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Resume for Maria Dankens

                                                

MARIA DANKENS

16 Olde Berry Road, Andover, MA 01810

mdankens@yahoo.com

Cell: (857) 225-2393

 

Professional Summary

Results-oriented leader with over 15 years of proven expertise in sales and account management, business development, contract negotiations, training, and marketing.  Recognized ability to communicate, implement, evaluate, and produce results in a variety of business settings.  Proficient financial, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills. 

Skills

  • Kept track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting
  • ·         Served as liaison with vendors on event-related matters
  • ·         Communicated with customers via multiple social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact
  • ·         Coordinated appointments and visits to see our space, and scheduling of events on the calendar
  • ·         Proposed new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process
  • ·         Established new customers and created new business from existing accounts, generating $8M in annual revenue for a major office supply chain 
  • ·         Sales responsibilities included qualification of leads, customer application process, quote generation, contract management, and collections
  • Marketed finance rental program with first year’s revenues of $400K
  • Successfully grew and maintained new accounts utilizing trade shows, direct calls, direct mail campaigns, “business reviews” and special promotions.
  • Conducted product demonstrations via vendor shows, seminars, and electronic commerce training
  • Managed account database (ACT) of over 4,000 customers
  • Researched and generated prospective market lists
  • ·         Provided customers with product and service information for 12 “Z Pizza” franchises
  • ·         Coordinated various office support services, including purchasing, tradeshow /event planning, and facilities management
  • ·         Developed client rapport, solved problems and efficiently communicated customer concerns to operational personnel
  • ·         Repeatedly selected as a long-term substitute for teachers on maternity or extended medical leave
  • ·         Fulfilled both short and long-term substitute assignments across all subject areas, effectively teaching students of varied academic/age levels (grades pre-K to 12)
  • ·         Instructed classes of as many as 24 students; communicated with teachers, administrators and parents; and built a positive rapport with students 

 

Experience 

MERRIMACK VALLEY PAVILION,                             July 2014 – September 2015

Tewksbury, MA

Events Coordinator

 

TOWN OF ANDOVER, Andover, MA

Certified Substitute Teacher

October 2013 – June 2014

 

 

INFINIMED, Andover, MA                                                                                                                                            

Sales and Marketing Assistant

January 2010 – October 2012

 

 

EXIT 41, Andover, MA                                                     

Call Center Representative for Z Pizza

February 2009 – December 2009

 

 

THE EAGLE–TRIBUNE, North Andover, MA             

Outside Sales Representative

November 2006 – March 2008

 

 

OFFICE DEPOT, Billerica, MA                                                                                                                                     

Account Manager

January 2000 – January 2002

  

Education

Masters of Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 

Bachelor of Science in Management, Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ 

Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches.  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Managed Account Database (ACT), Utilized POS Database 

 

 

Meet Hugh Fitzpatrick of New England Title Services

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Contact:

Phone: 978-640-0620

Email: info@newenglandtitleandescrow.com 

WebSite: http://newenglandtitleandescrow.com

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandTitle

Veterans Loan Seminar Oct 15th

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Resume for ANDRE´ S CAAMAN˜ O

ANDRE´ S CAAMAN˜ O

Portfolio site: https://andrescaamano.journoportfolio.com

Email: andrescaamano@comcast.net

  18 Carmine Road Nashua, N.H. 03063-3023 (603) 682-5701

 

EDITOR...WRITER...PAGE DESIGNER 

Exceptionally focused award-winning publishing professional poised to deliver high-quality finished products and communications. Consistently meets daily deadlines, particularly when facing multiple and complex projects involving daily page design, while achieving quality editing, proofing and writing.

 

CORE QUALIFICATIONS 

ª Extensive newspaper and publishing experience

ª Outstanding knowledge of editing and writing

ª Efficient leader and manager of editorial staff

ª Superior proficiency in proofreading techniques

ª In-depth expertise in print, web publications

ª Exceptional research and analysis abilities

ª Strong and creative page design skills

ª Proficient in managing multiple projects within deadlines

ª Editing and writing expertise on local news and education

ª Passionate, detail-oriented problem solver

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

ª Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy

ª Solid knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat

ª Expert ability in QuarkXPress and NewsEdit Pro



 

ª Experienced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

ª Strong expertise in various CMS, including Saxotech

ª Extensively trained in Associated Press style

 

RECENT RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

Consultant                                                                                                               2014-present

THE GARDNER NEWS, Gardner, Mass.

