Description: Position Purpose: Plans and directs all aspects of the Business Unit's operations. Responsible for the short and long term profitability and growth of the Business Unit. Plans and directs all aspects of the company's operational policies, objectives, and initiatives. Develops polices and procedures for operational processes in order to ensure optimization and compliance with established standards and regulations. Represents the organization in its relationships with major customers, suppliers, competitors, commercial and investment bankers, government agencies, professional societies, and similar groups. Develops a sound short - and long- range plan for the organization. Ensures the adequacy and soundness of the organization's financial structure and reviews projections of working capital requirements. Negotiates and otherwise arranges for any outside financing that may be indicated.