Pappas, Bill
Bill Pappas
Senior Manager - Operations
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Mr. Pappas is a results-driven executive leader with over 27 years of extensive P&L responsibility, managing crises and driving operational performance improvements for middle market companies. He is a proven operational turnaround executive with outstanding crisis management experience that facilitates, under pressure, the immediate assessment of the current situation, the detailed blueprint of deliverables, and the explicit communication of the implementation needs for the business

Through expertise encompassing all functions of operations management, process improvement, and Lean Enterprise Transformation, Bill has a proven track record of applying business transformation practices and operational excellence improvements that have delivered top and bottom growth.

Bill's energy and passion sharpen his exceptional ability to "Touch and Feel" the numbers, to identify disconnects between the financial plan and the operation strategy, while helping companies develop the critical path that ensure alignment and execution at all levels of the organization.

Bill began his career in the operation consulting industry and currently heads the Operational Improvement practice at Fort Dearborn Partners.  His expertise includes:

  • Operation Turnaround
  • Performance Improvement
  • Supply Chain Strategy Development and Deployment
  • M&A Operational Due Diligence and Post Integration
  • Sales and Operations Planning Alignment/Execution
  • Customer Lead Time Reduction and Inventory Optimization
  • Organization Review, development and Restructuring
  • Lean Enterprise Transformation
  • Operations 'footprint' Review, Redesign and Implementation
  • Management Operating System ("MOS") Redesign and Deployment

Education, Certifications and Membership

  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Bachelor of Science, Forensic Science

  • Lean Enterprise Certification
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth