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Bill Lyon

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Woodbury, MN

Chapter: St Paul SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Sales/Marketing exec as background whose focus, since management position #2 at P&G, has been restarts and start-ups throughout the career. This includes being in the "executive suite" of leadership for 30+ years (including being President). The most recent two years (ending the close of Q1 of 2014) has been consulting projects, essentially limiting myself to two weeks per month. Both projects (successful) were in the aging-in-place/healthcare technology/systems segments and considered "next generation" solutions. I still take periodic consulting phone discussions (usually conference calls) with major worldwide investment banking and analytics projects companies like McKinsey and Goldman Sachs (and their competitors).

Bill Lyon: Business Development M’Health/PERS/M’PERS

billlyon45@gmail.com

Summary

Restarts and start-ups . . . from the first sales position with P&G, to market repositioning with underperforming brands, including the entrepreneurial start-up of Patient Care Products, from "scratch," at P&G: strategic and tactical skills applied to each successive company. Visonic 3X core business results (reversed business decline); created 2 segment businesses with family branding (PERS & access dealer program); stabilized, then doubled systems business (commercial enterprise-level for hospitals & museums & prisons & campus' type integrator businesses); rebuilt sales team---always profitable.

Specialties

Business creation and development

Experience

Group Lyon Consulting:

September ’12 - current

M’Health & PERS (“classic” PERS and M’PERS), “Next Generation” systems development to create market leadership in the quickly evolving aging-in-place business segment; turning business intersections into sales channel freeways.

 

Business & Product Development Director at LifeStation, Inc.:

July 2011 – September 2012 (1 year, 3 months)

M'Health expansion: from the successful consumer direct program to partners in allied business segments and adjacent sales channels. This includes products & services additions that are "best in class," sourced worldwide, to enable market leadership with and for partners: recruiting first dedicated outside sales team with a focus on existing aging-in-place sales channels; senior living to hospital based programs business creation, a priority focus on new partners, that are market leaders, in allied channels.

President Americas '01-'10: Corporate VP, Business Development ’10-’11: Visonic

July 2001 - July 2011 (10 years)

Restart challenge that more than tripled results in the combined businesses.

VP Business Development (Worldwide) Healthcare Segment (PERS) at Visonic

July 2010 - June 2011 (1 year)

Sales channel development and new business creation for M'Health; with PERS as the at-home systems entry point, for consumer solutions that evolved as lifestyle changes required (personal safety; environmental safety; residential security).

President at Visonic Americas

July 2001 - July 2010 (9 years)

2001 to current: home security systems; home control systems; PERS systems; Americas subsidiary of Tel Aviv based company

VP Sales & Marketing at Laerdal Medical

January 1998 - July 2001 (3 years 7 months)

Emergency medicine devices and training modules: CPR Annie the first product; ER to Ambulance the target market, including AEDs; more than doubled sales results

 

 

Group VP -- Founder at Purisys

July 1993 - December 1996 (3 years 6 months)

In-home carcinogens retail products start-up that focused first on home improvement stores (Home Depot) and transitioned to mass merchandiser/drug stores as key retail for the target family consumers.

VP Sales - Marketing at Philips Lifeline

January 1986 - July 1993 (7 years 7 months)

PERS when the business segment was being created; tripled business; before Philips acquired Lifeline; achieved 70% market share in “classic PERS” sales channels

District Sales Manager Patient Care Products at P&G

July 1972 - January 1986 (13 years 7 months)

Toilet Goods (H&BA) sales to Cincinnati brand management to regional recruiter to Patient Care Products with New England region (each year, national leadership results)

 

Education

San Jose State University

Grad Work, European Intellectual History, 1967 – 1972

(US Army 1969 & 1970)

University of California, Santa Barbara

BA, History, 1963 – 1967

 

Honors and Awards

Michigan Exec Program 1991; Harvard Law Program on Negotiation;

AMA Executive Leadership Seminar; Speaker at CES Silvers Summit ‘12

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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See resume uploaded as a PDF &amp; in background summary above</p>

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Art Ferber

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Carlsbad, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Art’s business career focused on engineering, safety, risk management, and training in petrochemical products operations for Exxon, Allied Chemical, and Union Texas (became ARCO, then BP) in New Jersey and Houston.  His areas of operational experience ranged from project management, strategic and business planning, petrochemical manufacturing, transportation, and storage. Art was the national chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s Training and Development Committee, earning their highest recognition award for service to the petroleum industry. After an early retirement from industry, he reinvented himself as a creator of unique three-dimensional wall sculptures, a small business he operates out of his home (www.artferber.com). His photographs have won several awards and he enjoys teaching Photoshop to individuals.

He served on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. He is a Dale Carnegie Instructor and has been teaching their Leadership Training for Managers seminar for over 25 years. Art has concluded that the core of good leadership and management hasn’t changed over the years.  He believes that coaching and mentoring is the art of assisting self-discovery.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn N.Y.

M.S., Engineering Management, N.J. Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.

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Joseph Morris

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Getzville, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

Recently retired after serving nearly forty years in the space and defense industries as a senior program manager in engineering development (obtaining six patents along the way) and in production programs. I resurrected my consulting company, Rocket Science Technologies (http://www.rocketscitech.com), to offer project management and proposal/grant writing consulting and training in Buffalo.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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BE Mechanical Engineering New York University</p>

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BS Physics, New York University</p>

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MBA Courses (includes Finance, International Marketing, Accounting, etc.), National University</p>

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Training/Certifications<br />
&bull; Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI &bull; Green Belt Certification, (6SigmaUSA)<br />
&bull; EVMS, (Humphrey Associates) &bull; Mastering Risk Management, (Prodevia) &bull; Mastering Project Requirements (Prodevia) &bull; (Mastering Project Schedules &amp; Deadlines (Prodevia</p>

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John Schveibinz

John Schveibinz

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Ellicott City, MD

Languages:English

How I can help you

Entrepreneur, small business owner with startup experience

Co-founder Applied Signal and Image Technology, Inc. (ASIT) acquired by L3 Communications in 2005.

Electrical Engineer BSEE Univ of Akron 1985, MSEE Johns Hopkins 1991

Experienced mentor, trainer and public speaker with MAT in secondary physics UMBC 2011.

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Industry Experience

Education

BSEE University of Akron (1985)
MSEE Johns Hopkins University (1991)
MAT University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2011)

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Morris Sneor

Morris Sneor

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Highland Park, IL

Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Innovative marketing executive with agency and brand building experience known for blending empathy with creative intuition and critical thinking for solid results. Thought leader that excels in divergent ideation, and converting abstract concepts into concrete programs, products, and services. Highly regarded as an individual contributor and team collaborator who designs and develops new business initiatives that generate revenues, accelerates sales and increases profitability.

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,&nbsp;<span>Master of Science (M.S.), Communications / Advertising.</span></p> <p> Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL,&nbsp;<span>Bachelor&#39;s Degree (B.A.), Corporate Communications, Psychology.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span>DePaul University, Chicago, IL - Practical Internet Marketing, </span>Certificate Program.<span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p> HubSpot<span> Academy, Inbound Marketing </span>Certificate.</p> <p> <span>Dale Carnegie-Sales </span>Certificate.</p> <p> Kepner-Tregoe<span> - Problem Solving Decision Making.</span></p>

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