Profile

Professional summary

The Turnaround Specialist™, Chuck Gumbert has over 35 years of business leadership experience with specialization in providing consultation on operational turnarounds, interim management, enhancing top & bottom-lines, as well as coaching and training. Chuck has assisted organizations in spheres of acquisition integration, handling of under-managed assets, increasing throughput, employee engagement, alignment, development & execution and enhancing customer satisfaction.

During his career he has worked in the aerospace, power generation, manufacturing, oil & gas, antenna systems and the electronic industries. Chuck started his career as an officer in the US Navy serving over 6 years as an F-14 'Tomcat' Fighter Pilot, Mission Commander and instructor.

Methodology &

Engagement overview

Duration and cost of an engagement depends on the scope of work, identified during the initial consultation.

Clients

A partial list of clients:
• GE
• Aviall
• Air-Vac
• US Navy
• Goodrich
• Dynatech
• M7 Aerospace
• Walbar Metals

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Availability
  • Wichita, KS. Open to travel.
  • Skype, Facetime
  • 1-866-511-1898 x1481
  • Business hours (CT). By appointment.
Key clients
Testimonials

I'm writing on behalf of Mr. Charles (Chuck) Gumbert who was Vice President - MRO for M7 Aerospace. Chuck had full P&L responsibility for the San Antonio, TX and Springfield, MO, MRO business segments. His responsibilities included management of the FedEx ATR program, C26 maintenance, commercial Merlin/Metro work, and the Springfield Merlin/Metro, EMB120, SAAB340 and charter business. Mr. Gumbert was instrumental in starting/growing the ATR P-F line in 2004 and delivered 40+ aircraft on schedule with an impressive record of growth and quality for the program. Chuck's leadership and business savvy are superb. His passion for excellence lead to the development of several high performing teams and ISO/AS certified processes and procedures which have stood the test of time. His customer service skills are well developed and his background in project/program management, financial analytics, process improvement and enterprise growth are assets that any entity would benefit from. I would be happy to provide additional examples of Mr. Gumbert's capabilities and accomplishments upon request

Brian D. Dannewitz, President MRO M7 Aerospace

Chuck's leadership in our MRO enabled M7 to successfully complete over 50 ATR Passenger to Freight conversions while simultaneous implementing significant cost improvements and design enhancements. The work on these aircraft was completed under rigorous time constraints placed on us by our customers. Not one aircraft was delivered late and they all had over and above workscope additions that could have hindered our performance. The program was successful and did not distract Chuck from taking care of our other Commercial and Military customers at the same time

Kevin Brown, Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP M7 Aerospace

Chuck Gumbert was instrumental in the successful CPI-Malibu Production Readiness Review (PRR) with Lockheed Martin and the US government, in advance of the Longbow TCDL Antenna full rate production (FRP). Over the last year, Chuck Gumbert helped make huge strides at CPI-Malibu in the areas of lean manufacturing, process flow, and improved efficiency

Todd Haas Lockheed Martin-Missiles & Fire Control

Just because you have been one of the mentors in my career, I wanted to share with you that I receive my Masters in Organizational Leadership in May. I'm on my last two classes. Thanks for all the good advice you've given me over the years. I've always looked up to you and often find myself saying, "Chuck was right

Melissa Urban, Program Manager TECT Aerospace

Any business owner can identify with the term "covering you back." It is comforting to know that there is someone that you can call when you have all those questions regarding profitability, cash flow, marketing, promotion of your business and all the employee issues we encounter.

I turned to Chuck Gumbert of The Tomcat Group. Spending just one hour helped me realize that he was the guy to give me, my employees and my business the direction and the focus we needed to fulfill our mission statement and dreams for BlackTop Nationals. Chuck will identify issues; the good and those that need direction, implement a plan and give perfect focus for all involved! His business sense and planning are invaluable to me and will be for yours!

I can't think of any business, profitable or struggling to become profitable, that couldn't benefit from Chuck's expertise. He will bring a fresh new focus for you, your employees and everyone involved with your business. It is good to have someone else analyze your business and help you prepare a plan, direction, motivation and perspective. I now have a "road map" and I am confident for the future. It is comforting to know that BlackTop Nationals is now fulfilling its mission statement. I'm glad I called Chuck and to know he's is "covering my back

Rick Nuckolls, President & Owner BlackTop Nationals

On behalf of Bob Jones and myself, please accept this letter of recommendation as a token of our appreciation for all your hard work and success in positioning our company to prosper.

Specifically, we were very impressed with your ability to organize and lead the organization to focus on accomplishing specific goals. The improved throughput, quality and the amount of finished product that was positioned for sale was quite impressive. Further, the communication and working relationship was greatly improved both professionally and personally.

When we did have to pass through troubled waters; your integrity and solutions-oriented approach provided leadership of the highest caliber

Mark Faulkner, Western Region Jones Alloys

Chuck is a dynamic leader who makes things happen and holds people accountable along the way

Jerry Little, Operations Manager TECT Aerospace

Chuck is very good at grasping the issues, turning around a problem and not afraid to make changes

Doris Harms, President Electromech Technologies

[Chuck] is a true leader that can bring high profits and turn around expertise to any company. I would highly recommend him for any organization that would like to have a strong leader to bring about changes that benefit the bottom line of profitability. In addition he is very personable and upholds the highest integrity

Jeff Hardy, Director of Manufacturing Engineering M7 Aerospace

Chuck utilizes resources to reach internal and external goals at a world class level. Chuck displays leadership that motivates organizations to continually improve and challenge the status quo

Ralph Wallace Welco