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Thomas H Warneka

Thomas H Warneka

Current City: Toledo, OH

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Bob B Anderson

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Bob B Anderson

Current City: Mequon, WI

Expertise: Business planning, Sales management, Marketing Plans, International Sales, 

Bob has a Mechanical Engineering degree. He has held many different positions with his 36 year career with Allen-Bradley (Rockwell Automation). Most of his early career experiences were in the sales and marketing areas of the Allen-Bradley business. His later experiences were in sales management and general management. His last assignment was Vice President, General Manager of the four Rockwell Automation systems businesses. He has a keen interest in planning and has prepared and implemented many business plans in his career. He is an active SCORE Mentor and trainer, involved with a personal charity, and a Corporate Board Member for MSOE.

 

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Education

<p> BSME Milwaukee School of Engineering 1968</p>

Joe W Lola

Joe W Lola

Current City: Carrollton, TX
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

Over 25 years in IT and telecommunications consulting experience in the gas and electric utility industry. Including independent consulting and in-house consulting.

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Education

BA Industrial Technology, San Jose State College MS Industrial Engineering, Stanford University

Wilba Jean Hussey

Wilba Jean Hussey

Current City: Indian Wells, CA

Proficient in turnaround and managing small business. Expert in inventory management, financial control, and operating profitability. Trained and worked at Abraham and Straus Department Store, trouble-shooting various kids, ready-to-wear, and accessories areas. As V.P. then President of Operations the Hot Sox Co., later the Polo/Ralph Lauren hosiery licensee, had an additional 30 years of experience as a results-driven executive leader. Duties included establishing controls for buying, inventory, and for expenses, negotiating costs with and overseeing 30 mills worldwide, and coordinating with Design, Sales, Accounts Payable/Receivables, and Marketing, as well as supervising the warehouse. Resolved business problems throughout this 30 year career, which, also included costing and pricing, off-price sales, merchandising, customer service, shipping, and financing.

 

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Education

B.A. from Duke University

Russell M Thompson

Russell M Thompson

Current City: Sunrise, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

EDUCATION University of Miami, School of Law, Law Degree (JD) – 1985   Nova University, Davie BS in Psychology – 1982   QUALIFICATIONS Experience in P&L management, strategic planning, marketing and operations. I have legal, financial analysis and budget skills. EMPLOYMENT 1971 - 1997 - Pylon Manufacturing Corporation   President/CEO (1996 – 1997)  Full Profit and Loss responsibility of a $30 million manufacturer of windshield wipers and other automotive accessories. Reported to Group President, Aftermarket Division of MascoTech.   Vice President/COO (1986 – 1995) Profit and Loss responsibility for Engineering and Manufacturing operations. Worked closely with President on Marketing and Product Strategies. Reported to President.   Shipping Manager & V.P. Purchasing (1971 – 1986) Attorney (2000 - Current) Law Offices of Russell M. Thompson Owner Personal Injury Law Practice Sunrise, Florida I'm a Broward County Traffic Court Magistrate  

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John Kocher

John Kocher

Current City: Scotch Plains, NJ

Expert in business plans and International Trade. Very experienced in marketing and finance.

Can assist clients with the fundamentals of business, particularly international trade. To include manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, finance. General Management. Licensing intellectual property.

Experience-Industrial Gas and Welding Products, Service Engineer-Chicago, Assistant manager Engineering Service Minnesota, Zone Manager-Pittsburgh, Marketing Manager-New Jersey, Director International-New Jersey, Vice President International, New Jersey ++, President Japanese Sub, Licensing and Agreements, Managing Director Joint Venture (Chile), Managing Director Swiss subsidiary,  Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, Vice President, York, PA, Global Marine Services, NB Development, Consulting

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Education

MIT Mechanical Engineer, in house and other management training courses.

