Gene Paplanus has over 40 years of business and management experience.
In 2008, Gene Paplanus established Mountain View Business Group, as a business advisor and executive coach. He is an accredited Business Advisor and Executive Coach by the Institute for Independent Business.
Gene works with businesses with annual revenues from $1 million to $100 million. His broad based business experience enables him to effectively interact with managers on all levels and assist in their growth and development.
Gene has extensive experience in companies involved in business-to-business sales, in a variety of industrial sectors. His goal is to help managers and owners achieve new levels of business and career fulfillment.
Executive experience in various companies has resulted in record levels of team productivity in manufacturing, distribution and internet companies. Business experience has been successfully utilized in companies that serve the Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Distribution, OEM, Petroleum, Industrial User and Business Internet markets.
A "hands-on" manager who has reshaped organizations by utilizing consultants, recruiting new employees and mentoring existing personnel. Expertise in increasing profits, building sales, organizing and running operations, developing market-specific products and positively impacting market share. Over the years, has been repeatedly recognized for excellent work, dedication in meeting company objectives and high ethical work standards. Guided successful organizations towards achieving higher goals, as well as salvaging previously unprofitable operations.
A fabrication company owned by two brothers hired Gene to evaluate their personnel for downsizing. The downsizing was a result of the company losing its two major customers which made up 45% of their annual volume. One customer went out-of-business and the other was purchased and moved to Atlanta. After evaluating the company’s financials as well as all departments, he proposed that what was really needed was to get more personnel, not downsize. Specifically, more sales people were needed to promote the company’s great products and solid reputation. Their primary market was refineries that were not negatively impacted by the economy. To maximize the needed sales coverage without incurring major expense, Gene developed and implemented a selective distribution program. The results were a company that not only made up for the lost volume within six months, but also has demonstrated continued growth.
Gene developed and implemented a plan to transition a 40 year old family owned chemical additive manufacturer's representative company into a chemical distributor. He re-staffed the organization, developed and implemented an integrated computer system and set up contract warehousing throughout the USA and Canada to support the distributor infrastructure. The implementation included the importing of many products from China, and setting up processes through the Port of Los Angeles. The results were not only increased volume but also doubling their profits in the first year.
- Executive Manager with expertise in P & L, general management, operations, sales, marketing, business development and strategic planning.
- Solid business leader who delivered record levels of team productivity in manufacturing, distribution and internet companies.
- Proven turnaround expert who utilizes sales and operations background to optimize performance of successful companies, as well as salvaging unprofitable operations.
- Creative thinker who is successful in increasing profits, building sales, organizing and running operations, developing market-specific products and positively impacting market share.