Manufacturing & Mining

TreeSleeve

We started with an idea for a new approach to single use items. TreeSleeve was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective; to mobilize the coffee industry into a force of good against deforestation through great design.

We use 3 billion coffees sleeves per year deforesting about half a million trees. Instead, TreeSleeves are made of 100% upcycled sugarcane meaning no new trees or wildlife is destroyed to create our product. Additionally, for every TreeSleeve sold, we plant a tree in a deforested part of the world. Tree planting revitalizes communities by providing jobs, fostering economic development, and decreasing the effects of harmful natural disasters like flooding, erosion and climate change. (visit www.treesleeve.com for more information)

SCORE has been by our side from the beginning.

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Owner/Founder
Ray Fraser
My Location
Hartford CT
United States
How SCORE Helped

I've been working with SCORE mentors for a year. I came with an idea of a reusable product. With SCORE's help, a product was developed, tested and consumer tested. I could not have done this without them (SCORE)!

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

Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?

About the Author

 

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming 

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

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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David Allen

David Allen

Current City: Veradale, WA
Chapter: SCORE Spokane

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James Greear

Consultant, speaker, author, minister, from startup to turnaround

James Greear

Current City: Ormond Beach, FL

Jim has extensive international experience in serial entrepreneurship and leadership with more than 30 years in senior management developing strategies, planning and tactical execution. Jim also provides start-up to turn-around and management consulting that provides strategic and creative direction on projects and executive oversight to clients ranging from consumer products and government agencies, to real estate/construction to retail, manufacturing and distribution as well as nonprofit organizations and has benefited hundreds of private and public sector clients.

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Education

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Linda Pickwick

Linda Pickwick

Current City: The Villages, FL

I specialize in helping companies grow their businesses, retain customers and improve margins.

Personnel and leadership development; how to hire, train, and develop customer-focused employees.

Expertise in problem solving, dealing with difficult customers and employees.

Additional skills include sales force development and sales management, compelling compensation, creative thinking, and behavioral event interviewing.

20 years experience in creating and delivering interactive seminars, face-to-face and on-line.

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Education

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BA &nbsp;Social Sciences</p>

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MBA &nbsp;Business Generalist</p>

Robert K. Nicholson

Robert K. Nicholson

Current City: Mogadore, OH

 

Graduated from Kent State University Magna Cum Laude with a Double Major in Marketing/Logistics and Business Management in 1981.    Received MBA from Arizona State University in 1987 with a Finance concentration.

  • Upon graduation from KSU went to work for General Tire in its Executive Management Program with the intent of being a Plant Manager.     Served as Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Production Manager, Quality Manager and Plant Manager.    Plant Manager in union and non-union facilities.
  • After MBA was hired by Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production as a Financial Analyst/Controller in the Gulf of Mexico in 1987.    Bought by Chevron in 1989 and moved to San Francisco Bay area to be Director of Audit.
  • Hired as the 3rd employee for a start-up operation for Roadway Services in 1989.     With two partners we formed Roadway Logistics Systems (ROLS).     Became the top third party logistics provider in the world.     Bought by Federal Express in 1998.     Continued to work for FedEx Logistics until 2000.
  • In 2000, joined ERICO International as the Director of Supply Chain.    Later promoted to VP Supply Chain.    Responsible at times for Sourcing, Customer Service, Transportation, Distribution and Materials Management/Planning.    Currently VP - Transportation and Distribution Services.    ERICO is a manufacturer with WW sales totaling $575 million annually.
  • Also started Comprehensive Research Services with my wife.  Conducted Phase 3 clinical trials by contracting with doctors and pharmaceutical companies.    Ran business for 11 years before wife retired.
  • Currently own and operate "A Bucket of Balls" Driving Range in Uniontown, OH

 

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Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 1981 with a Double Major in Marketing/Logistics and Business Management.</p>

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Received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Arizona State University in 1987</p>

Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Current City: Hopewell Junction, NY
Chapter: Dutchess SCORE

EXECUTIVE - LARGE,  COMPLEX  BUSINESS  SOLUTIONS

Envision,  Define,  Justify,  Lead,  Architect,  Organize,  Develop,  Implement,  Deliver Results

 

PROFILE

Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.

  • Identified opportunities and addressed significant governance, organization, business, and technology issues in multi-project corporate initiatives and large commercial contracts.
  • Managed annual budgets of up to $40M and teams of up to 120 staff members with revenue impacts up to $2B.
  • Delivered effective industry/customer solution successes on-schedule, within-budget and with high customer and team satisfaction.

 

Representative Contributions

  • Ran Wipro Technologies’ Global Delivery Program Management operations for North America, and helped define key service management processes for the company.  
  • Turned around ibm.com e-Business: Led 100 person cross-function, global team, stabilized business operations and technology, doubled performance, added function and enabled 5x revenue growth to $2.1B
  • Created and ran Enterprise Architecture Governance across the divisions of ADP-ES
  • Formed and led 120-person four-company matrix team in $300M IBM contract and developed & delivered reengineered SAP-based ERP solution for Unisource Inc., a 23-company conglomerate.

 

Industries/Sectors

  • e-Business
  • Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Logistics
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • Software Products
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Info Technology

 

Strengths 

  • Initiative Definition including: Strategy Development and Business Alignment;  Portfolio Management;  Enterprise Architecture;  Delivery Roadmaps
  • Defining, establishing and running Development Lifecycle Management and  Governance

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Education

EDUCATION

  • MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    (GPA of 4.0/4.0).
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (“with Distinction”).

 

CERTIFICATES

  • PMP® (Project Mgmt. Professional), Project Management Institute.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Certificate, Open Group. 
  • Project Management Certificate, IBM.
  • Professional Consulting, IBM Advanced Business Institute 
  • Marketing Analysis and Planning, Wharton School.
  • Management of Technology (IBM’s joint Harvard/Sloan/Wharton “exec” MBA).
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