Marketing / Product Development Consultant
Jul 2015 - Present (5 years 10 months)
Create marketing materials, sell sheets and catalogs.
Create and expand website
Create all content, text, graphics and photography
Product Design & Development
Jan 1996 - Present (25 years 4 months)
Creative mechanical design and product development - Concept through prototying
Refine prototype concepts , source and test materials and suppliers, gather costing info.
RandomTechnology Design has developed , patented and licensed multiple consumer products toys and games
and has worked with companies such as:
Small World Toys, Vivaz, University Games, Kikkerland Design, Hasbro Toys. Galoob
Marketing / Product Development Manager
Jan 2011 - May 2015 (4 years 4 months)
IFN Green Product Development
Customer specific product development
Create product, design spec sheets, catalogs and marketing materials (photography)
Online content : Improve and update Websites - Create and distribute "E-blast" newsletters
Manage social media - Organize, schedule and attend trade show events.
Senior Logistics Manager
Jan 1999 - Jan 2009 (10 years)
Purchasing planning and production of developed products
China factory production - Drive order timeline from component planning , factory capacity through container logistic and warehouse fulfillment . Managed Freight forwarders, freight rates and warehouse functions. US Customs classification, Database query and report writing.
Louis Galoob Toys
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999 (1 year)
Capacity allocation and planning. Interfaced with HK office on materials, timing and shipment scheduling. Product release control for sales forecasting.
Great Explorations, Inc
Jan 1993 - Jan 1996 (3 years)
Managed import, warehouse operations and product distribution/tracking and manufacturing for growing toy manufacturer. Established freight forwarding and import contacts. Managed production of 100+ flex time employees and 4 full time shippers at main and two remote warehouse facilities. Managed and documented product distribution to mass-market distribution centers
Product Import & Distribution Manager
TMI North America
Jan 1992 - Jan 1993 (1 year)
Product import and scheduling from Denmark and England, managing of domestic and printed materials vendors. Managed inventory and a remote two-person warehouse/shipping facility.
Dahlgren Control Systems, Inc
Jan 1987 - Jan 1991 (4 years)
Marking/Sales Support/Product Development.
Product line consisting of industrial computer driven machines w/ proprietary software, AutoCAD interface and S-100 controllers.
Scripta Machine Tool
Jan 1984 - Jan 1986 (2 years)
Computer driven machine tools for industrial engraving applications. Responsible for direct sales and Product Development in the US and Canada. Responsibilities included trade shows, direct accounts, renewing and expanding distribution via machinery dealers. Secondary tasks included service and software support, sales forecasting, product import scheduling and domestic supplier relations.
Dahlgren Engraving Systems
Jan 1980 - Jan 1983 (3 years)
Managed manufacturing production of electronic and mechanical assembly aspects of computer driven engraving machines products. Developed customer service and technical support group, liaison between engineering and manufacturing to facilitate software updates and product upgrades.