Analyze planning for upgrading and modernizing computer systems and pagination software. Coordinate development of Newspapers In Education program and annual supplement.

Key Accomplishments

Successfully scheduled and designed Newspapers In Education supplement despite delays prior to involvement.

Initiated return of cosponsoring local political debates, including for Mayoral and City Council races.

 

Brand Quality Assurance Specialist                                                                            2014-2015

GYK ANTLER, Contractor, Manchester, N.H.

Proofread, copy edited and provided copy for all client print materials, websites, along with radio and TV spot scripts for more than 40 clients. Communicate with account management and clients to effectively troubleshoot content issues.

Key Accomplishments

• Completed client materials for Americas Test Kitchen in lead up to website relaunch over weekend.

Edited materials that led to long-term contract with state government client, following decade of unsuccessful bids.

 

Copy Editor                                                                                                                2014-2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER, Manchester, N.H.

Assisted editorial desk with copy editing and proofreading of local and wire copy for three daily editions. Handled design, wrote and edited headlines for Page 1 stories and other sections as needed.

Key Accomplishments

Began production of completed page designs utilizing InDesign within first week on job for local news sections.

Updated and maintained website, posting live between 25 to 60 articles and photos, along with editing for the site.

 

Senior News Editor/Newspapers In Education Director                                             2009-2014

THE GARDNER NEWS, Gardner, Mass.

Managed design, layout, copy editing and proofreading for six-day daily news and supplement pages. Directed interns, correspondents and up to six full-time staff reporters relating to story assignments and editing. 

Key Accomplishments

Initiated a weekly column, Evolving Education, focused on area school district news.

Authored more than 600 columns over a nine-year span, covering topics ranging from local news to sports.

Guided one to two high school interns on weekly writing pieces and photography work for Voice page.

Created and maintained Facebook and Twitter social media accounts, posting daily breaking news items and stories.

• Led and completed front page redesign in 2012, crafting multiple templates to vary daily layouts.

Expanded NIE from 55 to 85 participating teachers, adding up to nearly 2,000 newspapers used weekly in classrooms.

Grew NIE business donation program, to where more than 120 businesses contributed almost $8,000 annually.

Assistant Editor/Newspapers In Education Coordinator                                             2004-2009

Designed and finalized layouts for six-day daily local news, supplement and sports pages. Worked with team of two other editors to direct five staff reporters, providing guidance on story assignments and editing.

Key Accomplishments

Initiated writing weekly column, On Further Review, focused on local issues, increasing local opinion content.

• Conceived a second weekly column, On the Subject of Sports, with commentary on regional professional sports.

Restarted internship program, training up to four students a semester on writing, photography and page design.

• Conceptualized and hosted a weekly radio show, The Gardner News Hour, on radio station WGAW-1340.

Reinstated weekly Voice page, working with area high school students to submit articles and photos year-round.

Originated newspaper moderation of televised debates for local Mayoral, City Council and School Committee races.

Expanded NIE participation from four to 55 teachers in four years, totaling more than 1,100 newspapers weekly.

• Launched NIE business donation program, collecting more than $2,500 in annual contributions by third year.

Redesigned Interactive Kids Page, while also instituting weekly recognition of area childrens artistic talents.

Crafted initiative for reporters to write in-depth summer series, earning the newspaper a third-place NEPA award.

Night Editor                                                                                                               2004-2004

Designed, paginated, edited and proofread local news, specialty and sports pages for six-day daily.

Key Accomplishments

Initiated mandate with editorial desk to only place local news stories on front page, outside of major news events.

Ensured late-night breaking news stories and photography were included into upcoming morning’s print edition.

 

Editor/Designer                                                                                                         2000–2003

TITLE I DISSEMINATION PROJECT, Malden, Mass.

Wrote feature stories, edited and designed quarterly education 16-page member newsletter, the Exchange. Designed, wrote and edited all organization publications, including books, conference materials and pamphlets.

