Dave Limbird

Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation at Advance Auto Parts

Raleigh, NC


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Apr 2018 - Present

Advance Auto Parts

Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation

Apr 2014 - Apr 2018

Procter & Gamble

Global Program Manager - Beauty Supply Chain Restructuring & Synchronization

Led $180M NPV global supply chain restructuring project that delivered $80M/year savings and $80M inventory reduction across 8 plants. Engineering Functional leader for divestiture of 42 Brands to COTY, $12.5B sale • Capital management of >$40M to detangle the supply chains of >20 plants and DC’s in 15 months. • Created systems for Change Management, IP Transfer, Expedited Funding Approvals, Communication, Legal Governance, Asset Transfers and Capital Forecasting. • Partnered with COTY Leadership and in-scope Engineering Team to design new Organization, manage Staffing & Succession Plans and align Transition Plans to deliver a perfect “Day 1” Leading 3 breakthrough strategies at Greenfield Plant in West Virginia: Materials Synchronization, Supplier Co-location and Automation. Details confidential.

Oct 2012 - Mar 2014

Procter & Gamble

Program Manager - NA Fabric Care Supply Chain Redesign

Led transition of $1B Powder Detergent business from Augusta, GA to Alexandria, LA over 18 month period with <$50M capital. • Key results include >$100M NPV, $40M/year savings, $11M inventory reduction, 99.3% customer service rate, successful personal transitions for > 200 employees (including new company benchmark for retention). • Complete decommissioning of Augusta Detergent Operations with perfection: 0 safety, environmental, or community relations incidents. • Created “Business Incubator” organization in Augusta, GA to deliver a supply chain with innovation and agility without sacrificing cost.

Oct 2010 - Sep 2012

Procter & Gamble

Site Engineering Manager & NA Powder Detergent Engineering

Site Engineering Leader for $700M sales plant with 200 employees and 100-300 contractors. • 30 employees in direct organization, up to 200 indirect employees, $10M/year average capital spend. • Recognized for high standards in project delivery, Safety (0 TIR) and Stewardship. • Led Redesign of NA Powder Detergent Engineering Organization and relocated center of excellence from Cincinnati to Augusta • NA Fabric & Home Care Sustainability Program Leader for Water, Waste, Electricity and Carbon Emissions.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2010

Procter & Gamble

Technology Leader - Fabric Care Engineering

• Led NA Engineering Design and Delivery for Bleach and Laundry Additives Business. • Technology Leader for NA Heavy Duty Liquids ($3B business) Process Group. Enabled massive expansion of volume and product innovation at Lima, OH and Alexandria, LA locations. • Developed multiple modular production systems that became standard applications for liquids production systems across P&G. • Project Manager for > $50M in capital projects, recognized internally as Advanced Project Manager.

Dec 2005 - Dec 2007

Procter & Gamble

Technology Leader - Fabric Care Engineering

Aug 2004 - Nov 2005

Procter & Gamble

Department Manager - Liquid Fabric Enhancers

Jul 2002 - Jul 2004

Procter & Gamble

Area Leader - Liquids Process Department

Jun 2000 - Jun 2002

Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer - Risk Management

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