Ralph H Shepard Jr.

Current City: Ferrisburg, VT

Expert in Public Administration. Very knowledgeable in Economics. Executive Level Operational Management of Manufacturing! Industrial Arts teacher 2 year, Vermont Air National Guard Pilot and Staff Officer 22 years. Owned and operated an ironworking and blacksmithing business in Cornwall Vermont 8 years. 17 years industrial manufacturing experience primarily in operations; projects included: establishing and maintaining working partnerships with vendors, implementation of two EPR manufacturing packages, establishing European distribution warehouse, maintaining and upgrading MIS System(s), establishing an activity based costing system, installing shop floor data collection and "Just in Time" manufacturing systems, performed organizational analysis on several occasions to establish baseline and justify expenditure for major upgrades and process changes.

Served as chair of new product development committee.  Several years as consultant in operations and fiscal management for small businesses prior to volunteering for SCORE.

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Education

<p> BSBA (Economics), University of Tennessee; Master of Public Administration, (MPA), University of Vermont; Certified Professional in Integrated Resource Management by American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS.&nbsp; Various military technical and professional development courses.</p>

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