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Lighting Design / Inventor/ Project Manager
I design and incorporate LED's into products and spaces to spur the soul. Also great project manager for high- level technical projects that involve light and sound.
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20+ years of design
6 issued patents in LED technology , audio and design
Details on request.
With over 20 years of experience in the consumer electronic sector I have installed, designed , sold and managed many technical platforms that deliver the experience of sound and light through electronics. My strong management ablities have also allowed me to design and manufacture products that inspire and make people enjoy life.
Paragon Technology Group
Project Manager / Nashville / Travel Team A Aspen, CO./ Nashville, TN.
November 04 – October 11
Responsible for the overall outcome of highly complex audio-visual projects
Generated sales of 1.4m for Nashville office 2010, 1.6m in sales for 2009.
Management of 4-5 full time installation staff, including sales and design.
Work closely with architects, interior designers, owners representatives during design phase.
Lutron design and implementation of large scale lighting projects for high end residences.
Helped Paragon market itself to CEDIA, CE-PRO and HTSA organizations 2004-5
Inventory staging of high level and complex jobs. Rack build and testing implementation.
Develop and update project schedule along with management of labor teams. Monitor job progress.
Opened and set up Nashville Paragon Branch office.
Final customer interaction and project overview. Client sign off.
Coordinate with other trades. Meeting notes and implementations of drawings.
Lutron and Crestron Lighting certified. CEDIA member since 1995
Strong Lighting Design skills. Strong LED design. Familiar with DMX512 and professional lighting fixtures
Strong computer skills and understanding of complex protocols
Have worked with most all major professional A/V and Lighting Products
Completed the largest APPLE touchpad project ..35 pads with Crestron processors on 230’ Yacht. 3/21/11
Strong Leadership abilities and highly detailed process skills
Great high-end / Celebrity client skills / Corporate/ Fortune 500 individuals
Founder / CTO Nashville,TN
October 01– September 04
Founder and creator of Masonware LLC. Masonware was the first to incorporate full color LED lighting into consumer electronics and audio speakers.
Generated sales of 2m in 2003-4.
Currently have 5 issued patents in the LED Lighting and consumer electronic field.
Strong Chinese Manufacturing knowledge. CAD, Solidworks.
Created and designed 5 models of consumer electronic speakers from my garage to the mass market
Marketing of all POS and graphics of all products. Patented LED retail box concept.
Successful in selling to large chains such as Best-Buy, Radio-Shack , QVC , MediaPlay and Target.
Understand and have been on the “front-lines” of what it takes to sell a consumer electronic product to the brick and mortars.
Strong China sourcing skills. Strong International business skills and travel skills
Project Management of entire phase of Design and Manufacturing of Consumer electronics
Strong LED knowledge, photometrics, CRI etc
Operations Mgr. Nashville,TN
January 96 – Sept. 01
Managed day to day operations/Installation dept. of the oldest audio-video store in the country.
Planned and managed 8 full time installation crews along with 5 salespeople, 15,000 customer base.
Created and designed a project management database for installation group profitability
Project management, inventory and product ordering. Develop processes within company
Created and implemented installation techniques and practices to help increase profits
Full Profit and Loss responsibility of the custom installation division. 4m in sales.
Allied Audio-Visual – TAVS
Operations Mgr. / Install manager Nashville,TN
December 88 – December 95
Set-up and teardown of large corporate A/V functions within various hotels and convention centers.
Coordinate a large labor crew of 30 or more for large events. Supervise and manage a fulltime A/V crew for hotels.
Manage all Hotel A/V installations in South East
Overlook all aspects of live sound, lighting, and video magnification in multiple large hotels.
Responsible for rental sales of A/V and lighting gear for Fortune 500 companies visiting Nashville. 1m in sales
Strong convention and exhibit knowledge. Director of rigging for the Nashville Convention Center.
Director of Audio/Visual services for the Nashville Convention Center. 94-95
Director of Audio/Visual services at Lowe’s Hotel Nashville 92-93
AM Operations manager for TAVS- Stouffer Hotel 88-92
AEI Music – Seattle Washington-Nashville 86-87
Installer / Design
Design and Install 70v background music systems for Large National Retail Locations
Install large audio satellite music systems in large commercial spaces, hotel and shopping malls.
Strong understanding of schematic, codes and blueprints.
Great Customer skills, strong audio installation abilities
Coordinate service department
Martin Methodist College
Major: Liberal Arts . Pulaski, TN
Aug 84 - May 85
Nashville Tech , Graphic Arts Certificate1986
CEDIA Installer 1,2 , project mgmt. , Lutron –Crestron Lighting Certified, Disney Institute 98
CEDIA member since 1995, ASID member, THBA, CES member.
Lutron and Crestron Lighting certified
Cooper Lighting Certified
5 patent’s holder MASONWARE,Mason Murphy D485637 , 6956338 , D516059 , D510735 , 7086751.
Special Projects / Design
* W274 Club, Franklin, TN / 2003
* Gibson Guitar / Design Consultant / ValleyArts Building / Church Street / 2003-4
* Director of Lighting Design / London Bay Homes / Naples Florida / 1999-2000
* Lighting Design / Lunar Club / Cincinnatti OH / 2010
Joe Don Rooney-Musician- Rascal Flats ( number on request )….
Brent Ware-Music Coinsurer/ Fiber optics – ………………………..
Daniel Slezinger – owner/ lightinging designer 12th and Porter ……….
Jino Presenta – Red Hour Films / Ben Stiller – ( number on request )….
Ryan Goldschmidt – Owner Club Lunar, Cincinnati, OH -….. ………..
Tim McGraw- Musician……( number on request ) …………………
Kylee Ervin – owner Diamond Coaches-……………
Jason Fridenstine- FBMM accountants-………
Richard Hill- Digital Projection - ….