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Recruited to established and operate a start-up company as a distributor in North and South America for a German based corporation. Negotiated 2 year lease, established logistics, sales, marketing and public relations operations within 30 days. Managed operations, marketing, public relations, logistics, human resource management, and profit and loss.

Mar 1996Jan 2008

Senior Trainer/Manager/Analyst

STI-Security Training International GmbH

Managed all training and aviation security operations from screening passengers to implementing airport aviation security programs. Effectively established and implemented guidelines for recruitment, training and retention of screening staff. Successfully implemented operations in accordance with guidelines provided by local and federal aviation authorities in less than allotted timelines. Maintained 100% compliance of all standards and procedures for aviation security in all areas of operations while complying with company budget guidelines. Developed and conducted formal blended-learning training courses for classroom and eLearning environments, worldwide. Determined course content and student learning objectives. Prepared course lesson plans and student manuals. Assistant manager for development and implementation of computer based training software for personnel in all facets of security. Evaluated training materials and procedures and made or recommended course revisions for updates to course content. Conducted analysis and evaluation of current training systems and developed and implemented changes in accordance with regulations, directives and guidelines. Communicated with customers at all levels on training concepts through demonstrations and curriculum reviews. Implemented and utilized quality control checks to ensure training products were technically accurate and conform to federal directives and customer standards and guidelines. Held full operating responsibilities for all analytical inspections to include all verbal and written reports, training preparations, and investigative reporting.

Oct 1992Mar 1996

Screening Supervisor/Trainer

Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport GmbH

Performed security checks of passengers, hand baggage and checked-in baggage for dangerous and prohibited items according to national and international aviation security laws and airline regulations. Managed all personnel in aviation security and passenger services. Developed and maintained work schedules for airport staff working in aviation security, check-in, information and lost and found. Supervised passenger handling services (security, check-in, lost and found, and information). Conducted initial and recurrent training of all aviation security personnel. Initiated security background investigations for any persons wishing to gain access into airport security sensitive areas. Issued airport identification cards with access permits to persons wishing to gain access to airport security sensitive areas.

Mar 1984Mar 1992

Radio Operator

US Army

Radio Operator and Team Leader for 3 personnel until honorable discharge in 1992. Maintained Secret Security Clearance for entire time of active service. Honorable discharge after 8 years of active duty.


Primary Leadership Development Course

US Army


IHK Krefeld


Graduate School of Business Administration

Not completed


Microsoft Networking
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office Suite



  • Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance, 1984-1992
  • Successful recurring background security clearance for Aviation Security personnel every 2 years, 1992-2008 (Germany)
  • Aviation Security Screener, 1992
  • Aviation Security Trainer, 1996
  • Train the Trainer Certificate from EDA, Frankfurt Airport, 2002
  • Certified Radiation Safety Officer, 1996-2008
  • Train the Trainer Certificate from Servico/EDA, Muenster Airport, 2006
  • Continuous certification and recertification as OEM Trainer for Smiths’ Detection X-ray Inspection Equipment, 2000-2007
  • Continuous certification and recertification as OEM Trainer for CEIA and Ebbinger Walk-through and Hand-held metal detector equipment, 2000-2007
  • Certificate from Berlitz Institute for professional and conversational German skills (3.0 GPA)
  • Certified operator and OEM Trainer for Smiths Detection IONSCAN 500DT and SABRE 4000 detection equipment, 2006
  • Excellent computer skills for Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) applications
  • Quickbooks bookkeeping software


A highly recognized Security, Training, and successful Customer Service Leader with a solid background in operations and staff management. An exceptional people manager and skilled communicator with 18+ years experience in business managementwho inspires and motivates teams to move business ahead and achieve outstanding results. Consistent in improving profit in established businesses both nationally and internationally. An innovative leader with skills in strategic planning and business development, including start-up ventures, acquisitions, and reorganizations. A professional with an amazing capacity to direct many diverse initiatives simultaneously. A sought after speaker and industry expert with the reputation for driving bottom line results.


  • Negotiated 2 year lease
  • Established logistics, sales, marketing and public relations operations within 30 days
  • Successfully launched several new products in North and South American markets
  • Established new markets with substantial growth potential
  • Orchestrated product placement and relationships to grow brand awareness
  • Maintained sales of $1,000,000 during economical downturn
  • Developed and conducted initial recruitment and training of aviation security screeners for new operations
  • Successfully managed critical emergency situation after a deadly fire at partner airport
  • Effectively developed and conducted blended-eLearning classroom training courses in accordance with ICAO, EU and local aviation security standards, worldwide.


  • Bulgaria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany (Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munster, Stuttgart, Paderborn), Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Oman
  • Managed, developed, and conducted blended eLearning training courses in 2 languages with current worldwide deployment in 85 countries within allotted time frame in accordance with international standards.


  • Abu Dhabi, Australia, Belgium (European Aviation Security Training Institute-EASTI), Bulgaria, Dubai, Greece (CAA and Proton S.A.), Hungary, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
  • Effectively developed and conducted blended-eLearning classroom training courses for the European Central Bank on a continuous basis
  • Effectively developed and conducted blended-eLearning classroom training courses for various national and international power supplying agencies (nuclear power plants) on a continuous basis
  • Developed and conducted operator and supervisor training courses for aviation security, prisons, courts, postal services, vehicle checkpoints, cargo and freight, VIP, and power facilities
  • Managed screening operations during 25th G* Summit in Cologne Germany at hotel for President Bill Clinton
  • Developed, implemented, and conducted initial and recurrent air cargo screener training for UPS, FEDEX, and TNT
  • Developed, implemented, and conducted initial and recurrent training for Deutsche Post (German Postal Federal Service) and Deutsche Telekom (T-Online)
  • Implemented initial and follow up training of new company representatives in Australia
  • Developed and conducted operator and supervisor training courses for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) (Smiths, L3, Rapiscan, AS&E)
  • Improved management/labor relations to maintain employee turnover rate of lower than 10%
  • Successfully created and implemented recertification program for screeners using computer based eLearning software used worldwide
  • Conducted investigations and analysis of new airport to meet regulations for aviation security
  • Successfully managed implementation of new airport identification and access system
  • Effectively implemented new system for conducting background investigations for airport identification and access cards
  • Successfully managed radio operations during critical mission deployments through Germany during draw-down of US Army units
  • Coordinated initial emergency response during a specific critical mission deployment
  • Maintained mission readiness during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm of all responsible personnel and equipment