Manufacturing & Mining

Ronald L Coosaia

Ronald L Coosaia

Current City: Palm Desert, CA
Chapter: Detroit SCORE

30 years experience at all levels of light and heavy manufacturing management.  

Expertise: Manufacturing/Assembly Management, Start Up, Business Planning, Leadership, Quality Control, Budgeting, Logistics and Manufacturing/Plant Engineering.

Skilled and accomplished at all levels of manufacturing manage from floor level supervisor to plant manager.  Developed business plans and successfully launched several new products.  With 30 years experience in manufacturing I am well grounded in start up, quality control, budgeting, planning, supply management and manufacturing/plant engineering.

I have a Business Administration Degree and Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Currently reside in Palm Desert California, am a member of the Detroit SCORE Chapter and have been counseling since 1998.

Will phone and site counsel as required.  

Have been counseling since 1998.

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Education

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Bachelors Degree in Business Administration University of Michigan<br />
Associates Degree Industrial Engineering University of Michigan</p>

 

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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 workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
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Ron Witzke

Ron Witzke

Current City: The Villages, FL

Senior human resources executive medium sized companies of 3000 employees and international subs.

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Education

BA University of Pittsburgh Poli Sci

George R Hemond

George R Hemond

Current City: North Smithfield, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

Principal - KIS Management Services, Retired as Assistant Vice President of FM Global in 2007. Corporate Office liasion Underwriting Officer to its Western and International Divisions. Served as Interim CFO/COO of a small non-profit organization in 2009/10. Certified Instructor of: Business Risk Management, Commercial Property Insurance and Insurance Laws & Regulations.

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Education

ASEE - Roger Williams University; BSIE - Roger Williams University; MBA - Norwich University (concentrations in Operations and Financial Management)

Mark J Ellsworth

Mark J Ellsworth

Current City: Sheldon, IA
Chapter: Iowa Lakes SCORE

CPA, board member, business coach, mentor and facilitator with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and business management. Direct experience with property insurance companies, banks, manufacturing/distribution companies and various family and closely-held businesses.

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SCORE Mentors Razor Chemical, Inc. to Success

Razor Chemical, Inc. was started when owner Suni McClelland brought her idea for a cleaner that is harmless to the user and the environment to chemists at the University of Arkansas. Soon a line of cleaners were developed that are among the safest on the commercial market. In their first four years, Razor Chemical moved or expanded their facilities each year to keep up with the demand and growth of their business. During this time of expansion, and through the past two decades, Razor has relied on SCORE to help advise them on business decisions big and small. No matter how large Razor Chemicals grows they constantly refer to their mission statement of, “We will give our customers the best cleaners at the best price with the best service”, to stay true to the founding principles of the company that have made them a SCORE success story. 

Razor Chemicals Inc. Website

Owner/Founder
Suni McClelland
My Location
1305 North Hills Blvd, suite 119
North Little Rock AR 72114
United States
Revenue
1,000,000
Employees
6
Year Company Formed
1992
My Successes

For over twenty years Suni McClelland has worked with SCORE to help Razor Chemical, Inc. with business expansion, government contracting, and a slew of other areas that have popped up over the life of her business. Razor has developed a variety of cleaners including Razor Green, which is the finest stainless steel cleaner that anyone has ever seen while being environmentally safe and people friendly. To go along with their large selection of cleaners Razor has developed a line of accessories that are aimed at helping manufacturers minimize chemical waste and saving them money. Now Razor Chemical, Inc. is a company that is running debt free and making seven figure profits annually, thanks in part to the assistance of Razor’s SCORE mentors. 

What's Great About My Mentor?

When asked about working with SCORE Suni McClelland says, "I am truly grateful to have this local resource. Being able to pick up the phone and ask for help, or recently for advice, is a gift." Razor Chemical has relied on SCORE since they began producing chemicals in 1992, and they continue to stay in contact with SCORE Mentors like Bob Smith today. No matter the area, SCORE finds a way to help Razor Chemical including with marketing, inventory control, and manufacting. It's a relationship that has seen Razor Chemical go from an idea at the University of Arkansas into a profitable business that continues to grow beyond expectations. 

How SCORE Helped

SCORE has been there for Suni McClelland and Razor Chemical, Inc. since 1992. Over twenty years Razor Chemical has relied on SCORE mentors to answer questions and give advice on a variety of business topics. When Razor was starting up, SCORE was easily accessible to assist with identifying and taking advantage of growth opportunities. As Razor has grown, SCORE has been only a phone call away to lend an ear to Suni McClelland when she finds herself facing a business decision. Suni looks back on her twenty years working with SCORE and says, “We are debt free and average about 1,000,000 in sales. Thank you to all the SCORE staff and to Bob Smith for his advice.”

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

Current City: Marblehead, MA

Expert at launching consumer products, specializing in international market development. Built consumer franchises in over 25 countries and participated in the planning, construction and profitable operation of both new plants and acquisitions.  Here's my full profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelthompson44

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Education

Master of Business Administration (Honors in Marketing)

William OHara

William OHara

Current City: Fayetteville, NY
Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Manufacturing backgrond. Experience with engineering; sales/ marketing; general management disciplines. Distribution thru Retail, Commercial & Industrial channels. President/ CEO of 5 corporations.

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Education

BSME - Syracuse University

Bonnie Copeland

Bonnie Copeland

Current City: Costa Mesa, CA

Business plans, business start-up, finance, financial projections, financing businesses and start ups, cash flow, budgeting, intellectual property, turn-arounds for troubled businesses. Retail, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, the environmental industry and non-profits. I began my business career by starting a retail ski shop, which built to $1 million in sales as the ski industry boomed. When my daughter was born I sold the ski business and became a stay-at-home mom entrepreneur. I sold custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops. Five years later I sold the portrait business and entered the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. After graduating Magna cum Laude I worked as Assistant Controller and Factory Systems Analyst for a large aluminum foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio. Two very cold winters later I moved to Southern California as Project Financial Analyst for Hughes Aircraft.I moved to Disney to manage the financial affairs for several divisions at the park as well as the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad. I left Disney to work as a Special Projects Analyst for Shell Oil, then spent 11-1/2 years at Digital Equipment Corporation. At DEC I worked directly with the Western Vice President of Sales, managing the budgeting, reporting, and awards programs for a 300 person sales force. I also served as executive partner to several aerospace and banking companies, wrote the strategic plan for a new $50 million venture, served as national training manager for the Finance and Accounting organization, and as training liaison between Finance and Accounting and the sales group. In 1992 I took early retirement and became a SCORE volunteer. Currently, I work half-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also work periodically with the Cal State Fullerton School of Business Entrepreneurship program and run three small businesses: consulting for several former employers, art beading and freelance writing

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Education

BA, University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude -- Studio Art Major, Theater and dance minor MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Accounting. 5 time winner, Chapter Cyber Counselor of the Year Award.

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