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Dr. Vincent Palombo

Dr. Vincent Palombo

Current City: Medina, OH

Notre Dame College 2010-current

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Instructor for entrepreneurship, operations management, strategic management,

Terrell Manufacturing, Inc.  1986-2009   Director of Operations/Owner  2002-2009

Managed all manufacturing operations for a multi-million dollar business supervising over 30 employees in the manufacturing of precision-machined products. Customers included Eaton Hydraulics, Parker-Hannifin, Demag, Bosch/Rexroth, Alcoa and Milacron. Products sold both domestically and internationally

Develop and implement Strategic Business Plan, focusing upon the enhancement of growth and opportunities. Execute the plans associated with marketing, production, inventory control, and finance

Increased the business value over 30 percent since inception (January, 2005 to January, 2009), through productivity efficiencies and the increase of total sales by 40 percent in the initial 24 months   

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Education

Walden University, 2011-2014

Doctorate of Business Administration

Dissertation: Turnaround Strategies for Small Machine Shops

Michael O'Toole

Michael O'Toole

Current City: Rocky Hill, CT

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Kathryn Lois De Young

Kathryn Lois De Young

Current City: Bradenton, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

I am a retired Optician who owned and ran a Retail Optical Store, an Optical Manufacturing Company, and a Promotional Product Imprinting Company.

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Education

I hold an A.A.S. in Ophthalmic Dispensing and a B.A. in languages. I am Licensed and Certified as an Optician in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and I have earned my Fellowship in Opticianry. I am also a former Tax Return Preparer for H.R. Block, and a certified Para Legal.

Rocky Smolin

Rocky Smolin

Current City: Del Mar, CA

40 years as an independent software developer - custom and commercial applications for small business - expertise in manufacturing systems; small systems hardware and software;

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Education

B.S. Business Administration, Bradley University 1970

M.B.A. Information Systems and Finance, San Diego State, 1974

Bruce Freeman

Bruce Freeman

Current City: Sarasota, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Quality professional.  Familiar with quality procedures and systems scaling from shop floor to multi-facility management.  Procedure and system writing and implementation.  Quality systems - ISO 9001 & etc.  Metric creation and use to benchmark activities and manage outcomes.  Metrology and statistical process control.  Quality audit.  Use of quality toolkit to drive business excellence and customer satisfaction in every type of organization.

Retail.  Several years during high school and college working in and managing convenience stores.

Real Estate.  Bought, remodeled, rented and ultimately sold numerous rental properties throughout the years. 

      

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Education

BA, University of Texas at Austin.  Major - Statistics, Minor - Russian.

Numerous post collegiate courses related to quality, auditing and subject matter of my industry (petroleum equipment). 

 

Edward Gromada

Edward Gromada

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

2011 to Present Retired

2009 to 2011 BLACKBERRY, INC.  WATERLOO, ON, CANADA
Consultant: Strategic Business Development

2000 to 2009 GLOBALWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.  HAVERHILL, MA
Vice President, Global Business Development (2004 to 2009)
Director, Global Marketing Operations (2002 to 2004)
Director of Global Business Integration (2000 to 2002)

1998 to 2000 IPC COMMUNICATION SERVICES, INC.  RONCQ, FRANCE
Vice President/General Manager, Europe

1995 to 1998 SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, INC.  HEATHROW, FL
Director, Operations

1992 to 1995 THE GCS GROUP, INC.  BELMONT, MA
Principal

1977 to 1992 POLAROID CORPORATION  CAMBRIDGE, MA
General Manager

1974 to 1977 ANALOG DEVICES INCORPORATED  NORWOOD, MA
Senior Analyst

1971 to 1974 PWC LLP  BOSTON, MA
Senior Auditor

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Education

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Certificate in Advanced Studies in International Business, Post MBA Study

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Masters of Business Administration

University of Massachusetts  North Dartmouth, MA
Bachelor of Science, Business Management

Luc Lefevre

Luc Lefevre

Current City: Riverside, CA

Successful Executive with domestic and international experience in operations, P&L, oversight, multi-product distribution, and sales/marketing involving both established and growth organizations.  Results focused, decisive leader with proven success in key account management, new market identification and strategic positioning of Fortune 500 organizations. Spearheaded operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce costs. Excel in dynamic and demanding environments while remaining results focused and pragmatic. Negotiated strategic contracts with Fortune 100/500 companies such as:

Sony, Panasonic, Tyson Foods, ITT-Canon, Pentair, St Jude’s Hospital, as well as, many additional small to medium sized businessS    

CORE COMPETENCIES

   • Visionary Leadership   • Risk Management     • Budget/Sales Forecasting

   • Key Partnership Development   • Multi-Media Advertising  • High Stakes Negotiations

   • Key Distribution Management   • Tactical Market Planning   • International Experience

 


 

 

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Education

     

     MBA: Business Administration, Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business 

            BS:    Business Administration. U.S.C, Marshall School of Business

 

John E. Emery

John E. Emery

Current City: Oakdale, CA

Several years in Supply Chain Management & Hi-Tech Manufacturing including IBM (33 yrs)and 3 start up companies as Materials Director.
Consultant on Manufacturing Inventory & Process Control.
Taught several Inventory Management and Supplier Evaluation classes.

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Allen Budnick

Allen Budnick

Current City: Aiken, SC

Education in engineering with BS chemical engineering and MS mechanical engineering. Completed 27 military service in US Navy nuclear submarines and naval reserve.   Retired as Navy Captain.   Worked in civilian utility business for 25+ years in nuclear operations and construction.  Was plant manager of nuclear  facility and project manager for numerous major capital projects in civil, electrical, and mechanical fields.  Provided consultant services for 10+ years to companies erecting natural gas and solar (CSP / PV) electrical facilities.

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Education

BS Chemical Engineering  Purdue University

MS Mechanical Engineering  University of Connecticut

Certifications in Business from Milliiken University

Certifications in Quality Assurance / Quality Control

David Allen

David Allen

Current City: Veradale, WA
Chapter: SCORE Spokane

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