Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Walter Roessler

Walter Roessler

Current City: Vonore, TN

Expert in Start up Businesses and very knowledgeable in business plans. Retired from General Motors after 39+ years, involved in Industrial and Systems Engineering activities including factory floor process and methods improvements and design and implementation of business systems in large manufacturing operations. The last 20 years were spent in Materials Management and Purchasing, managing and directing Production/Inventory Control activities, plus responsibility for a buying and supplier quality group overseeing $2.5B annual procurement value. A member of AIIE (American Institute of Industrial Engineers) and a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (NAPM). Has led major fund raising activities and served as an officer and board member of various nonprofit activities. Anxious to help start-up situations

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Education

<p> BSIE 1960 MBA 1971</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.

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

<p> FDU BSEE (Electronic Engineering)</p>

Dr. Gustavo Garcia

Dr. Gustavo Garcia

Current City: Benning Heights, DC
Chapter: Broward SCORE

over 35 years of experience in import -export, freight forwarding, customs, and International Laws Consultancy. U.S Congress Certified Lobbyst /U.S.Armed Forces Veterans Financial programs

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Education

Juris Doctor (JD) Rutgers University School of Law, BS Political Sciences, Rutgers University ,Master Degree in International Litigations Princeton University. , Specialized in International Litigations and International Arbitrations (International Chamber Of Commerce ICC) International Trade Court.

Herbert H Konowitz

Herbert H Konowitz

Current City: Dover, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Previously ran a family owned business for 48 years in the textile manufacturing business. Catered to hotel and motels and retail department store trade. Being the primary owner I have experience in sales, marketing, accounting,production , and human resources. Presently involved with homeless in Dover, non profit C501(C)3, day to day operations and grants, elected Vice Chair. Elected SCORE State Vice Chair 2006. Elected SCORE State Chairman, 7/20/09. Elected Chairman Concerned Citizens for Justice 2014

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Education

<p> Graduated Babson College, Wellesley, Mass BS in BA 1958 Business Counselor Delaware Technical and Community College</p>

Robert J (Jim) Freund

Robert J (Jim) Freund

Current City: Fogelsville, PA

Employment Law, Policy & Practice, EEO, Exempt/Nonexempt, Organization Design, Bonus, Performance Evaluation, Compensation, Management, Appraisals, Personnel Policy, Nonprofit Policy, Nonprofit Operation. 

 

Eighteen years experience in all aspects of Human Resources at a major corporation. Board of Directors of local Meals on Wheels organization and volunteer.  10 years as a SCORE mentor.

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Education

BA Gettysburg College Biology MS Georgetown University International Relations MSBA Boston University Business Administration

David N Bunis

David N Bunis

Current City: Buffalo, NY

5 yrs at Bloomingdales New York City, 35 CEO Sample Inc (retail chain in Buffalo NY), 21 yrs property management, Buffalo NY, 11 yrs Co-Founder/Producer Jewish Repertory Theatre, Buffalo , NY

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Education

BA St Lawrence University '57 , MBA Wharton School '60

Arthur William (Bill) Ruttledge

Arthur William (Bill) Ruttledge

Current City: Vancouver, WA

Bill was a recipient of a Kemper Insurance Foundation Education Scholarship and enjoyed a 40+ year career as a commercial insurance broker with three international brokers. He also served 15 years as instructor and later as director of Insurance Continuing Education programs with St. Louis (MO) Community College.  Mr. Ruttledge is the current Chairman of the Ft. Vancouver (WA) Chapter of SCORE and is familiar with small business accounting systems.

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Education

BA (Economics) Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin

Jeffrey R Clack

Jeffrey R Clack

Current City: Belmont, MA
  • Expert in pricing products and services
  • Expert in non-profit Boards
  • Expert in sales, sales forecasting
  • Expert in finding and retaining customers

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Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS Materials Engineering 1971;

Harvard Business School, MBA Marketing 1978

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