International Trade, Imports / Exports

Prentis Hall

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Lansdale, PA

How I can help you

32+ years in corporate America

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Market communciations
  • Sales
  • Business development
  • Business management

Small business owner

  • Started 5 small businesses in total
  • Currently operating a small business

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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MBA - Marketing &amp; Statistics</p>

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Engineering undergrad</p>

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Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>

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Ask SCORE

          All the recent news stories about large companies having their data breached makes me wonder: What can a small business do to protect information stored in the cloud? 

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. 

Bill Herring

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Valparaiso, IN

Languages:German

How I can help you

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

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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).

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John Ripple

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Massillon, OH

Chapter: Canton SCORE

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toledo.

Master Degree in Business from Ashland College.

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Small Business Loans - Slides - Citizens Bank

Buying or Selling a Business Slides

Michael A. Beckley

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Knoxville, TN

Languages:English, French, German, Spanish

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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Kenneth Watman

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Boston, MA

Chapter: Boston SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<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>

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