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About Our Team

Fred Rake
Global expertise in designing, implementing and operating multinational and multi-cultural leading edge service organizations.
Significant global experience in the Asia Pacific, Europe (E/W), South America, Mexico, and North America.
B.S. The Ohio State University, majors in Logistics and Marketing
Masters Liberty Theological Seminary
Pastoral Counseling
Specialties: Human motivation, financial connectivity, leadership, and team collaboration to manage and defined goals

Fred Rake

Experience

Chief Operating Officer - Agrati Group Fastening Systems
September 2016 – Present
Overall executive leadership for procurement, production, all outside service processing, manufacturing plants, international sourcing, global transportation and supply chain, LEAN value initiatives for 5 plants, 58 service centers and 2.6 billion fasteners.
Vice President, Operations - Continental Midland Group
July 2015 – Present
Full P&L responsibility for major OEM fastener organization. Supporting global customer programs; major operational work and all production, scheduling, and engineering.
Pastor in top 400 Church Body - WoodsEdge Community Church
January 2006 – January 2007
Pastor at strong “top 400” community Christian Center including but not limited to Men’s Pastor, Christian Lay Counseling (English and Spanish foundation) using Solution Based, Elder Board, supporting prayer and care. Living in an environment identified as foundational prayer, living as one body of believers.
President - GIExec Incorporated
January 2015 -Present
LT contact with major global 3PL/4PL company aligning their resources to penetrate the Energy Sector with strong international consistency; standard process and comprehensive “one view.” The goal is Global Innovation. At this writing; customer and client both extremely happy with a fresh look to old challenge and single shared action to re-align for success. A team of experienced Supply Chain Advisors; all having successful “C” level and EVP/SVP authority across a worldwide theater of operation. Aligned and focused on adoption, delivery, and consistency in a single source, “like-minded” service.
Current projects involve:

  • Establishing methodology for a global service solution, inclusive of metrics and measurable deliverables leading to a “shared vision” of work.
  • Delivery of strategic cost reduction and avoidance that will add four points of margin in a competitive landscape of services rendered.
Chief Operating Officer - Ep America, Inc: A division of EuroPartners
March 2013 – January 2015
An emerging global player in supply chain logistics with specialization in supporting North and Latin American companies compete in a global marketplace. Emphasis on supply chain speed and unparalleled service. The company has 26 operations in 8 countries and successfully growing at over 20% annually in each of the ten years of successful operations.
Specializes in trans-border movements between the US, Mexico, and Canada, with rapid expansion and success in Panama, Brazil, Chile, and Germany.
Senior Vice President: Global Consumer Giants
June 2012 – December 2012
Integrating the value chain into the logistics strategies of global companies of Consumer Goods more than 10 B Euros GR; and multinational in all aspects of sales, development, and operational workstreams.
Senior Vice President
June 2005 – December 2012
Support overall management and strategy of top 100 customers with annual CEVA business revenue approximately Euro 4 billion.
Senior Vice President - Exel
1997 – 2005
Responsible for 29 high tech customers in Americas from the jungles of Manaus, Brazil to USA/Mexico and Canada…over 2000 FTE direct/indirect
VP Logistics, Americas - Anixter, Inc.
1997 – 2005
$3B US-based company responsible for warehousing, transportation, telecom, building services, operational IT, and all related services.
Regional Operations/BD VP - USCO Distribution Services
1984 – 1988
Responsible for both sales and/or operational PL or facilities in heavily industrialized midwest and central Atlantic states.

Fred Rake

Highlights

Education

The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Double Major Logistics & Marketing · (1975 – 1981)

The Ohio State University – The Max M. Fisher College of Business Bachelor of Science, Logistics and Marketing · (1975 – 1981)

Liberty Theological Seminary
Masters, Pastoral Counseling, Divintiy · (2008 – 2011)

Columbus West High School
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management · (1972 – 1977)

 

Top Skills

3PL
Supply Chain Warehousing

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