I've been stumbling, falling, and picking myself back up for more than half a century. My knees have been skinned, my pants have been torn, my pride has been hurt, and my heart has been broken. Other than that, I really can't complain.
On Site Coordinator
Aramark Uniform Services November 2015 - at PresentEmbedded in Mondelez International's Loves Park, Illinois, facility to oversee a recently contracted uniform-rental program serving 600 permanent and 100 temporary employees.
The facility manufactures Trident, Dentyne and Bubblicous chewing gums.
Coordinated the development and installation of the program while seamlessly transitioning from the previous supplier.
By working closely with the embedded representative of a local staffing organization, who supplies the temporary employees, the program is estimated to save Mondelez $150,000 in the first year.
All garments are electronically tracked and inventoried, vastly reducing the amount of previously unsubstantiated loss of garments due to quits and terminations, thus reducing costs for Mondelez and Aramark.
Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications
Empline Technologies/Poisar Development January 2015 - at PresentDirecting the sales, marketing and communications efforts of a cutting-edge partnership developed to turn innovative ideas and concepts into viable products and services while making current internet-based technologies affordable to budding organizations.
Empline is currently preparing to market a number of high-tech products that reflect the viability of its innovative concepts. It intends to make those concepts, which can clearly determine the viability of a new product, available to other entrepreneurs.
Poisar Development provides small to mid-size enterprises with a cost-effective way to market themselves through the development of websites and blogs. Poisar currently hosts, maintains and provides creative content for numerous websites.
Parent's Residence June 2014 - November 2015I resigned from a 20-year career in management and returned to my hometown to become a caregiver for my father. My mother was already living in the dementia unit of a local nursing home. After he began to display the onset of dementia, followed by the loss of sight in one eye, I couldn't leave the 86-year-old WWII veteran on his own. In November of 2015, he agreed to move into the same nursing home with my mother, although she no longer recognizes him..
Associate District Manager
Aramark Uniform Services -- Arlington Heights, Illinois October 2013 - June 2014Assisted the management team in meeting or exceeding company-established metrics, such as business retention. As a result, a high-profile, at-risk customer chose to not only retain their current level of service, but to award Aramark with an additional $40,000 a week in business by serving additional locations.
Aramark Uniform Services -- Arlington Heights, Illinois June 2010 - October 2013Managed a fleet of 30 step vans, one bulk truck, and eight company cars, while assuring that 40 drivers obtained and maintained the mandated licensing and medical certifications. Rallied high-level corporate support to significantly reduce downtimes by requiring contracted repair facilities to increase service at no additional cost throughout the Chicago area.
Aramark Uniform Services -- Arlington Heights, Illinois March 2010 - June 2010Directed the efforts of six Route Sales Representatives and one District Manager Trainee toward meeting or exceeding company-established metrics within a specific geographical area, such as sales and business retention. Molded a recently re-organized district into a cohesive unit while re-establishing strained customer relationships. Regained the trust of a high-profile, at-risk customer by resolving on-going issues and proving that Aramark could sustain a high level of service.
District Manager Trainee
Aramark Uniform Services -- Rockford, Illinois February 2008 - March 2010Assisted the District Manager in driving new and existing sales within a specific geographical area while managing and coaching a team of eight Route Sales Representatives. Developed route-assistance schedules to increase time devoted to advanced sales training and follow-up sales calls. Recorded and tracked sales activity for weekly reports and to maintain a focus on sales.
Aramark Uniform Services -- Tampa, Florida November 2005 - February 2008Monitored customer feedback, resolved customer issues and assisted in the installation of new accounts. Completed a corporate seminar on Targeted Selection, which outlined the company's best practices for selecting, interviewing and hiring of new Route Sales Representatives.
Route Sales Representative
Aramark Uniform Services -- Rockford, Illinois January 2001 - November 2005Managed an $11,000.00-a-week bulk route while increasing growth through new and existing sales. Earned the Service All Star Award for two consecutive years. The award represents being in the Top 10 percent of Route Sales Representatives nationwide.
Freeport Journal-Standard -- Freeport, Illinois July 1991 - October 1994Directed, assigned, and edited the copy of six full-time reporters and a few part-time correspondents while writing columns and editorials. Assisted in the operation of a four-person copy desk in addition to assuming the responsibilities of the Managing Editor in his absence.
Freeport Journal-Standard -- Freeport, Illinois May 1989 - July 1991Directed, assigned, coordinated, and edited the copy of three regional reporters. Wrote columns and editorials while assisting in the operation of a four person copy desk.
Freeport Journal-Standard -- Freeport, Illinois February 1989 - May 1989Covered the northwest section of the circulation area, which represented the largest portion of readership outside of the city. Reported various city and county governments and wrote weekly special interest stories
2016 - at Present (2 years) Illinois
Co-Administrator of Business Hub Hive
2016 - at Present (2 years)
Highland Community College
1991 - 1992
(1 year) Illinois
Public Relations Role in Business Ethics and Creditbility
Product Development/ Patent Attainment/Web and Blog Creation and Hosting
It's one-stop shopping at Empline Technologies and Poisar Development. We can transform your innovative ideas and concepts into viable products and services or simply customize your website or blog to be inviting, informative, rewarding and lucrative all at the same time.