Educational Services

Dr. Som Karamchetty

Dr. Som Karamchetty

Current City: Potomac, MD

As a volunteer counselor with SCORE since 2004, Dr. Karamchetty counseled over eighteen hundred entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses. His clients came from a variety of businesses and he counseled them in developing their business plans, financial plans, management strategies, and taking inventions to product based businesses. In his counseling, he applies his prior background in government, contracting, engineering, technology, inventions, and idea to product transition, and manufacturing. At the US Army Research Laboratory in Maryland for sixteen years, he managed research projects, and formulated multi-million dollar research programs in emerging technologies and next generation and future systems. At Martin Marietta Data Systems, he was the Principal Technology Investigator for AI and managed Advanced Technology projects. As program manager at Mechanical Technology Inc., in Latham, NY, Som developed a number of advanced concepts and managed thermal systems projects. His other research and development accomplishments were in energy systems, computational methods, wire ropes, and biometrics. He has four patents in engineering and computing. Since his retirement from ARL, Som has been running his own consulting business in technology and management with a focus on concept generation. His current interests span engineering, technology, economic and social development. Som Karamchetty obtained M. Tech. and PhD degrees in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in 1962 and 1965 respectively. He was on the faculty of IIT in India for ten years, and the University of Newcastle, Australia for nine years. He was a visiting faculty member at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; the ARL Distinguished Professor at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College, MD. He is a life Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Having been selected as a delegate-at-large in 2005, Som served on the White House Conference on Aging and contributed to the development of implementation strategies.

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Education

PHD, 1965, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

M. Tech, 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

BE (Hons), (1959),  Andhra University, India

Bob Ganz

Bob Ganz

Current City: Asheville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Expert in Business Plan Development, Development of Financials, Financial analysis, Buy/Sell/Joint Ventures, Business Development. Consultant for major corporations and small businesses, start-up. as well as existing businesses

36 yrs experience with Chemical Division of Multi-national Energy Co in virtually all core business functions (R&D, Engineering, Operations, Construction Management, Technical Support, Market Research, Business Management, Business Plan Development, Business Planning and Strategy, M&A and Divestments), and in virtually all geographies (US, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa). Key responsibilities included business analysis, deal negotiation, M&A and divestments, strategy development and implementation, business development. Currently consult part time for major chemical and petrochemical companies and teach business and technical courses at Cornell.

 

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; BS, MS in Chemical Engineering, minor in Business Administration from Cornell University 1969/1970&lt;/p&gt;</p>

James C. McDermott

James C. McDermott

Current City: Fairbanks, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, FAIRBANKS 2008-PRESENT Business Professor Prepare and present lectures, design and administer exams, research and compile instructional material. Courses taught include Small Business Management, Intro to Business, Organization Behavior, and Organization Change & Development. UAF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER FAIRBANKS, AK MAR. 2006- NOV. 2007 Director of Small Business Development Center Provided small business counseling. Developed and facilitated small business workshops and outreach activities to the community. Notable Achievements: Under my direction, SBDC coordinated quarterly Women Entrepreneurship Networking events, which allowed for leadership, networking, and mentoring for women in Fairbanks. Brought in high level mentors as guest speakers, for example Patent Attorneys and SBA representatives. AXIA COLLEGE (UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX) 2005-2008 Adjunct Instructor Taught Critical Thinking and Informational Technology courses. Notably successful in meeting the challenge of delivering quality, distant education via technology advancements. Making myself accessible, and practicing diligent follow-up with my students, created a rewarding learning experience. UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, ANCHORAGE (UAA) 2004-2006 Enrollment Services Advisor Counseled new, continuing, an transfer students with enrollment, financial aid, records, and registration requirements. Maintained UAA Customer Resource Management e-files containing tens of thousands of student transactions and individual records. WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY ANCHORAGE, AK 2003-2005 Adjunct Instructor Taught courses in Windows XP, Microsoft Business Application software, Management Information Systems, and Business Electronic Commerce. Required my having a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours specializing in IT. DEVRY UNIVERSITY, ALASKA 2001-2003 Recruiter & Educational Advisor Interviewed and conducted interest evaluations with prospective students and families, and provided instruction on admissions and financial aid requirements. Conducted career workshops in virtually all schools in Alaska, reaching out to several thousand students. Notable Achievement: DeVry's 2003 New Comer of the Year STATE OF ALASKA, ALASKA PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE 1999-2001 Administrator, MSDS Database. Purchaser, medical supplies/equipment. Warehouse Supervisor. ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT ANCHORAGE, AK 1998-1999 Warehouse Distribution Manager, managed supply/equipment distribution for 86 ASD schools. Served as Department Information System Trainer for ASD warehouse personnel, financial, payroll, and HR. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 1975-1998  Rank Achieved: Master Sergeant (Honorable Discharge)  Medals Received: 4 Air Force Commendation Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, 7 Good Conduct TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Managed 1,200 personnel Controlled Supplies budget of over $1M per year Managed Multi-Million dollar Inventory budget Strict adherence to prescribed budgets eliminated need for additional funding Monitored President's Fraud, Waste, and Abuse budget policy, and saved tens of thousands of dollars in wasteful spending Respected Leader, earned through trust, integrity, and a passion for excellence.

