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Tanner Ellis

Cell (254) 434-3243
390 Private Road 1632
Stephenville, TX 76401

Pursuant of a challenging, dynamic career opportunity in intermodal logistical operations. Seeking to expand and utilize
my proven abilities in leadership, organization, business development, contract negotiation, analytics, project
management, safety, process improvement, and direct management.

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Bachelor of Business Administration, May 2009
Major: Logistics & Intermodal Transportation
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
Masters Business Administration, Projected August, 2016
Class B CDL
HAZWOPER 24hr Technician Training
Lean Leader Training
TWIC Credentials
Certified CPR/First Aid
Certified Power Industrial Trainer
Certified Forklift Trainer
SMITH System Trainer

Progressive waste Solutions, Stephenville, TX
02/14- 06/15
Site Manager
Managed Progressives Stephenville, TX Division Operations, Maintenance, Sales, Safety, and Environmental departments.
Covering multiple Texas Municipalities including: Stephenville, Hico, Iredell, Walnut Springs, Glen Rose, Dublin, Comanche,
Lipan, Morgan Mill, Bluff Dale, and Portions of Brownwood, TX.
Providing logistics solutions for over 1500 commercial business and over 50,000 residential homes.
Implemented a full re-route of area of operations, cutting 4 route days and all costs associated, and increasing monthly net
profit by 13% or $20,000+.
Improved maintenance practices reducing major leaks and spills from regular instances due to poor repairs and preventative
maintenance to the very rare circumstantial part failure.
Performed regular equipment inspections and performance reports, to standardize performance of equipment and team.
Took City of Stephenville Municipal contract from out to bid (cancellation of contract and open bidding for competitors) to
negotiated 5% price increase for all lines of business.
Full P&L responsibility, personally responsible for all procurement and inventory management for division.
Reduced complaints from around 20+daily to 1-3 weekly.
Improved safety standards utilizing DriveCAM, going from a 60% coaching effectiveness upon start date, to 80% within two
months, to current 02/2015 eight consecutive months with 100% coaching effectiveness.
Re-structured HSE procedures implemented a MSD program, corrected leaks flaws in SPCC regulated material storage and
updated records City of Stephenville in accordance with Tier2 reporting, Implemented a fire safety program with weekly
inspections of extinguishers and suppression systems.
Corrected/updated DOT sensitive information and created a local database for easy document searching/transfer.

Nexeo Solutions, Houston, TX

09/13- 02/14
Regional Operations Manager
Newly created Position for training purposes to become future Plant Manager for the third largest chemical distribution
company in the United States.
Managed Nexeo Solutions Tanker & Rail trans-load and drumming operations, material production, and warehouse distribution
for the Houston plant. Primary focus was in the warehouse distribution operations as poor management was leading to loss of
Managed management of change projects for new blending tanks overseeing various contractors and subcontractors, for
confined space entry and hazardous material hot work.
Revamped Houstons warehouse utilizing effective analysis through SAP BW reporting (Indoor 81,000sqft, outdoor storage
40,000sqft) warehouse comprised of corrosives, oxidizers, combustibles, flammables, resins, non-regulated, food, grade, and
waste. Based on product life cycle increasing inventory accuracy (still in progress), to date from 44% to 84% with goal of 98%
and expected attainability by 03/2014 with scheduled wall to wall.
Decreased pick times by increasing pick faces and moving from a zone system to an aisle system increasing order fulfillment
accuracy and reducing overtime from 5-6 hours per person per shift to 2-3 hours to date without increasing or decreasing

Increased warehouse usable space by 700 pallets by properly utilizing warehouse space and adding additional racking.
Tico Terminal Services, Houston, TX
Terminal Manager/Regional Manager - Gulf Region

Managed Ticos gulf regions operations, maintenance, sales, and service departments. Delivering 24/7, year round service to
the regions ports, rail terminals, warehousing/distribution centers, and intermodal facilities. Spanning the gulf coast from
Corpus Christi, TX to Lake Charles, LA. With over 300 pieces of DOT and Off-Road Heavy equipment, Over $2.1M in assets
of inter-modal heavy equipment.

Through continuous business development, I increased non-tariff sales/leasing, and initiated the use of companys
maintenance core competencies in diversified maintenance applications. Increasing total regions revenue streams (excluding
manufacturer sales) year to date an average of 21%.

