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Expert in Purchasing, Project Management, Package Design

Expert ID: 736576 Oregon, USA

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Expert is a business professional with an MBA in Marketing and a BS degree in Package Engineering, with over 30 years experience, primarily in the food and consumer products fields. In addition, he is a certified ESL instructor.

4 years experience in teaching (ESL and business classes)
14 years experience in Purchasing and Materials Management
15 years experience in Package Engineering, design, development, and testing


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: MBA Subject: Marketing Institution: UCLA
Year: 1971 Degree: BS Subject: Package Engineering Institution: UCLA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sales Producer Department:
Account servicing; obtain new clients for all product lines including Life and Health Insurance to offer full coverage.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2020 Employer: Symmetry Financial Group Title: Field Underwriter Department:
Sales of life insurance products; function as as broker for 30 agencies across the US
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2018 Employer: Self Employed Title: Owner Department:
Sales tool: specialize in detailing auto and truck interiors
Available at the shop, your home or place of work
Restored classis Chevrolet cars and trucks
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2008 Employer: Matrix Industries Title: Sr. Packaging Engineer Department:
Designed packaging for nutritional and animal feed product lines
Saved 7 – 10% on materials through competitive bidding
Developed on-line pallet stacking patterns and truck loading
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Mountain Vista Foods Title: VP Purchasing and Package Engineering Department:
Strategic partner in developing company supplier base for competitive bidding
Negotiated commitment by a non-profit Oregon company for West Coast production
Created customized procedure handbook for company and approved claims for reimbursement
Modeled organizational/efficiency skills by prioritizing tasks and meeting weekly requirements
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Epson Portland Title: Sr. Packaging Engineer Department:
printers and ink cartridges
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Energizer Battery Corp. Title: Global Packaging Engineer Department:
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1985 Employer: Dole Processed Foods Title: Materials Manager Department:
Responsible for $40MM annual purchasing volume of packaging materials on a
global basis

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, MENSA
Packaging Professional Association (formerly SPHE, or Society of Packaging and Handling Engineers)
Licenses / Certifications
Advanced TEFL Certified Instructor- 2015
Licensed Oregon Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance producer
Certified Packaging Professional
Professional Appointments
Area Director, Toastmasters International

Fields of Expertise

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