As the highly-regarded document, ‘Brad William Zarba, Administration, Preparing Projects In-House With Different Administrators,’ demonstrates, Brad Zarba joined Johnson Controls as its New England Region Project Manager in 2005. He rapidly became known as a highly-motivated individual, who developed strategies to manage over $7 million in project backlogs. Single-handedly, Brad Zurba managed project development, implementation and close-out, while striving to prevent margin erosion and increase overall profitability. He was also responsible for all service prime retrofit projects in the five New England states and developed and implemented a manpower loading tools to aid in the adjustment of the prime work force.
In his current position as Area Operations Manager for the Carrier Corporation – United Technologies Corp, Brad Zarba has developed and operated business plans to improve regional performance throughout the New England and Upstate New York region. But it is his leadership in developing and implementing Operational Business Plans to maximize regional performance that has brought him such acclaim and contributed to him receiving the National Operations Award in 2015. Indeed, the judges particularly drew attention to his huge achievement in improving PM compliance scores to achieve an ACE Silver Metrics award, while vastly improving year-on-year customer engagement figures. Brad Zarba also achieved a 124 percent rise in earnings before tax and a 115 percent increase in return of sales figures.
However, according to Brad Zarba, providing great leadership is not always easy. Creating organizational methodologies to assist this process is without doubt a major obstacle in the operational performance of any company. But, given sufficient determination, the advantages will far outweigh the drawbacks of implementing such processes. An able administrator involved in the preparation of projects, should first of all look at the effects such a project will have on all the members of the company. And this is another point to be considered when appointing an administrator from within the company. The individual will be well-versed in the hierarchies already emplaced in the firm, and will therefore be more agile in implementing new ways to manage a given project.
However, the advantages are manifest. When any company is headed by an individual with a strong business ethic and vision, the focus of a project is guaranteed. This allows other members of the company to plan their own time effectively, and to adjust their individual input accordingly. This bi-directional cooperation creates a strong sense of workplace identity which, in turn, fosters a climate of innovation and efficiency. And any system that allows its members to conceptualize new and distinctive approaches for creative strategies is bound to demonstrate a clear competitive advantage over its rivals.