Karen Durand

Karen Durand

Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Brand and Shopper Marketing Executive, retired. 32 years of experience which included, Senior Manager, Shopper Marketing Center of Excellence at Kimberly-Clark, Corp, Vice President Marketing, Specialty Foods Group, Inc. (Nathan’s Hot Dogs); Group Manager, Business Development at International Paper, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Gibson Greetings; consultant for various CPG & B2B companies, and Community College instructor on business plan writing and marketing. Specialties: Shopper Marketing for grocery and mass market retailers, Brand Marketing for CPG companies, Sales and Communications.

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Education

BBA, Marketing and Finance, University of Cincinnati

Richard Werby

Richard Werby

Current City: Carlsbad, CA

Self employed for over 50 years, started 13 businesses, Tape & Label mfg., Invented & Patented and manufactured Packing List Envelopes, Pressure sensitive Tapes, Hot Melt Carpet Seaming Tape, Coating & Laminating of Self Adhesive Materials, Car Rental Agencies, Gift Products, Emblemantic & Premium Products, Income Real Estate Development, Ladies and Children's Accessories, T Shirt Shops, Invented & marketed Printed Shoelaces, Exporting, Partnerships in several foreign countries. Licensed 26 different entities during my business career. PLEASE REMEMBER I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY AND CAN NOT ANSWER REAL LEGAL ISSUES Tufts University BA Economics

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&lt;p&gt; TUFTS UNIVERSITY, AB Economics&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Andrew Kazimierczuk

Andrew Kazimierczuk

Current City: west chicago, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

42 years of successful international business experience in sales and management in the industrial sector in central Europe, United Kingdom and USA. in the eighties led joint venture entity as J.M.D. with Engineering Part of  Burmah Oil Group in England. In 1986 appointed marketing director for Elektrim SA -at that time, publicly traded, largest industrial/trading conglomerate in Poland.In 1992 established in Illinois and led for 14 years Tele-Fonika Cable Americas Corp.- importer and wholesaler for industrial cables/wires.Sales from $ 2 M.- first year to $55 M.in 2005. Currently advises Tele-Fonika and owns consulting company- AmeriEuro Consultants Inc.

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Education

MS in Law ( private international law);post graduate in international business - equivalent to MBA; financial management and accounting courses- local colleges in Illinois. internal management courses within Burmah Engineering part of Burmah Oil Group-UK.

