Project management skills and process improvements
Driving management accountability and increasing brand profitability , Developing high-density plantings, Instituting cycle counts to verify the accuracy of inventories
Haddon, MBA, has 20+ years as a Senior Operations Leader in agriculture, food manufacturing, and retail and is very passionate about the cannabis industry.
As the SVP of Operations for a cannabis company, he was responsible for all aspects of operations and expansion of 6 cultivations, 7 processing facilities, and 14 retail outlets and wholesale in CA, AZ, NV, OR, CO, and UT.
He is a straight shooter, open, honest with a sense of humor, and has world-class experience at the facility and corporate levels.
Haddon has grown lettuce, tree fruits, wine, and cannabis –each time incorporating best practices in improved yields, costs of farming, and measuring quality.
He developed high-density plantings for a few companies and increased yield by 400% while lowering costs by 17%.
In food manufacturing, he has strong project management skills and success using LEAN manufacturing principles–he has proven expertise in process improvements to $300 million, on scope, budget, and schedule.
He led a 600 employee facility to achieve TQM and performance of $7 million better than planned and drove safety experience mode reduction of 85% in 2 years by establishment of IIPP metrics
In retail sales, Haddon is experienced in the creative use of technology to drive operational and sales goals and introduced new VFF technology that increased industry capacity by 60%.
He developed the first operational P&Ls for a privately-owned company and measured them by KPIs to drive management accountability and increased brand profitability–revenue +25%, shipments +17%, depletions +21%, COGS 12%.
Haddon is very results-driven and tracked forecasts to sales, shipments, and depletions as KPIs to ensure the inventory balance of the distribution of 5MM case annual production.
He instituted cycle counts to verify the accuracy of inventories and created first demand and forward forecasts for private companies to balance production with sales–100% accuracy for all transfers and inventory as audited (40K barrels & 600 discrete lots).
He reduced the order to cash cycle by 35% through the implementation of ERP in inventory, purchasing, and COG.
He is also an expert in supply chain & logistics negotiation of supplier contracts.