Project Manager - Residential Construction
Long Beach, CA
Nov 2014 - Present (7 years 6 months)
I manage most all phases of a construction project. I help estimate the costs of materials and staffing; the expense involved in securing permits; and the cost for equipment that must be leased or purchased. Budget Preparation and preparing a timetable that establishes milestones for phases of the project to ensure completion dates are met. I work with other professional construction specialists or sub-contractors, such as landscape architects, master electricians or demolition engineers. Jobs typically involve direct contact with the client to keep him advised on progress and issues that might arise. I sometimes instruct new workers on the specifics of the job. I know the safety regulations for various jobs and equipment operators and ensure that employees comply.
Feb 2008 - Present (14 years 3 months)
Started and run out of a garage with a partner. We have an innovative approach to carbon fiber products. The Main Product - the Carbon Fiber Money Clips; Representing years of research, our clips far exceed the capabilities of the metal money clips found in the market today. Constructed of military spec carbon fiber our carbon fiber money clips, and are designed to impress and built to last. Made in the USA we painstakingly hand finish each clip ensuring the highest quality. I oversee the production of CF money clips. cutting, sanding, packaging. I oversee design and development of other CF products, coming to the market soon.
May 2012 - Apr 2013 (11 months)
Customer roster of 80 + In LA basin. Induced market penetration initiatives. increased overall sales 10% in just 10 months..Not just sales; but value added sales, through materials selection, and efficient fabrication techniques. Revchem Composites offerd an extensive selection of composite materials, supplies and equipment. The large inventory, personalized customer service, fast & flexible delivery, on-site sales support, and technical expertise, made them a valuable partner to the composites industry.
They carried more than 4,000 products from over 200 suppliers.
Yacht Hardware Integration, Sailing System, Safety & Compliance Manager
Santa Ana, CA
Aug 2005 - May 2012 (6 years 9 months)
Westerly Marine is a custom builder of high performance, advanced composite, racing and cruising boats. Meticulous attention to detail in all areas of construction and dedication to making every boat strong, light and of the highest quality assures the best vessel.
*Responsible for final deck lay-out, efficiency and ease of sail trimming, installation of grand prix sailing systems.
*Managed small specialized teams for hardware integration, or specialized treatment of complex parts.
*Design of backing plates or compression tubes where needed.
*Dialog with Naval Architects and engineers to provide best scenario for all sailing systems. Integrated extra laminate into design for integral strength when possible.
*Installed hi-end racing hardware and winches, winch and grinder race packages to America's Cup standards.
*Responsible for water tight integrity of all deck fittings.
*Ladder and hatch installations to highest ABYC, ISO 9000 and Lloyds of London standards.
Most Notable Yachts:
Vamanos! - Sig 45' Cat; Launched 2012
Maleolla - Morrelli / Melvin 65' Cat; Launched 2012
Katana - Kernan/Courouble 47' Sloop; launched 2011 ( Dr Laura Schlesinger )
Kalik - Morrelli / Melvin 65' Cat; Launched 2010
Pyewacket - Riechel/Pugh 65' launched 2009 ( Roy Disney )
Rosebud - R/P STP 65' Sloop; Launched 2008
Founded in 1970 by owners Lynn Bowser and Steve Lee, Westerly's yard and efficient production facility is located on a two-acre industrial site in Santa Ana, California. All work was completed in-house by the highly skilled workforce including experienced laminators, marine carpenters, mechanics, electricians and metal fabricators. Composite lamination, finish woodwork and onboard system installations are all executed to world-class standards.
1998 - 2002 (4 years)
Design and Production - Packaging, graphics, products, website design. Brand development helping establish client with attractive web site design and brand development.
Grunion Gazette Newspaper
Aug 1996 - Nov 2000 (4 years 3 months)
Developed and expanded sales in Central and West Long Beach areas
Mar 1989 - May 1993 (4 years 2 months)
Sailing School and Boat Rentals. Start-up company, multi-faceted boating recreation company. Provided Boat Rentals, Sailing Instruction, Yacht Maintenance. Initial starting capital 12k: Created 80k year-round business. Employed as many as 5 during the summer season. Responsible for all phases of business: sales, marketing, advertising, budgets, personnel, and yacht management.
Professor - Industrial Technology Plastics
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Aug 1985 - Jan 1986 (5 months)
Industrial Technology Dept. – Plastics
Instruction in basic plastics, Identification, Processes, Shop Safety,
Testing, Design and Implementation