Counselors to America's Small Business
Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.
BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>
After completion of a BS in Chemistry degree I was engaged for four years in product development of high strength glass ceramic products. The following fourteen years of my career were in Operations Management (operations, quality, finance and engineering) in a high volume manufacturing environment. I have been a consultant and trainer to over 200 organizations in a wide variety of industries since 1982, the last twenty five years of which were as Founder and President of my own firm of ten professionals. Our clients were typically medium to small organizations although we also worked with Fortune 500 companies.
BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>
Extensive background in management, finance and investments. CEO of Great Hawaii Vacations, Treasurer of Elan Vital, President of Burnett Investment Company, Administrative Assistant & Technology Manager of The Leisure Group, Senior Portfolio Analyst of Portfolio Management Company, Controller of Russell Bolt Manufacturing, Controller of the Tokyo American Club and Partner Voyagers Press.
Sophia University 1964 (Jochi Daigaku) - Tokyo, Japan. Graduate studies
U.C.L.A. - Graduated 1963 with bachelor degree in business: major accounting and minor in economics
University of Mexico - 1960 summer school, language & art
Los Angeles City College - 1959 - 1961 - accounting major & economics minor
Menlo College - 1959 - summer school
A results-oriented and enterprising General Manager and Corporate Executive, with extensive domestic and international experience. Main specialty is in sales and marketing, corporate operations, strategic planning, profit and loss management, territory management, OEM relationships, global business interactions, corporate governance, and J-SOX compliance. Leverages sound financial judgment and changing marketplace needs to develop strong business plans and drive continuous change across Total Organization. Builds and develops teams that tackle and achieve business objectives to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, <strong><em>B.A., Marketing and Finance,</em></strong> 1980 (graduated with honors)</p>
<em>Associate, Institute of Financial Accountants</em>, 1991</p>
40+ years with IBM in sales and sales management, marketing and product development
MS Business, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1971
MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1972
International Business Management, Cal. Berkeley, 1986
Global Leadership Program, University of Michigan, 1990
Retail, wholesale, recreation/travel, manufacturing. Textiles, sewn goods manufacturing. Product design, manufacturing and distribution.
Retired senior executive with a background in high technology industries. My experience includes engineering and research management, product development, manufacturing and operations in government (NASA), industry (semiconductor manufacturing equipment and aerospace/defense) and academia (Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut). I have worked in both large and small businesses as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, In recent years I have served as a business and technology consultant to a number of major corporations as well as several small start up companies, engaged in strategic business planning and development as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Now New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), B.S.E.E.<br />
New York University, School of Engineering, M.S.E.E.<br />
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering </p>
Business Owner: Experienced in what it takes to turn a business around in a tough economic climate. Have created, purchased exisiting and exited business ventures. Each experience adds to life's education.