Proof of Concepts
Conventions & Trade Shows Organizer
Produced and directed over 100 major conventions and trade shows for the auto industry and related companies.
President's Award of Excellence
Received this Award in recognition of accomplishments in the Automotive Industry.
Consultant to QRP
Consulted for QRP (Quality Replacement Parts) – a Wisconsin-based auto group with 40 locations. Designed marketing program and membership drive.
Worked with Kuwait Metals
Retained to assist with reclamation and dismantling of cars, tanks, and other metal items left after the Middle East crisis.
Consulting (confidential client)
Designed and implemented a sales concept and marketing program that involved large real estate holdings and included mentoring the Sales Director. The client’s sales grew from $13,000,000 to reach $1,100,000,000.
Contributed to Irresistible Leadership
Upon request by the publisher, contributed the chapter “What Did I See You Say” to the book Irresistible Leadership, compiling work from leading executive coaches.
Worked with Wayne Huizenga to form LKQ
Retained to handle the original acquisition and site selection for the Chicago-based firm of Wayne Huizenga, Chairman of Waste Management/Alamo-National Rent A Car, who wanted to open a used auto parts company. This was opened as LKQ Auto Parts with two locations in Florida and Wisconsin. LQK now has over 1700 locations in 31 countries with over 51,000 employees. LQK’s net worth is in excess of $11.31B.
Executive Coaching for PAACO
Retained as an Executive Business Coach for a Hispanic “Buy Here, Pay Here,” Dallas-based company, PAACO, that started with 151 employees and grew to 433 employees; from $11,000,000 in sales to $125,000,000.
Consulting for Overseas Entities
Retained by the New China government to assist in an advisory capacity with the development of transportation infrastructure for importing used autos and establishing a program for sales and distribution.
Retained by a Greek investment group under Tom Papcristo to completely restructure a textile mill in Germany by establishing policy, procedures, and training.
Overseas consulting, cont'd.
Provided expertise to a study & finance group with Cork University, partnering with notables in the Irish auto industry. The focus was to develop Ireland’s manufacturing systems and facilitate the reclamation process of contaminated fluids and metals.
Bank of Sunset Board Member
Served on the Board of Directors at the Bank of Sunset.
Entered the Real Estate Development field
Became one of the top developers in Louisiana, handling over $150,000,000 in residential & commercial properties.
Major Real Estate Projects
Acquired the 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility in St. Martin Parish (formerly a Fruit of the Loom manufacturing facility that had stood vacant for 7 yrs.) and returned it to market 367 days after acquisition.
Purchased a 44-acre tract on i-10 in the city of Scott, LA to develop Destination Point into a power center, including hotels, restaurants, retail, etc.
Major Projects, cont'd.
Acquired a 40-acre commercial tract in upper Lafayette Parish.
St. Jude's Dream Home Donation
Donated a lot from La Bonne Vie subdivision, a premier gated development. St. Jude’s Dream Home was built there, raising $1,106,000 for St. Jude Research Center in Memphis, TN through donations and ticket sales. The home had a value of $465,000 and the project was one of St. Jude’s most successful.
Commercial Property Negotiation
Was a key player in securing the $65,000,000 facility in Lafayette for Halliburton. The plant has an annual payroll of over $8,000,000
Re-Branded ASBN (American Small Business Network)
Secured the necessary intellectual technologies to bring the network to fruition.
A consortium of private dedicated networks.