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COO, Exec. VP.

uffy Smith & Associates/ Self

Management and Operations a Conversation

Areas of Expertise

  • New York, United States
  • English


Executive experience, but with close touch to feild sales and manufacturing/distribution employees- a people person. Expertise in strategy, people development, operational challenges and cost improvement, distribution solutions, and leadership.


Duffy Smith & Associates- I offer leadership coaching to executives and their boards and teams. This involves strategy as well as development and succession planning. This work generally springs from engagement in strategic business initiatives-M&A, investments, major capital projects etc.

Maritime Crepe Company Ltd, Chairman and Owner 2009-2011
Rich Products Corproartion, Executive Vice President Operations/Supply Chain, 2004-2007
Imperial Sugar Company, Executive Vice President Operations and Logistics, 1999-2004
Gerber Products Company/Novartis Nutrition, Senior Vice President Worldwide Product Supply, 1995-1999
Vice President Operations, Frito-Lay, 1992-1995
Campbell Soup Company, Vice President & General Manager, 1980-1992


BSc Biology & Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1977
Master of Divinity, Northeastern Seminary, NY, 2012
Marketing Management, University of Western Ontario, 1985
Novartis/Harvard Executive Development Program, 1997

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