Manufacturing & Mining

Rich Wiley

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San Diego, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Summary Strategic Business Planning / M&A Experience / Sales Team Leadership New Product & Market Development Rich has over thirty years of experience in executive management with both major corporations and small start-ups. He served as the president of two companies and in varies senior management positions in sales, marketing, and business & product development. He provided strong leadership & management in the areas of strategic business positioning, product definition & development and establishment of a clear and compelling customer focus. In addition, Rich had direct responsibility for raising investment capital and M&A activities. He prides himself on his strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills and expertise in building a high performance management team which develops solid relationships with customers and other business stakeholders. TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS * Led the successful turnaround of a privately held IC equipment firm into a merger with a larger company * Effectively managed the product-development / market introduction for new products for two start-up companies. Raised seed and development funding from major corporations in the USA and Japan. * Introduced and led the formal PDP (Product Development Processes) for new, innovative 300mm production equipment for the semiconductor industry. * Led a successful introduction of a web- based ecommerce business that marketed and sold high end tech equipment though a website to a global customer base. * Introduced the QFD (Quality Function Deployment) process to improve both profitability and customer satisfaction for after sales system market.

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Industry Experience

Education

<p> US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO - BS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - MS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford Business School, Palo Alto, CA - MBA</p>

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Patricia Loftus

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Venice, FL

Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Greater than 39 years of business experience in the global nuclear energy industry and small business environment.

  • Greater than 15 years of team-based experience in business and function startup and operations turn-arounds => Proven ability to achieve Company’s strategic and business goals.
  • Deliver senior executive strategic/operations decision support consulting services including strategic alliance/teaming, M&A due diligence, corporate committee participation (enterprise risk and strategy), and independent oversight process ownership => Actionable results and recommendations.
  • Business mentor, team and workshop facilitator, and classroom instructor => Impassioned advocate for continuous learning and knowledge transfer.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with government, industry and regulatory stakeholders.

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Industry Experience

Education

 

  • BS/MS Nuclear Engineering, MBA.
  • Currently licensed real estate Salesman (SC)/Broker (FL) & real estate instructor (FL).
  • Prior real estate certifications: internet expert (e-PRO), Certified Residential Specialist, and Accredited Buyer's Representative.

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Debbie Jones

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Kansas City, MO

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have spent all my career in various Information Technology roles:

- Application development, design, and programming

- Technical training both in classroom and computer based training

- Project management

- Staff and operations management

- Process and quality improvement using 6-sigma

I have worked over 20 years in automotive and airplane manufacturing.  I have also spent time working for  IT consulting companies.

I am very detail oriented and organized.  I have built strong cross-functional teams for short term workshops as well as ongoing business departments. 

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Industry Experience

Education

 MBA in Management - University of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

BA in Math and Computer Sciences - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO</p>

Certifications:

6-sigma Master Black Belt

PMP - Project Management Professional

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Kenneth J. Fordik

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Miami, FL

Chapter: Miami Dade

Languages:English

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

<p> Education</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MBA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Industrial Relations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; California State University</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;BS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Personnel Management&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Montana</p> <p> Organizations</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Co-Chairman,Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Human Resource Committee</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blue Ribbon Task Force Member, Secretary of Labor, State of Florida&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Porteen Gear

Owner/Founder
Robyn Porteen
How SCORE Helped

My SCORE mentor (Dan Butler) helped me evaluate my business and move it forward.  I worked with SCORE to secure a micro-loan so I could buy new equipment and increase my marketing.  These changes have put me on a new business track. I am excited to see where this takes my business, as I anticipate expanded sales and higher earnings.  Thank you SCORE.

Ask SCORE

          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

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.  

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