Key Accomplishments

Administered complete redesign of organizations website, from planning, testing, to regular site maintenance.

Slashed production costs by 30 percent by changing printers, also resulting in improved quality and scheduling.

• Constructed members section on organizations website to include downloadable PDF library of printed materials.

Doubled page content for summer edition quarterly newsletter for consistent amount of content year-round.

Created online registration system through website for upcoming state education conferences.

 

AWARDS

Third place, Sports Columns, Class III (Under 40,000 circ.)                                                                     2011

NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION, Boston

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Print Media

 

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston

Acupuncture Center of Southern NH Oct Newsletter

Qi Mail™
The Acupuncture Newsletter

October 2015

Vicki Jessop Lic. Ac., MAc, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Acupuncture Center of Southern NH
71 Spit Brook Road, Suite 407
Nashua, NH 03060
603-589-9805

Enhance Your Emotional Wellness

The upcoming holiday season can be filled with a dizzying array of demands, visitors, travel and frantic shopping trips. For many people, it is also a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness and anxiety. Compound the usual seasonal pressures with economic strain, and you may find this to be one of the most emotionally trying times of the year.

At some point in life everyone deals with major upheavals or emotional distress. These events can trigger a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors, from depression and panic attacks to major disruptions in sleep and eating. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can alleviate symptoms associated with mental and emotional health issues by treating the root cause of the problem to help restore balance to the body's internal environment.

Mental health disorders are medical conditions that can disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to cope with the daily demands of life or relate well to others. Affecting people of any age, race, religion, or income, mental health issues are more common than you might think. In fact, experts estimate that a significant number of people report symptoms that indicate sufficient qualifying criteria of a mental disorder. Some mental disorders are less severe and can be easily managed with proper treatment. Other mental illnesses are more serious and require more extensive treatment, including major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder.

From an Oriental medicine perspective, mental health disorders can cause a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause pain, sleep disturbances, abnormal digestion, headaches, menstrual irregularities and, over time, more serious illnesses. Acupuncture treatments can correct these imbalances and directly affect the way your body manages your mental health.

Oriental medicine does not recognize any mental disorder as one particular syndrome. Instead, it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual, using a variety of techniques including acupuncture, lifestyle/dietary recommendations and exercises to restore imbalances found in the body. Therefore, if 100 patients are treated with acupuncture and Oriental medicine for anxiety, each of those 100 people will receive a unique, customized treatment with different acupuncture points, and different lifestyle and diet recommendations.

Mental health issues are best managed when health professionals work together to meet the unique needs of each individual. Acupuncture is an excellent addition to any treatment plan as it is used to help the body restore balance, treating the root of the disorder, while also diminishing symptoms.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners have the ability to detect energetic changes that occur in the body and relieve symptoms by restoring equilibrium. The physical and emotional symptoms that you are experiencing will help create a clear picture for your practitioner, from which a treatment plan can be created specifically for you.

If you or someone you know struggles with a mental health disorder, or if you would like to know how to optimize your mental health, please call to find out more about how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be integrated into your mental and emotional wellness plan today!

 

Hope for Patients with PTSD

Acupuncture has been getting more attention as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, particularly from post-combat military veterans.

There are good precedents for the use of acupuncture to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Walter Reed Medical Center, a military hospital, is investigating acupuncture as a viable treatment for returning veterans. The results from acupuncture have shown that it is an effective modality for treating the symptoms of PTSD.

How does acupuncture help the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder?

Correctly placed needles help the body re-regulate itself from the effects of stress, PTSD, depression and anxiety. In turn, this allows individuals to focus on their activities and enables them to better cope with daily events.

 

Move Your Qi!

When your Qi (life force) functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimum health, move your Qi!

Stretch - According to Oriental medicine, the liver stores blood during periods of rest and then releases it to the tendons in times of activity, maintaining tendon health and flexibility. Incorporate a morning stretch into your routine.

Eye Exercises - Although all organs have some connection to eye health, the liver is connected to proper eye function. Take breaks when looking at a monitor for extended periods of time and do eye exercises.

