Ozkula - General Manager - Istanbul, Turkey

Levent Ozkula

Istanbul, Turkey

Summary

Strategic Planning and Business Development
Strategic Marketing and Positioning (INSEAD-France)
Family Owned Businesses, Institution Building
(Corporate Governance)
Financial Reporting, Budget, Operational P&L and BS
WORKING CAPITAL and CASH FLOW Management
MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS
Greenfield Operations – Project Planning
Operational Excellence, Customer Intimacy

Services

General Manager

Summary:

Strategic Planning and Business Development
Strategic Marketing and Positioning (INSEAD- France)
Family Owned Businesses, Institution Building
(Corporate Governance)
Financia

Work History

General Manager

LINDAL Turkey Paketleme Ltd

From January 2014

Sector: Aerosol Valves and Actuators - Packaging
Value Discipline to Customers: Operational Excellence - Customer Intimacy
Positioning in the Market: Offer high quality and best cost - service level with small and flexible lots. Product development / diversification.

LINDAL Group (www.lindalgroup.com) is one of the leading aerosol valve and actuator producers. The Group has a turnover of 260 million Euro, with 13 operations all over the World (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Turkey). 65% of the sales is to the Global accounts like UNILEVER, P&G, BEIERSDORF, SC Johnson, HENKEL, etc.

General Manager

STEEL&ALLOY Gonvarri Steel Services

July 2010 - August 2013

Sector: SSC - Automotive, DA, General Industry
Value Discipline to Customers: Customer Intimacy
Positioning in the Market: Offer high quality and best service levels with small and
Flexible lots. Product Diversification.

Steel & Alloy Gonvarri Steel Services is a steel service center, and joint venture of Steel & Alloy (Gonvarri). The existing capacity is 60 K ton annually with a turnover of TL 50 million. S&A is approved processors for both Arcelor and TATA and is the preferred processor for Salzgitter within the U.K. S&A UK has an annual steel processing capacity of 350 000 ton. As S&A Turkey, 90% of the customers are automotive tier one suppliers, and the rest are from DA or from general industry. GONVARRI Steel Services (www.gonvarri.com ) is the member of Corporacion GESTAMP (http://www.corporaciongestamp.com ) with a turnover of over 7 billion €.

Management Consultant (General Manager)

Kocaer Haddecilik A.S

Sector: Iron & Steel - Hot Rolling
Value Discipline to Customers: Operational Excellence
Positioning in the Market: Deliver sectorial based low cost standard products

Kocaer Haddecilik A.S., a member of the KOCAER Group (www.kocaergroup.com.tr) produces profiles (EQUAL ANGLES, UPN, IPN, IPE, T BARS, FLAT BARS, SQUARE BARS, ROUND BARS and SPECIAL WINDOW PROFILES, etc.) with a capacity of 500 000 tons /year. She is ranked as number 137 in the list of "Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises" with an annual turnover of 408 million TL. Kocaer Haddecilik has 3 production plans; one in Denizli and two in Aliağa - İzmir. Other than rolling, the Group is in textile, logistics, and retail businesses. Chakra and Jua are well known brands in the home textile sector.

General Manager

KOCAER Haddecilik A.S

Sector : Iron & Steel – Hot Rolling
Value Discipline to Customers : Operational Excellence
Positioning in the Market : Deliver sectorial based low cost standard products

Kocaer Haddecilik A.S., a member of the KOCAER Group (www.kocaergroup.com.tr) produces profiles (EQUAL ANGLES, UPN, IPN, IPE, T BARS, FLAT BARS, SQUARE BARS, ROUND BARS and SPECIAL WINDOW PROFILES, etc.) with a capacity of 500 000 tons /year. She is ranked as number 137 in the list of “Turkey’s Top 500 Industrial Enterprises” with an annual turnover of 408 million TL. Kocaer Haddecilik has 3 production plans; one in Denizli and two in Aliağa – İzmir. Other than rolling, the Group is in textile, logistics, and retail businesses. Chakra and Jua are well known brands in the home textile sector.

Management Consultant (General Manager)

GUROK A.S

Sector: Glassware
Value Discipline to Customers: Operational Excellence / Product Development
Positioning in the Market: Deliver modern and innovative designs with flexible and fast services.

GUROK AS, a member of GURAL Group, (www.gural.com.tr) produces glassware products with the brand name of ArtCraft (www.artcraft.com.tr). The turnover of ArtCraft brand is over 110 million USD. Gurok exports 50% of the turnover to almost 70 countries. Main export markets are Europe, East Europe, Russia, Middle East, USA, and South America.
The Group's investment on glass packaging (bottles) continues and is planned to be operational in 2012. The total number of personnel is 1,123.

General Manager

STOEGER Silah San A.S

Sector: L&E Defence - Shot guns, pistols
Value Discipline to Customers: Operational Excellence / Product Development
Positioning in the Market: Deliver safe and strong products at low price segments.

STOEGER who is 100% owned subsidiary of Beretta Group produces shot guns and pistols both for the commercial markets, and L&E Defence. 95% of her production is for exports to over 20 countries. Main markets are USA and EU countries. The turnover of the company is over 20 mio USD with a total of 280 employees.

