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Expert in Aviation, Intermodal Transportation, Security, Off Shore Manufacturing,

Expert ID: 732306 Florida, USA

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Expert is a results-focused strategic thinker and innovative leader with broad experience and consistently demonstrated performance growing business from concept to profitability and market leadership. His specialized skills lie in meeting the stringent requirements of Military, DOD, Federal Government and Fortune 500 clients. He has served as a CEO and board member for multiple transportation, shipping and logistics ventures. He has hands-on experience spanning the implementation and execution of marketing and business plans, process improvement, operations and financial management, negotiation and partnership development to grow both top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability. He is a superior communicator, business developer and motivator able to realize the ideal operating state of organizations and deliver on board-level agendas. He is well-positioned to deliver results in roles ranging from senior executive to board member, strategic consultant and adviser.

Over 35 years ago, Expert founded -- and now continues to own -- a transportation consulting firm providing services in four continents. Provided security and pilot services to the World Business Council during the world travels. Consultant to trucking organizations, 3 PPL, served as Consultant to the CoB of the Burlington Northern RR and airline.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: BS Subject: International Business Institution: LaSalle University
Year: 1974 Degree: LLB Subject: Bachelor of Law Institution: LaSalle University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President, CEO, Chairman of the Board Department:
Responsibilities:
Expert was rapidly promoted to provide strategic leadership over all global operations for this innovative provider of international security for high-profile military and government shipments to and from the United States. Expert oversaw the strategic direction and financial performance of the organization. He led negotiations and assist in R&D in the Republic of Georgia. He established and maintained partnerships and relationships with executive decision makers within the DOD, State Department and various branches of the military and federal government.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Aerotech, Inc. Title: Chairman of the Board Department:
Responsibilities:
He was selected to guide and manage the board with overall responsibility for the company's performance. He served as the primary liaison to the Canadian Ministry of Transportation to ensure that the aviation maintenance facility adhered to all rules, regulations and protocols related to commercial and corporate aviation. He was responsible for overall alignment between the Administration and Department Heads to communicate, clarify and enforce mandates set forth by the board.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: SAI Title: Chairman of the Board Department:
Responsibilities:
Expert was recruited to analyze and turn around the performance of this regional air carrier. He recommended closure of the carrier after determining that expenditures required to transform performance would outweigh potential ROI for owners and shareholders.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1995 Employer: RR Donnelly & Sons Title: Vice President Department: Rail and Marketing
Responsibilities:
He oversaw all rail and logistics services, both internally and externally to clients of the world's largest publication, catalog and commercial printing business. He coordinated with operations and logisticians to resolve issues and conflicts with railroads and other third party stack train providers. He provided strategic and tactical leadership and supervision to a team of 23 operations professionals as well as managed a departmental budget. He transitioned and retailed all Amerifreight accounts, thereby personally generating as much as $10M in annual revenue. He also collaborated closely with the VP for Amtrak to revitalize the Railway Express initiative using modified box cars attached to passenger cars, thereby increasing the speed of transport between Chicago and LA while eliminating 40% of costs.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Amerifreight Title: Vice President Department: Marketing and Sales
Responsibilities:
Expert built relationships and generated revenue for this third-party logistics provider. He vastly exceeded all revenue, new business development and client satisfaction objectives. Within four months he spearheaded a company-wide transformation which resulted in a reputation as the most versatile, on-time logistics provider in North America.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1995 Employer: (Undisclosed) Transportaion Consultants Title: Owner, Founder Department: Consulting Services.
Responsibilities:
He provided security and pilot services executives, diplomats and other high-profile individuals and groups utilizing a B-757 and L 1015 Tri Star aircraft. Expert implemented and executed security plans around the world. He was also retained as a consultant by Burlington Northern Railroad to determine the financial model and long term benefits of Burlington Northern Worldwide to the parent corporation. He enabled the Venango Valley Railroad to purchase the track rights, power and freight cars from Chicago to Kansas City. He also assisted Foss Towing and Burlington Northern Worldwide in transporting rail cars from Mobile, AL to Ponce, PR by barge. Expert played a key role in establishing an innovative marine line service from Green Cove Springs, FL to San Juan, PR using a barge and tug boat which caused the industry to lower rates by 30% and has since been adopted as a standard practice.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1968 to 1971 Agency: USA Role: Pilot Intel Description: Security

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Angel Flight, Veterans Airlift Command, Pilot "n" Paws,
Licenses / Certifications
USCG Certified Master Mariner & FAA Certified Commercial Pilot in Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft
Professional Appointments
Named to advisory board to Delta Airlines

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Declared expert by the Federal Courts in the Aviation and Hospital Administration fields
Marketing Experience
Provided marketing for multiple 3 ppl, steamship lines, airlines, trucking entities, railroads.
Other Relevant Experience
Commercial fixed wing and rotary rated pilot. Certified profiler with specialities in investigations and security. International security and contract negotiations.

Fields of Expertise

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