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Trade Association Advisor and Advocate/Manufacturing Consultant Resume


Desired Industry: Manufacturing SpiderID: 52358
Desired Job Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey Date Posted: 7/6/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 00000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
- Accomplished Textile Industry
Executive, with comprehensive hands-on
experience in managing and
operating a manufacturing company
- Coordinated industry-wide efforts
dealing with regulatory, international
trade and legislative matters
- Operated across multiple industry
trade associations to achieve mutual
goals and mediate differences
- Change initiator, effective liaison,
and consistent achiever with skills in
identifying opportunities and
developing systematic solutions to
attain them
- Effective communicator and motivator


Experience:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WEAVE TEXTILES LLC ~ Denver, PA
Advisor, Trade and Industry 2010-Present
~ Served as company representative to
the National Textile Association and
reported to ownership on
matters of interest while providing
expert advice on recommended actions
WEAVE CORPORATION ~ Hackensack, NJ
President 1973-2009
~ Served as liaison for the
manufacturing facility and corporate
management; functioned as a
representative to American Textile
Manufacturers Institute (industry trade
group) and served on ATMI
Board of Governors
~ Oversaw all facets of operation,
including manufacturing, sales,
financial operations, and HR management
~ Successfully formed the Upholstery
Fabrics Division; proficiently handled
equipment selection and
installation planning, surveyed market
to determine product potential, sourced
and selected designers, as
well as managed sales through hiring and
supervision of sales and support
personnel and product
presentation to customers
~ Gained comprehensive knowledge on all
aspects of the business working within
the textile manufacturing
company


Education:
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in American History,
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW
YORK ~ New York, NY
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Management Course for Executives ~
AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Succession Planning for Family-Owned
Businesses ~ COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
BUSINESS SCHOOL


Affiliations:
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Textile Association ~ Board of
Governors
~ Elected Chairman of National Textile
Association March of 2009 to March 2011
~ Served as Chairman of Upholstery
Fabric Committee from 2003 to 2011
~ Played a key role in establishing
Upholstery Fabric Committee by
convincing competitors of the
importance and value of cooperative
action through trade association
membership
~ Collaborated with members of Congress
and staff on various issues essential to
the industry
~ Met with and testified before Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
commissioners on
regulatory issues
American Textile Manufacturers Institute
~ Elected to Board of Governors in 1984
and served until association disbanded
in 2003
~ Voted as Chairman Upholstery Fabric
Committee in 1980 to 2003
~ Worked on trade issues, closely
working with Congressional officials and
testifying before CPSC


Skills:
KEY STRENGTHS

- Manufacturing Management ~ Problem
Identification and Resolution
- Business/Operations Management ~
People Management and Interpersonal
Relations
- Skilled communicator ~ Legislative and
Regulatory Arenas
- Market Research/Analysis ~ Regulatory
Compliance
Technical Skills: Apple Mac Environment;
MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Social Media
(Facebook and Twitter)


Additional Information:
ACTIVITIES

Board of Directors, Bergen County (NJ)
Y, a Jewish Community Center ~ 1989-
Present
- Vice President at Large ~ 2008-Present
- Executive Committee Member ~ 2005-
Present
- Vice President of Membership ~ 2005-
2006
Member, Democratic National Committee,
National Advisory Board ~ 2000-2008
- Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee
- Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee
Board of Governors, Edgewood Country
Club, River Vale, NJ ~ 2005-2008
Coach and Assistant Coach, Little League
Baseball ~ 1986-1993
Board Education, Woodcliff Lake, NJ ~
1984-1993
- Chairman of the Contract Negotiations
Committee
- Innovated elementary school level
foreign language instruction program
AWARDS AND HONORS
Man of the Year, Bergen County Y, a
Jewish Community Center ~ 2008, 2009


Reference:
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