Leonard KielyLeonard Kiely

Successful leader of manufacturing organisations in different industries. Disciplined focus on results. Turnaround specialist - proven experience of rationalization of facilities and businesses. Growth results achieved through organic successes and acquisitions. Builds strong, focused management teams. Strong communication and persuasion skills. Passionate about business improvement and achievement of potential.

Kainos Consulting (2009)
Management consulting - retail, asset sales, business development, new business strategic planning, international sales development.

C&D Technologies Inc, Blue Bell, PA, USA (2006-09)
Leading public (NYSE) Energy Storage (battery) company, $370M sales.

Chief Operating Officer
VP and General Manager, Battery Division

  • Turnaround of business to positive cash flow and profits (loss of $1M/year to $19M EBIT).
  • Sales growth ($267 to $370M).
  • International sales growth of 150%.
  • Consolidated plants from 7 to 5.
  • Sold loss making unit.
  • Developed top class management team.
  • Assumed price leadership in industry.
  • Rebuilt R&D organisation.
  • Lean successes in key facilities.
  • China EBIT from loss of $3.6M/year to break even.

Precision Castparts Corp (formerly SPS Technologies), Shannon, Ireland (1996-06)
World-class $6.5B global engineering company.

VP Business Development - PCC Industrial Segment
Division President - Tool Group PCC
VP - Industrial Fasteners & Tool Group
General Manager Europe - Industrial Fasteners & Tool Group

  • Grew SPS Tool business to #1 position globally, from $3M to $80M - organic and 4 acquisitions.
  • Led businesses in Asia (China, India, Taiwan), Europe (Ireland, UK, Italy, France) and US (MI,RI,MA,OH).
  • Consolidated Fastener plants from 4 to 1. Reduced Fastener inventory by 24%.
  • Developed Asian Corporate sourcing organisation.
  • Transformed PCC tool business from 3% loss to 7% EBIT in 1st year after PCC acquisition of SPS.
  • Consolidated Tool plants from 8 to 5. Converted Indian JV into top performing unit in 9 months.
  • Outsourced non-core activities to Asia. Developed strategic plans for each of PCC's Industrial businesses.

Raychem Corp (acquired by Tyco), Shannon, Ireland & CA, USA (1985-96)
General Manager Molded Parts unit - Energy division
Division Controller - Energy division
Controller & Materials Manager - Molding Operations unit

  • Commenced and led Russian JV.
  • Outsourced low value operations.
  • Established Corporate molding R&D center.
  • Consolidated all Corporate molding operations into one location (from 4).
  • Developed superior management team.

Computer Automation, Dublin, Ireland (1979-85)
European Controller
Irish Operations Controller
Irish Operations Accountant

Crowley's Accountants, Cork, Ireland (1977-79)
Trainee accountant


Kainos Consulting Team