Well-established Custom Framer bringing 12+years of experience creating valuable framed displays of art and memorabilia. Skilled at focusing on finding solutions and meeting deadlines. Committed to producing quality product.
All aspects of custom framing
Advanced graphic design
Creative design layouts
Proficient in Adobe CS5
Superior time management
Complex problem solving
Superior organization ability
to Current Dreams, Inc. Mounted Memories – Sunrise,
Promoted & relocated to current position with Mounted Memories.
Liaised between sales and manufacturing to design and manufacture new innovative product.
Assisted in the strategic business developments implementing print on demand equipment and services.
Responsible for justifying the selection and implementation of new equipment.
Designed and managed production of licensed product for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and numerous other licensors.
Selected for promotion to Production Manager in a corporate restructuring initiative, managing the framing, engraving, and fabrication department's productivity and efficiency.
to 04/2011 Dreams Inc. Mounted Memories – Northbrook,
Led corporate initiative to relocate the entire Las Vegas production facility to the Chicago area due to a decline in the Las Vegas economy.
Established a new manufacturing facility, including construction, setup and staffing.
Successfully hired and trained a new staff to begin full-scale production within 6 months of arrival.
Managed all aspects of the manufacturing facility.
to 01/2010 Dreams, Inc. Mounted Memories – Las Vegas,
Successfully transitioned the small Unique Images, into a corporate structure.
Expertly managed a framing staff of 8-10 framers, successfully implementing design innovations, manufacturing procedures and complying with retail and wholesale customer requirements.
Investigated and implement ideas for quality improvement, increased productivity and cost reduction.
Handled understaffing, disputes, terminating employees and administering disciplinary procedures.
to 02/2007 Unique Images – Henderson,
Designed and expertly created custom framing displays based on customer's requirements.
Created and implemented procedures for custom framing operations, inventory, and safety.
Implemented technology upgrades, including laser engraving, sublimation printing and computerized mat cutters.
Expert leadership and creativity led to Unique Images being purchased by Dreams, Inc.
Customer Service Manager07/2000
to 11/2001 Americabilia.com – Henderson,
Assumed ownership over team productivity and managed work flow to meet or exceed quality service goals.
Fostered an environment which encouraged continual process improvements.
Followed-through on all critical inter-departmental escalations to increase customer retention rates.
Munitions Systems Specialist, Staff Sergeant09/1991
to 04/2000 United States Air Force – Nellis Afb,
NV (final assignment)
Expertly assembled, inspected, maintained, stored and protected air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons systems and related support equipment.
Received "Excellent" ratings on all quality assurance evaluations; recognized by Logistics Group Commander as an "Outstanding Performer".
Certified supervisor, trainer, inspector.
Participated in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Northern Watch and Operation Allied Force.
High School Diploma: 1991Mt. Greylock Regonial High School-
Photography, including landscape, nature, studio fashion & portraits.