Apply my skills of Operations/General Management, logistics, project management, team management to continuous improvement goals as part of a management team with industry leading goals. Work with a management team to - Grow the business - Improve profitability - Strong customer service - Mentor other leaders - build on the strength of staff - Maintain a focus on excellence- industry goal of #1
Values - Live the truth - Continuous improvement is a minimum requirement - Manage the reality that nothing is perfect; the goal is excellence. - Expect the same results from the same behavior - Plan for the goal and adjust to reality.
Time-line - Raised on a 100 acre farm, Creswell, OR - 1977 to 1979 worked evenings at an attended laundry mat (family business), Eugene, OR - 1978 summer: Chainsaw Mechanic, Emerald Power, Eugene, OR - 1979 Graduate, Pleasant Hill High School, OR - 3.14 GPA - 1979 to 1983 Motorcycle Mechanic, Honda of Eugene, OR - 1981 to 1983 Graduate, Lane Community College, Electronics Engineering Technician, Eugene, OR - 3.66 GPA - 1983 to1997 Spectra Physics Scanning Systems/PSC Scanning Systems/Data Logic; Manufacturer of laser based point-of-sale Barcode Scanners; 300 - 500 employees; Eugene, OR ◦ 1983 to 1986: Manufacturing Assembler, Manufacturing Electronics Technician, Manufacturing PCB Test Department Lead, Manufacturing Final Product Test Department Lead. ◦ 1986 - 1993: Part of developing the Product Service Business Unit. Held positions - Service Depot Repair Lead, then Supervisor, then Parts Supervisor. Learned how to build and manage a business. Specialized in on-site manufacture upgrade projects logistics and management. Multiple service business information systems implementations and ISO-9001 Quality Certification implantation. ◦ 1993 - 1997: Company-wide reorganization - Service business operations consolidated with the rest of the manufacturing organization. to Supervise Service Depot Repair and Parts sales operations, improving performance level; developed 24 hour turnaround Depot Repair. ◦ 1993 - 1997: Diversified ability by supervising multiple operations areas simultaneously; Service Repair, Service Parts, and several manufacturing product lines. Obtained Team Training Facilitator Certification. ◦ 1997: Left High-Tech Operations field for Carrier in Event Management. - 1997 - Date: International Sportsmen's Expositions ◦ General Manager * Economic Recession Reorganization ◦ Office Operations Manager * 12 employees * HR Management * 2 office moves ◦ Event Operations Manager * 11 large western venues * Show Manager; more than 80 Sportsmen's Expositions ◦ Inside Sales Manager ◦ Information Systems Manager * Network * Outlook Exchange * ACT! Contact Management * EXPOCAD tradeshow order management * Peachtree/SAGE 50 Accounting * Reporting based data collection ◦ Reporting Systems ◦ Accounting Manager ◦ P&L Budgeting and Company Profitability ◦ Event Facility Contracts ◦ Service Provider Contracts ◦ EXPOCAD Event Designs ◦ Design new Events ◦ Business Meetings Facilitator ◦ Contractors Meetings Facilitator ◦ Manager with Co-located Events & Business Partners
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