Expert in Start up Businesses and very knowledgeable in business plans. Retired from General Motors after 39+ years, involved in Industrial and Systems Engineering activities including factory floor process and methods improvements and design and implementation of business systems in large manufacturing operations. The last 20 years were spent in Materials Management and Purchasing, managing and directing Production/Inventory Control activities, plus responsibility for a buying and supplier quality group overseeing $2.5B annual procurement value. A member of AIIE (American Institute of Industrial Engineers) and a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (NAPM). Has led major fund raising activities and served as an officer and board member of various nonprofit activities. Anxious to help start-up situations. Is also a Civil Mediator.