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Summary

OBJECTIVE:  To gain new program business and strengthen existing business as Territory Sales Manager with KLN Steel Products, utilizing a strong track record of consistent sales growth through effective and dynamic territory sales management.

Sales & Marketing VP, Trained retail manager / merchandiser, Warehouse & Distribution, Direct Import Manager.

Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Tradesman

Rebuilding Design, Inc.

In January of 2007 I was approached by a close friend who was taking some time off from hislifelong work as a minister. I decided to join him for 1 - 2 years in the construction business. I'veparticipated in all phases of residential remodel as well as new construction, from architectrendering to finished product.

Strong skill set used in this business partnership includes nearly all phases of residential remodel and new construction - flooring, fencing, decking, electrical, plumbing, installing appliances, installing / replacing all bathroom fixtures, lighting, drywall, stone and concrete, painting and even landscaping.

Jul 2004Jan 2007

Senior Broker - Sales & Marketing

Silvaris Corporation

At this time I was recruited for a lucrative position with Silvaris Corporation. Silvaris is NorthAmerica’s leading wholesale provider of industrial wood products and surplus building materials.I was responsible for an account base of several dozen customer's, focusing extensively on Portland based  Fred Meyer / Kroger, and brokered product on behalf of Weyerhaeuser, Louisiana Pacific, Huber, Canfor, Kwikset, Liberty Hardware, Ryobi, McCulloch, Newell / Rubbermaid and many others.

Apr 1993Jul 2004

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Progressive Marketing Inc. / Servmark Inc.

As co-owner and Vice President, I oversaw all company activity in the States of Oregon,California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho. I was solely responsible for negotiation of all manufacturerprograms with Fred Meyer Inc. / Kroger, Albertson's, Bi Mart, Fry's Food, QFC, and many others. Thisbusiness was conducted between myself and corporate Buyers, Vice Presidents, and ChiefExecutives of the aforementioned retailers.

Nov 1992Apr 1993

Sales & Marketing Associate

Don Tripp & Associates

In 1992 I was recruited to join one of Fred Meyer's founding Senior VP's who was one of 5 whoorchestrated Fred Meyer's initial IPO. After six months he was encouraged to take over, as Chairman & CEO,a large Portland based retail chain, Sprouse Reitz. At that time it was his decision to close ourmanufacturer's agent firm. Mr. Tripp then put me in a position with Progressive Marketing, Inc. / Sermvark, Inc.

May 1982Nov 1992

Corporate Buyer / Communicator

Fred Meyer / Kroger

Graduated with honors from Fred Meyer's extensive Business Management training course in 1984 androse quickly through the ranks acheiving Store Manager position. In 1990 I was recruited for acorporate level buying office position where I was responsible for the merchandising of all newstores from blueprint to store fixture layout to merchandising to Grand Opening. This position was within the corporate buying unit.

Education

Sep 1978Jun 1982

High School Diploma

Portland Christian High School

Graduated with Honors with a General Diploma - Cumulative GPA 3.5

Skills

Sales & Marketing - Durable Goods
Computer
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook - Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.
Management
Formally trained by Fred Meyer / Kroger in business management - responsibilities with Kroger included all aspects of Profit and Loss management, hiring, firing, and training, sales, merchandising standards, inventory control, all aspects of team leadership, product knowledge, cash control....all resulting in profound customer service.
Customer Service
Customer service is at the heart of any corporate success
Team member / Team leader
Oral & Written communication