Counselors to America's Small Business
32+ years in corporate America
Small business owner
MBA - Marketing & Statistics</p>
Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>
President & CEO, Z-Axis Consultancy
Group. Director of Technology, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Film & Foils Group [32 co.'s, $400 MM global sales]
Sr VP of Global Technology, CFC Int'l [officer of $100 MM small cap NASDAQ, later acquired by ITW]
Managing Director of CFC Europe (in addition to the above Corp. role, resided in Germany for 2 years)
Sr VP of Operations & Technology, CFC International --> the above covered >18 years of service
VP of Manufacturing & Engr'g, Central Products Co. [$165 MM, largest pkg tape co. in the world - 4 yrs.]
Director of Operations of 2 major divisions & Technical Director of 3 other major divisions for Avery-Dennison plus,
Corp. Manager of Process R&D, Engineering & Quality Manager --> 5 relocations spanning 20 years
Sr Process Engineer, Celanese Corporation [Fortune 500 chemical co.] --> 1st job for 2 years
BS in Chemical Engineering (University of Missouri)
MS in Chemical Engineering (University of Missouri)
All my hours for a PhD in ChE (but was required to go on active duty - ROTC commission in Viet Nam era)
Many post-graduate hours in polymer science, rheology, kinetics, reactor design, business and finance.
Was selected and completed the Harvard Short Course (mini-MBA).
Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toledo.
Master Degree in Business from Ashland College.
The first fifteen years of my career was spent at the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier national strategy and defense consultancy, where I rose from junior researcher to Vice President.
Thereafter, I spent fifteen years at the highest levels of the federal government's as a member of the Senior Executive Service, Senior Intelligence Service, and Senior National Intelligence Service. I held senior positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning Directorate, Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department, and Deputy Director of Systems Analysis for the Director of National Intelligence.
<p> Kenyon College, cum laude, with honors, BA</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Ohio State University, MA, PhD</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD</span></p>