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Education

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M.S. in Business Organizational Management, Concentration: IT&nbsp;University of La Verne, California B.S. in Occupational Education, Concentration: Business Administration&nbsp;Wayland Baptist University, Texas Continuing Education&nbsp;Have completed 64 graduate credit hours at Capella University School of Business</p>

Eugene F Kierce

Eugene F Kierce

Expert in Business Startups and very knowledgeable in Business Operations.A Certified Mentor for  Bridgeport SCORE. BSEE (Electronics Engineering) retired, as Manager Manufacturing Automation Systems for Black & Decker (B&D), and General Electric (14 years.), General Electric Corporate Consultant (9yrs), Senior Software Systems Analysis for General Electric Corp. (3 years.), Various Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering Positions (10 years.). His other business experience was as a partner in Deli Restaurant, Consultant for an IPO for Qualitative Reasoning System (Artificial Intelligence System). He also has a U.S. Patent on an Integrated Circuit Tester, is a IEEE Member - Artificial Intelligence Sub Group, wrote a Magazine Article on Automatic Test Equipment. Other activities include Shelton Board of Education (8 year.), Chairman of Shelton Apportionment & Taxation (8yrs), and President of Shelton Senior Center (4 year.), Coast Guard Aux. Flotilla Commander (2 yr.), and U.S.C.G.A Coxswain (16 year.). Red Cross Life Saving Year 2000 Award (Rescued a father and 12 year. old son), Scoutmaster (3 year.), Cub Master, (5 year.), Explorer Leader (2 yr.), Jr. Little League coach, Tri-Cities Opera lighting designer (4 yr.), Living Word Ministries Usher & Video Engineer - Weekly program on (Community TV) (7 year.).

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Education

FDU BSEE (Electronic Engineering)

Marshall L Crouch

Marshall L Crouch

Current City: Clemmons, NC

Sara Lee Hosiery, Director of Organization Development, 20 years.  Geoffrey Ladhams Associates, Senior Consultant, 6 years.  Carlton Yarn, Director of I.E, 3 years.  Burlington Industries, Chief I.E, 2 years. Fieldcrest Mills, Industrial Engineer, 5 years.  US Army Signal Corps, Spec 4, Supply Management, 2 years.

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Education

<p> Wake Forest University, Business Admin.</p>

Thomas E Goodman

Thomas E Goodman

Current City: Allegany, NY

For 19 years developed product designs and wrote product design standards for a major international manufacturer of centrifugal compressors and gas turbines. I joined SCORE in 2006 and have enjoyed mentoring hundreds of individuals from over 30 states.  Currently, a SCORE Certified Mentor, available by e-mail.

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Education

Bachelor of Science, Management, Houghton College. Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo. Associate in Science, Engineering Science, Erie Community College.

Donald Gibson

Donald Gibson

Current City: Prospect, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

35 years manufacturing experience with General Electric major appliance business. Last 5 years plant manager. Direct managerial experience in high volume assembly, sub assembly, metal forming, plastic injection molding, maintenance, security, and steam generation. Also, project management, outsourcing, union avoidance, union management, and change leadership experience.

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Education

<p> BS Commerce, University of Louisville, 1965 MBA, Webster University, 1996</p>

Robert B Rowen

Robert B Rowen

Current City: Round Rock, TX
Chapter: Austin SCORE

Dr. Robert Rowen is an active management consultant. His expertise includes supply chain management, manufacturing systems requirements, and process definition and transformation. Dr. Rowen has held engineering, management, and consulting staff positions at IBM. These assignments have touched all areas of electronics manufacturing, such as test equipment, logistics systems, electronic card assembly, and software distribution. He has more than 35 years of industrial experience.

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Education

The University of Texas at Austin PhD , Electrical Engineering , 1985 - 1988 Manufacturing Systems Focus St. Edward's University MBA , General Management , 1981 - 1985 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities MSEE , Electrical Engineering , 1974 -1978 University of Wisconsin-Madison BSEE , Electrical Engineering , 1968 -1972

Gordon S Sanford

Gordon S Sanford

Current City: San Antonio, TX

Directed & Managed University-based small business development programs for 16 years. Taught Univ.-level business and economic courses during this tme. Operated own management consulting practice for over 20 years. Part-owner and manager computer software business for 4 years. Have operated a financial services firm for over 20 years. Served as an Economic Consultant to the Peruvian Gov't for two years with USAID.

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; B.S. Engineering, UCONN, M.S. Agr. Econ. UCONN, PhD Economics, NC STATE UNIV.&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Dr. Patricia Sanders

Dr. Patricia Sanders

Current City: Branford, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Higher Education: Professor of Management, Dean of Business, University President, Small Business Owner.  Consulting Services:  Small Business Development; Strategic Planning; Regulatory Environment of Higher Education; Not-for-Profit Boards

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Education

B.A. DePaul University; M.A. Columbia University, Teachers College; Ph.D. University of Connecticut

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