Christopher S Exton

Christopher S Exton

Current City: Chapel Hill, NC

WORK EXPERIENCE BASF CORPORATION, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS DIVISION Manager, Consumer Product Portfolio, Research Triangle Park, NC March 2011-Present Responsible for creating an entirely new $100 million consumer products business based on adapting our professional product portfolio for the consumer. Project depends on efficient matrix management of company resources in R&D, communications, sales, marketing, manufacturing, sourcing, communications, HR and legal along with external resources to develop an appropriate product portfolio, “go-to-market” strategy, branding strategy, communications plan and sourcing plan. To date strategy has been developed and approved along with the execution plan which is underway. Marketing Manager, Seed Treatments USA, Research Triangle Park, NC February 2010-March 2011 Responsible for developing a new strategy for, and restructuring of, the $50million US Seed Treatment Business. Crops included were cereals, corn, cotton, soybeans, potatoes, pulses and sunflowers. Managed a team of field representatives while coordinating sales activities with the entire US sales and marketing team. Worked closely with the Regional and Global Seed Treatment marketing teams as well as the Regional and Global R&D and Regulatory teams. • Developed and implemented a restructuring plan in the time frame requested that was accepted and supported by upper management. Plan achieved all objectives established at the outset and included a novel approach to maintaining the seed treatment business growth with reduced resourcing while redirecting existing resources to support growth of another higher value business • Achieved 75% growth in sales with one less field rep in one year • Successfully launched 2 new products in cereals • Developed plan for launch of another cereal product, one for pulses and two for soybeans Global Strategic Marketing Manager, Herbicides , Research Triangle Park, NC June 2004-February 2010 Responsible for strategy development and implementation of a $300 million global herbicide business including several different active ingredients. Uses included pre and post emergent application to a broad range of crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, sugarcane, turf, cereals, vegetables, tree fruit, nuts and vines etc. Also managed the development of a global herbicide tolerant crop business. • Launched new innovative formulation globally that reduced cost by $15 million/year and improved efficacy and customer acceptance allowing for a price premium of 10-20% in the market. • Managed complex 10 year $100 million product supply agreement involving businesses on two continents • Successfully implemented post patent strategy globally to extend life of product in face of generic competition • Participated as part of team to develop comprehensive 10 year “Weed Control” business strategy presented and approved by BASF board of directors • Successfully negotiated complex herbicide tolerant sales and development contracts globally • Was responsible for 100% growth of a new development herbicide UNIROYAL CHEMICAL COMPANY/CROMPTON CORPORATION Vice President, Rubber Chemicals, Middlebury, CT October 2000-December 2003 Responsible for $200 million global rubber chemical business. Products included broad range of chemicals for use in rubber parts compounding and manufacture. Nine manufacturing plants located around the world, and several joint ventures and alliances with global partners. • Reduced costs by $30 million/year while maintaining sales through plant closings and alternative product sourcing. • Negotiated three-year commercial supply and technical development agreement with a major customer worth $100 million. This was a first for this customer. • Successfully implemented R&D program to develop and launch new truck tire tread technology worth $30 million/year at maturity. • Reduced working capital by $25 million. Had positive cash flow every year despite difficult market environment. • Championed Six Sigma program implementation achieving savings of $5 million/year. Business Director, Europe/Africa/Middle East, Langley, United Kingdom (1989 - 2000) Responsible for $85 million Crop Protection Chemical business with an organization of 130 people throughout the Europe, Africa and Middle East Region. • Doubled sales and increased profit $30 million/year from a loss position. • Successfully "sold" and then implemented plan to dramatically increase sales and development personnel and create new distribution system in Central and Eastern Europe to replace bankrupt old state purchasing systems. • Helped justify and then successfully integrate several European acquisitions that all met or exceeded projected earnings forecasts. • Created new local marketing organization and dramatically expanded R&D organization and facilities to reduce dependence on corporate organization, improve market knowledge and reduce time to market for new products. • Successfully implemented plan to sell high value added branded formulated seed treatment products in lieu of active ingredient sales. • Converted distribution system from large multinational companies to more profitable "direct" sales. Marketing Manager, Plant Growth Regulants and Herbicides, Middlebury, CT (1985 - 1989) Responsible for a $30 million global PGR and Herbicide business. Responsibilities included P&L, developing and implementing strategy, investment decisions and overall business direction. • Successfully managed business through "Alar® Crisis" resulting in no lawsuits, successful product recall and maintenance of excellent relations with impacted apple industry. • Managed to keep Alar® plant growth regulant on the market globally for non-food uses while increasing prices and profitability dramatically. • Successfully managed business through recall of dinoseb products such that U.S. government reimbursed all our costs for recalled product and disposal. Maintained excellent relations with impacted customers. • Launched Harvade® and established it as key product in the cotton defoliant and oilseed desiccant markets throughout the world. Found cost effective tolling option for manufacture. • Led program to develop, manufacture, register and sell new proprietary low use rate grass herbicide that today is the best in class. Earlier assignments with UniRoyal Chemical: Manager, Project Engineering, Middlebury, CT (1983-1985) Responsible for developing new capital projects through BOD approval Manager, Process Engineering and Development, Naugatuck, CT (1981-1983) Responsible for a team of engineers supporting all the UniRoyal Chemical production plants and businesses globally Technical Superintendent, Painesville Plant, Painesville, Ohio (1977-1981) Managed a team of engineers responsible for the smooth running of the NBR, PVC and specialty polymers production facilities Development Chemist, Naugatuck, CT (1974-1977) Responsible for developing new and improved NBR compounds for the hose and mechanical goods markets. Also responsible for helping customers with technical problems. R & D Chemist, Naugatuck, CT (1971-1974) Part of a team of chemists and chemical engineers responsible for developing new acrylonitrile-butadiene (NBR) rubber polymers produced through emulsion polymerization technology

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Education

M.S., Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tufts University

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