Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship: 2012, 3.2 GPA, Unv. of TN, Chattanooga
Associate of Applied Business – Automotive Management: 2012, 3.5 GPA, Unv. of Northwestern Ohio
Associate of Applied Science – Munitions Management: 2009, 3.7 GPA, Community College of the Air Force
Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt: 2009, Air Force
ASE Certifications, 2007-2009
2005 – 2009 Honorable discharge
U.S. Air Force 4 Years Overseas – 3 Continents, 16 Countries
Core Competencies and Technical Skills____________________________________________________
Business Leadership Team / Project Management Presentations / Demonstrations Product Development Sales: B to B & Interpersonal
Lean Manufacturing Quality Control – Six Sigma Automotive Expertise / Logistics Engineering Mechanical/Electrical Solar Installations On/Off Grid Marketing Management Computer Systems / Programs Professional Writing Website Design / Management Creative Implementation
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
CEO / Founder of Mach Fuels – an alternative fuels company in automotive technology and stations, 2012-2016.
Built first ever natural gas fueling station for Chattanooga area – $700,000 project completed on time, under budget.
Assembled, managed, and trained team of technicians, marketers, and sales staff for over 3 years in a new industry.
Assisted multiple organizations in management, supplier relations, and organization processes, 2009-2013.
Worked as efficiency expert serving 150 people to streamline high-value, munitions operations. 2007-2009.
Established and led Lean/Six Sigma management department for Air Force wartime operations, 2008-2009.
Developed/managed major waste reduction plan – recouped $64K of assets, freed up 11K sq ft of floor space, and saved 404 man-hours per week, 2009.
MARKETING & SALES
Generated over $1 Million in revenue in first two years of full operation – led market in products / technology. Competed in 5 startup pitch competitions; raised investment capital to generate revenue in new market, 2013.
Featured in USA Today, multiple business publications, and local news promoting industry and company progress.
Experienced in international business: currency exchange, geography, and cultural differences.
Professional expertise in prospecting, sales, marketing, and innovative tactics to increase revenue, 2007-2016. Wrote business plan, established operation and management schedule for new business – Mach Fuels. 2012
Delivered multiple professional-level presentations to diverse groups including technical and operational data. Created military mission change plans – facilitated implementation, communicated new responsibilities, 2008.
Initiated and published Squadron News Paper – organized and wrote articles on achievements, events, and organizational transformation progress, 2008.
Built / tested World’s First 5 fueled vehicle – drove 10,000 miles to remember the Fallen 5, 2 years in a row.
Worked with leading scientists at Oak Ridge National Labs to build the World’s First 3D printed SUV, 2015.
Global Perspective – expertise on real-word operations, competition, and innovations affecting business today.
Excellent use of creative thinking skills to optimize resources to meet demanding goals with minimal resources. Internship as Manufacturing/Quality Engineer at “World’s Largest” Miller Industries Towing, 2011-2012.
Facilitated design and implementation of main tow truck assembly line plans; from one model to eight, 2011.
Worked at Honda R&D developing/maintaining over 20 prototype vehicles – recommend design changes, 2009.
Davy Crockett Spirit Award, ETCF Nov. 2015
Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, UTC 2013
SEC Regional Pitch Competition Finalist, 2013
Numerous President’s and Dean’s List Recognitions, 2007 – 2011
Golden Key Honors Society Member, 2010
3 Time “Airmen of the Quarter” 2007 – 2008 USAF
“Outstanding Performer” 2007 USAF
“Superior Performer” 2006 USAF
“Excellence Coin” 2005 USAF
“Thunderbolt Fitness Award” 2005 USAF