Biography

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer Services: Since 1991, have operated as a Chief Executive Officer and Adviser to distressed turnarounds and profitable manufacturing and service companies on behalf of such clients as Bank of New York, General Electric Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Morgan Stanley. CEO assignments have included Evenflo Company and Ladish Co.

Retained to convert profitable but underperforming or distressed money losing companies into solidly profitable operations with growth opportunities and enhanced enterprise values in a matter of months.

Results produced:

● Ladish Co., $210 million aerospace forgings manufacturer, registered $2 million in monthly Operating Losses for six straight months. Coordinating its functions resulted in a $512,000 Operating Income in the third month and $1.3 million in the fourth. Converted its $22 million Deficit Net Worth into a positive $32 million Net Worth.

● Evenflo Co., $300 million manufacturer of baby products. Turned its Mexico subsidiary’s Operating Loss into a $3 million Operating Income in the sixth month.

● Returned Springfield Precision Instruments Inc., a Wal-Mart supplier, to positive Operating Incomes by building a company owned plant in China.

Emerson Electric Co. From 1976 to 1991 was with $20 billion Emerson as:

● President of $345 million Emerson Power Transmission Division – an industrial products operation.

● President of $44 million Louisville Ladder Division.

● Vice President International with $200 million In-Sink-Erator Division – a consumer products company.

● Emerson’s H&H Division reported directly to Amter while he was Vice President with In-Sink-Erator. H&H is a medium-technology thermostat and valve manufacturer.

Joined General Electric Company after receiving graduate degree.

Lecturer and Judge at New York University’s Graduate School of Business:

Lecture on “Managing and Leadership”.

Judge at its Business Plan Competition.

Lecture on locating operations in China.

Management articles published by American Management Association and other publications.

Served on community service Boards of Directors: Chairman, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin; Chairman, Council on Drug Abuse; YMCA.

Received MBA degree New York University, Economics honors – Omicron Delta Epsilon
BS degree, cum laude, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Avid runner and lap swimmer. Completed mini triathlons.

Industry and channel segment experience:

Consumer big-box retail;

Industrial products;

High-tech aerospace;

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM);

Plumbing;

Electrical;

Power Transmission;

Food service equipment;

Service companies – including helicopter services and travel services.

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Services

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman

Turnarounds & Operational Restructurings

Adviser to creditors, board of directors or owners

Pre-acquisition & troubled company due diligence evaluations

Develop strategic and operating plans - including Court required plans of reorganization

Acquisition advice and negotiations

Serve as Member Board of Directors

Testify in Federal and State Court

Contact

Robert Amter
(347) 316-8410
bob@robertamter.com