with buyers and sellers to maximize the transaction value for the clients benefit.

Pulsco, Inc     Irvine, CA     2005-2007

  • President/Owner

    • Developed the strategic plan to penetrate new markets utilizing existing technology and expertise. Improved profitability of the organization by improving processes and eliminating waste. Worked with all major aircraft manufacturers to obtain price increases above and beyond their contractual obligations. Significantly reduced sales commission expense without adversely affecting revenue.

Triumph Group, Inc.     Wayne, PA     $900 Million diversified Aerospace Company

  • Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI) is a $900m+ NYSE traded company that designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, overhauls and distributes aircraft components. TGI serves the aerospace industry, including commercial and regional airlines, air cargo carriers, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and components.
  • President – Triumph Engineered Solutions, Tempe, AZ     2004-2005

    • Developed a strategic plan to re-organize, divest and consolidate a group of 6 operating companies, both manufacturing and repair & overhaul within the Triumph Group. Negotiated the sale of several businesses, and developed a detailed plan to consolidate others. Reduced costs and increased profitability substantially post implementation.
  • President – Triumph Air Repair, Phoenix, AZ     1999-2004

    • Complete responsibility for the entire organization that became the number one independent Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair and overhaul facility in the world. Implemented lean manufacturing processes that significantly increased profitability and improved turn times. Created a customer oriented team environment that resulted in a 98% customer retention rate.
  • Other positions held at Triumph: Vice-president Operations, Vice-president Finance, and Controller     1989-1999

Education and Licenses

  • MBA – Finance and Logistics Management

    • Arizona State University         Tempe, AZ         1994
  • B.S. - Accounting

    • Drexel University                 Philadelphia, PA         1986
  • Certified Public Accountant                 Pennsylvania         1989