Doctor of Philosophy (Finance), University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1988.
Master of Business Administration, University of West Florida, Pensacola. 1977.
Bachelor of Arts, Chapman University. 1972.
Associate in Applied Science, Erie Community College. 1962
August 2007 - Current: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Adjunct Instructor
August, 1999 – May 2005: Pennsylvania State University, Scranton, PA. Assistant Professor.
September, 1994 - May, 1999: Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. Assistant Professor.
September, 1988 - August, 1994: University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA. Assistant Professor.
January, 1983 - August, 1988: Simmons College, Boston, MA. Instructor.
Foxboro Company, E. Bridgewater, MA. Inventory Control Manager. Responsible for the direction of a full-time professional planning staff of 18 planners and three supervisors. Directed the effort to reduce supply interruptions of critical sub-assemblies produced by other plants. Extensive liaison with domestic and international Product Line Managers. Logistical support for Netherlands and Canadian manufacturing sites.
Bolt Beranek and Newman, Corporate Materials Manager. Responsible for the direction of the following functions: Shipping/Receiving, Warehousing, and internal consultant to the operating divisions. Newly created corporate staff-level position for purpose of policy and strategy formulation for recently established subsidiaries manufacturing packet-switching data link computers and hi-tech instrumentation. Directed the effort to acquire and integrate a micro-computer to enhance Shipping and Receiving operations and order status reporting. Wrote software to perform above tasks. Other assigned tasks included forecasting operating budgets and staffing levels. Function reported directly to the Director of Materials.
Polaroid Corp. Production and Inventory Control Planner, Tech Photo Division. Responsibilities in areas of production planning and inventory control in support of industrial photographic products. Extensive use of on-line and batch-processed MRP, LCS, and WIP software. Job function required ongoing liaison with New Products Engineering, Configuration Control, Sales (domestic and international), Distribution, and Marketing. Initialized special management analysis of inventory and market forecast reconciliation strategies in order to reduce total inventories in the manufacturing and distribution pipelines. This effort resulted in a significant reduction in finished goods inventory and other inventories while maintaining a target 85% service level and a raw materials strategy to achieve inventory turn ratios of 3-4 times per year (from 1.3 to 1.5x). One year assignment as Materials Control Supervisor in charge of logistical support for the Vale-of-Leven (Scotland) manufacturing site. Developed plans to implement management directives to reduce air freight usage and to implement ocean shipping. Efforts resulted in annual savings of $3 million while shipping approximately $25 million in parts and subassemblies.
Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith, Account Executive. Extensive training in securities law, financial and investment analysis. NASD registered securities broker as well as registered to sell annuities and life insurance in Florida and Alabama. Responsible for full range of activities germane to retail brokerage services.
The Bean and Leaf Company, General Manager and Principal. Managing a retail food service business in the Historic District, Pensacola, Florida.
Strippit Division, Houdaille Industries. Supervisor, Technical Services, and Technical Writer. Responsibilities as technical writer to prepare operation and service manuals for Manually, Numerically (NC), and Computer Controlled (CC) Industrial Fabricators. Developed the idea for an Engineering Services Support Group. The ESSG was a liaison between Field Service Groups and the Engineering Department. Other tasks assigned included the development of a new service/warranty plan (the Profit Protection Plan).
The Wurlitzer Company. Technical Writer. Responsible for various tasks including the writing of the first Spanish-language service manual.
Army National Guard. Chief Warrant Officer. Served in Rhode Island and Delaware National Guard Units flying Attack Helicopters (AH-1S Cobra) and Utility-Transport Helicopters (UH-1H). Retired October 2001 from Delaware NG.
United States Marine Corps, Captain, Naval Aviator. Aviation tours in the Mediterranean and Far East including a combat tour in the Republic of Viet Nam (Purple Heart veteran). Three years assignment as Aircraft Maintenance Officer (AMO) at the Intermediate (IMA) and organizational (OMA) levels. Two years as S-4 (Logistics), 1 year as S-2 (Intelligence) and two years in Operations (S-3) - Training Officer, NBC Defense Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer (S-3A). As AMO was responsible for approximately 5 Officers & 130 Enlisted and an operating budget in excess of $100 Million. One year as USMC program representative for the T-76 engine (OV-10A). Honorably discharged in February, 1974.
Other Experience and Education:
Moog, Inc. Hydraulic Test Technician. A six-month cooperation employment as part of studies at ECC. Employment permitted financing 100% of school expenses.
Spring Term, 1974: American Graduate School of International Management. Graduate study in International business. (3.92) Assistant Editor of the School paper during summer term (Das Tor).
Consultant to the SBA, Pensacola, Florida. As part of studies at UWF, counseled two clients in areas of marketing, inventory control, and government contract laws for minority owned businesses. 1976-1977.
Spring, 1984. Special Marketing Project, Astra Pharmaceutical, Westborough, Ma. Designed and conducted special market survey. Analysis and presentation of research findings to Senior Management Group.
Spring, 1974: Graduate, DeVry Institute of Technology, Electronic Technician Course.
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