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Derek Kurzenknabe Appointed VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas of Maine Pointe

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Maine Pointe continues to strengthen its Chemicals and Oil & Gas team with latest addition who brings more than 25 years of consulting and supply chain experience 


(Boston, Mass - January 20, 2017) Maine Pointe is pleased to welcome Derek Kurzenknabe to its Chemicals and Oil & Gas consulting team. Derek is a seasoned professional who has more than 25 years of consulting and supply chain operations experience. He has spent the majority of this time working with Global 2000 companies in discrete and process manufacturing industries including chemicals, oil & gas, aerospace & defense, automotive, electronics, and retail. Over the last decade, Derek has helped numerous manufacturing clients identify, develop, and implement transformational business initiatives across both back office and supply chain operations delivering over $1B in sustainable EBITDA improvements.

“One thing that attracted me to Maine Pointe was its impressive track record of driving supply chain transformation through its unique Total Value Optimization™ approach," said Derek Kurzenknabe. " I am delighted to be joining the Chemicals and Oil & Gas team and excited to be a part of the organization’s continued success. ” he added.

Prior to joining Maine Pointe, Derek was a Managing Director in the Oil & Gas practice of a global consulting firm. In this role, he worked with senior leaders to systematically and sustainably reduce operating costs while improving key performance metrics across the business. Before this, he spent eight years at a multinational technology company where he was initially responsible for complex supply chain optimization projects, but moved into a leadership role responsible for helping clients drive process improvement programs and implement shared service strategies globally.

“Derek Kurzenknabe has a proven track record delivering substantial EBITDA improvements to clients. I am confident that our clients and firm will benefit from his addition to Maine Pointe's successful Chemicals and Oil & Gas team as we continue to deliver accelerated, measurable benefits across the supply chain,” said David Jadwin E.V.P Business Development.

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About Maine Pointe

Maine Pointe is an operational implementation focused consulting firm that accelerates measurable performance improvements in both EBITDA and cash flow for chief executives and private equity firms around the world. As specialists in procurement, logistics and operations, Maine Pointe is uniquely positioned to accelerate measurable improvement across the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and investors at the lowest cost to business through Total Value Optimizationâ„¢.


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