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Skills

Social Media Marketing
Though I use Facebook and Twitter only occasionally I have extensive knowledge of YouTube and Google's new social media platform, Google+. I am one of only about 500 G+ users put by Google on the SUL (Suggested User List), a list with recommended users presented to all those who open a new account with Google+. I pursue social media marketing more as a hobby than a job, but it is a big passion of mine and I'm widely considered to be rather knowledgeable on the subject.
Languages
I speak three languages in various degrees of proficiency.   English: Spoken - Perfect Written - Perfect   German: Spoken - Perfect Written - Perfect   Spanish: Spoken - Advanced Written - Advanced
Transport of refrigerated goods
Extended knowledge in the transport of bananas, meat and other refrigerated merchandise via reefers and cooling trailers.
Trucks with hydraulic loader arms
I've had plenty of experience in using trucks with hydraulic loader arms in all kinds of situations. Transport of cavity blocks and the loading and unloading via hydraulic arms. Unloading of building materials at buildings of all heights (Floors). Assembling of building cranes.

Work experience

2007Present

Truck Driver

Transportes Veroeste S.L.

I gained experience in the transport of refrigerated merchandise and unstable freight like hung up meat and liquids.

1988Present

Telephone Technician

Fernmeldeamt Eschborn
1991Present

Bar tender, boat driver

I worked one year at the Costa Brava as part of my planned trip around the world.

1992Present

Time share salesman

Tenerife Topaz S.L. (Apartamentos Casablanca)
1993Present

Travel guide, salesman, sales manager

Lana Bodega S.L.

Lana Bodega was a company offering bus excursions around the island of Tenerife, combined with a sales show. I entered the company as a travel guide and quickly worked myself up through the ranks until the company closed its doors 2003 when I held the position of sales manager.

2003Present

Camera man

Atlante Video S.L.

My tasks included taking and selling videos of holiday makers on boat trips.

2005Present

Security

Loro Parque

I acted as a security guard in this famous animal park, working first night and later day shifts where I could apply my language skills.

2005Present

Driving instructor

Klagusch S.L.

This company, based in Lanzarote/Canary Islands, offers EU driving courses for Germans in their own language. I was responsible for their operations in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

2006Present

Construction worker, operator of construction equipment

Siam Park

I participated in the construction of  Europe's biggest water park. In the process I learned how to construct swimming pools and manufacture artificial rocks and other decorations. I also learned how to operate various building site machinery like heavy load fork lifts and concrete projectors.

2006Present

Truck driver

Transportes Americo Diaz S.L.

This was my entry into the world of trucks. I mainly transported earth with tip lorries.

2006Present

Truck driver

Prefabricados Chinyero S.L.

I added operating trucks with hydraulic loader arms to my professional skills. I also had my first experiences with semi-articulated trucks.

2007Present

Truck driver

Arecio de la Rosa y Sucesores de Juan Cabrera S.L.

My tasks included the operation of trucks with hydraulic loader arms and the transport of shipping containers from and to the container terminals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife harbour.

2007Present

Truck driver

Transgredacar S.L.U.

Transport of beer in semi-articulated trucks in between the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Skills learned include embarking and disembarking of ferries.

2007Present

Truck driver

Transportes El Pinar S.L.

Transport of shipping containers from and to the container terminals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife harbour.

2010Present

Self employed language teacher

Language School

Together with my wife we founded or own language school, teaching English, German and Spanish. I also take temporary jobs in the transport business when available.

1985Present

Berufsbildungsstelle des Fernmeldeamtes Bad Kreuznach

Three year training to be a telephone mechanic

19891991

Salesman

In that time period I gained valuable people skills, working in various sales jobs, including insurance, medical supplies and cars.

Education

Certifications

Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

Excmo. Cabildo Insular de Tenerife