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Name Paul
Phone 847-224-0545
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Wisconsin
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Riverwoods, IL;New York,
(Financial Services)

Technology Planning Direc
Morgan Stanley
Riverwoods, IL
(Technology Strategy)

Nat'l Director, Card Svc.
Discover Card
Riverwoods, IL
(Call Center Strategy)

Key Accomplishments Starting and leading project management offices (PMO’s).

Developing call center strategy and technology

Information security program management

Strategic planning of firm-wide IT and call center synergies. See: www.paullukas.com for CV
Education / Skills The Conductor skilled at composing, shaping and orchestrating business solutions in highly dynamic environment
Leading people, designing/changing process and implementing technologies to deliver the identified solutions.
MBA student, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL (2007 to present)
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1981

Name Robert
Phone 815-382-6494
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Sales Manager
J. Schneeberger Corp.
Elgin, IL
(CNC tool & cutter grinder)

Principal
Independent Sales Rep
Chicago, IL
(IT solutions: ETO/ERP/MRP)

International Sales Mgr.
Chief Automotive Systems
Grand Island, NE
(Capital equip, auto ind.)

Key Accomplishments Technical sales & marketing manager with extensive experience in complex capital equipment / engineered products / engineered solution sales with a solid track record of international accomplishments.

● Direct / Dealer / Rep Management. ● Product Development market driven solutions / global norm compliance. ● New territory penetration: Europe; Latin America; Asia. ● New market penetration: medical; enterprise SW; auto.

A compressed view of specific accomplishments: ● Company’s first ($500K+, capital equipment) sale to Mexico. ● (Swiss) company’s U. S. entrance into medical market, via a gorilla marketing approach with $1M+ results, 1st yr.

● Spearheaded global team to decrease operational losses by 89% in the first year while increasing revenues by 47%. ● New-To-Market development: India / PRC / Latin America / Europe.
Education / Skills ● BS Industrial Technology, Western Illinois University ● Spanish & French linguistic capabilities
● MS Office; 3-D solid modeling / CAD / CAM; enterprise software / CRM / MES / Accounting
● Private Pilot, single engine, land


Name Mark
Phone 847-290-8343
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Owner/Consultant
MG Connections
Des Plaines, Illinois
(Consulting/Media/PublicTV)

Vice President
American Telecommunications Group
Des Plaines, Illinois
(Public TV services)

Director of ITV/Ex. Dir.
KOCE-TV (PBS)/TOC
Huntington Beach, CA
(Public TV/education srvcs)

Key Accomplishments Provide media strategy solutions, project management to include national product distribution (20 hours via satellite/VHS/DVD), negotiation techniques, program asset/rights management, meeting facilitation, planning and marketing strategies.

Directed non-profit Center including membership services, project development, program acquisition (up to $1.4 million per year), partnerships with national public broadcasting agencies and educational institutions; manage national online services.

Enhanced national satellite services to include online evaluations, videotape/DVD sales, online video streaming and international services; Managed higher education consortium activities for distance learning, including board development.

Consulted on national educational video program productions; wrote state ed. tech. legislation & policies for local use; generated funding for annual operation (80% self-supporting); wrote/edited newsletters & marketing materials.
Education / Skills California State University, Fullerton, California B.A. in Art (History); Minor in Communications; UCLA post grad work
Instructor Credential in Communications Services & Supervisory Management Credential from California Community Colleges
Develop policy; Financial planning; Negotiate contracts; Write reports/proposals; Administer programs/grants/personnel
Knowledge of MS Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook; Video Streaming and Online Applications

Name Mark
Phone 847-776-5206
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Project Consultant
NestleHealthCare Nutrition
Buffalo Grove, IL
(Enteral Nutrition Product)

Manager
Technomic, Inc.
Chicago, IL
(Management Consulting)

Project Consultant
NEC-Mitsubishi
Itasca, IL
(Computer Hardware)

Key Accomplishments Increased client revenue in the area of $200,000 at Technomic through effective management of a multiclient study of the Asian and Hispanic restaurant markets.

Managed $175,000 study at Technomic on healthy eating in the chain restaurant industry for the Produce for Better Health Foundation, which helped them develop more effective strategies to increase the use of fruit and vegetable options on menus.

Initiated, developed, and presented a program to teach new hires at Technomic how to conduct market research, which shortened the learning curve by three weeks, resulting in better production and increased efficiency in data collection.

Nine years success as a salesman of services as a professional musician and entertainer.
Education / Skills Six Sigma Green Belt Training (In Progress), Chicago Deming Association, Six Sigma Masters Program
Certificate of Completion, Introduction to Commodity Trading, Chicago Board of Trade
Effective Business Management; Basic Sales Skills; Presentations That Work -- Continental Grain Company
M.S. Degree, Animal Science, Purdue University B.S. Degree, Agriculture, University of Illinois

Name Kenneth
Phone 630-303-8234
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $126K - $150K
State California
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Director Engineering
Steris Isomedix Services
Libertyville, IL
(Contract Sterilization)

Vice President Engrg.
Sterigenics International
Oak Brook, IL
(Contract Sterilization)

Director Engineering
Praxair, Inc
Burr Ridge, IL
(Industrial Gases - CO2)

Key Accomplishments ∑ Challenged with supporting strategic growth strategy to increase Medical Device Sterilization business. Assessed situation, created a project plan, investment / ROI summary & schedule to add processing capacity in multiple locations within 90 days. Led project plan implementation which resulted in a 16% increase in annual sales within 3 years. ∑ Company needed to integrate acquisition of 5 substandard and unsafe medical device processing facilities with numerous safety, quality and reliability problems. Tasked with raising facili

∑ US citizens had been exposed, in several locations, to weapons grade anthrax through the US mail. Conducted research with Postal Authorities in DC, developed a facility conversion and readiness plan, mobilized key resources from USA & Belgium & kicked off project within 30 days. Completed plant conversion in 90 days, and began processing backlog of contaminated post and parcels. Facility still processing all mail and parcels for high profile zip codes in key government locations & generating $6 million in gross profits each year since 2

∑ Challenged by Senior Marketing Director, and new CEO/Chairman, to develop plan to build rapid deployment design team for USDA grade food processing equipment in order to drive sales. Prepared and presented Organizational plan to address current machine and system design needs. Filled Manager’s position within one month, added three competent Design Engineers, and four Designers over the next 3 months. Contributed to new technology based sales to five customers, built increased equipment and gas sales. ∑ Tasked to reduce new

Designed and rolled-out key work processes and measures impacting project implementation in a newly formed global organization. Assembled global teams to engage in standardized plant designs and quality assurance processes. Executed a global quality assurance initiative and roll-out of the first standard facility for all global business regions. Assembled a team of critical specialists to finalize facility improvements on schedule, within budget, and with minimal reportable safety incidents. Merged and integrated technical and business processe
Education / Skills BS Engineering MBA - Executive Management Project Management, Technical Management
Process Equipment, Process Engineering Total Quality Management Trainer Organization Optimization, Recruiting
Process Safety Management HazOp Leader, Safety Leader Inovative Solutions
Member Affiliations; Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society. PMI-Project Management Institute ISA

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