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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Areas of Experience and Expertise: Strategic and business planning Financial and management information reporting and analysis Operations/custom manufacturing management Buy/sell transactions Markets/Products/Services Background: Markets: construction, entertainment, food services, government, hospitality, medical, retail, and professional services Products: architectural structures, advertising and point of purchase signs and displays, informational and way-finding sign systems, electronic signs, specialty lighting, building products, and personal business and travel products Services: design, engineering, field installation, maintenance, project management, and leasing administration Personal Summary: I retired as President of Visual Products Corp, a privately owned supplier of displays and signs. The company provides advertising, informational, way-finding, and point of purchase products and services to a broad customer base throughout North America. During my tenure as President, the company expanded through internal growth and acquisition from a local custom business to a major industry supplier with facilities in the United States, Canada, and China. Prior to Visual Products, I worked for a building products company, Johns Manville, in various planning, new business development, merger and acquisition, finance, and manufacturing management responsibilities. I also co-owned a small importing, retail, and direct marketing business that offered personal travel and business products.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience

  • Other Services (except public admin.)
  • Administrative, Support, & Waste Management
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Wholesale Trade

James Skagen

Communication Methods

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  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video