Counselors to America's Small Business
Nearly 20 years with two different major American packaged food manufacturers, plus 4 years with a diversified chemical, plastics and consumer goods manufacturer. With partner, owned and operated a multi-unit franchised auto service business. Have been both an employee of a franchiser and owner of a franchisee. Extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, and business organization.
Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, major economics Yale Law School, Bachelor of laws, area of concentration labor law Extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, anti-trust, trademark, corporate organization and governance, contracts, international transactions, and SEC compliance.
High tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions.
I am a professional general management executive with engineering (BSME) and MBA (UCLA) degrees. My experience includes twenty-one years as president and/or CEO of five manufacturing companies, backed by additional line experience in engineering, sales & marketing, and manufacturing operations with high tech electronic & mechanical system products. I am Chairman or Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for three firms. I have significant experience in international operations, mergers & acquisitions, IPO's, managing public and privately held corporations in both turn-around and growth modes. I am a specialist in Strategic and Tactical Planning. I am also a volunteer counselor for SCORE, and a seminar leader at Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). I currently am the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Management at he Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix, where I teach business to MBA and undergraduate students.
BSME - Polytechnic institute of Brooklyn; MBA - UCLA
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
Corporate and international management in capital goods manufacturing, service and contracting. Global marketing, acquisitions, formation and management of joint ventures. Divestitures. Corporate staff and line experience.
Wabash College, University of Würzburg (Germany), Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Owned and operated both a Food Brokerage Business in New England, and a specialty distributing company. Sold both life and casualty insurance, and passed CLU exams while in college. Took grad coursed in: Philosophy, Finance, Computer(IT), and statistics.
<p> Boston University BS in BA. Additional graduate courses in; philosophy statistics, and computer courses.</p> <p> Currently enrolled, and have completed on line courses at: Duke, Wharton, University of Edinburgh.</p>
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
B.S. Chemistry St. Peter's University ; M.S. Chemical Engineering New York University
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.
BS, MS in Chemical Engineering, minor in Business Administration from Cornell University 1969/1970</p>