Anthony Helf


Agile, hands-on executive with a reputation of quickly identifying opportunities and rapidly implementing solutions. Possesses unique blend of operational, product development and systems skills. Steeped in Lean manufacturing, has expertise in re-engineering complex back-end business structures and vast experience in global supply chain management, footprint optimization and make vs buy for some of the world’s premiere privately owned and Private Equity backed enthusiast brands. Draws on a diverse array of multi plant manufacturing environments that include consumer goods and industrial products made in house as well as outsourced.

Additionally, with full P&L responsibility, drove improved profitability and strategic change/restructuring in multiple organizations by focusing on the consumer experience combined with leveraging an ability to relate to all levels of an organization in identifying and implementing creative solutions. Well-rounded background includes experience in new product development and sales planning. Has strong track record of developing staff with accountability, continuous improvement and innovation mindsets.

• Broad Operations Background - Extensive Lean (Manufacturing) Experience, Shop
Floor operations, Supply Chain (Procurement, Far East/China and European Sourcing,
Contract manufacturing, Demand & Production Planning, S&OP, Logistics) and
Technical (R&D, Product Development, Quality).

• Transformation Catalyst - 10 plant restructurings (Harley-Davidson, Taylor Made Golf,
Holiday Rambler, Cobra Golf, Burton Snowboards, Mustang Motorcycle Seats,
Progressive Suspension, Channel Islands Surfboards, K&N Engineering, Mercury
Marine); Multiple relocations (K&N Engineering, Channel Islands Surfboards, Mustang
Motorcycle Seats, Progressive Suspension, Seaway). In excess of 560,000 SF of total
space saved.

• P&L responsibility at 2 companies improving earnings and revenues > 10% at each.

• Private Equity Experience at 3 companies including one exit.

• Consumer enthusiast brands experience - Motorsports (K&N Engineering),
Powersports (Harley-Davidson, Vance & Hines), Snowsports (Burton), Golf (Taylor
Made, Cobra) and Industrials (Dial Corp).

• Productivity - average gains in excess of 30%