Environmental Services

       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
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       I’ve never been the most organized person, but it’s reached the point where the clutter in 
my office is starting to hinder my productivity. How can I get a handle on the paper monster 
that’s threatening to consume me?
 
 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
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       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
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Stephen E Reade

Unavailable

Randolph, NJ

Languages:English, French, German

How I can help you

Over twenty years experience successfully selling and managing in excess of $55 million dollars' worth of projects for Fortune 1000 corporations ... both in the US and internationally.

-  project-managed multi-functional sales and implementation teams integrating new technology with legacy systems while avoiding major (or even minor) disruptions to on-going revenue-critical operations.

-  successfully managed dynamic infrastructure, networking, telecommunications and virtualization application build-outs, including projects for major organizations such as GE, NBC, American Standard, Pfizer, Prudential, Ernst & Young, KPMG and RR Donnelley.

-  successfully managed projects that included working with resellers, distributors, manufacturer’s reps, and integrators -- I thoroughly understand supply channel & inventory management operations, trouble-shooting and development.


-  directly managed technical installation teams of up to 12 staff, 30 indirect staff and installation cycles ranging from 3 months to 3 years.

 

-   PMP certified/member of the PMI. Trained in TQM, TQM II, Lean, Six Sigma, SPC, Theory of Constraints, & Critical Chain Project Management.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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<em>Stevens Institute of Technology:</em></p>

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PhD Information Management (dissertation phase)</p>

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MS Information Management (Summa Cum Laude)</p>

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<em>Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.: </em>MBA&nbsp;</p>

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<em>Union College: </em>BS Physics</p>

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Donald MacLeod

Unavailable

Brewer, ME

Chapter: Bangor SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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&lt;p&gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; Undergraduate degree Accounting and Graduate degree Business Administration&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Budget Development, and Operations

Rodger Lauer

Unavailable

Richfield, WI

Languages:English

How I can help you

Experienced in Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Budgeting Planning, and Business Operations.  41 years of experience in the Environmental Service and  Waste Management industries.  In 17 years started and developed large portable sanitation service business in the upper Midwest.  Elected to Board of Directors and President of International Trade Association.  Joined the largest North American publicly held environmental service company. During the 24 years with the national company assisted in developing add-on services for existing customer base to meet long term targeted revenue and profit growth. Also responsible for manager selection and training, budgeting, profit and loss.  Team leader for developing state of the art commodity processing systems for the companies recycling business. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

n/a

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       I have a business that sells equestrian supplies both retail and online. I’d like to begin using social media as a marketing tool, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. How do I go about developing a social media strategy?

 

 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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       Our four-year-old printing business is finally on solid footing. We’ve worked hard and 
been very fortunate, and now we’d like to begin giving something back to the community. What 
types of activities can you suggest?

 

 

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

SBIR

Richard Thompson

Unavailable

Tarpon Springs, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

1999-2011            BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

Assist Pennsylvania companies to seek new product commercialization through the adaptation and development of new technologies. Also provide numerous services relating to funding, technology acquisition and use. SBIR Grant Experience. Retired in December 2011.

1996-Present                        L2B ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

Part Owner (2 additional partners) of a small Early Stage Company in Canada, manufacturing a product to sterilize air for mainly medical/ health applications for home use.

1995-Present                        THOMPSON INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING

                                        PRESIDENT

Thompson International is an International Business Consulting Firm, specializing in Marketing and Industrial  Products. Presently consulting to Ben Franklin Technology Partners on various aspects Economic Development activity with Universities. Consulting to a Hong Kong Investment Firm on due diligence activity related to potential acquisitions. Experience in the following Sectors: Instrumentation and sensors, Process Control, Consumer Health Products, Precision Air Conditioning, and Water and Waste Water Treatment.

1999-2006                        TECH RECON  INC

                                        PARTNER

Work with a group of technical professionals under competitive contracts to provide evaluations to University Clients (Johns Hopkins, APL) with regard to the commercial viability of various developed technologies.

1967-1995            FISCHER AND PORTER COMPANY, Warminster, PA                  (Instrumentation and Process Controls Manufacturer)

Group Vice President, Pacific Operations

Responsibilities:  Managed all activities in Asia-Pacific Region. Profit and loss responsibility for 3 subsidiary companies in Australia, Canada and Mexico. Sales of $25 million, 200 plus employees. Directed network of 20-25 representatives and distributors generating $15 million in sales. Led team to develop computer model to facilitate development and integration of international budget by product type. Served as Chairman and/or Board Member for these subsidiaries. Reported to the President.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.E.Electrical Engineering Villanova University 1964

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How I can help you

 

Michael Bobeczko is the President and CEO of Sound International Technology. His proven marketing and engineering management skills have helped hundreds of companies in 40 countries increase revenues & profits by focusing on key customers, improving quality and productivity and reducing costs. He has served on 9 boards and produced award winning results.

Michael is internationally recognized as a successful leader and mentor in

  • Strategic Marketing

  • Market Research

  • Public Relations

  • Brand Development

  • Technology Licensing

  • Business Development

  • Productivity improvement

  • Nutrition and Health care cost reduction

  • Innovation including patented Noise Control Engineering Solutions

Board of Director Positions:

  • Home Builders Council – 1999 -2003Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Orange County Board of Education Vision 20/20(2001-2003)

  • Building Industry Association of Southern California (2002-2010) Gold Spike Award

  • Building Industry Association of Riverside County (2002-2010) Associate of the Year

  • Building Industry Association of San Bernardino County (2003-2010)

  • Institute of Noise Control Engineers - 1981-1983

  • Urban Land Institute – Programs Planning Board

  • Southern California Contractors Association – Political Action Board

  • Aluminum Association – Safety Board (1976-1982) Chairman 1978

Awards:

  • Top 250 Marketing Executives in the World Award

  • Home Builders IndustryLifetime Achievement Award

  • Building Industry Association - Gold Spike Award

  • Building Industry Association of Riverside County Associate of the Year Award

  • The National Academy of Engineering – world leader in productivity improvement

  • Board Certified Noise Control Engineer - only 200 in the world

  • Awarded US Patents #4043444 & #4232580

  • Engineering honorary - Tau Beta Pi & Pi Tau Sigma

  • Who’s Who in Engineering,

  • Who's Who International

  • Who’s Who in Finance and Industry

  • Authored Marketing Book Chapter Growing to Award Winning Levels

Achievements:

Michael’s knowledge and expertise has helped hundreds of businesses grow in over 40 countries. He has developed engineering solutions that have mitigated potentially catastrophic failures and innovated and implemented programs that have improved productivity over 1000%. His clients have included companies from many segments of industry from construction and manufacturing to high technology including Apple, Intel, General Electric, Bank of America, Samyang Metal, Nippon Light Metal, Duracell, Alcan International, 3M, General Motors Corp and Ford Motor Company.

Some specific achievements for outstanding Revenue Growth include:

Company

Revenue Growth

Sukut Construction, Inc.

800% in 8 years to $260 Million

Measurex

600% in 3 years to $112 Million

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. Aerospace Division

200% in 2 years to $251 Million

KaiserTech LTD

300% in 2 years to $10 million profit plus royalties

Network:

This broad experience has resulted in Michael developing a worldwide network of over 15,000 business and personal contacts in a broad range of industries and markets.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

         Education Includes:

  • Purdue University -- B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Carnegie Mellon University -- M.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Stanford University -- Executive Marketing Program

  • Harvard. MIT, UCLA, UC Berkeley, - executive post graduate programs

  • SCORE Small Business Administration - Counseling and Mentoring Program​

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