Eat Green - Eating young plants--fresh, leafy greens, sprouts, and immature cereal grasses--can improve the liver’s overall functions and aid in the movement of Qi.

Do More Outdoor Activities - Outside air helps liver Qi flow. If you have been feeling irritable, find an outdoor activity to smooth out that liver Qi stagnation.

 

Acupressure Points for Moving Qi

A popular treatment for stress, anger, sadness and frustration, the following four acupuncture points, known as the "Four Gates," are thought to enhance the circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body, and have a calming and analgesic effect.

LI 4 is located on the padded area of your hand, between the thumb and index finger, between the first and second metacarpal bones. Massage this point with your thumb on both hands for approximately 30 seconds.

LV 3 is located in a hollow on the top of your foot, below the gap between your big toe and the next toe, between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones. To stimulate this point, place your right heel in the juncture between the bones that attach to the large and second toes, and gently knead the point for approximately 30 seconds. Then switch sides to stimulate the point on your other foot.

Massage acupuncture point, Baihui, for mental clarity. Located on the top of the head, midway between the ears, Baihui is used to clear the mind, calm the spirit and improve focus. Stimulate the point with your index finger for 30-45 seconds for a quick "brain boost."

Yintang, a point located midway between the eyebrows, is sometimes referred to as "the third eye." Stimulation of Yintang is known to calm the mind, enhance one’s ability to focus, soothe emotions, promote sleep and relieve depression.

 

 

In This Issue

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Enhance Your Emotional Wellness

·        

Hope for Patients with PTSD

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Move Your Qi!

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Acupressure Points for Moving Qi

·        

Soothing Your Stress

Soothing Your Stress

As a normal part of life, stress enables us to get things done. Left unmanaged, however, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems. Stress causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. This can throw off the immune system and cause new symptoms or aggravate already troublesome health conditions and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Stressful situations that last over a long period of time can create an ongoing low-level stress that puts continual pressure on the nervous system and can cause the overproduction of stress hormones (such as cortisol).

The extra stress hormones sustained over an extended period of time may wear out the body's reserves, leading to fatigue, depression, a weakened immune system, and a host of serious physical and psychological ailments.

Stress is often the cause of illness and the deterioration of health. Finding a release valve for your stress can help you stay healthy.

According to Oriental medicine, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in throwing the immune system off and allowing pathogens to affect the body. Through acupuncture, these energy blockages can be addressed. Acupuncture points can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out stress hormones like cortisol and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.

In addition to acupuncture, Oriental medicine offers a wide range of tools and techniques that can be integrated into your wellness plan to keep stress in check. These tools include Tui Na, Qi Gong exercises, dietary therapy, meditations and acupressure that you can administer at home.

While it isn't always possible to remove the external forces causing stress, the ability to effectively deal with stress is a choice. Take time for yourself to cultivate the energy you need to handle your stress more skillfully and effectively.

If you or someone you know is experiencing stress or a related disorder, contact us for more information about how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you regain peace of mind and stay healthy!

Resume for Ashley Howard-White

 

 

978-852-4887

blueberryhead@hotmail.com

Ashley Howard-White

 

 

Hard-working, team-focused professional utilizes excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with all levels of management. Detail-oriented, creative, and motivated to pursue new challenges and tasks above and beyond those assigned. Proven track record of providing exceptional administrative support and increasing operational efficiency in order to cut costs.

 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Calendar Management Customer Service Project Management Cost Control Operations Vendor Management Invoicing

AP/AR Budgeting Contract Processing Purchasing Quickbooks MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ocean Electronics, Inc. Portsmouth, NH

Ocean Electronics, Inc. was a wholesale hard drive and computer parts distributor/broker with years of experience and vast industry resources.

Purchasing and Sales Operations Associate September 2007 – November 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

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Purchased EOL and excess product for stocking warehouse

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Managed purchase requisitions and inventory

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Development of new vendor and supplier accounts

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Generated sales leads by cold calling and online research

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Managed vendor audits and purchasing contracts

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All aspects of operational management, including purchase orders, customer invoicing, customer service, accounts payable and receivable, inventory management, shipping and freight forwarding, order fulfillment, payment processing, and managing RMA system

         

Grew online business by 75%, earned Top Seller status on eBay and Amazon

         

Developed and implemented customer service and order fulfillment models

         

Contributed to the businesss growth to $2M annual revenue

 

Patel Architecture & Duende Design, Palm Springs, CA

Narendra Patel Architecture has been producing award winning architecture for years. Patel Architecture is based in California, but they travel the world for their clients such as Luxe Lake, Qingdao, and Chengdu China. Throughout his illustrious Palm Springs based Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting Design career Patel Architects have won numerous awards.

