International Trade, Imports / Exports

James Biteman

James Biteman

Current City: McKinleyville, CA

Chemical engineer. Worked in specialty chemicals and polymer research and application.  Advanced to general management. Moved to wire and cable industry.  Served as engineer, corporate buyer and acquisitions specialist.  Managed a wire and cable (electrical) manufacturing facility.

Proprietor of a retail book store. Office/business manager - architecture and medical.

Professor of Business - strategy, management and entrepreneurship.  Executive educator in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

 

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Education

<p> Chemical Engineering: B.S.Ch.E. (Purdue University)</p> <p> Business: Doctor of Business Administration (Harvard Business School)</p> <p> Secondary Education (separate credentials): Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Business (Humboldt State University)</p> <p> Finance: Master of Finance (incomplete) (Indiana-Purdue University - Fort Wayne)</p> <p> Chemistry: Ph.D. studies (Western Reserve University)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

James A.G. Krupp

SCORE Mentor

James A.G. Krupp

Current City: Wallingford, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Retired supply chain executive with 45 years of experience in a variety of manufacturing industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, hardware, and medical devices.  Expertise in business and production planning, resource management, "lean" manufacturing, purchasing, materials management, inventory optimization, logistics, and developing and implementing supply chain strategies and systems. Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) by APICS. Award winning author of over 60 articles published in a variety of international professional journals. Listed in Marquis' "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in the World", and "Who's Who in Finance and Industry".  Became SCORE Certified Business Mentor with New Haven Chapter in July 2013.

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Education

MBA, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; BS Mechanical Engineering, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

David Spitzman

David Spitzman

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

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Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Current City: Gulfport, FL

Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group.  Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.

Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.

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Education

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BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.</p>

       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.

Lawrence King

Lawrence King

Current City: Maumee, OH

Experienced in helping companies with all types of legal issues related to operations, business formation, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and business sales, due diligence and Board of Director structure and support. Also have experience in real estate transactions and environmental compliance.

Spent the last 23 years as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a privately held chemical manufacturer headquartered in Detroit. Guided them through a change of generations in the owning family, international expansion and sale of the business to a private equity buyer. Previously served in the legal department of a diversified manufacturer and a utility. Before law school, spent several years as an Engineer with an electrical contractor.

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Education

<p> Juris Doctor, University of Toledo,BS Electrical Engineering, Purdue University</p>

Ask SCORE

       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.

Timothy Duke

Timothy Duke

Current City: Marion, IN

Worked  in 2 mega corporations with management expertise in marketing, sales engineering, technical, manufacturing and International.  Executive VP in 2 middle sized corporations.  Started 3 companies in US and 1 in Africa.  Vice President of City of Marion Redevelopment Commission 

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Education

<p> Purdue University BS IM</p>

Donald Wheeler

Donald Wheeler

Current City: Branford , CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

My special strengths are helping small business owners to: (a) develop or rethink their overall business strategy and plans, (b) establish U.S. and/or global distribution channels, (c) build strong brands via marketing and use of patents and trademarks, (d) raise capital, (e) establish a Board of Directors or independent advisors, and (f) sell their company or buy another business.

Before retirement, I served as President & CEO of several companies that designed, manufactured, and sold proprietary products primarily to other businesses, and secondarily to consumers via wholesale and retail channels. My early career also included stints as a management consultant, business planning director for a large company, and U.S. Naval Officer.

I am available to consult via SCORE e-mail, by phone when that is appropriate, and face-to-face meetings if the geography permits.  

 

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Education

B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Maryland

M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

John Ahearn Jr.

John Ahearn Jr.

Current City: Boca Raton, FL

Expert in Sales and Sales Management, with particular focus on Indirect Channels of Distribution, dealer networks and International Marketing.  An accomplished team leader who can motivate and lead teams to exceptional performance.  A skilled speaker who has proven himself at all level of Management in both small and very large Companies.

Over 10 years of Consulting within a large multi-national conglomerate, focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations, process optimization, leadership, management communications and best practice analysis.

Served as Vice-Chair of the Multi Media Telecommunications Association and has been keynote speaker at many industry meetings.

Taught International Marketing and Sales Management as the University level, in addition to conducting many SCORE workshops in the area of Export.

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Education

Undergraduate Degree in Biology from St. Bonaventure University

MBA from Creighton University

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