International Trade, Imports / Exports

Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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Education

EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

Michael L Rose

Petroleum Operations, Mangement

Michael L Rose

Current City: Addison, TX
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

 ESSO Research and Engineering  Project Engineer

 Commonwealth Oil And Refining Company (CORCO), Assistant to the CEO and VP of Joint Ventures

New England Petroleum Company (NEPCO), VP Supply

Transammonia Corp, Petroleum Trader

Peerless Oil and Chemicals, Inc (POC). President

SGI International (SGII), CEO/President

Kaneb Pipeline Company, COO

Furmanite Corporation, COB, CEO

 

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Education

B.S. Chemistry  St. Peter's University ; M.S. Chemical Engineering  New York University                                                                                                                    

Bob Ganz

Bob Ganz

Current City: Asheville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Expert in Business Plan Development, Development of Financials, Financial analysis, Buy/Sell/Joint Ventures, Business Development. Consultant for major corporations and small businesses, start-up. as well as existing businesses

36 yrs experience with Chemical Division of Multi-national Energy Co in virtually all core business functions (R&D, Engineering, Operations, Construction Management, Technical Support, Market Research, Business Management, Business Plan Development, Business Planning and Strategy, M&A and Divestments), and in virtually all geographies (US, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa). Key responsibilities included business analysis, deal negotiation, M&A and divestments, strategy development and implementation, business development. Currently consult part time for major chemical and petrochemical companies and teach business and technical courses at Cornell.

 

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Education

BS, MS in Chemical Engineering, minor in Business Administration from Cornell University 1969/1970

Robert K McClammy

Robert K McClammy

Current City: Montgomery, TX
Chapter: SCORE Houston

Both an attorney and CPA he has a wide range of experience in both legal and financial issues.  After receiving an MBA from Louisiana State University and completing five years as a pilot in the US Navy he spent the next 35 years serving as the chief officer for large, mid-sized and small businesses. During that time he was responsible for the Accounting, Information Services and Banking for these companies. He later received a law degree and became the chief financial officer and general counsel for a smaller company (less than $100 million).

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Education

BS Nicholls State University MBA Louisiana State University JD Loyola University CPA Texas and Louisiana (retired status) Attorney Texas and Louisiana (retired status)

Charles Cook

Charles Cook

Current City: Houston, TX
Chapter: SCORE Houston

Chemical research laboratory - 7 years

Application engineer for manufacturer of analytical and safety equipment - 4 years

Sales of process and environmental analyzers and electrical equipment to major oil and chemical companies.  -  10 years

Owner / manager of manufacturer's representative company with 20 to 25 employees and average annual sales of 15 to 20 million dollars.   -  20 years

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Education

<p> Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry</p>

Ekhard Preikschat

Ekhard Preikschat

Current City: Redmond, WA

RESUME – Ekhard Preikschat

 

Educational – Ph.D. (physics, Univ. of Wash. 1964,5; Univ of Birmingham (UK) 1968); thesis published on web-site: www.lightspeedtest.com

 

Professional – Professional and Registered Engineer (P.E. license in WA state, Electrical Engineering)

 

Research –

  • 1965 – 1967 Research Associate at Univ. of Birmingham (UK)
  • 1967 – 1969  Research Fellow at Univ. of Birmingham (UK)
  • 1969 – 1972  Research Post Doctoral Associate at Nuclear Physics Lab. of the University of Washington, Seattle.

 

Awards –

  • Numerous “New Product Awards”, including the prestigious 1988 R&D 100 Award for the most innovative industrial product of the year.
  • $250,000 research grant awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy to develop new type of optical consistency transmitter.
  • 20+ papers published in various professional and industrial journals.

 

Patents –

  • Owner or co-owner of 20+ patents in the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe.  Several of these patents are now licensed with an annual 6-digit $ income.

