Alert transportation professional proficient in local route traffic and obstacles, as well as technology-based and printed navigation tools. Eager to leverage 4 years of transportation experience to bring value to the Sound Transit team. Qualified Bus Driver aiming to fulfill a Light Rail Vehicle Operator role. Well-versed in maintaining efficient route times while retaining a diligent focus on safety. Solid foundation of knowledge and experience, including mastery of DOT regulations and safety protocols.
Top 100 Snap-On Sales Producer of the Year Award - Twice
—Awarded in 1990 and 1991 by Snap-On Incorporated for Exceptional Performance Among 4,000+ Franchise Operations Nationally.
Snap-On Dealer of the Month Award - 18 Times
—Awarded 18 Times by Snap-On for Outstanding Performance through the Seattle Metro Area Branch.
American Management Association (AMA)
American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP)
National Association of Sales Professionals (NASP)
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS
Certified NAPA Sales Manager
—Certified in 2007 by Genuine Parts Company in Kent, WA.
Certified NAPA Parts Expert
—Certified in 2008 by Genuine Parts Company in Kent, WA.
Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
—Licensed in 2016 by the State of Washington Department of Licensing.
Journeyman Construction Mechanic
—Certified by the United States Navy in 1976.
—25+ Years of Successful Experience as a District Sales Manager, Franchise Owner/Operator, Outside Sales Representative, Coach Operator and Journeyman Construction Mechanic
—Can Relate Effectively with People of Diverse Cultural and Educational Backgrounds
Recognized for reliability and flexibility in operating 40-foot and 60-foot vehicles as a Coach Operator with a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL)for Pierce Transit on an on-call basis, filling in for regular drivers who are sick or on vacation. Also recognized as a Corporate Trainer for new drivers.
Pierce Transit, officially the Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation, is an operator of public transit services in Pierce County, WA.
Recognized for increasing annual sales 35%—from $4.8 million to $6.4 million—while serving as a District Sales Manager for Genuine Parts Company's Tools and Equipment Division in Renton, WA, responsible for wholesale sales to 108 NAPA retail auto parts company and franchise stores with 1,080+ employees in Washington and Alaska, and for serving as a Corporate Trainer for Outside Sales Representatives.
Was constantly involved in planning and implementing Sales and Service Programs, quoting prices by determining price schedules and discount rates, credit terms and bid specifications, helping secure financing for customers on major equipment purchases, supervising staff involved in tracking hundreds of SKUs (stock keeping units) in inventory, developing product capabilities and limitations for more than 30 NAPA tool and equipment manufacturers, and coordinating customer promotional events and conferences in Western Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Genuine Parts is a distributor of automotive replacement parts and industrial replacement parts and materials.
Recognized for increasing heavy-duty lubrication sales 185%—from 350,000 gallons per year to more than 1 million gallons per year—while serving as an Outside Sales Representative for Motor Oil Supply, a manufacturer and wholesale oil distributor serving the Pacific Northwest with a full line of oil lubricants, automotive products and equipment for auto repair shops and major automotive dealerships.
Was constantly involved in locating, selecting and procuring merchandise for resale while representing management in the purchase negotiations.
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