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Alan M Shaver

Alan M Shaver

Current City: Harpswell, ME

Nearly 20 years with two different major American packaged food manufacturers, plus 4 years with a diversified chemical, plastics and consumer goods manufacturer. With partner, owned and operated a multi-unit franchised auto service business. Have been both an employee of a franchiser and owner of a franchisee. Extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, and business organization.

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Education

Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, major economics Yale Law School, Bachelor of laws, area of concentration labor law Extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, anti-trust, trademark, corporate organization and governance, contracts, international transactions, and SEC compliance.

Bob Lee

Bob Lee

Current City: Beaverton, OR
Chapter: Portland SCORE

Regional Wholesale Paper Company,COO/CEO;Representative National Toy Mfg Companies;Western U.S. Toy Wholesale Distribution Company,COO NorthWestern U.S. Regional Toy Wholesale Co,CEO;Import Toy Wholesale Company,CEO;National Chain Store Service Merchandise Company,CEO

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Education

College - UCLA - BS in Business Administration

John (Jack) P Grise

John (Jack) P Grise

Current City: Trinity, FL

First half of my career was systems programming and applications system design and programming employing various then current languages including assembly. Second half of my career I became engrossed in sales and marketing, technical products including hardware and software.  Gradually elevated my status to Sr. VP level for small to mid sized companies [under $100 million].  I've also had two entrepreneurial endeavors...1st,  in 1973, co-created a retail/nursing home pharmacy system (hardware + Software) w sales & installations throughout east coast.  Was CEO-COO of this co. for 14 years.  2nd endeavor ..in 1998, I founded and ran a small Florida based, medical dealer/distributorship specializing in MRI compatible equipment and Patient Immobilization products for Radiation Therapy, & other medical supplies.  Grew the company through business to business sales as well as government sub contracts (mainly US AID) and operated this company for 12 years.

Presently, I am a Franchise business coach, I coach people interested in exploring franchise opportunities...all at no-cost or obligation in a safe environment (meaning no sales pitches or pressure as I don't sell or broker franchises)

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Education

Western New England College - Springfield MA. BBA curiculum.   Sacred Heart University - Bridgeport Ct - BBA Curriculum

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Current City: Hot Springs Village, AR

High tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions.

I am a professional general management executive with engineering (BSME) and MBA (UCLA) degrees. My experience includes twenty-one years as president and/or CEO of five manufacturing companies, backed by additional line experience in engineering, sales & marketing, and manufacturing operations with high tech electronic & mechanical system products. I am Chairman or Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for three firms. I have significant experience in international operations, mergers & acquisitions, IPO's, managing public and privately held corporations in both turn-around and growth modes. I am a specialist in Strategic and Tactical Planning. I am also a volunteer counselor for SCORE, and a seminar leader at Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). I currently am the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Management at he Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix, where I teach business to MBA and undergraduate students.

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Education

BSME - Polytechnic institute of Brooklyn; MBA - UCLA

Leonard Kranser

Leonard Kranser

Engineering and manufacturing manager for the Gillette Company.  Assistant to the President of a NYSE conglomerate evaluating acquisitions and performing in-house management consulting. President and owner of a manufacturer with approximately 150 employees.

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Education

BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS MIT

MBA Harvard Business School

George Motran

George Motran

Current City: Land O Lakes, FL

Controller for public corporation & private companies for 25 years. Financial statements analysis and cost reduction planning. Business Consultant in increasing profitability and continuous improvements for 5 years. Non for profit experience in dealing with governments contracts and grants. Food Manufacturing and cost accounting experience. Business loan application and capital funding application. Familiar and worked with SBA programs. Exit strategy planning for Small business owners. Involved with Rotary ,Toastmasters and chamber of commerce.

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Education

B.Sc in Accounting and Finance. Certified Management Accountant program accredited member of the institute of Independent business.

John Goldman

John Goldman

Current City: Newton, MA

Owned and operated both a Food Brokerage Business in New England, and a specialty distributing company. Sold both life and casualty insurance, and passed CLU exams while in college. Took grad coursed in: Philosophy,  Computer(IT), .and statistics.

 

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Education

<p> Boston University BS in BA. Additional graduate courses in;&nbsp;philosophy&nbsp;statistics, and computer courses.</p> <p> Currently enrolled, and have completed on line courses at: Duke, Wharton, University of Edinburgh.</p>

Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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Education

EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

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