I will bring a knowledge and experience to your workforce that only years
of dedicated employment in different types of environments and industries can
I have been a supervisor and have had many supervisors. I have always tried
to learn something from each one, either how to supervise or how not to.
My leadership style is simple. Show respect for those who work for you, no one
does a better job than someone who does it every day. Expect dependability from
your employees. Be a good teacher, it is ok to make a mistake but learn from it
and never make the same mistake twice.
As a young man out of school I began my employment in the construction industry
where I learned the trades of basic carpentry and some plumbing and electrical
skills, which by the way have come in very handy now as a homeowner, and learned the
operation of heavy equipment, ditch diggers, front end loaders, etc. I then
spent about a year working in a full service gas station and garage where I picked
up some knowledge of automotive mechanics.
I then moved into a more stable career in the furniture industry. I began a
•••••+ year career with "FRANK CHERVAN Inc." Designers and manufacturers of fine
furniture frames. I began as a "finish sander", where I mastered the art of finish
sanding working with •••••+ different machines. As a "piecework" operator of course I was
effecient as well. As this was a "UNION" shop my intelligence and leadership skills
and skills of diplomacy arose above the rest and I was quickly elected to positions
which required negotiation and mediation skills. As a long term, full-time employee
I remained active in the company, I participated in the safety training, I held and
active CPR card, I was a fully trained member of the Fire Brigade. I served as
President of the employee activities committee where I organized and managed the
Company activities for the employees and their families. I was a regular contributing
writer for the Company newsletter. I used my free time to further my education
with many college classes and seminars related to business and supervision and
Within a few years I was promoted to Department Supervisor where I managed •••••+ employees
operating some of the most dangerous industrial wood cutting/shaping machines ever made.
I helped to improve quality and safety in the department. The stories of some of the accidents
and injuries I seen would shock you. A working environment so loud the use of hand signals
was a must. Here you learn the true value of trust and respect for your co-worker.
Unfortunately the crash of the housing market in the early •••••s forced me to move on.
I then took a position with HANOVER DIRECT, a catalog distribution center in
Roanoke. I began as a part-time seasonal employee but was quickly hired as full-time.
I accepted a "LEAD" position on the receiving dock and moved on to operate the many
different pieces of loading and stocking lift equipment including fork lifts,
cherry pickers, walkie riders and the massive turret trucks, and then began to train
new employees as they were brought in.
I have spent the last ••••• years working for Coca Cola in Roanoke. I started as
a forklift/machine operator, for 2 years learning the operation of warehouse production support
machinery including the Palletizers, the Label Makers and the Pallet Wrapping Machines.
I worked the next 6+ years on the shipping and receiving dock in Logistics support
and Warehouse Clerk positions. I then moved into Inventory where I was trained in the
process of daily inventory using handheld scanners and SAP Warehouse Management and
Inventory Systems. In confidence I can say that I trained more than ••••• people,
including supervisors, in every aspect of Warehouse operations.
I can bring this work experience and knowledge to your business and I will make