More than fifteen years experience in Corporate Turnarounds, Manufacturing, International Outsourcing, New Business and International Business Development. Corporate officer in three publicly traded corporations.
International guest speaker on topics of Entrepreneurship.
Experienced executive in China, Canada, Ireland, England, France, Belgium, Israel, the former Soviet Union and Costa Rica.
Credibility within Venture Capital and Corporate Finance communities.
Experienced in union negotiations and in non-union environments.
Relevant Experience & Accomplishments:
As CEO successfully guided a stagnant 85-year-old, $100 Million, 250 employee, manufacturer and distributor of food products through Chapter 11. Increased sales from $55 Million to $100 Million and improved annual profit from operations by over $10 Million.
As COO managed the successful turnaround from Chapter 11 of a NYSE Consumer Products Company with sales of $350 Million and 3,400 unionized and non-unionized employees in six countries.
As Chairman, CEO of a US consulting company negotiated two mergers and one joint venture in the P.R.O.C. Merger resulted in an international product sourcing, quality and logistics management enterprise between US and China corporation. Mission was to deliver services to small and mid-sized US based companies. Objective is to improve corporate competitveness in the global environment.
Managed World-wide Strategic Planning for a $160 Million, 1,800 employees, High Technology Corporation.
As CEO founded a Venture Capital financed athletic products company and achieved pretax margins of 40%.As CEO of a world leader in the manufacture of small recreational watercraft; sales increased 30% annually and increased profitability 65%.
As employee/consultant doubled the revenue of six companies in my first year.
Industry experience includes consumer products, application software, aerospace, optical products, food products, sports equipment, international outsourcing, composite manufacturing, fitness equipment, executive education, housewares and electronics.
Consulting Manager for General Electric Military and Small Commercial Jet Engines Business.Invented and created innovative products in four different industries.Negotiated mergers and acquisitions with public and privately held corporations.Developed and marketed a successful new MBA Program
Management and Supervision:
Chief Operating Officer for a NYSE Company with 3400 Union and Non-Union employees in six countries.CEO and President for four corporations ranging from Venture Capital Start-up to Mid-sized Corporations.Successfully managed two major corporations, consisting of 22 companies through successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
Responsible for the creation and staffing of a new Executive MBA Program in Entrepreneurship at a Major University.Former Board Member of Seven Business Development Incubators in the State of Maine.Former Advisory Board Member to one business college and one law school technology center.Developed downsizing strategy as Consulting Manager for a General Electric Business Group.Managed business enterprises in nine foreign countries.