Michael B. Boyd

MICHAEL BOYD is an expert international business leader, possessing more than 20 years of experience in international management, including executive and senior management level positions throughout the Caribbean and United States of America.  He is the General Manager for Jamaica Citrus Growers & Citrus Growers Marketing Co. Ltd.  He manages and develops key resources, including human and financial, to ensure that strategies are implemented to improve the companies market share in the juice and dairy market.  In addition to a myriad of duties, Mr. Boyd negotiates key contracts for critical raw material and packaging inputs that are required in the manufacturing process.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Boyd held a number of senior level positions in varied business environments in Kingston, Jamaica and New Jersey, New York and Florida in the United States.  He was the Director of Superior Logistics & Transportation Company Ltd. Jamaica, W.I.  Mr. Boyd’s accountabilities included managing the development of the company’s human and financial resources as well as negotiating business opportunities with local and international clients to secure consulting services, research projects, procurement and logistics services contracts.

Mr. Boyd was the Project & Logistics Manager for Digicel Jamaica Limited in Jamaica.  He coordinated and chaired Project Management meeting with the COO, Directors and functional Managers.  He developed initial Gantt chart to manage all aspect of the company’s network instillation and evaluated local and international suppliers of product and services,  negotiated contracts and developed approve suppliers.  In addition, he negotiated warehouse contract with Factories Corporation of Jamaica, hired warehouse contractor to manage company’s assets.  He evaluated Freight companies, Customs Broker, Haulage contractors and agree company’s Logistics strategy to handle equipment and material deliveries to Jamaica.

Mr. Boyd was the Operations Manager for COCA-COLA in Jamaica.  He managed the overall assets and resources of the company’s production, quality control, maintenance, fleet and security in a cost effective manner to ensure profitability.  He managed the development and implementation of one of Jamaica’s first waste water treatment plant to ensure that, effluent consistently meet agreed NRCA and Coca-Cola global standards.  He developed and managed the company’s total operations budget to ensure compliance with global production (standard) cost; and developed training programs, recommended and assist HR in coordinating training courses for all department managers and their direct reports.  He also developed and implemented Logistics system/programs to efficiently control the flow and storage of goods from production to all distribution locations.  Finally, he megotiate the company’s security contracts and managed the overall security at the production facility and all distribution centers.

Mr. Boyd was the Technical Logistics Manager and Operations Manager for DESNOES & GEDDES in Jamaica, where he planned and managed the total department budget (J$ 375M).  He re-engineered the Operations department and implement systems to support newly developed division and company’s mission to improve efficiency and reduce cost. He developed and implemented systems to the efficiently control the flow and storage of material from point of origin to consumption. 

Mr. Boyd was the Regional Logistics Manager / Plant Superintendent Coca-Cola Bottling Hollywood, Florida.  He planned and managed total department human capital and material resources (US$20M budget & over 60 employees). He managed company’s regional production and distribution schedule and all aspects of the operations to meet the company’s agreed KPI’s and production targets.  He managed the company’s regional Distribution and Logistics development which includes implementation of JIT inventory and delivery systems.  In addition, Mr. Boyd re-engineered warehouse/facility layout to facilitate efficient and effective receiving of material, storage of material and product and loading/unloading of containers and route delivery trucks.

Mr. Boyd received his D.B.A. “Doctorate in Business Administration” from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1988.  He was awarded his M.Sc. Management Technology/Industrial Management from the University of Wisconsin and a B.Sc. in Industrial Arts/Education.  He achieved his Certificate in Industrial Arts/Education from Mico Teachers College in Jamaica, West Indies in 1978.

Mr. Boyd serves on the board of a number of organizations.  He is a Member on the Board of Management of Tredegar Park All Age School, Treasurer Central St. Catherine Foot Ball League “St. C. F.A.”, Director Ankhs Limited, “”. Member of USA Council of Logistics Management and Member of Jamaica Golf Association.