Revamped local and corporate: KPIs, P&Ls to breakout costs in defined manner to vividly show allocations. Improved Local
Safety Parameters with only one reportable injury in the past 2 years bringing the OSHA Incidence Rate from 12.5 to 2.5.
Created hurricane emergency response, Spill prevention control and countermeasure plans and other necessary
tracking/reporting in regards to safety/environmental that did not exist.

Handled all regional interactions with regulatory and business entities such as International Longshoremen Association Union
(ILA), EPA, OSHA, Port of Houston Authority (PHA), Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) Port of Beaumont, and Port of
Port Arthur.

Consolidated human resources through efficient scheduling, cross training team members adapting corporate job descriptions
to fit local needs. Operating my entire region with 1/3 of the staff compared to other similarly operating intra-company

Established the framework for a more efficient MRP program to reduce parts inventory on average 12% quarterly in addition to
improving overall lead times substantially by diversifying vendors to more local areas.

Full P&L responsibility, personally responsible for procurement of all capitalized and expensed items.

Laid the framework to integrate operational, maintenance data into a better reporting system cutting re-work and delay
accumulating analytical data.

Revamped local dispatching procedures and route planning for more concise and timely deliveries both outputs to various
customers and inputs to maintenance dept.

Procured a new facility and managed the entire admin/operations/maintenance/fleet move while continuing to operate at
Imaging Advantage Radiology, Toledo, OH
Workflow Manager/Operations Analyst

Directly managed diagnostic radiology workflow for Mercy Health Partners a system of 3 regional hospitals. From on-site at
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center Radiology Hub 7 days a week 15hr+ days. Using on-site Radiologists and off-site TeleRadiologists, human resources comprised of multiple mixed modalities, licenses, credentials, and skill sets.

Worked with Mercy Healthcare Partners to improve standard operating procedures, to improve overall efficiency of the
radiology hub, and decreased total turnaround time from an average 26 hours to 19 hours just below typical industry average.

While improving case completion daily from an average of 1263 completed cases to an average of over 1500 without
additional human resources or assets.
Strategically revamped PACS processes for emergent cases to eliminate paper trail and improve average emergent total
turnaround time from over 1.5 hours to less than 45 minutes.
Reduced overflow 3rd party costs on average 72% monthly, over $6K daily.
Established the companys national operational metrics, KPIs and reports.

Tico Terminal Services, Houston, TX

Operations Manager - Gulf Region

Managed the field operations piece of Ticos Fleet of over 250 DOT and off-road pieces of equipment on 4 port locations and
multiple warehouse distribution centers.

Lead regional business development and customer relations.

Improved TERP (Texas Emissions Reduction Program) equipment operating turnover an average of 158%, starting the first
month under my control.

Through direct management, decreased personnel requirements through proper training and supervision to lead a leaner
operation with 35% less personnel compared intra-company, to other similar revenue accruing locations.

Proposed, implemented, and managed an internal fueling operation saving 15% on fuel costs annually.

Primary customer contact for the Gulf Region assessing customer requirements and providing equipment solutions.

Revamped equipment service and preventative maintenance procedures eliminating customer service failures.
Executive Courier, Atlanta, GA
Dispatcher, Management Trainee

Worked 40 hrs/wk while a college student.

Assisted customers with selection of service, routes, and payment.

Supervised and lead warehouse to warehouse operations for a telecommunications provider.

Responsible for night dispatch and assembling batch orders and routing for Sun Micros component distribution.

Became the leading example and key resource for screening new management trainee hires.
Yellow Freight, Marietta, GA
Cross-dock worker

Worked 10-20 hrs/wk as Forklift operator in a 280 door cross-dock as a student.

Assisted management in revenue recovery by weight, inspection of shipments, and Bills Of Lading to promote proper

Used proper loading techniques to reduce damage liability and ensure safe handling of customers shipments.

North Fulton Feed, Alpharetta, GA

Customer Service Representative & Loading/Delivery

Worked in daily operations and distribution of hybrid feed products.

Used proper loading techniques to meet all DOT regulations for flat bed trucks.

In charge of loading, route planning, and dispatching delivery fleet.

Inventory control for highly sensitive and perishable products.

Assisted in daily routing of orders.

Performed all customer service functions



Port of Houston Authority Safety Council Member 2011-2013

Georgia Southern Logistics Association V.P. Membership 2008-2009
Georgia Southern Logistics Association Member 2007-2009
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity V.P. Communications 2007-2008
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Judicial Affairs/Chaplain 2006-2007
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Intramural Chair 2006-2007



Brother of the Year, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity 2006-2007

Runner Up, Georgia Southern University, Big Man On Campus 2007