Counselors to America's Small Business
A Mechanical Engineer with 32 years of combined manufacturing and management experience, Positions held were: Machinist, Laboratory Supervisor, Chief Engineer, Vice President of Engineering, National Sales Manager, Executive Vice President and President of a $40MM company. Functional experience included, machining, time & motion studies, plant layout, job costing, product research, plastic mold designing, procurement, project scheduling, project planning, project management, quality control, cash flow analysis, marketing analysis, creating business plans, soliciting capital funding, managing multi-state sales.
19 years as a consultant (Charles E. Schafer Associates, LLC) providing technical, production, sales, IT implementation, training and administrative services to owners and principal officers of manufacturing companies.
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 2015Reelected 2nd Vice President of Frederica Senior Center
<p> Graduated Babson College, Wellesley, Mass BS in BA 1958 Business Counselor Delaware Technical and Community College</p>
Leadership Trainer, Rotary Zone 21B/27 (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona. (2013-present) Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Rotary Zone 27; Rotary District Governor, 2012-13. President, Management Dynamics, 2003 to present). Principal and CEO of PW Funding, Mineola, NY 2001-2003. Principal and COO of Larson Financial Resources, Bernardsville, NJ. 1985-2001 (Sold company to PW Funding.) Commercial and multi-family mortgage finance. Division Manager - AT&T (Public Relations and Public Affairs) 1965-1984. Non-profit boards - Colorado Wing Leader, Angel Flight West; Executive Board, Seminars at Steamboat; United Way; Main Street. Steamboat Seminars. YMCA. Yampa Valley Airport Authority.
BA. Political Science. Eastern Washington University 1965 Brookings Institution, 1982.
BANKING. Branch & Regional Management. Small Business Lending to $500M. 34 years of Experience. BUSINESS CONSULTING. Duquesne University Small Business Development Center counseling Start-Up and Existing businesses. 8 years of Experience.
Degree in Business Administration from Grove City College(PA).
I can help improve the marketing of your firm through the use of traditional marketing avenues (print, radio, TV) or using the internet.
I am President of Keystone By Design, Inc., a marketing agency specializing in three areas: web design, promotional products and internet marketing. Ihave designed successful "brochure" and "e-commerce" web sites. On behalf of my clients I have set up and administer Google Adwords accounts, YEXT search engine optimization accounts, and web display advertising accounts on numerous sites. I am NOT an expert on social media marketing.
In addition, I am the Local Coordinator of the AARP Tax Aide Service, supervising a staff of 16 volunteers; Chair, of the SMC Business Council health Care Working Group, and an appointed Election Judge. The SMC Business Council is an advocacy group for small business.
I have conducted the Marketing section of the Chapter Small Business Basics Workshops for the last several years.
BA Brown University, International Relations
MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania
MBA University of Pittsburgh
Chemical research laboratory - 7 years
Application engineer for manufacturer of;analytical and safety equipment - 4 years
Sales of process and environmental analyzers and electrical equipment to major oil and chemical companies. - 10 years
Owner / manager of manufacturer's representative company with 20 to 25 employees and average annual sales of 15 to 20 million dollars. - 20 years
Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry
One of the most talented young lions in the media business, Mr. Muhammad is in charge of television network business operations, programming and distribution to MVPD, OTT, IPTV, Network affiliate stations, national advertising initiatives, media and business consulting for more than 19 years.
Currently, Mr. Muhammad does oversee television network programming mandates, capital acquisition, and revenue strategy formulation for Frequency's (O&O) American Business TV channel.
For more information visit www.AmericanBusinessTV.com
Senior Management of engineering company involved in mining equipment and plant construction
BChe and MBA in Marketing
I have started about 10 businesses during the last 30+ years and have loved every day. All have been profitable. Start-up costs ranged from $0.00 to $240.00. There are few things more satisfying than making a nice living from a business that you created on a zero dollar investment.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and then doing it again....... and again.
I have always specialized in contrarian mentoring based on finding a niche and exploiting it. This avenue is not for most as it will usually go against what most people say, and everything you read.
If you do what you love, the money will follow.
AAS - Industrial engineering
BS - Industrial Arts Education
RESUME – Ekhard Preikschat
Educational – Ph.D. (physics, Univ. of Wash. 1964,5; Univ of Birmingham (UK) 1968); thesis published on web-site: www.lightspeedtest.com
Professional – Professional and Registered Engineer (P.E. license in WA state, Electrical Engineering)
Founder of 3 high-tech businesses –
Present activities – officially retired in 2002, volunteer SCORE Counselor since 2005.