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Aaron Abshire

Prove Professional WITH ABILITY To Make A Dynamic Impact On Your Organization!

Work experience

Apr 2014Present

Metal Sales / Project Management

Ryerson

Ryerson is the leading distributor and processor of metals in North America. Some of the markets that we service include aerospace, defense and transportation. As part of the fabrication sales team, I help my customers drive down the cost of operations by utilizing my vast network of fabricators to provide economies of scale. This allows me to offer our clients increased quality, decrease their labor costs and just in time inventory systems which can reduce their facilities overall footprint.

  • Fast-Tracked Job Proficiency Curve-Reliable Resource for Management Team-Proven Problem Solver
  • Simplified Work Order Entries-Streamlined Tracking Process-Resulted in Enhanced Project Oversight
Jan 2009Dec 2014

Owner

HEROES Tactical

HEROES Tactical is an eCommerce business that specializes in the sale and disposition of firearms and shooting accessories for military members, law enforcement officers and outdoor enthusiasts. The business began as a personal project to help increase my knowledge of the eCommerce business model, sharpen my skills as an online marketer, and express my entrepreneurial roots. 

  • Primary Focus on the Customer’s Needs –  5 Star Customer Service Rating on ResellerRatings.Com
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit with a Drive to Succeed - Doubled Sales for 4 Consecutive Years in a Row

Feb 2010Apr 2013

Ceremonial Guardsman

USAF

Subject Matter Expert on Ceremonial Protocol to include: Funeral Honors, Retirement Ceremonies, Change of Command Ceremonies, Retreat, etc. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to represent Airmen to the American Public and the World. The vision of the USAF Honor Guard is to ensure a legacy of Airmen who: promote the mission; protect the standards; perfect the image; and preserve the heritage.

  • Assigned as Program Lead-Trained/Managed 20+ Team Members-100% Mission Accomplishment
  • Performed 300+ Honors Ceremonies-Promoted to Asst. Superintendent-Awarded AF Achievement Medal
Aug 2004Feb 2010

Outside Sales/Project Management

DeNyse Companies

DeNyse Co is a national architectural sign company that is best known for their work in the multi-family residential market and commercial signage projects across the country. I was responsible for consulting with my customers on their design options and then develop a sign package that helped to differentiate their properties from their competitors. I would then manage the project from the beginning of manufacturing all the way through the completion of installation. 

  • Business Development Superstar - Residential Sales Leader (#1 out of 18 Reps) - Generated 10% of Company's Sales
  • Recognized Industry Expert-Aided Municipality in Creating Sign Ordnance-Lead to a Cohesive Balance
Jan 2009Present

First Sergeant, USAF Reserves

700th Airlift Squadron, Dobbins ARB

The 700th Airlift Squadron maintains combat ready aircrews and aircraft capable of deploying in response to worldwide contingencies and emergencies. As First Sergeant, I serve as the principal adviser to the Squadron Commander on all issues related to squadron personnel. The primary topics of discussion focus on health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well- being, career progression, professional development, and recognition. I also provide leadership and guidance to supervisors and squadron members to enable them to resolve problems or complaints at the lowest level possible.

  • Currently Deployed in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve - Nearly 500 Personnel Under My Care
  • Results Driven Individual - Increased Section Training Success Rate by 25% in Just 3 Months - Never Say Die Attitude

Education

20082011

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE BUSINESS

Shorter University

Dean's List / 8 Straight Semesters - 3.95 GPA

References

Jennifer Gwaltney, CAM, LEED GA, Regional Director at The Worthing Companies

I had the joy of working with Aaron on several different projects, both small and large in scope, and he was involved and supportive at all steps in the process. From creative discussion to finalization and installation, he gave sound advice and direction and worked consistently to meet project expectations and deadlines. I would recommend him to any organization looking to hire a consummate professional.

Chad Ronnebaum, CMSgt, USAF

I have first hand knowledge of MSgt Abshire's skills and abilities due to the involvement and support of his fellow Airmen as both a member of the enlisted force and a trusted advisor to our officer corps. In my time of service with MSgt Abshire there was not an NCO in the squadron who outperformed or showed more drive and care for the personnel they led. MSgt Abshire was instrumental in supporting many programs and processes guaranteeing the long-term success of the squadron through these very personnel.

David Kaplan, Sales Manager, DeNyse Companies

Aaron worked with and for me, he was a great asset to our company and we missed him after he left. He would be a true benefit to any organization, but only if they wanted a very competent and positive individual.

Kelly Bronson, Major, USAF

I have had the pleasure of being MSgt Abshire’s Commander for over two years. Since the time of our acquaintance, I have watched him grown personally and professionally as one of the most trusted and competent NCO’s under my command. He has been called upon to fill a variety of roles in support of the 80 APS. I am proud to say that he has successfully managed each assignment with confidence, sound judgment, and in keeping with the highest standards of the U.S. Air Force.

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My core competencies include: Business Development, Client Consultation, Contract Negotiations, Uncovering Hidden Opportunities, Establishing and Maintaining Budgets, Work Scope Analysis, Creating Marketing Strategies and Complete Project Oversight. I am also proficient in the Microsoft Office suite.