Manufacturing & Product Development

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David B Epstein

David B Epstein

Current City: Centerville, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

owner and operator ..... retail, wholesale distribution, import, licensing ....

Professional Summary
35 Years executive experience in managing dynamics and operations of multigenerational family business and a mid-size closely held wholesale LLC. Responsibilities included banking, merchandising, operations, product development and importing.
 
1- RETAIL....all areas of P&L , marketing, promotion, sales training, buying, store operations,lease negotiations 
 
2- IMPORTING ( not export) …..direct & indirect sourcing/importing from Far East, Europe and Brazil, interaction with buying and selling agents, U.S. Customs, freight forwarders
 
3- LICENSING…..negotiate license agreements as either licensor or licensee,  trademark ( not patent) issues
 
4- CONFLICT RESOLUTION….partnership & family business issues ..expertise & EXPERIENCE of negotiating in, around and out of a family business and partnerships, succession planning
 
5- WHOLESALE  SALES  & DISTRIBUTION….negotiating w/banks for financing, managing a salesforce (no union experience), employee vs independent reps, trade shows, selling to dept stores, independents and volume retailers
 

 

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Patricia Duncan

Patricia Duncan

Xerox Education Diviision, selling training and management development programs to Fortune 500 companies, sales management of six East Coast offices at Xerox; started a jigsaw puzzle and game company selling to Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble and thousands of specialty stores; acquired by a game company in 2007. Startups on little money, financing, product development, wholesaling, manufacturing, design, sales management, selling company.

 

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Education

BS, Sociology, Marketing

John E Ball

John E Ball

Current City: Canfield, OH
Chapter: Youngstown SCORE

Expert in business operations. Over 40 industrial years starting with Product Development in welding consumables then R&D on welding processes, followed by management, Production Engineering, and  manufacturing plant control.Arcrods in Sparrows Point, MD.from 1960 to 1969; Airco Welding products at Murray Hill, NJ to 1982 R&D Manager, Airco at Chester,WV to 1984 (technical director to plant manager), Advanced Metals Inc. at Canfield, Ohio, till 1986 (founded Company) till 1990, ESAB at Ashtabula, OH (R&D and Manufacturing Manager) retired in 2002. Over ten years with SCORE; past chair of Youngstown chapter.

 

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Education

<p> BS degree from the University of Maine in Engineering Physics. Physical Metallurgy at John's Hopkins.</p>

Alexander Ramig

Alexander Ramig

Current City: Cheyenne, WY
Chapter: Cheyenne SCORE

Alex Ramig is President and founder of AR Associates, a consulting business providing unique and experienced proven management consulting. He works with organizations primarily involved with manufacturing coatings or chemical products used by the coatings industry. AR Associates uniquely helps clients achieve desirable results in (1) strategic development, (2) technology management, (3) new product development and (4) project management.
Dr. Ramig is a world-recognized leader in developing and managing technology strategy, developing business strategy, and in developing and bringing new products to market. Before founding AR Associates, he was Vice President of Research and Development for the paints and coating division of a major chemical company where he directed a worldwide R&D function of about 1200 scientists and technologists. During that time he also served as a member of the senior international business board where he was involved in developing global business and technology strategy.

In total, Dr. Ramig has over 40 years of experience in the coatings industry with 26 of those years in various management positions with the Glidden Company and ICI. He has published and lectured worldwide. He has also held the position of adjunct professor at Northwest Nazarene University where he taught environmental science.

His awards include a Roon Award; he holds three patents and is recognized as the inventor of “plastic pigment� for use in latex paints. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, is an active member of several professional organizations and serves in his local church.

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Education

PhD University of Louisville
BS University of Nebraska

Lynn J Reiter

Lynn J Reiter

Current City: Windsor, CA

VP/VP Marketing and Sales/Marketing Manager in Technology companies

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Education

MBA/BSEE

Neal Weinstein

Neal Weinstein

Current City: San Jose, CA

Neal has led manufacturing and supply chain management operations at the VP-level at public and private companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 firms. He has successfully transferred key management skill sets across industries as diverse as medical devices, fine art publishing, lasers, instrumentation and appliances. His areas of expertise include process and quality improvement, lean manufacturing, customer service (B2B and B2C/retail), strategy development and implementation, cost reduction, new product introduction, turnarounds & troubleshooting and team building. He has been a SCORE mentor to small businesses and nonprofits since 2011.

 

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Education

Neal has a BS in industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University, where he also did graduate work. He completed the GE Manufacturing Management Program and the Becton Dickinson - Harvard Business School Executive Program.</p>

Mike Gilbert

Mike Gilbert

Current City: Pleasanton, CA

Senior management of Silicon Valley communication, networking and computer companies. Vice President Engineering of large and small companies; also Chief Operating Officer with financial and legal operations in start-up companies. Extensive involvement with the business planning, IT management, internet technologies, venture capital financing and product design. Also a member, advisor and investor in computer and network technology venture capital firms.

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Education

PhD in Chemistry and Computer Science. Also MBA and Certified Financial Planner. Technical expertise in computer system designs, network hardware & software, operating systems and real-time software.

Michael Mulligan

Michael Mulligan

Current City: Cincinnati, OH

Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for five manufacturing plants of a multinational pharmaceutical and chemical producer. Specialties: General Management,Manufacturing, Operations, Business Plans and Strategies, Purchasing, Procurement,Distribution.

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Education

B.S. Ch. E. University of Cincinnati

Hugh Wang

Hugh Wang

Current City: Gleneden Beach, OR
Chapter: Salem SCORE

Over 30 years experience owned and operated consulting firms serving Wall Street banks, financial, computer and communication firms, specialized in operation automatons. 5 years as system engineer in computer and communication industries. 4 years experience establishing and operating non-profit educational service. 6 years as SCORE Counselor served over 300 clients.

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Education

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BS in Systems Engineering MS in Systems Science and Applied Mathematics MBA with concentration on financing and investment.&lt;/p&gt;

Gale F Linster

Gale F Linster

Current City: Baton Rouge, LA

CEO of Mfg. Rep agency with 46000 sq. ft. factory warehouse serving 8 states, with 50 employees including 15 salesmen covering and a volumn of $100,000,000 in sales. Also operated gear box assembly operation for our manufacturer WINSMITH. BALDOR District warehouse in Atlanta from 1972 to present. Also built 6 office-warehouse buildings for own company use and at same time, lease buildings on same property.

Current actiities:
- Past Chairman, SCORE BATON ROUGE, '04 & "05, active Board Member

- LINSTER PROPERTIES, LLC owner of high quality office/warehouse commercial buildings in Gonzales, LA see www.linsterconsults.com 

- LINSTER CONSULTING, LLC principle, offering Business Model mentoring, see www.linsterconsults.com

 

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Education

BS I.E. AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 1957, Several courses in Sales, Marketing, Distribution.

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