Counselors to America's Small Business
I have 30 years of experience in marketing luxury goods (jewelry) and consumer-packaged goods (food) with manufacturing companies. I have worked extensively in direct marketing and catalog sales, as well as distributing through wholesale and retail channels. My areas of expertise include planning, advertising, promotion, trade shows, product development and pricing. Early in my career, I was a staff consultant with a general management-consulting firm and worked on planning, organization and cost reduction projects. My first management position was manager of financial planning and control at a high tech company. (Email Counseling ONLY)
I have experience teaching marketing at the university level.
Specialties:business to business marketing, promotion, advertising, planning
My education includes a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin
30 years (1958-1988) in International Worldwide Textile/Apparel Import/Export Businesses, both large and small as well as retail/wholesale trades. 3 years abroad in Hong Kong as assistant office manager of large retail buying office.
25 years in Higher Business Education (1986-2011), Marketing, Sales, International Trade and Supply Chain Management
Retailing, Fashion Merchandising, Sales & Sales Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Operations
Doctor of Professional Studies in Management, Pace University, 1993
Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology, 1984
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Thomas Edison State College, 1983
I am a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in General Studies and Marketing. I have recently retired from Roseburg Forest Products where I held the position of the National Sales Manager for the Engineered Wood Products (EWP) business unit for the last 12 years. I have 31 years of experience in the EWP business and prior to that had management experience in the grocery, cabinet, building, remodeling and lumber industries. I am experienced with the promotion, sales and marketing of value-added products to the building and construction industries throughout the United States and Canada. In my free time I enjoy, exercising, gardening (landscaping), reading and spending time with my family. I am a certified “duffer” at the game of golf.
University of Michigan, B.S. General Studies; Marketing
Aurora University, Chicago, IL, MBA Classes Toward MBA
Boise State University, Boise, ID, Completed Micro MBA Course
Retired Associate Director/Plant Manager from Procter & Gamble in 2010 to pursue my passions as a non-profit leader and social entrepreneur. I have multi-national corporate Manufacturing, Product Supply and Organizational Development experience through several business leadership roles across diverse regions, businesses/consumer brands, supply chains, product platforms and technologies. I've worked as a global and international manager in organizations throughout the US, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia and West Africa. I retired as an Associate Director/Plant Manager from the P&G Pet Care Plant in Henderson, North Carolina, USA. Prior to that, I was the Plant Manager at the P&G Baby/Feminine Care Plant in Tepeji, Mexico, near Mexico City. In 2002, I founded Advanced Transformational Technologies, LLC as a business and organizational consulting company that specializes in leadership development, performance based management systems and continuous improvement methodologies. I currently volunteer on several boards and advisory councils. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1989), and was awarded my Master’s of Science in Positive Organizational Development (MS POD) from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management (2010).
B.S. Polymer Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1989)
M.S. Management (Positive Organizational Development & Sustainable Change), Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management (2010).
Executive Certificate Nonprofit Leadership, Duke University, (2011).
Bob had a career that spanned a number of different roles of management including engineering, manufacturing, market and sales for both Fortune 500 companies and smaller fab-less semiconductor enterprises. He managed several off shore assembly locations and special assignments like ground water remediation actions and has been a CFO for a non-profit organization. A majority of his work was in marketing and sales management both in the USA and in the Pacific Rim markets. After retiring he has helped over 500 Silicon Valley SCORE clients in face to face as well Internet meetings. His clients have had service and product lines in markets ranging from retail consumers to manufacturers. He believes his background while in his working career, as well as with SCORE, has enabled him to best understand small businesses. He now has been with Silicon Valley SCORE for over 10 years.
University of Michigan
Post Graduate courses:
Product Liability and Intellectual Product Rights
Senior and corporate management courses by Raytheon
EPA sponsored courses.
Early career 21 years with major department store in Midwest, VP of Warehousing and In-home Services. Experience in merchandise handling, transportation, home delivery, in home service and repair. Three years with Home Health Equipment rental (DME) and in home therapy services. Regional Operations Manager with Multi-state locations with customer service, billing and in-home delivery and services. Twenty years third party logistics provider for multiple clients ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals. Wide variety of products handled including consumer retail, industrial, hazardous and food. Provided warehousing, inventory control, shipping and transportation services. President of company with multiple locations in both California and Texas.
A senior operating executive and management consultant with over 40 years global experience helping governments and companies in many industries evaluate current operations, reduce cost and develop and implement new strategies, operations, organizations and systems. Currently involved full time in post business career activities. Major expertise includes: -Procurement, logistics and supply chain management. -Project management, planning, scheduling and resource utilization. -Management training and development. -Field response to medical emergencies and catastrophic disasters. -Business and government evaluation, operations and improvement. -Professional Services Firm operations and management. -Commercial international and national arbitration. -Business ethics, including Sentencing Guidelines compliance, program implementation. Formerly member of SCORE in Los Angeles County and Orange County California.
B.S. Industrial Management & Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology -Mainline post graduate study course completion in consulting methodologies and systems design & implementation at Accenture Consulting's (then known as Andersen Consulting) Center for Professional Education. -FEMA Incident Command Structure Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800 - National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Command Team training course
Investment consultant with focus on protection for senior markets.
Investment Consultant - Cathay Consultants Ltd. Las Vegas, NV August 2010 - Present. Provide guidance for individuals, families and business owners to protect and build wealth.
Managing Director - Cathay Consultants Limited - Beijing & Beverly Hills July 2001 - August 2010. Established in 2001 in Beijing to advise Western firms intent on business growth in Asia.
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific (Beijing) Pinnacle System, Inc. - July 1999 - June 2001 Established regional strategic objectives and policies, directed region-wide company performance, ensuring good corporate governance and local law compliance.
Manager, Worldwide Sales - Hewlett-Packard Company - Santa Clara, CA September 1997 - June 1999 Directed worldwide sales operations, including channel management and partner selection.
Director, Product Marketing - Tektronix, Inc. - Beaverton, OR
Vice President, General Manager - Sony Corporation of America - San Jose, CA
Product Manager - Ampex Corporation - Redwood City, CA
Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Engineering Manager - American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. - New York, NY
Product Manager - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
MBA, Finance - Fordham University
BSEE - Colorado State University
Don has been an executive with Motorola, Freescale, Form Factor and Applied Materials. Areas of experience include semiconductor manufacturing, factory construction, international teams, real estate, business continuity planning, environment, health and safety, facilities, and significant financial budgets (>$1B annually). Have negotiated with many major companies all over Asia and Europe. Have experience in creating technology sharing agreements with companies such as Phillips and ST Micro. Was a board member of several companies. My background and experience is very broad and reaches around the globe including China. Recently completed the construction of a 400K SF facility in Xian China supporting Applied Materials Solar development business.
four years of college