To acquire a Management position in Sales with potential for growth that provides direct interaction and relationship building with clients and general public. This position will allow me to utilize my extensive background in sales, marketing and training over the last 19 years of a successful and progressive employment history.
Increased the Real Sound Commercial AV Division by 30% in the last 5 years
example Projects: Noble Energy Southpointe Headquarters, Sienna Mercato, Il Pizzialo Restaurants and multiple smaller restaurant and office locations in the Pittsburgh market
Yearly CEDIA Member / Attendee Since 1996
Doubled the IP Based CCTV product sales category division in 2014 - 2015
Increased Company Profitability between 2010 - 2014 by 50% with the rapidly growing commercial audio division
10 year active board member of the Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation for the entrepreneurial excellence scholarship
Completed 6 Out of State Residential Audio / Theater Projects 2007 - 2008
Completed the Joe Kane ISF Video calibration School Sept 1999 ( Detroit Michigan )
Developed and have successfully grown the Real Sound Inc. brand to a now 100% highly referred AV Company in the Pittsburgh and surrounding higher end residential market. We are currently working with approximately 6 - 10 of the best custom residential builders in the area. We are more often directly hired by the home owner or business developer/owner to handle and meet all of the project technology needs of the client.
With substantial prior experience and interaction in several residential construction projects, this lead to the development and direct management of a newly established custom home audio sales division for Audio Junction Inc. I attended trade shows and sales conferences regularly while growing this highly profitable new business channel.
Assisted in all sales / inventory management plus daily pro shop operations.
Organized and managed club on-course weekly events.
Managed the Special Procedures OR division.
Responsible for all operating room radiographic procedures and training of students in rotation.
Sept 1986 - 1987
1991 - 1994
Commercial Integrator Magazine Feature story on Real Sound Inc. & Ken Knapp ( Sienna Mercato Restaurant, August 22, 2014 Edition ) on a very successful and innovative technology new build three story high profile restaurant in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Charismatic, strong valued people person with over 19 years of successful direct customer related inside and outside sales experience in a customer service oriented, construction related industry. While creative and innovative, I place a strong emphasis on being attentive to details with a proactive, consistent follow-through.
Humbled to possess a skill set that provides effective multi-tasking, exceeding customer needs, meeting company demands, efficiently building long-term loyalty and referral business which has led to continually meeting sales targets for two decades as Owner/Operator of my existing company.
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