Counselors to America's Small Business
Worked for both large and small businesses as an Engineering Mechanics Instructor, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Materials Manager, Production and Inventory Control Manager, Logistics Manager, and CEO for over 40 years.
Experience and expertise in: Logistics Management, Distribution Analysis, Renewable Energy Systems: Cost Control and Analysis; Profit Management; Industrial Engineering; Plant Layout; Construction Management; Government Contracts; Business Start-ups, Business Plans; New Product Launching; Pricing; Grant Programs and other small business related issues.
M.S. Industrial Engineering
B.S. Industrial Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager
Certified Energy Manager
Licensed Professional Engineer (Illinois)
Expert in strategic business plans. Former owner of a multi-plant manufacturing business. Experience in Senior management, general management, project management, plant start-ups, turnaround of unprofitable businesses in engineered product companies, farm products and the forest products industry. Experienced in new product development. We developed and used strategic business plans to grow both market share and profit.. We penetrated new markets. Experienced in empowering employees to grow as a team to achieve targeted results.
MBA Indiana University
I can help improve business performance in marketing, operations, and finance.
As a banker, management consultant, entrepreneur, and professor, I have helped countless small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance. In my professional practice I provide financial management support, business development assistance, and marketing expertise to banks, businesses, universities, municipalities, government agencies, and service organizations.
In addition to my professional activities, I’m also a business faculty member at Arkansas State University-Newport where I instruct human resources, entrepreneurship, and economics courses. I hold a deep sense of community and have served both public and private organizations in roles such as vice chairman of finance for the Little Rock Zoo Commission, founding president of the Maumelle, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the boards of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Southside Main Street Project, and the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center. I’ve also served on key committees of several Arkansas economic development organizations.
As a mentor for SCORE, I have provided advice to hundreds of entrepreneurs. Let’s get started.
Master of Science, University of Arkansas - Engineering, Business, and Human Resources
Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University
National Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma
Engineering and manufacturing manager for the Gillette Company. Assistant to the President of a NYSE conglomerate evaluating acquisitions and performing in-house management consulting. President and owner of a manufacturer with approximately 150 employees.
BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MBA Harvard Business School
As a volunteer counselor with SCORE since 2004, Dr. Karamchetty counseled over nineteen hundred entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses. His clients came from a variety of businesses and he counseled them in developing their business plans, financial plans, management strategies, and taking inventions to product based businesses. In his counseling, he applies his prior background in government, contracting, engineering, technology, inventions, and idea to product transition, and manufacturing. At the US Army Research Laboratory in Maryland for sixteen years, he managed research projects, and formulated multi-million dollar research programs in emerging technologies and next generation and future systems. At Martin Marietta Data Systems, he was the Principal Technology Investigator for AI and managed Advanced Technology projects. As program manager at Mechanical Technology Inc., in Latham, NY, Som developed a number of advanced concepts and managed thermal systems projects. His other research and development accomplishments were in energy systems, computational methods, wire ropes, and biometrics. He has four patents in engineering and computing. Since his retirement from ARL, Som has been running his own consulting business in technology and management with a focus on concept generation. His current interests span engineering, technology, economic and social development. Som Karamchetty obtained M. Tech. and PhD degrees in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in 1962 and 1965 respectively. He was on the faculty of IIT in India for ten years, and the University of Newcastle, Australia for nine years. He was a visiting faculty member at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; the ARL Distinguished Professor at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College, MD. He is a life Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Having been selected as a delegate-at-large in 2005, Som served on the White House Conference on Aging and contributed to the development of implementation strategies.
PHD, 1965, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
M. Tech, 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
BE (Hons), (1959), Andhra University, India
Joseph Madrigal has proven senior level experience in executive decision-making and process improvement, he has more than 30 years of consulting experience at the national and international level. He is an energetic self-starter with excellent analytical, organizational, and creative skills. He has distinguished himself for his talent in finding innovative solutions to complex problems. His work has benefited numerous Fortune and FTSE companies in multiple type of industries.
Dr. Madrigal has actively participated in the development of LSS training materials for GB, BB, MBB, and Lean including examinations for certification. He has coached/mentored over 1000 quality improvement projects. His consulting work has generated documented savings/revenue close to $700 million dollars. His projects have involved all functions of the value chain
He has won several teaching excellence awards. He is a Fellow and Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society in Great Britain, a member of the operations management society, and a Sr. Member of the American Society for Quality. He was recognized in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering Millennial Edition and is a former member of McKinsey Executive Panel. Dr. Madrigal co-authored the book Experimental Strategies for Quality Improvement in Industry. He was a Professor of Statistics and Management Science for 26 years, the last 11 years at Brigham young University.
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.
I have excellent Business related skills which I am willing to share with anyone interested in starting their own business or who are already in business and want to bring it to the next level. My organizational development, business management and financial expertise are areas in which I can help you focus. Product quality and great customer service will win your customers and keep them coming back for more.
Managing Director for a major fortune 500 corporation. Over 40+ years experience in management related responsibilities including organizations of 25 to 3500 employees. Developed and implemented numerous organizational changes with improved operational and financial benefits to improve profitability. Responsible for worldwide operational center with a particular focus on crisis management.
I have been focused on start up businesses and small business improvement for the past six years.
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