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Antonio Oliveira

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Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: O&C Services, Inc.

Location: Sunnyvale, TX, United States

Antonio Oliveira displays professional prowess as the president and CEO of O&C Services, Inc., a search service and maintenance firm that provides assembly and construction services for the ceramic industry. Utilizing his expert ability in project management, Mr. Oliveira steers his company to expansion. He oversees 10 employees in the United States and an additional 200 in Portugal. He is putting the final touches on the headquarters in Dallas while maintaining an office in Tennessee. Additionally, he hires employees in the U.S., helps the general manager with final approval in Portugal, conducts business, and oversees budgets, sales and customer service.

Preparing for a career in business, Mr. Oliveira first earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra. He continued at the University of Portsmouth to earn a master’s degree in manufacturing. In order to stay connected with the best and most efficient business practices, Mr. Oliveira received OSHA Hazard Recognition Training, safety training for operators of rough terrain forklifts and is a licensed notary. He has used these certifications and throughout his 13 years in the business.

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Bill Sheppard

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Bill Sheppard 1650341Title: Managing Director

Company:  World Travellers

Location: Hastings, New Zealand

William “Bill” Sheppard began his illustrious career working for Singapore Airlines in the ticket office as a reservations supervisor. He worked in that position for nearly four years before transitioning to a different aspect of the travel industry. He joined Best Travel Limited in 1986 an eventually purchased the business from its founder in 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

James K. Amoah

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Amoah, James 1695919Title: Managing Director & Founder
Kaleidoscope International
Lausanne Vaud, Switzerland

James Amoah provides more than 20 years of experience to his latest venture, as the manager and the founder of Kaleidoscope International. The company offers consultations on strategic business assets such as supply chains, team training and leadership development. Mr. Amoah has served for years in senior level positions, and provides commercial operations management and e-commerce solutions. Kaleidoscope International advises international companies such as Swiss Life Science Company and the Hutman Company. Additionally, he serves as the interim vice president of global operations and was sourced by one of the world’s top 50 most innovative pharmaceutical companies.

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Norward R. Rahming

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Title: Manager, Owner

Company: Rahming’s Enterprise

Location: Bahamas

Norward R. Rahming is a highly regarded professional with 45 years of experience who has always wanted to serve the public as a leader in the community. Throughout his career, Mr. Rahming served as the chief counselor of South Andros Island from 1996 to 2005. During that time, he acquired buildings and land for docking facilities and established a boat building shop and a marine service station. Prior to his position as chief counselor, he worked with the local government system for about 30 years which gives him 40 plus years of experience. Mr. Rahming is respected for his commitment to the enhancement of the quality of life, and to the development of the full potential of each individual. Mr. Rahming owns a grocery store, lumber yard, car, cottage and office space rentals, and spends his days assisting customers, managing business operations and dealing with real estate properties. He attributes his success to his faith in God, the support he receives from his family, dedication, and love for his community. In the coming years, Mr. Rahming hopes to continue his service to the community and to support the tourism industry in the Bahamas by providing quality services to all tourists. Read the rest of this entry »

Michael Blakney

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Michael Blakney 1409045Title: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Company: Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation

Location: Hatfield, PA

With a knack for numbers, Michael Blakney made the decision to pursue a career in finance. He knew with his personality and skills he would excel in the field, and has done so for the past 15 years. As the manager for Imaging Sciences International, LLC, which is a global dental machinery manufacturer, Mr. Blakney is responsible for leading the financial analysis and reporting, handing cost activities for U.S. imaging businesses, coordinating financial reporting processors, and participating in daily business operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nathaniel Hauptfleisch

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Nathaniel Hauptfleisch 1789230Title: Director

Company: Kappa Engineering

Location: Germiston Knights, South Africa

Nathaniel Hauptfleisch’s love of the engineering field and his desire to learn inspired him to pursue a career in the industry. Mr. Hauptfleisch has more than a decade of experience and has been serving in his current position for the past five years. The Kappa group is a hydraulics engineering company that manufactures, assembles, tests and repairs hydraulic cylinders, and is strong in the underground trackless mining markets, earth moving, drilling and exploration and in the waste removal market. Well versed in repairs, Mr. Hauptfleisch is responsible for overseeing daily business operations, and sharing responsibility of the company with two other directors. He attributes his success to his hard work and determination. Looking toward the future, Mr. Hauptfleisch intends to utilize his strong skill set and knowledge to assist in the company’s expansion. Read the rest of this entry »