Daytona Beach, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
I'm glad to share my knowledge and experience with SCORE clients who are thinking of starting a business and those who want to improve an existing one. I can provide insights and assistance with some of the key issues clients commonly face. I can help with for-profit or non-profit planning. I've been involved in a number of charitable, civic and educational organizations,on which I have held Board positions.
I focus on planning and implementation based on many years with IBM as a systems engineer and having had project responsibility. I have experience with the financial aspects of owning and operating a business, too. Whether pre-start or operational, I can help you understand the challenges and define a workable plan to help solve your problems. .
Throughout the years I've served as adjunct faculty at many schools including University of Hawaii, Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I live in Daytona Beach, FL and am a member of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter in Central Florida. My wife and I developed and presented the core workshop “How to Successfully Start Your Own Business" for several years.
I mentor via email and face-to-face. Feel free to contact me.
BES University of Virginia; MEE University of Virginia; PhD University of Virginia
four years of college
My strengths are in Sales ( Manufacturers Representatives) and Business Management & Operations. Prior to retiring in 2003 I owned and operated an Independent Manufacturers Representative Firm from 1981-2003, selling primarily to appliance manufacturers and some automotive, including servicing the manufacturing facilities and working with their respective engineering departments. Before starting the Rep Firm I was a small town New Car Dealer from 1972-1981, which includes new and used car sales, leasing, part sales, car maintenance and body shop repair.
<p> BBA University of Iowa, USAF Flight School, General Motors Institute Dealer program</p>
Vice President of Far East operations for NYSE listed leading toy and gift manufacturer. Far East manufacturing experience in ceramics - greeting cards - plush toys. Management of design and federal safety regulations (CPSC). Responsible for setting up design studios in Far East for printed product catalogs. Manufacturing plant and product safety standards and assembly lines. Property management in New Jersey as well as retail outlets in New York City.
Project manager and line manager in both defense and commercial manufacturing for over 30 years. Projects included systems developments for avionics, client server transaction processing applications, and quality process systems. Managed outsourced software developments.
Currently, adjunct professor in math & computer science.
counseling areas: profit and non-profit boards, grant and proposal writing, technology based business, women in business
<p> BS Mathematics Education MA Mathematics PhD Computer Science</p>
Regular Army Officer with leadership experience as Platoon leader, Executive Officer, and Company Commander with 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions. 27 years with the United States Postal Service as Industrial Engineer, Manager Industrial Engineering, Director of Mail Processing, Director of Operations Support, and MSC Manager/Postmaster. The world's largest distribution, logistics, and delivery system - required proficiencies of me in operations improvement, personnel and labor relations; mechanical, building, and fleet maintenance, financial and operations analysis; air and highway transportation networks and contracting; facilities justification and design; Manager, supervisor and employee skills training; and public relations.
<p> BS/MS Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University - MS in Industrial Engineering option. Executive programs from Duke Universities Fuqua School of Business and University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.</p>
Experienced in business management, consulting and manufacturing; having spent 20 years in the golf resort and consulting business and 25 years in the machine tool and product design business.
Retired CEO of Dogwood Hills Golf Resort, Inc.; Chief Engineer for Ryd-A-Rail, Inc. (manufacturer of rail conversion units); diverse experience in machine tool and product design with Sunstrand Corporation, Clipper Manufacturing, Stephens and Associates, Imco Container Company, Westinghouse Electric and Beloit Iron Works.
Rankin Technical College (St. Louis, MO) and University of Missouri-Kansas City.
20 Years in Apparel industry doing research and Development and equipment design. 3 years in project management. 20 years in Plant Maintenance, management and engineering.
Awarded 5 US Patents
<p> 4 years David Dale College of Engineering Mechanical engineering, Non Degree Hudson Valley Community College Industrial controls and design ,Certification Program. Utica College Business Management </p>
My career varies from Military (USMC, Viet Nam) to Law Enforcement to Public Planning to Executive Management. Since 1995 I have started, built, and sold 4 small businesses; one of those involved inventing, engineering, patenting, and marketing a home hardware product.
<p> A.S. - Computer Science; Mathematics</p> <p> B.S. - Management; Communications</p>