Frank J. Mueller, Technical Director of Specialized Technical Services Est., became involved in his profession because of his insatiable curiosity for all things technical. His background in mechanical and aircraft engineering opened a world of constant technical challenges. Specialized Technical Services Est. offers leak detection and management, pipe rehabilitation, GIS services and technical consultation for turnkey projects for the oil, gas, water and waste-water industries.
As the technical director of the company, Mr. Mueller is responsible for overseeing the investment portfolio, and strategic, operational and business development activities. He is also in charge of planning, developing and managing turnkey projects with solutions for major industry corporations on both a regional and international level. Prior to his position with Specialized Technical Services, Est., Mr. Mueller worked with Vetco Inspection.
Company: Kevin Kane Consultants, Inc.
Location: Geneva, IL, United States
Kevin Kane got his professional start as a newspaper reporter and spent the majority of his 31-year career in the publishing industry. After officially retiring from his position of president at McGraw-Hill Irwin in 2011, Mr. Kane decided to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. He is currently the part owner of two green energy companies, Light Time 2 and Windtech, Inc., and runs his own consultancy. Kevin Kane Consultants, Inc. offers clients a wide range of business consulting services specializing in startup strategy development and fundraising. The company also offers educational services as his wife, Mary Lee Kane, is a full partner of the business and a K-12 educational consultant, independent reading and tutoring specialist.
Highly skilled and dedicated to providing top-notch services, Mr. Kane draws on his past experience and vast knowledge of business to help startups and other businesses create comprehensive new business plans, develop new and revised business strategies, and raise investment funds. He also provides critical counsel to senior management of both startups and mature businesses, and collaborates with his clients to craft realistic, executable, high-impact action plans. Mr. Kane thoroughly enjoys being able to meet new people and build new lifelong relationships while continuing to learn more on a daily basis. His desire to share his knowledge has led to his successful business ventures and motivated him to publish his work. Mr. Kane is the author of numerous published works of nonfiction and fiction. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: Leprince Consulting
“Grow Ideas. Grow Your People. Grow Your Business,” is the motto Claudine Leprince lives by. She has always believed in going after her dreams and building a successful business that centered on helping people. Three years ago, Ms. Leprince made the decision to start her own company, Leprince Consulting, which works with clients to identify concept advantages for customers. The company also conducts analysis in order to improve a company’s efficiency and profitability, and develops strategies that promote growth. In her role, Ms. Leprince manages business development and accounts, as well as marketing campaigns, conducts analysis, and helps companies to improve efficiency. Although her company is fairly young, Ms. Leprince has achieved great success. She has assisted her largest clients’ conversion ratio from 30 percent to 75 percent.
Before establishing Leprince Consulting, Ms. Leprince spent five years working in journalism and has more than 20 years of experience in sales, management and marketing for a variety of industries. She was a TV and radio journalist for RFO, and spent the majority of her career working for Europages. After gaining extensive experience in communication, marketing, business strategy, advertising and business development, Ms. Leprince realized she could start her own company. She created Leprince & Pourrias Agence, a communication agency in 2005 and ran the company until November 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: GSA Sales Inc.
Location: Birmingham, AL, United States
Soon after Kevin Berland graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, he was accepted into the Wire Rope Corporation of America’s elite training program. He gained hands-on experience of the manufacturing industry and has progressed in the field ever since. Today, he has amassed 29 years of professional experience and serves as the president of GSA Sales Inc., a business consulting company that provides services in independent sales for manufacturers, including territory expansion, sales techniques, product and industry knowledge, and client relations. An expert business manager and leader, Mr. Berland is tasked with developing relationships with distributors across the territories of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Read the rest of this entry »