Manufacturing & Mining

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

Brian Dreckshage

Unavailable

Ballwin, MO

Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

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
 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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Double BS - Management and Marketing, Missouri State University</p>

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MBA - Oklahoma City University</p>

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MPS - Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University</p>

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Ask SCORE

          My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true? 

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. 

Ruoyu Loughry

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Cupertino, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

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Industry Experience

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John Miller

Available

Scottsdale, AZ

Languages:English

How I can help you

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.

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Industry Experience

Education

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

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John Dwan

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Woodbridge, CT

Chapter: New Haven SCORE

How I can help you

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.

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Industry Experience

Education

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BS - Medical Technology&nbsp;- University of Bridgeport</p>

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MBA - Management and Organizational Behavior - University of Bridgeport</p>

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Executive Development Program - Northeastern University</p>

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Edward Collins

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Wilmington, DE

Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Foreman - Leeds & Northrup (instrumentation)

General Manager - LG Nestor, Inc.(scientific glassblowing)

Ass't to Technology Group VP - Singer Co.

GM - Ballantine Labs (test instrumentation)

GM - Cavitron Ultrasonics, Inc.(ultrasonic dental and medical equipment)

Group VP - Cavitron Corp (ultrasonic instrumentation, medical devices).

VP - IPCO Corp

President - Hospital Supply Division, IPCO Corp.

Group VP - IPCO Corp (dental prosthetics, blood and plasma collection, medical instrumentation)

GM - Silhouette Optical US (eyeware frame distribution)

GM Granada Hospital Group (hospital TV services)

President Sonokinetics, Inc. (ultrasonic orthopedic surgical instrumentation)

Novartis Corp Federal Government Contracting Manager

Government Consulting Services (pharma consulting, contracting with the Federal Government)

 

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Industry Experience

Education

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BS Physics - Fordham University</p>

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MBA - Wharton School of Finance</p>

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