Steve Scharnhorst - Senior Partner

Steve is currently President of Excel Homes. As President, Steve oversees all operations at Excel Homes. Under his leadership and direction, Excel Homes is developing and implementing solutions based on customer needs, market conditions and Excel Homes growth strategies.

A hands-on global organization leader with an entrepreneurial ownership approach, Steve is a top-performing executive who will take Excel Homes to new heights. He has nearly 30 years of experience, including positions with GNB Technologies, Exide Corporation, and Optima Batteries, Inc.

Prior to joining Excel Homes, Steve served as vice president of global manufacturing for Johnson Controls, the world's largest product and service provider to the building industry. During his time there, his focus was on global manufacturing and developing supply chain resources to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. He was responsible for global manufacturing, purchasing and distribution operations.

Professional Highlights:

President & Chief Executive Officer Excel Homes
April 2007 - Present

As Senior Executive for the largest custom modular manufacturer in the United States, Steve grew revenue, implemented disciplines and controls freeing cash and significantly improving cost basis while recruiting a fortune 100 management team in the worst housing market in history.

VP of Global Manufacturing Johnson Control, Building Control Group
May 2005 - April 2007

Responsible for global manufacturing, purchasing and distribution operations with a total scope of more than $1.5 billion (at cost). As the Senior Operations Executive in the building controls division of this Fortune 50 Company, Steve led global operations, purchasing and logistics: leveraged low cost country sourcing techniques in a traditional assembly environment and streamlined supply chain operations globally.

General Manager, Strategic Business Unit Optima Batteries, Inc.
August 1999 - May 2005

As the Senior Executive, Mr. Scharnhorst led the operations, engineering, sales and marketing, brand strategies, and supply chain partnerships. During his tenure he established five year growth and sales plan utilizing best business practices within the organization including Six Sigma, a balanced-score card approach within the business unit, and open management style of leadership. Additionally he led the efforts improving operations returning to profitability after three years of continuous loss.

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