Counselors to America's Small Business
VP/VP Marketing and Sales/Marketing Manager in Technology companies
Neal has led manufacturing and supply chain management operations at the VP-level at public and private companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 firms. He has successfully transferred key management skill sets across industries as diverse as medical devices, fine art publishing, lasers, instrumentation and appliances. His areas of expertise include process and quality improvement, lean manufacturing, customer service (B2B and B2C/retail), strategy development and implementation, cost reduction, new product introduction, turnarounds & troubleshooting and team building. He has been a SCORE mentor to small businesses and nonprofits since 2011.
Neal has a BS in industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University, where he also did graduate work. He completed the GE Manufacturing Management Program and the Becton Dickinson - Harvard Business School Executive Program.</p>
Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for five manufacturing plants of a multinational pharmaceutical and chemical producer. Specialties: General Management,Manufacturing, Operations, Business Plans and Strategies, Purchasing, Procurement,Distribution.
<p> B.S. Ch. E. University of Cincinnati</p>
Phil Lombardo is a Human Resource generalist with over 20 years of experience in wide variety of manufacturing and service industries. Through working at various levels of major corporations and consulting to smaller entrepreneurial organizations, he has developed a hands-on approach to coaching managers through difficult people related issues.
University of Notre Dame, BA Sociology
Bill is an experienced SCORE counselor who has helped many clients including those who need to know how to start a business, do a business plan, or are struggling to solve other business problems. Topics included marketing, transferring ideas to manufacturing, patents, improving customer support, improving quality of services and products, and nonprofit business problems
Bill’s experiences include: software and hardware product development, technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing, marketing technology based products, customer support for these products, and IT systems management. He has helped small businesses and startups with their of business plans, improvement of software quality, management of technology based teams and financial management. After retiring, Bill joined an angel investing group and SCORE. He has reviewed many business plans and business models. He has seen many businesses that succeed and many that fail. Talking to a SCORE counselor can help you avoid a few serious mistakes
<p> <p> PhD Electrical Engineering</p></p>
Risk Management Consulting Commercial Insurance
B A Government - Texas Christian University</p>