The Pro Action Group Team Bios

Curt Lenoard

Curt Lenoard has over 30 years of supply chain experience in leadership and consulting roles. He has extensive knowledge in operations, logistics, procurement, supply chain strategy, information technology, sourcing, analytics, inventory management, warehousing, and financial analysis.  Curt has been successful driving out costs and managing change within multi-site companies focusing on each of these areas.

Prior to his work at ProAction, Curt held a number of leadership roles and has completed dozens of consulting engagements.  A few examples follow:

As the General Manager, Curt had direct responsibility for constructing the supply chain of a $500M “greenfield” steel pipe manufacturing plant.  He worked in areas such as materials planning, inbound and outbound freight management (barge, rail, truck), site selection, transportation infrastructure implementation, inventory planning, raw material sourcing, and customer order fulfillment. Additionally, he worked with state and local governments and Class 1 rail carriers to re-establish railroad service into the facility.

Curt led the first centralized logistics group for a $1.8B Oil and Gas manufacturing company, where he was responsible for $70M in inbound and outbound transportation spend, developing a corporate transportation strategy for managing inbound and outbound rail, barge, and truck transportation for 6 business units, and reducing the truckload carrier base from over 2,000 to less than 150, generating over $2M in annual savings.

Other accomplishments Curt has led include:

  • Generating $1.7M in annual savings on $7M in spend (24% reduction) on in-office supplies, shipping, telecommunications, computers, etc. for a group of 19 national accounting firms
  • Evaluated procurement strategy and category competitiveness identifying over $18M in annual savings
  • Analyzed energy hedging strategy for New England industrial natural gas and electricity buying for global chemical manufacturer
  • Generating over $650k in savings while leading 5 concurrent sourcing initiatives in industrial Bearings, Electric Motors, Pipe/Valves, Safety Supplies, and Packaging
  • Establishing rail and barge transload facilities serving a multitude of businesses including operating projects such as shrink-wrapping rail cars, rail load impact testing, and procuring rail car fleets
  • Designing and implementing operating analytics programs focused on demand planning, supplier fragmentation, and optimizing organizational spending

Curt has a BS from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN in Business / Finance.