General Manager

CORUS YASAN METAL A.S

Sector: Steel - Color Coating
Value Discipline to Customers: Customer Intimacy / Product Development
Positioning in the Market: Deliver products according to the customer needs with flexible and fast services.

Corus Yasan (CY) is a joint venture of CORUS (now it is TATA Steel* www.tatasteel.com ) and produces organic coated steel (OCS) for the construction, manufacturing goods and domestic appliances sectors. The plant is at Adapazarı Industrial Zone. The total number of personnel is 115 with an annual turnover of 61 million in 2004. (*) TATA is one of the biggest steel producers in the World with an annual turnover of over $ 23 billion.

Executive Director - Packaging Operations

UZUNYOL HOLDING A.S

Strategic Planning and Business Development
Quality Health and Safety Coordination
Group's Strategic Materials Procurements
Managing Director and General Manager - EMİNİŞ Ambalaj San.A.Ş.
Managing Director and General Manager - PLASKAP A.Ş.
Managing Director and General Manager - Uzunyol Ambalaj A.Ş.

Sector: Packaging - Metal and Plastic
Value Discipline to Customers: Operational Excellence
Positioning in the Market: Deliver sectorial based high quality, low cost standard
products

Uzunyol Holding has two core businesses, as paint and packaging.
Marshall and DuPont-Turkey were the two paint companies. In the packaging business, the Group has 3 companies. EMİNİŞ produces metal cans and plastic pails mainly for the paint, chem. and food industries. PLASKAP produces plastic closures for carbonated soft drinks (for companies like C.Cola, Pepsi, etc.) and water. Uzunyol Ambalaj was the new investment to produce "thin wall" plastic cups with IML technology (first time in Turkey) for food business (ice cream, frozen food, cheese, dairy products, etc.). In the packaging group total number of employees reporting to me was 148 and the total annual turnover was just over 21 million USD. The Group exports to around 15 countries in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Middle Asia.

General Manager

NYPRO PLASTİK SANAYİ ve TİCARET A.S

Sector: Precision Injection Molding
Value Discipline to Customers: Customer Intimacy
Positioning in the Market: Offer know-how, high quality and high service levels.

Nypro Turkey was 50/50 joint venture of RAKS Holding and NYPRO Inc. - USA. It was a "green-field" project and was going to produce precision plastic parts to her well-known w/w customers (Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Baxter, Lilly, Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia, Philips, HP, Lexmark, Sony, Canon, Dell, Toyota, Bosch, Gillette, GE-Appliances, Duracell, etc.)
Nypro Inc. had 50 molding plants and mould building facilities all around the world. The Group had a turnover of over 1.1 billion USD with 17 000 employees.

"Strategic Market Orientation Program" by INSEAD

May 1996 - May 2011

996, Fontainebleau-France
24-27 September 1996, Evian-France
(*) INSEAD-The European Institute of Business Administration

• "EFQM Forum 2000, Managing Diversity ", 27-28 Sep. 2000

• "Balanced Scorecard, Building Strategy Focused

AMSTELVEEN

"Reengineering Total Quality Management" by
Keki R. Rhote-TMT, November 1995.

Business Unit Manager - TURKEY

VAN LEER MIMAYSAN AMBALAJ SANAYI A.S

Managing Director - Van Leer Mimaysan A.Ş.
Managing Director - SUPAK
Member of the Board of Directors - Van Leer Saf Plastik
Business Development Manager-Middle East

COMPANY: Van Leer Mimaysan A.S.
VL Mimaysan was a "green-field" project starting in July-1990, to produce steel drums (drums for lub oil, chemicals, food industries). VL Mimaysan was 75/25 % joint venture of Van Leer and Mimaysan.
Van Leer Group had more than 140 companies over 40 countries. VL was producing variety of industrial and consumer packaging materials, with an annual turnover of 2.5 billion US $.
COMPANY: Van Leer SAF Plastik A.S.
Van Leer SAF is situated in Izmir. The company had an annual turnover of 30 Million USD were producing all kinds of flexible packaging and plastic films (Shopping bags, packing for ice cream, edible fats, cheese, detergents, dry soups, biscuits, etc.)
COMPANY: Van Leer SuPAK Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.S.
It was 100 % Van Leer owned company established in 1996. The company was producing PC (Polycarbonate) water bottles (first time in Turkey). The turnover was around 4-5 Million USD.

PRODUCTION (PLANT) MANAGER

ASEA BROWN BOVERI ESAS TRAFO A.S

Distribution Transformers Division

(PCB) Methods Engineer

Printed Circuit Board

From April 1988

1wk.

• Site visits in USA for ARTHUR ANDERSON's Mac-
Pac/JIT and MSA's Amaps-Q MRP II S/W Package
Applications, Sep. 1988, 1wk.

• Trainings on JIT and PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT at
NORTHERN TELECOM - Canada, and ABB Factories in Germany and Denmark.

• ISO 9000 Assessment in PERA-England, Oct.1990

DEPT.MANAGER, Mtl. Syst and Inventory Planning

NORTHERN ELECTRIC TELEKOMÜNİKASYON

POSITION (2): Metal Piece Part Manufacturing and Assembly
Shop, Manufacturing & Methods Engineer

Qualifications & Certifications

Management

INSEAD

ENGINEERING FACULTY

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

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