Counselors to America's Small Business
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.
<em>Stevens Institute of Technology:</em></p>
PhD Information Management (dissertation phase)</p>
MS Information Management (Summa Cum Laude)</p>
<em>Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.: </em>MBA </p>
<em>Union College: </em>BS Physics</p>
<p> &lt;p&gt; Undergraduate degree Accounting and Graduate degree Business Administration&lt;/p&gt;</p></p>
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.
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
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
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.
B.E.Electrical Engineering Villanova University 1964
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
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
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
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:
Sukut Construction, Inc.
800% in 8 years to $260 Million
600% in 3 years to $112 Million
Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. Aerospace Division
200% in 2 years to $251 Million
300% in 2 years to $10 million profit plus royalties
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.
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