Counselors to America's Small Business
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.
Management Consulting - Manufacturing Operations and Materials Management (supply chain)
Staff level Supply Chain Manager - all aspects of SCM, from forecasting to distribution - Fred Jones Manufacturing - automotive remanufacturing for Ford and GM warranty programs
Logistics Consultant for UniGroup's 3PL - specializing in business development and logistics solutions development
Supply Chain Analyst and Program Manager for USTRANSCOM
Double BS - Management and Marketing, Missouri State University</p>
MBA - Oklahoma City University</p>
MPS - Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University</p>
VP of Refining, Refining Facilities Manager, Corporate Refining, Commercial and Operations Planning Manager, and Business Development/Acquisition Manager; for Independent and Major Corporations. Broad experience in developing and purchasing new businesses, expanding and improving existing businesses-performances, and contracting-delivering many different business and consumer goods & services into local and national markets.
During my career I developed the skills and reputation for analyzing, troubleshooting and improving different businesses’ performances, including reliably delivering quality goods & services to markets-customers, and increasing short- and longer term business financial performance.
Expert in business development and operations improvement, purchasing and selling businesses, manufacturing and products/services development, supply chains and projects management, and developing many technologies. Available for face-to-face Counseling on Mondays 10 AM-2 PM at the Greater Phoenix SCORE office at E. Thomas Rd. and N. Central Ave. (September-May) and by Email year-round.
Professional Experience and Resume:
- During College years I owned and operated an independent auto repair shop.
- 25 years experience in the oil, gas and power businesses. Started as an Engineer with responsibilities to monitor, analyze, troubleshoot, improve and optimize Refining and Chemical Plant processing units. Over the years I held and advanced through numerous positions including Projects Design, Development & Management, Engineering Manager, and Plant Manager of multiple Refiners.
- 10 years experience at the Corporate Management level. Responsibilities included VP of Refining, Refining & Commercial Operations Planning, Optimization and Strategy Development Manager, Business Development Manager including Corporation acquisitions-mergers and major asset evaluations-acquisitions, and Supply Chain Management.
- After retiring from Corporate life, became an Energy Consultant and Researcher. Most recently joined the SCORE team to counsel and mentor entrepreneurs, new business startups, and help improve-grow existing small businesses.
B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from UC Davis, CA, and a MBA from Saint Marys/UC Berkley, CA; Certified Professional Engineer in CA
24 years in Fortune 500 sales, marketing and product management in analytical instrumentation industry. 10 years in small and midsize organizations in instrumentation and services market. Concurrently owned small family service based business for 7 years.
BS - Medical Technology - University of Bridgeport</p>
MBA - Management and Organizational Behavior - University of Bridgeport</p>
Executive Development Program - Northeastern University</p>