VP Service Center Operations in Decatur, AL at Neo Industries (Alabama), Inc.

Date Posted: 11/18/2022

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Job Description

The Holding Company – The Heico Companies

Heico has a history of success. Since its founding over 40 years ago The Heico Companies has grown from a single business to over 70 separate companies through a strategic acquisition policy, and by reinvesting its earnings into internal growth and new prospects. Historically talented at restoring distressed companies, Heico now targets acquisitions that will complement its ever-growing portfolio of companies in manufacturing, construction, and industrial services.

These four core operations are organized into platforms: Applied Solutions Group, Construction Solutions Group, Industrial Technologies Group, and Metal Processing Group. Once acquired, new Heico companies are assigned to a platform and run on a stand-alone basis, allowing for great independence as well as the opportunity to share knowledge about markets, production processes, and management practices across other Heico platforms and companies.

Heico continues to seek out new opportunities and maintain its standard of success. The Heico Companies has remained a privately held company since its creation and maintains a majority ownership in each of its operations, which generate more than $3.3 billion dollars in revenues. Many of our businesses are certified Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE). More information about the overall organization can be found at www.heicocompanies.com.

 The Group – Applied Solutions Group (“ASG”)

The Applied Solutions Group (“ASG”, or “Group”) is a platform of The Heico Companies, LLC (“Heico”). ASG represents 18 businesses concentrated in four industry segments: Cargo Solutions, Electronics & Thermal Solutions, Metal Solutions, and Recycling Solutions. On a consolidated basis the Group’s revenues total in excess of $600 million, headcount is around 3,000, and global operations span 18 countries.

 The Operating Company – Neo Industries

Neo Industries is the leading provider of wear-resistant surface treatments for industrial applications. The company provides treatments primarily for steel mill work rolls, including chrome plating, electro-discharge texturing, nickel and copper plating, mechanical plating, and grinding and polishing. Neo Industries operates domestic and international plants in Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Austria, France, Slovakia, Hungary, India, China, and Saudi Arabia. More information about Neo Industries can be found at www.neodelivers.com.

The Position

The Vice President Service Center Operations is responsible for strategic direction and hands-on leadership and management of the Neo Industries operational service sites in the United States and Saudi Arabia, providing steel and aluminum services and electric vehicle (EV) battery roll services. The position reports to the President of Neo Industries. The Plant Managers of the Neo Industries service sites in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, the future site in Texas, and the service site in Saudi Arabia, plus the Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, EHS Manager, and HR Manager report to the Vice President Service Center Operations. This position could be located in either the Huntsville, AL area, Bowling Green, KY area or the South Bend, IN office.


  • Drive operational-level strategic initiatives to promote revenue, profitability, and growth for the US and Saudi Arabian facilities.
  • Direct and oversee site leadership of US and Saudi locations to ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources to meet on-time delivery and quality goals and overall company financial targets.
  • Participate in annual strategic planning and budgeting process and additional high-level initiatives.
  • Provide metrics on Key Performance Indicators and other business intelligence data to Senior Management and support plant efforts to drive to those metrics on a daily/monthly/quarterly/annual basis.
  • Together with the Manager EHS and plant management, promote a safety culture in both plant and office environments.
  • Liaise with Human Resources to ensure compliance and corporate driven objectives are met.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources partners to create and maintain talent strategies to attract solid talent and develop current and future leaders. Identify and develop efforts to build and support the growth of talent within the organization.
  • Interface with customers and be present for high profile and corporate team member visits and meetings.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline required; MBA or advanced degree within a similar discipline preferred.
  • 15 + years of experience in a multi-site manufacturing or service center setting.
  • Working experience within a metallurgy operation preferred.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively with staff at all levels and layers of the organization.
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop and deliver presentations to the highest level of the organization.
  • Leadership qualities and ability to motivate and mentor others. Leadership competencies include Building Effective Teams, Customer Focus, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Innovation Management, Interpersonal Savvy, Managing Vision and Purpose, Motivating Others, Priority Setting, and Strategic Agility.
  • Integrity in all activities and relationships with the ability to build and inspire trust.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.

Working Conditions/Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic and international travel, approximately 50%.
  • While performing the duties of this position in a plant environment, the employee may be exposed to noise, chemicals and metal particles. The noise level is usually moderate, but hearing protection and safety glasses may be required in designated areas.


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