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Parenti - Operations Management - Middletown, DE, USA

Nick Parenti

Middletown, DE, USA


Highly trained, take-charge Global Operations Leader who partners with key internal and external stakeholders worldwide to deliver service excellence, achieve operational efficiencies across the chain, minimize risk, and attain multimillion-dollar savings and growth within manufacturing, logistics and commercial environments. With passion and commitment leverages US Naval background and broad-based multifunctional product development, logistics, engineering, sales, ecommerce, HR and accounting experience to provide decisive leadership, communicate with, and translate strategies across multiple silos. Possesses the integrity and confidence necessary to drive change, foster collaboration, and achieve consensus for organizational mission, goals, and vision.


Operations Management


I am a senior level multi-functional operations executive, and I provide leadership for continuous improvement and growth for increasing profits. Experience in: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution, Quality and Lean Six Sigma trained.

Work History

Vice President, Operations

Zenith Products Corp.

September 1996 - October 2014

Progressed through positions of increasing accountability and a range of challenges, including production inefficiencies, systems enhancements, logistics, distribution, inventory control, and quality control. Directed up to 29 salaried and 270 hourly employees, $5M indirect and $2.6M direct labor, handling supply chain, production and distribution.

Sub-Plant Manager

Amerock Corp. (Newell)

August 1991 - September 1996

Integrally involved in the oversight of manufacturing processes including zinc die casting, molding, progressive forming, tapping, burnishing, deburring, buffing/brushing, electro-lacquer/paint, and barrel/rack electroplating. Shipping via multiple process; TL/LTL, parcel, PPD/COL, and case picking to pallets. Directed traditional three-shift, and 24/7 operations. Earlier positions: Finishing Supervisor and Shipping/Warehouse Manager.

Lieutenant (O-3), Unrestricted Line, Surface Warfare Qualified, Officer

United States Navy

June 1986 - August 1991

Manager, Gun Weapon System Replacement Program, Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT)

Ammunition Administration Coordinator, Atlantic Fleet

USS Shreveport (LPD-12) responsibilities: Crypto Materials Manager, Ammunition storage and distribution, Weapons Officer, Communications Officer, Ship’s Self-defense Force Officer.


Internal Distribution, Lean improvement

Reduced time from order to delivery 60%, cut indirect labor headcount, and improved FIFO inventory rotation and warehouse cube utilization, at Zenith Products. Value stream mapped process and leveraged existing hardware and software to create an automated system from start to finish, emulating a Warehouse Management System without the expense.

Standard Operation Procedures and Training

Establishing barrel plating training program and ISO 9000 compliant Standard Operating Procedures at Amerock for all areas of responsibility; manufacturing and distribution.

Qualifications & Certifications

Lean Six Sigma certificate

Villanova University (online)

Political Science, NROTC engineering math and sciences.

University of Rochester

College Prep, and FAA Mechanics

Aviation High School, NYC

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