Expert in Wood Furniture, Design, Production, Importing, Wholesaling, Retail Furniture Sales, and Ownership
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington - Tacoma, Washington - Bellevue, Washington - Everett, Washington - Federal Way, Washington - Kent, Washington - Bellingham, Washington - Lakewood, Washington - Renton, Washington
|Year: 1967||Degree: N/A||Subject: General Studies (Mathematics, Foreign Language)||Institution: Everett Community College (Washington)|
|Years: 2012 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Vice President||Department: Design and Production||Responsibilities: As co-founder of this solid wood furniture company, Expert is responsible for product design and sourcing. Customers are "top 100" furniture dealers in the U.S. -- some of the largest globally.
Expert has identified and evaluated factory options and quality. Throughout factory floor setup, he trained workers in all process techniques and supply chain management practices. This included proper selection of lumber, kiln drying, sealing techniques, selection of finishes and glues. Other sourcing activities include co-development of unique new finishes with factory supplier.
|Years: 1991 to 2012||Employer: Tradewins LLC||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: This solid wood furniture company functioned as a broker/agent sourcing product from factory and supplying to retailers and distributors. The company was the first to introduce quality China-sourced solid wood furniture to the U.S. market. Products were primarily for home use, e.g., kitchen tables, master bedroom, and youth furniture.|
|Years: 1978 to 1991||Employer: (Eponymous) Furniture, Inc.||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert's furniture retailer placed a strong emphasis on all wood furniture for bedroom, dining room, home office and entertainment centers. The company claimed 4 retail stores in the greater Seattle area, ranging in size from 12,000 sq. ft. to 24,000 sq. ft., warehouse and distribution center of 65,000 sq. ft., 35 employees. Expert sourced furniture direct from factories as well as through distributors.|
|Years: 1962 to 1978||Employer: (Eponymous) Furniture, Inc.||Title: General Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was General Manager from 1971-78; prior to this time, he held various roles in this family-owned business (1962-71).|