Senior Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                                  March 2005 – August 2007

         

Assisted the primary Interior Designer with vendor sourcing, research, purchasing, and installation of residential and commercial interior projects.

         

Corresponded with clients and contractors to compile project specifications and maintain budgetary requirements.

         

Developed and maintained vendor and customer database

 

Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose CA & Seattle WA

Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American multinational computer software company. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.

Senior Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                                    April 2001- October 2004

         

Assisted Senior Directors (Customer Service, Creative Suite) and direct reports with:

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Calendar management

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Tradeshow organization

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Vendor management

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Travel arrangement

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Hardware and software purchasing

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Expense reports

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Purchase requisitions

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Contract processing

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Special event coordination

 

EDUCATION

 

Master of Arts,Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, C A

 

Bachelor of Arts,Broadcast Journalism, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Resume for David Wiggins

David G. Wiggins 

70 Mascuppic Trail, Tyngsboro, MA 01879

(978) 270-2652

 davidgwiggins@comcast.net

www.linkedin.com/in/davidgwiggins

FOOD SERVICE / CATERING MANAGER

To Obtain A Senior Position In The Food Service / Catering Industry

 

Experienced Food Service Manager With Extensive Knowledge In Most Areas Of Food Service Operations – Food Production, Customer Service, Purchasing, Merchandising, Menu Planning, Cost Control, Sanitation, Team Building & Budgeting.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Catering Options • 82 Brigham Street, Marlborough, Ma 01752 •

October 3, 2011 – June 30, 2015

 

Food Service / Catering Manager – Facilitate & Manage All Aspects Of Kitchen & Catering Operations, Food Production, Menu Planning, Merchandising, Inventory, Cost Control & Budgeting, Personnel, Purchasing, Continually Increased Yearly Catering Sales, - Train Members In All Areas Of Kitchen Operation For Outside Placement In The Foodservice Field, Assist In The Cooking Up A Career Program w/ Quinsigamond CC, Advocate For Members Who Work In The Kitchen Unit

 

Built Catering Operation From The Ground Up To Provide Much Needed Funds To Support The Work Of Non Profit Employment Options • Twice Have Catered Buffet Dinner Of 600 People For Ken’s Foods • Twice Have Catered Bi-Annual Off Site Sit Down Awards Dinner For 300+ People For Massachusetts Special Olympics • Cater Daily Meals For Local Charter School

 

 

Corporate Chefs • 22 Parkridge Road, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01835

 • April 8, 1996 – June 3, 2010

Food Service Manager – Oversaw all phases of café operation - food Production, menu planning, merchandising, inventory, cost control & budgeting, personnel, purchasing.

                •Collaborated with new account openings

•Implemented and operated Corporate Chefs “Iron Chef” competition

•Conducted Baking seminars for fellow Corporate Chefs managers, chefs & bakers to ensure a consistently higher product quality.

•Member of Corporate Chefs promotions committee.

•Mentoring manager for management trainees.

•Helped to develop Corporate Chefs Heart Wise Program & several demonstration cooking programs.

•Shown a proven ability to save company money by building sales through providing excellent food and customer service and maintaining consistently lower than budgeted food & labor costs.  

