Professional

Education

 

Miami University, Oxford OH (1955-1959)

  • BS Degree, Major in Business: Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Northwestern University, Chicago IL (1963-1964)

  • MBA Degree, Majors in Marketing and Administration
  • 4.0 GPA; Summa Cum Laude

Military

 

United States Marine Corps (1959-1963)

  • Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, USMC; Captain, USMCR

Business

 

General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis MN (1964-1969)

  • Marketing Assistant, Assistant Product Manager, Senior Product Manager; and, Special Assistant to the VP/General Manager, Grocery Products Division
  • Assignments: Total/Cheerios Cereals, Betty Crocker Layer Cake Mixes

Quaker Oats, Inc., Chicago IL (1969-1971)

  • Senior Product Manager Assignment: Hot Cereals, Adult Cereals
  • Developed Quaker Oats 100% Natural Cereal

Wilson Sporting Goods, Chicago, IL (div PepsiCo: 1971-1979)

  • Business Manager, Golf; Marketing Director, International;
    VP/Marketing, Golf; Managing Director, Hagen Golf Division
  • Developed and introduced Wilson 1200 golf club line

Johnsonville Sausage, Sheboygan, WI (1980-1981)

  • VP/Marketing

Daiwa Golf Company, Gardena, CA (1981-1983)

  • VP/General Manager
  • Developed Business Plan to launch DGC; managed growth from introduction to $11-million in third year

Celestron International, Torrance, CA (1983-1986)

  • President & CEO; managed business from $6-million to $18-million over three years

Vistage International: Orange County/Inland Empire (1983- )

  • TEC member/TEC14 (1983-1986)
  • Three CEO groups, one KEY group (1987-1998)
  • Two CEO groups, one KEY group (1998-2000)
  • Three CEO groups, two KEY groups (2000-2008)
  • Three CEO groups, one KEY group (2008-2015)
  • Two CEO groups, one KEY group (2015-present)
  • Metro Team Leader, Orange County (1998-2000)
  • Chair Advisory Board (1992-2007)
  • OC Chair group (2000-present)
  • Has received: multiple Chair Excellence Awards; Master Chair Designation (2006, 2007, 2018); Star Award (2006,
    2007); Regional Chair of the Year Award (2018); Robert Nourse (Chair of the Year) Award (2018); and, the Don Cope Memorial Award (2000), the highest recognition accorded a Group Chair
  • “50 in 50 Years” recognition as the first Chair in TEC/Vistage history to conduct 1000+ all-day
    executive sessions (received at TEC/Vistage 50th anniversary Conference in 2007)
  • Completed 32 years as a TEC/Vistage Group Chair in December 2018, the first Group Chair to facilitate over 1500
    meetings, and has participated in over 14,000 one-to-one coaching sessions with TEC/Vistage CEOs/business owners.

Other

  • Member, Advisory Boards (business and not-for-profits)
  • Past mentor to CSU Fullerton ‘KEY Club’ (business education seniors)
  • Business Coaching
  • General Business Consulting
  • Previous Member, California Horse Racing Fan Committee
  • Member of Mensa