John P Benton
Current City: Wheaton, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE
A broad based experienced general management executive with diversified P/L, managerial and staff experience. My extremely diverse background includes positions such as Director of Finance, GM of Manufacturing, VP Transportation and Logistics, and VP of Operations. Experienced working with companies as small as $3MM in sales to as large as $3 Billion. Skilled in leading organizations in developing strategic plans and implementing the plan that lead to growth and profitability. Experienced in organizational change and cost management. Worked in small privately held companies to billion dollar public firms. I believe in getting things done! My favorite quote has to do with Leadership it is “Lead follow or get out of the way.“ Thomas Paine. Leadership needs to step forward and work with and guide an organization so best efforts are directed toward common goals that will lead to success. I enjoy the challenge of learning about people “their strengths, skills and personal situations and putting them in a team that enables them to become engaged and successful in their careers.” I recently took on the challenge of the Chapter Chairman for Fox Valley SCORE. An organization of over 90 incredibly talented, knowledgeable and dedicated business individuals that wants to help small business grow and become successful in our country.
B.S. Industrial Management (Duquesne University) Certificate in Quality Management (DePaul University Certified Quality Improvement Exec. in the Crosby College