Technical Director Libra Air Parts, Van Nuys Airport•••••(••••• Present)
Led marketing effort with commercial airlines. Developed aircraft part database and inventory systems. Managed customer relations with airline maintenance departments and FBO maintenance facilities internationally.
Technical Editor Chapman/Leonard Studio Equip North Hollywood, CA (••••• •••••)
Designed technical operating/repair manuals, brochures and parts lists for worlds largest motion picture camera mount manufacturer. Also produced press releases and media kits Web site content developer. ••••• •••••
Manager/Technical Writer FedEx / Flying Tigers (merged in •••••) LAX (•••••)
Produced aircraft operating manuals and crew force communications. Created benchmark literature and multi-media pilot training curricula through extensive research, analysis and evaluation of B••••• and DC••••• aircraft and flight procedures. Secured FAA approval on all technical publications. Adhered to the strictest safety and regulatory standards. Reduced departmental operating expenses by •••••% by implementing in-house desktop publishing.
Editor•••••Trailer Life Enterprises Ventura, CA•••••(•••••)
Led the development, planning, writing and production of MotorHome, Americas leading national Recreation Vehicle publication. This monthly •••••page travel and outdoor magazine, with a circulation of ••••• million, required directing a full-time staff of ••••• As the leading spokesman for the industry, we provided readers with expert motor travel features, consumer information, maintenance instruction columns. Initiated desktop publishing, which streamlined processing and reduced expenditures.•••••
Asst. Chief of Book Division, N. America Seikyo Press Tokyo Los Angeles, CA (•••••)
Directed staff of ••••• and responsible for selecting projects for translation and distribution in North America. Devised strategy for expanding business in English-speaking markets. This required frequent travel, Japanese language and a comprehensive understanding of Japanese business protocol and social customs. Supervised writing and selected original manuscripts about Japanese politics, cultural affairs and philosophy. Doubled production and administered annual budget of $••••• million. Won two print industry awards.•••••
Bachelor of Arts, Communications UCLA•••••Los Angeles, CA
Certificate in Management Sophia University Tokyo, Japan
Talent for rendering technical subjects into clear, approachable language. Knowledge of FARs and other FAA requirements. Intuitive grasp of long-range publishing/writing projects.
Speak Japanese; Competent in Spanish. Extensive international business experience.
MS Word; MS Excel, PageMaker; Illustrator; Quark Express;. Familiar with HTML. PC, Mac, Client Server.