Segment #3: Gary Stevenson, GLOBAL MFG GM – About Being Successful

Gary Stevenson, a global general manager, senior operations and HR management executive in global procurement, manufacturing, and distribution, shares one of his “best tails of success” and how this type of success can apply to situations in business today.


Segment #3 A Lee Blake Success Story

In our final series with Lee Blake–a 20 year executive manager with experience leading and managing product growth and development in technology-based industries, we will hear about one of Lee’s most exceptional (of his many) stories of business success.


Segment #2 with Gary Stevenson on his “Business Philosophy”–how it applies to today’s economy

Having built a program of Best in Class Customer Service and a state-of-the-art distribution center, Gary Stevenson is focused in crises and has an innate ability to attract and motivate staff to high-performance. Gary leads by example with high personal integrity and unquestionable dedication to his customers, shareholders, and corporate stakeholders.Moti


Segment #3: Mike Cooper – Success Story

Segment #3: Mike Cooper–Success Story. Mike is a Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.


Segment #2 with Lee Blake: “About Lee’s Business Philosphy”

Lee Blake is a creative executive who leads teams to high performance levels and grows the business through leveraging existing revenue sources. He is also an “only results-driven” manager experienced in dealing with the unique challenges facing technology companies. In post with Adept Technology, he grew the divisional revenues from $12.5 million to $22.9 million in two years.


Segment #1: Introduction to Gary Stevenson, Global Manufacturing Management and Operations Executive

Mr. Gary Stevenson is an experienced Executive in Operations, General Management, Executive Leadership, and Human Resource Management roles in global procurement, manufacturing, and distribution. He is skilled at negotiating divestures, acquisitions, and favorable contract terms. He has identified business development opportunities and implemented strategic plans to increase profits and expand market share. He built a program of Best in Class Customer Service and a state-of-the-art distribution center. He is focused in crises and has an innate ability to attract and motivate staff to high-performance. Gary leads by example with high personal integrity and unquestionable dedication to his customers, shareholders, and corporate stakeholders.


Segment #2: Mike Cooper – Business Philosophy

Segment #2: Mike Cooper’s Philosophy – Mike Cooper is a business development/turn around executive, multi-location general manager, and operations Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.


Segment #1: Introduction to Lee Blake, Executive Leader- Startups/Turnarounds, Industrial Automation

Lee Blake offers an exceptional record of leading technology-based product businesses to growth and profitability. He is skilled in strategic initiatives and tactical execution. Offering a powerful combination of an MBA degree with a focus in marketing and finance and an electrical engineering degree with a concentration in control systems, software engineering, and electrical system design, Lee Blake is a creative thinker who leads teams to high performance levels and grows the business through leveraging existing revenue sources. He is a results-driven executive who can provide intensive experience in dealing with the unique challenges facing today’s technology companies.


Segment #1: Introduction to Mike Cooper – Business Development and Turnaround Expert, GM/VP, COO

Segment #1: An introduction to Mike Cooper–a business development/turn around executive, multi-location general manager, and COO is a Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.


Social Media is the future for Career/Business Branding and Expansion.

Dan Blank, Director of Content Strategy & Development for Reed Business Information, a B2B publisher and media company, has great blog called: Dan Blank: Publishing, Innovation & the Web. Great post today:  Expand Your Brand & Career: Open a Twitter Account. Right Now (I also commented on it when of my fellow “Twitterers” posted it by “re-tweeting” about it today on my Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/LauriePR).  Another one of my fellow Tweeters (and forgive me if I have the jargon a bit off still, but I am just getting into the world of Twitter in an effort to expand my own brand, but more importantly my CLIENTS’ BRANDS)… who blogs on: http://www.buzz3r.com shared a great article about using Facebook on a business and personal level called “How to Friend Mom, Dad and the Boss on Facebook”  Same page, different people get to see and share different things. Needless to say I am revising my FB page this weekend and will be revising some of my Client’s pages as well (and setting up more of them on FB).  If you think that Linked In (still one of the best OSNs for business) is the end-all, well FB, if done right, is right on their tail in the OSN world for business (again if set up right).  MySpace (a Fox company is coming back – getting ready to go big there as well for myself and some of my clients- especially those more on the creative/consumer products ends of things). They offer so many more widgets (for cross posting) – -which is what I love.  Don’t be afraid of Social Media – it’s a Brave New World, yes, but it is our future –time for use baby boomers to step outside of the 1 dimensional web box!