Manufacturing & Mining

Accurate Welding & Manufacturing

Owner/Founder
Scott and Ann Crutcher
How SCORE Helped

Accurate Welding & Manufacturing's Scott and Ann Crutcher -  “Your expertise and willingness to share it is very helpful to us. We now have a much clearer idea what exactly we need to do and access to tools such as worksheets and examples of business plans and cash flow statements. We also now know where to go for further help and advice, including of course back to you. We trust the information you provide”.

 

Angle Oar

Owner/Founder
Meg McCall
How SCORE Helped

Angle Oar's Meg McCall  - “The information I received at my SCORE trainings, particularly regarding local, state and federal business registrations, was very helpful. My counselor reached out repeatedly throughout the next year to check on status of my business and offer help. I highly recommend anyone starting a business attend their workshops."

Michael Baltzell

Michael Baltzell

Michael Baltzell

Current City: Louisville, TN

B. Michael Baltzell (Mike) Baltzell retired from Alcoa in September of 2005 after more than 34 years of service in the Aluminium Industry from the position of President Primary Growth for Alcoa to which he was appointed in December 2001. In that position he was responsible for developing organic growth opportunities in the Primary Group from initiation through start up. In that role he developed and staffed the Growth Organization and was the Lead Negotiator for the Alcoa Fjardaal Aluminium Smelter in Eastern Iceland. Prior to his current position he was President, Alcoa World Alumina - Australia and Managing Director, Alcoa of Australia in from December 1998 and was stationed in Perth, Australia.  He joined Alcoa in July 1998 following Alcoa’s acquisition of Alumax Inc. as executive vice president, Manufacturing for the Primary Metals business unit.  Prior to joining Alcoa, Mike was president of Alumax Primary Aluminum Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alumax Inc. 

 

After retirement, Mike consulted exclusively with Alcoa in the areas of Smelting Technology, Raw Material Supply Strategy, and due diligence for smelters until September 2007.  He has extensive experience in China.

 

Mike is currently President of Baltzell Management Consulting, LLC and has consulted for a Chinese company selling technology into the United States. In additon he has provided consulting assistance to a Saudi Arabian Company building and Aluminum Complex in Saudi Arabia.

 

Mike began his career in 1971 as an industrial engineer with the Eastalco Aluminum Company, then owned by Howmet Corporation located in Frederick, Maryland.  He became production services superintendent in 1977 and potline superintendent in 1981.  In 1987, Mike was named senior vice president and general manager of Eastalco.  He was elected president of Alumax Primary Aluminum Corporation in 1994, which was located in Norcross, Georgia.

 

Mike was born April 29, 1949 in Thurmont, Maryland.  He received his bachelor of engineering science degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1971 and a Master of Science degree in operations research from George Washington University in 1976.  Mike also conducted postgraduate studies at Hood College and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Program.

 

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Education

May 1997 Graduate of the University of Michigan’s Executive Education Program

 

1978 - 79 Completed nine credit hours of graduate work in Management and Accounting at Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

 

1976 Masters of Science in Operations Research from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 

1971 B.E.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Vincent Crisci

Vincent Crisci

Current City: Watertown, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

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Education

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bachelor of science in Accounting</p>

Greg Call

Greg Call

Current City: South Hutchinson, KS
Chapter: Hutchinson SCORE

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Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

Ask SCORE
          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

          There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.

About the Author

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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.

Al Chiasson

Al Chiasson

Current City: Nashville, TN
Chapter: SCORE Nashville

Experience

1. General Manager - Hexagon Metrology Services June 2004 – February 2014 (9 years 9 months) Studied and analyzed financial and technological opportunities to provide strategic plans to a $3.2B global provider of integrated design, measurement and visualization technologies. Led to the startup of three successful divisions. Included complete Business Plan development and implementation.

2. National Aftermarket Business Manager 2001 – 2004 (3 years) Revised existing go-to-market sales strategy by transitioning several of the ‘commercially savvy’ Application Engineers into Technical Sales Specialists. Direct result of studying the buying habits of the customer base and launching something innovative. As a result of this focus, the sales strategy changed dramatically and realized record revenues.

3. Regional Sales Manager, Aftermarket 1997 – 2000 (3 years) Southeast Region Partnered with Direct Sales Representatives and Certified Distributors to grow market share. Established growth plans for accounts with more potential. Continuously developed resolutions to affect long-term process improvements and successful outcomes. Consistently surpassed sales quotas year over year. Mostly software and retrofit sales (hardware), with impressive EBIT percentages.

4. Key Account Manager, Aftermarket 1996 – 1997 (1 year) Michigan Spearheaded complete line of SPC software products into each stamping plant operation. Delivered a full range of data reporting tools for each of the US small car assembly plants. Grew account by 20%.

5. Application Engineer 1995 – 1996 (1 year) Michigan Provided training and technical support to the company’s full range of software products. Arranged and installed on line software systems to several different OEM machines.

6. Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics 1993 – 1994 (1 year) Pensacola, Florida Area Taught classes in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus.

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Education

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Mathematics, MA</p>

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University of West Florida</p>

Murray Kleimon

Murray Kleimon

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

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Art Ferber

Art Ferber

Current City: Carlsbad, CA

Art’s business career focused on engineering, safety, risk management, and training in petrochemical products operations for Exxon, Allied Chemical, and Union Texas (became ARCO, then BP) in New Jersey and Houston.  His areas of operational experience ranged from project management, strategic and business planning, petrochemical manufacturing, transportation, and storage. Art was the national chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s Training and Development Committee, earning their highest recognition award for service to the petroleum industry. After an early retirement from industry, he reinvented himself as a creator of unique three-dimensional wall sculptures, a small business he operates out of his home (www.artferber.com). His photographs have won several awards and he enjoys teaching Photoshop to individuals.

He served on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. He is a Dale Carnegie Instructor and has been teaching their Leadership Training for Managers seminar for over 25 years. Art has concluded that the core of good leadership and management hasn’t changed over the years.  He believes that coaching and mentoring is the art of assisting self-discovery.

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Education

B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn N.Y.

M.S., Engineering Management, N.J. Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.

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