 

Founder of 3 high-tech businesses –

  • 1972 – 1979 Founder of FP Research Lab, Bellevue, manufacturer of instrumentation for the pulp & paper industry.  Company was sold to BTG (Bonnier Technology Group, a Swedish Co. owned by Albert Bonnier, 2nd richest Swede)

 

  • 1985 – 1995 CEO and Founder of LASENTEC, a manufacturer of the proprietary “scanning laser microscope”; product is sold on world-wide basis to the pharmaceutical industry.  I sold my majority share-holding in 1995 to local investor; company then sold to Kettler-Toledo, a Swiss Instrumentation Co. and is still resident in Redmond, WA.

 

  • 1995 – 2002 CEO and Founder of APPA Systems, Inc. a manufacturer of rotating consistency transmitters, sold to the pulp and paper industry on world-wide basis; product covered by 8 patents; company sold to KPM Oy, a Finnish instrumentation manufacturer located in Kajaani, Finland.

 

Present activities – officially retired in 2002, volunteer SCORE Counselor since 2005.

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Jan W Boldt

Jan W Boldt

Current City: Washougal, WA
Chapter: Vancouver SCORE

30+ yrs in Product Development, Manufacturing, Supplier Development, and International Procurement for a Fortune 100 company. Experienced in mechanical and technical invention and Holder of U.S. Patents. Knowledge of product prototyping and simulation, as well as manufacturing efficiencies. International presenter for Environmentally sustainable manufacturing processes. Lived and worked in Asia and Europe. 20+ yrs in Commercial and residential real estate construction, planning, and management. Owner of small businesses, and consultant for cooperative owned housing and business structures. Experience in Agricultural Production, CSA, Transportation, Fabrication, Mechanics. MBA grad with focus on Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, and Rural Economic Development.

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Education

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Samuel C Li

Samuel C Li

Current City: Sant Barbara, CA

Senior professional services executive with extensive financial services and management consulting expertise in strategic marketing, business strategy, and operational effectiveness;

Sector specialties: consumer, high net worth, middle market, retail banking, portfolio management, venture/start-ups/new ventures, and credit cards

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Education

MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business (formerly the Univeristy of Chicago Graduate School of Business)

BA, Haverford College, Economics (with honors)

James Newman

James Newman

Current City: Phoenix, AZ

Jim Newman joined Greater Phoenix SCORE in 2005. Since joining SCORE, Jim has mentored more than 750 entrepreneurs and small business owners. He serves on the Chapter’s Executive and Operations committees. He also mentors clients at a Vermont chapter during the summer months.

His expertise includes:

• Business & market planning
• Manufacturing, operations & supply chain
• Acquisitions, divestitures & joint ventures
• Performance improvement & turnarounds
• Product development & licensing
• Business Development & Marketing

During his prestigious career, Jim led mid-size, multi-site international manufacturing and construction companies, emphasizing improved performance through restructuring, growing sales, cost reductions, partnerships and innovation.

He directed sales & marketing for proprietary and commodity products into automotive, architectural, consumer, industrial, international and defense markets. He directed product development of industrial and consumer products and opened and expanded international markets using partnerships, licensing and company owned operations.

Jim implemented planning, continuous improvement, lean thinking, objective setting, quality systems and team development processes. He negotiated acquisitions, divestitures and formation of Joint Ventures. He expanded, moved, closed and built plants with proprietary processes and equipment.
Jim served as CEO of 3 plastic processing companies, two owned by equity capital firms. He was also CEO of an international construction company owned by a large Japanese company. Other positions included Sr. VP of Operations (COO), VP of Business Development and Director of Manufacturing for a publically traded company making custom materials and engineered systems. He was COO of 2 furniture companies and Division General Manager of a publically traded furniture company.

Jim served as Captain in the US Army, commanding armor, infantry and engineer units. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran.

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Education

BS Management Engineering - University of Vermont - Tau Beta Pi
MBA, Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Gary Headrick

Gary Headrick

Current City: LaGrange, GA
Chapter: SCORE Columbus

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Education

MBA. U. of Iowa

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