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Aaron Leong

Aaron Leong

IT Senior Manager
Bukit Batok New Town

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About Aaron Leong:

Senior manager experienced in information technology, supply chain management, personnel development across multiple industries in Singapore and the United States of America.

Experience

Company Director / Saquaries Co. Pte. Ltd. / Singapore                                                    Jan 2012 – Present

Industry:  Construction / Building / Engineering

Major accomplishments:

  • Transitioned from traditional paper accounting and payroll to computer based.
  • Introduced company branded email to distinguish from generic competitors.
  • Developed and deployed company web site.
  • Developed and implemented a web-based time-clock system to track employee time.
  • Developed standardized quoting system resulting in more profitable projects.
  • Acquired Sole Distributorship of AutoPilot line of products.
  • Implemented a NAS system to share and manage documents.
  • Implemented a shared printer/copier system that reduced cost by more than 50%.
  • Implemented network and computer security policies resulting in zero security breaches since 2013.
  • Implemented tracking of material usage to manage costs.  This resulted in the identification of more than 50 underpriced servicing contracts.

Responsibilities:

  • Explore new lines of business.
  • Maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Manage team performance.

 

Director of Information Technology / Brookline College / USA                                        Aug 2009 - Jan 2012

Industry:  Education

Major Accomplishments:

  • Implemented a US$300K VoIP phone system under budget.
  • Relocated 2 campuses to larger facilities without interruption to classes.
  • Redesigned the Active Directory structure saving 20 man hours per week.
  • Recovered from a cascading switch failure that cost US$2,000 every minute for 4 hours.
  • Renegotiated telecommunications contracts to achieve 16X bandwidth for equivalent cost.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee staff of 5 serving 500+ staff and 3000+ students.
  • Maintain and support 30 physical and virtual servers and 1000 desktops.
  • Manage vendor relationship providing outsourced hosting and development.
  • Ensure security and integrity of company’s intellectual property.

 

Consultant / SMTC, Inc. / USA                                                                                              Feb 2009 - Aug 2009

Industry:  Telecommunications

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate client organization’s telecommunications infrastructure for cost savings.


 

 

Work History (Continued)

 

Director of Information Technologies / Modern Industries, Inc. / USA                           May 2006 - Feb 2009

Industry:  Manufacturing / Production

Major Accomplishments:

  • Implemented new ERP system on-time and under budget. 
  • Managed 50% growth from 2006 to 2007 without adding personnel.
  • Consolidated and renegotiated cell phone contracts, saving US$30,000 per year.
  • Increased intra-site network bandwidth from 100 MB to 500 MB while reducing costs by 1%.
  • Reduced monthly unplanned network outages from 15 hours to less than 1 hour.
  • Implemented a SAN backbone for NAS and backup to achieve 80% reduction in backup time.
  • Created and implemented disaster recovery plan and security policy.  This policy was proven during the Tempe plant fire of February 2008.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee staff of 4 serving 400+ end users.
  • Maintain and support 15 servers and 250 desktops.
  • Deliver custom reports and applications in support of business needs.
  • Ensure security and integrity of company’s intellectual property.

 

Director of Information Technologies / Triumph Air Repair / USA                                  July 2003 - May 2006

Industry:  Aerospace / Aviation / Airline

Major Accomplishments:

  • Combined the IT departments of 5 Triumph Group divisions and reduced headcount by 1.
  • Created and enforced policies and procedures for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Passed the initial Sarbanes-Oxley audit in 2005 and subsequent audit in 2006.
  • Improved efficiencies by 50% by successfully planning and implementing major ERP upgrade. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee staff of 5 providing service to 500+ end users.
  • Maintain the 3 ERP systems (Jobscope, Syteline, and Job Boss) in use at the 5 facilities.
  • Interface with and manage outside vendors supplying business critical applications.
  • Upgrade Operating System, Database, Network, and ERP infrastructure.

 

Teaching Assistant / Arizona State University / USA                                                         Aug 2001 - May 2003

Industry:  Education

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with teaching the basics of Supply Chain Management to undergraduate students.

 

Supply Chain Analyst – Graduate Intern / Planar Systems, Inc. / USA                            May 2002 - Aug 2002

Industry:  Manufacturing / Production

Major Accomplishments:

  • Identified inconsistencies in financial reports.
  • Proposed processes and systems to remedy inconsistencies in the financial reports.
  • Developed process to identify excess inventory of US$4 million.
  • Developed initial Approved Vendor List (AVL) and processes to maintain it.
  • Identified effective software packages to track inventory through the supply chain.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the company's supply chain for cost saving opportunities with special emphasis on lead-time and inventory reduction.


 

 

Work History (Continued)

 

Internet Data Center Manager / Integrated Information Systems, Inc. / USA                   Apr 1997 - Jul 2001

Industry:  Consulting (IT, Science, Engineering & Technical)

Major Accomplishments:

  • Managed the data center during Y2K conversion and ensured no downtime at the change of millennium. 
  • Reduced processing time from 170+ hours to less than 1 hour by re-engineering a web and database application.
  • Developed processes to evaluate new Internet applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Internet Application Test Lab including recruiting, supervision, coordination, and QA.
  • Manage software development projects with budgets ranging from US$10,000 to US$500,000.
  • Manage client relationships and integrate change requests.
  • Create and present project proposals.
  • Train programmers and systems administrators.
  • Mentor new consultants (mostly H1-B personnel) on culture, expectations, duties, and career options.
  • Develop web-based and client/server applications.
  • Implement disaster recovery procedures.

 

Team Lead / Distribution Architects International, Inc. / USA                                           Jun 1994 - Dec 1997

Industry:  Computer / Information Technology (Software)

Responsibilities:

  • Lead development team for the Sales Force Automation (Data Warehouse) module.
  • Manage the Windows NT network.

Education

2001-2003                        Master of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)

                                            Arizona State University

1992-1994                        Master of Science (Decision and Information Systems)

                                            Arizona State University

1989-1992                        Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Systems)

                                            Arizona State University

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