Chief Operating Officer –East Coast Operations
Mr. John Slate is the Chief Operating Officer of The Burrell Group – East Coast Operations. For over 10 years he has held several roles in senior management, primarily in the areas of logistics, cargo receipt and delivery, shipyard and large-scale airport and marina storage, leasing, construction development, team management and sales.
Most recently, Mr. Slate oversaw the Roscioli Shipyard, while at the same time managing other comparable facilities, which together comprised over 60 acres of pristine waterfront. For example, the Roscioli Shipyard alone collectively housed 160 commercial-sized boats, eight dry-docks, 250,000 square feet of dry and cold storage, and four water working bays. At this single site alone, Mr. Slate managed seven subordinate foremen each with 12 direct reports, and directly oversaw all aspects of operations. Across all sites, the total workforce under Mr. Slate exceeded 150 employees.
However, the Roscioli Shipyard provides just one illustrative example of Mr. Slate’s ability to coordinate shift production schedules that coincide with core business objectives of ownership, in the areas of sales, production, repair, maintenance, refurbishing, and product delivery where he has had nearly 100% customer satisfaction from his clients over a long period of time in business.
Mr. Slate’s core skills are in direct storage, marina/cargo maintenance and repair activities, but also in production, support production, materials requirements, forecasting, storage and distribution, engineering interface, financial planning, strategic planning, staff development, process improvement, and heavy maintenance check planning and scheduling.
His new role with The Burrell Group leverages Mr. Slate’s broad diversity of management and technical experiences as outlined above. These functions are critical to the core business mission of the Company.