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Expert in Wood Furniture, Design, Production, Importing, Wholesaling, Retail Furniture Sales, and Ownership

Expert ID: 732707 Washington, USA

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He is an expert in wood furniture design. He also has quality expertise in finding manufacturing plants and training suppliers to make a high-quality product. His career in this field spans over 50 years.

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

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: N/A Subject: General Studies (Mathematics, Foreign Language) Institution: Everett Community College (Washington)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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).

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