EDUCATION

• Northeastern University, Boston MA - Hotel & Restaurant Management, Accounting Principles, Culinary Arts

• Bromfield High School, Harvard MA

• National Restaurant Association - ServSafe - Manager Certification – Expires March 27, 2018

• National Restaurant Association – ServSafe - Allergen Certification - Expires July 19, 2017

 

AWARDS

•Winner Of Marlborough Rotary’s 2013 Taste Of Marlborough

•Winner Of Marlborough’s 2014 Heritage Clam Chowder Tasting        Competition, Second Place Chili Tasting Competition

•Corporate Chefs Manager of the Quarter – October 2006

•Corporate Chefs Manager of The Year - 2007

 

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

•Volunteer For the Kitty Angels Cat Shelter, Tyngsboro, MA 01879    

  (978)501-0703

                    • Kitchen Manager @ Christian Fellowship Baptist Church - Londonderry, NH

                       Pastor Craig Little – (603)860-5507

                    • Enjoy digital photography, bicycling, travel

       

 

 

 

 

Business Networking Tip - Be Persistent

If you ask me to describe what it is like to be an entrepreneur in one word, I would say persistence. What is persistence? It’s a firm continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Growing a business is hard and it takes a lot of work, but you cannot give up. We all know that there are going to be up times and down times when running our business. It’s during those down times that you want to panic or bail out. Be persistent. I always say that if it was easy, then everyone would start their own business. I have faced incredible challenges that have made me question running the networking group and hosting so many events. The time, energy and knowledge that you need to have and give can be overwhelming. I know through persistence and hard work that everything has and will work out. This is your dream! Be persistent.

Resume for Keith Bearce

Keith A. Bearce Jr

 8 Robinson Road Westford, MA 01886 (978) 771-7177 Keithb11@msn.com

 

 

 

 

Polartec LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawmut Corporation

                                          Professional Experience

 

Global Quality Control Manager                                                    Jun. 2009-Jul. 2015

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Worked closely with military customers on quality concerns. Defined expectations and implemented internal changes that led to negligible product return rates for the last three years

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Led a faltering Chinese JV manufacturing facility to a complete turnaround in productivity and quality

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Chaired a fabric waste reduction steering committee and directed an internal audit group that significantly reduced manufacturing waste.

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Part of a team that achieved ISO 17025 laboratory certification

 

Plant Manager: West Bridgewater Facility                                     Jul. 2006-Aug 2008

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Successfully managed major textile lamination facility with 80 associates

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Responsibilities included manufacturing, quality assurance, customer service and purchasing

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Team successfully obtained TS-9000 certification, improved customer satisfaction and substantially reduced work-loss

Joan Fabrics Corporation 

(May 1985-July 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operations Manager: Dutton Yarn Company                                May 2004-Jul. 2006

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Responsible for 100 associates in all disciplines necessary to run a novelty yarn manufacturing facility

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Primary responsibilities included team building, maintaining a safe work environment, continuous quality improvement and meeting production goals while keeping within budget

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Worked with raw material suppliers and manufacturing associates to reduce costs and develop new products

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Greatly reduced raw material and finished goods inventory

Director of Finishing: Main Street Textiles                                    Oct. 2001-May 2004                                                                               

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Responsible for the management of 80 associates in the finishing department of a major upholstery fabric manufacturing facility

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Operations included greige inspection, needle-punching, coating, Santasoft finishing and final inspection

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Worked closely with design on new product development

 

Finish Mill Manager: John Fabrics Corporation Plant 4             Apr. 1990-Oct. 2001

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Managed the 200+ associates necessary to run a velour fabric finishing operation in a fast paced automotive environment

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Operations included: slitting, greige inspection, shearing, coating, heat setting, final inspection as well as various face finishing lines

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Was part of a team that attended a one-year ISO 9000 collaborative at Merrimac College. Team successfully achieved QS-9000 certification in July 1997

 

Quality Control Manager: John Fabrics Corporation Plant 4   Aug.  1988-Apr. 1990

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Responsible for both internal and external quality functions

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Worked closely with our customers as well as our associates on various quality issues

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Worked as a facilitator in various quality improvement groups

 

Process Engineer: Joan Fabrics Corporation Plant 1                       Aug. 1986-Aug. 1988

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Improved various process equipment and work methods

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Worked on the installation of a jet kettle piece dying operation and dryer modifications necessary to process unique stretch fabric through an existing tenter frame

Statistician: Joan Fabrics Corporation Plant 1                             May 1985-Aug. 1986

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Performed various quality, sales, production and labor statistical analysis

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Worked as a liaison between the various manufacturing departments and IS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

University of Massachusetts  - Lowell

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering  

Minor in Computer Science