JAMES A. KROEZE
6 Lisa Drive
Brick, New Jersey  08724
732-814-5580
j.kroeze@me.com

 
Highly Experienced Production Executive

Strong professional background in senior business and operations management with the ability to run multiple large operations.  Key strengths:  Client relations, finance, personnel issues management, process improvement efficiency, capital project management, expense management, OSHA safety compliance, environmental compliance, building management, process improvement, process automation, staff coaching & training, leadership and ability to lead and motivate a large and diverse workforce.

 Qualified By:                     

  • Over 20 years of newspaper production experience including over 10 years in production management
  • 14 years of environmental reporting for one of the largest Gannett sites
  • Corporate Production Leadership Training class of 2004
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership and Coaching Training
  • Step-up Leadership Training 2003
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple operations and a large number of people in busy work environments
  • Currently a member of the Operating Committee for the Asbury Park Press
  • Currently a member of the corporate Optimum Quality team


Experience

Senior General Manager

Aug. 2016- Present                                                                                      Asbury Park Press, Freehold, New Jersey

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the Production of 6 daily newspapers and multiple weekly products with the main focus on the distribution department and pressroom operations for Freehold and Cherry Hill.
  • Responsible for client relations for all commercial customers
  • Responsible for the Production of the Cherry Hill Courier Post Production Facility.
  • Oversees the environmental compliance and safety programs for the Freehold and Cherry Hill Production Facilities. 
  • Responsible for the quality program for our 6 daily newspapers.
  • Member of the Optimum Quality Team for Gannett grading all our newspapers and commercial customers' papers.
  • Responsible for managing all personnel issues for over 300 employees between the 2 facilities.


 
Regional Director/GM East Ops

Feb. 2013- Aug. 2016                                                                                   Asbury Park Press, Freehold, New Jersey

 Primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for client relations for all commercial customers
  • Responsible for the operations of 5 Production Facilities and 3 contract print sites in the mid-east region.
  • Oversees the environmental compliance and safety programs for the Freehold and Cherry Hill Production Facilities and well as the other sites in my region. 
  • Managed for Gannett Company Inc. over 25 press removal projects, press rebuilds and equipment moves throughout the county. 
  • Responsible for the quality program for our 6 daily newspapers.
  • Member of the Optimum Quality Team for Gannett grading all our newspapers and commercial customers' papers.
  • Responsible for managing all personnel issues for over 300 employees between the 2 facilities.



Production Director
Oct. 2011- Feb. 2013                                                                                    Asbury Park Press, Freehold, New Jersey


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Production Operations Manager
Oct. 2005-Oct. 2011                                                                                     Asbury Park Press, Freehold, New Jersey


Similar to above.


Exemplary Accomplishments:
Employee of the Year 2001
Rising Star (Publisher's Award for Excellence) -1998, 2000, 2001
Unprecedented payroll and expense numbers