Steven Van Ryne

Steven Van Ryne

Work experience

Work experience
1994 - Present



Wholesale snack food distributor marketing pre-packed nuts/candy and Hispanic nuts/candy to retail locations.

  • Contacted Energy Club Inc. and became a distributor in Las Vegas.
  • Business Development-Through cold calling on retail locations, opened over 200 accounts in 6 months.
  • Operations- Responsible for ordering, inventory, distribution, profit and reporting.
2007 - 2008

Sales Director


Installer of concrete coatings to commercial and residential clients

  • Managed and directed five crews of installers. Focused on changing company direction from residential to commercial based.
  • Estimator – Responsible for blueprint take offs and preparing bids. Successfully bid on commercial projects for the first time in company history.
  • Quality control – Managed inventory and product / system installation. Ensured highest standards of Quality were met.
  • Customer Relations – Focused on customer satisfaction and future referral business.
  • Profitability – Profitability improved by 15% in 12 months by creating profit and loss statements for each installation and analyzing cost savings opportunities.
2005 - 2007

Technical Sales and Service Representative


Manufacturer of epoxies and polyurethanes for the concrete coatings installer

  • Responsible for sales and service covering 5 state region
  • Territory expanded to North California, Oregon, Washington and Montana in January, 2007.
  • Began with no sales base in 2005, developed to over $1,000,000.00 in annual sales.
  • Opened distributor in Las Vegas and Washington State
  • Operated sales booth at World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas for 3 years.
2001 - 2005

Sales and Operation Manager


Installer of concrete coatings to commercial and residential clients.

  • Responsible for sales and profit focused on changing company structure to accommodate the casino industry.
  • Estimator – Prepared bid packages for all new construction projects.
  • Met with Chief Engineers of the casinos to establish accounts for repair work.
  • Landed $250,000 pool deck renovation project at Treasure Island after first month contact.
  • Increased sales by 27% the first year.
1995 - 2001

General Manager


Supplier of lumber and building materials to the commercial and DIY customer.

  • Directed sales force in the commercial division, interacting with contractors and home builders.
  • Exceed annual sales goals of $20M and produced $25M of sales. Managed store location with 12 department managers, 2 assistant managers, and 60 associates.
  • Managed company’s most profitable location. Only store in the company to have no shrink for 2 years.
  • Manager of the year in 1999. Chosen as a Best Practices leader and hand selected to conduct management training program in what corporate considered a “model” store.
1991 - 1994

Store Director


Supermarket chain

  • Managed and directed 95,000 sq.ft. supermarket with 2 co-managers, 2 assistant managers and over 400 associates. Store averaged over $40,000,000.00 in annual sales. Opened new store and saved the company over $80,000 on pre opening expenses.
  • Established new criteria for store openings and rewrote grand opening procedure manual.
  • Worked with marketing department to establish demographic product mix.
  • Closed existing store which saved over $40,000 on closed store budget.
  • Reduced inventory by $130,000. through stock room re-organization.
  • Exceeded budgeted goals for bottom line by 362% in 1993.
1986 - 1991

Store Owner


Supermarket chain

  • Complete management and “hands on” supervision. Responsibility including: profit/loss, human resource management, advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, expanding product lines and remodeling of existing facility.
  • Increased store sales by 29%. Regained lost community loyalty via improved inventory management, store visual appeal, product quality and selection, and established high standards of customer service.
  • Performed turn around of troubled store from losing 4% annually to achieving 2% net profits in the first quarter of operation.
  • Maintained inventory rotation cycle of 25 days, enhanced by 13%.
  • Received Manager of the Year award in 1988.
1983 - 1986

District Manager


Wholesale supermarket distributor Performed multi-unit management of a 15 store division for a supermarket wholesaler. Maximized corporate objectives in operations, sales, and profitability for region of stores in Western New York.

  • Increased division sales from $85M to over $100M annually.
  • Increased annual volume with corresponding additional net profit.
  • Targeted troubled stores for training to increase sales and profit and to eliminate excess inventory and waste.
  • Successful in reducing labor costs and inventory shrinkage.
  • Liaison between wholesale company and owners.