Barney Goodman

Barney Goodman

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Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Board Director

Glades Utility Services
Serving on the Board of Directors for Glades Utility Services, Inc. GUS is a power line construction and maintenance company serving customers throughout the State of Florida. GUS provides state of the art transmission and distribution services to power supply companies and municipalities from Key West to St. Augustine. GUS strives to provide the highest quality of work to its customers while offering one of the industry’s finest safety programs.
Feb 2008 - Present

Board Director

State of Florida Board of Opticianry

Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to ensure excellence in Health Care, and to ensure the safe practice of Opticianry in the State of Florida.

Jan 2006 - Present

Board Director

Glades Electric
As a not-for-profit, customer-owned corporation, Glades Electric Cooperative is dedicated to providing our members with the best service at the lowest possible price. GEC is governed by a nine member Board of Trustees elected at an annual meeting of all members/owners. Everyone who receives electricity from GEC is not only a customer, but is actually a part owner of the company. The Board sets the policies and direction of the company and names the Chief Executive Officer (General Manager). The current Board has envisioned an extremely aggressive path for the coming years. Their direction demands that the 67 dedicated employees of GEC daily seek to improve service to all consumers. To accomplish this, the Cooperative is constantly striving to reach new heights in every area of service.
Oct 2003 - Present

Owner / Operator

Elysian Fields Farm
Own and Operate 47 acre tree farm in South Florida (Hendry County). Your #1 source for Date Palms & other BIG Specimen Palms & Trees.
Feb 2000 - Present

Regional Sales Manager

Cole Vision / Luxottica Retail / US Vision / BJ's Optical

Overall responsibility for 21 Retail Optical locations. Collaborate with Fellow RSM's, Home Office Personnel, and VP to develop, evaluate, and execute sales strategies. Recruit, Hired, Trained, Developed, and Coached Personnel including Optometrists, Store Managers, and Licensed Opticians to be leading productive Associates. Increased comparable sales for 10 straight years (2000-2009). Evaluate monthly P&L, Inventory, and Audited Stores for loss prevention. Conducted monthly site visits to every location to ensure regional consistency in appearance, performance, and product promotions. Developed staff to ensure customer satisfaction is unparalleled. Piloted several new promotions, procedures, and policies prior to territory roll out. Facilitated over 20 new store openings.

Recruited in other areas to help Fellow Colleagues hire the right candidate.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to utilize company resources judiciously to effectively operate.

Feb 1999 - Feb 2000

Board Certified Licensed Optician / Manager

Cole Vision Corporation / BJ's Optical

Managing a high performing profitable Store. Responsibilities also included recruiting, training, and developing Associates. On a daily basis, all aspects of a Licensed Optician that included working with patients to ensure their needs were met by recommending the right eye wear / contacts to help them see well, look good, and feel comfortable.

Mar 1989 - Dec 1997

Board Certified Licensed Optician / Manager / South Florida Regional Field Sales Trainer

Cole Vision Corporation / Sears Optical
Responsibilites included training Personnel for optical and sales duties. Liason between local, and Regional Management. Department Manager for Number One sales store in South Florida. On a daily basis, all aspects as a Licensed Optician that included working with Patients, fitting of lenses and frames, contact lens insertion and removal. Regional duties - responsible for training Managers and personnel for South Florida Region to ensure each Store met their sales goal, and were following proper procedures when working with Patients.

Education

Education

Civil Treatment for Managers

Luxottica Retail

3 day course.

BLC

NRECA

Board Leadership Certificate

CCD

NRECA

Credentialed Co-op Director

Sep 2006 - Sep 2006

certificate

360 Feedback Series

360 Feedback series was an excellent opportunity to receive feedback from subordinates, peers, and supervisors. Nice course.

Jul 2006 - Jul 2006

Certificate

Leadership Challenge

Excellent week long seminar exploring the multi-facets of leadership.

Sep 1983 - Oct 1986

Licensed Optician - Florida

AA

Three year apprenticeship - equivilent to AA

Skills

Skills

Human Resource Management

Excellent ability to lead people using a clear plan, then executing that plan.

Microsoft Word

Proficient at Word for reports, Lettters, Memos, Newsletters, etc.

Excel

Proficient at Excel for spreadsheets, calculations, reports, etc.

Objective

My objective is to secure an executive position that will allow me to use my talents and experience to lead a Team of Associates to be Leaders in the industry. I have a passionate drive that will accept only the best, for I believe that People make the difference in a company, and when you lead with integrity, look behind you, they are ready to do whatever is asked.

Summary

The past ten years has been some of the most challenging, fun, fast-paced, and enjoyable work years anyone could ever ask for.The Team of Managers that I lead are truly the best in the industry, start with the right person after a stringent careful selection process, develop them, and then serve their needs to ensure they succeed is a winning way to do business. The proof is winning Regional Manager of the Year for 4 out of 10 years, and leading in sales for 6 out of 10 years across the entire company.  I pride myself on being an excellent Human Resource Manager.

References

References

Jack Coxe

Jack Coxe leads the Glades Electric Board of Directors with clarity and vision that is remarkable. Mr. Coxe is intelligent, charismatic, and is a man with true integrity.

Anthony Egitto

Anthony has been a personal Friend and Mentor for over 30 years.