Tolu Peters

Tolu Peters

Operations Leadership


Tolu is an executive level manufacturing operations expert with 20 years experience in industry, such as, medical device, aerospace, and cryogenics. Tolu is a turnaround expert with experience turning around cash flow and manufacturing capacity limited companies. Leveraging a passion for delivering operational excellence, he effectively developed executive and technical expertise in building corporate value and improving profitability by focusing on educating and empowering corporate talent. He was a member of a medical device startup that eventually sold the technology. Tolu held and had accountability for executive level corporate positions, such as, Vice President of Operations, Director of Manufacturing, General Manager, and Plant Manager. Additional, Mr. Peters has cross-border experience working in operations at a facility in Mexico. Mr. Peters is a Certified Lean Six Sigma from the UCSD.

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing Metrics & Controls
  • Manufacturing Processes Design & Engineering
  • Management Coaching & Mentoring
  • Lean Mfg training basics for Production Floor
  • Employee Productivity Improvement
  • Production Floor Product Flow Improvement
  • Supplier & Inventory Management

Key Accomplishments

  • Partnering with R&D and Marketing, Tolu led the Manufacturing Operations Team in the successful product launch for Korean market and received President’s Commendation Award.
  • At Custom Converting, Tolu, as General Manager, partnered with suppliers, managed inventory and reduced product lead time from 45 to 38 days, and subsequently increased customer satisfaction and cash flow.
  • As VP of Operations, Tolu led the Operations Team in implementing production and inventory management tactics and strategies that increased manufacturing capacity 33%.
  • Working closely with Nemko, Tolu completed successful facility audit ad received ISO 9001:2008 certification.
  • Trained Bangalore, India, Engineering Team in interpreting and writing technical product specifications.

Professional Experience

  • Jonmark Holdings, Inc. – Executive Business Manager and Principal Consultant
  • Baril Corp. – VP Operations
  • Custom Converting, Inc. – General Manager
  • i2 Technologies – Technical Consultant and Trainer
  • Bausch & Lomb – Director of Manufacturing Operations

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