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									                                John R. Flanders
                                 2600 S. Lewis Way, Suite 103
                                    Lakewood, CO 80227
                                         303.647.1222
                                John.Flanders@TrustedGC.com


                                      EXPERIENCE

TRUSTED GC            Lakewood, CO                                   2009-Present
Owner
Trusted GC provides in-house General Counsel services to businesses on a contract basis.
Manage the legal affairs and reduce the overall legal costs of a business.

HESKA CORPORATION Loveland, CO                                        2006-2009
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Colorado based bio-tech company that manufactures pharmaceuticals and distributes
laboratory instruments in the field of veterinary medicine.
     Responsible for all Legal aspects of the company, both domestically and
internationally, including intellectual property creation and protection, contracts, pricing,
regulatory compliance, marketing and product advertising review, manufacturing and
supply agreements, employment, litigation, etc.
     Created processes to provide legal services to all functions in a timely fashion at a
reduced cost. Reduced spending on outside counsel each year.
     Member of the Leadership Team responsible for all major decisions of the
company.
     International legal experience with a European subsidiary and through purchasing
from and sales to Europe and Asia.
     Responsible for the Corporate Secretarial function and sound governance
practices by the Board of Directors.

ORANGE GLO INTERNATIONAL, INC., Greenwood Village, CO                      2002-2006
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Colorado based, privately held, international household cleaning products company
(OxiClean, Orange Glo, Kaboom). Company’s first General Counsel.
     Created a Legal and Corporate Secretary function for the organization.
     International legal experience with subsidiary offices in the United Kingdom,
Germany, France, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada. International legal
issues included employment, labor, trademark filings and infringement actions, and
advertising compliance.
     Established procedures for using outside counsel to gain control of legal spending
and reduced outside legal spending 75% from over $2 million to under $500,000.
     Member of the Leadership Team responsible for all major decisions of the
company.
     Turned the company around from losing money in 2003 to averaging 20% growth
in profits in 2005 and 2006. The company received approximately 300% more in the sale
of the company than it was offered 5 years prior.
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    CFO and I were responsible for a bid process transaction for the sale of the
company to Church & Dwight.

COORS BREWING COMPANY, Golden, CO                                       1988- 2002
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Colorado based brewer of malt beverages with over $3 billion in sales and over 6,000
employees.
     Lead legal team of attorneys (5) and paralegals (2) responsible for employment
and labor, litigation, contracts, purchasing, distribution, regulatory, sales, EH&S, and risk
management.
     Counsel for, and member of, the Senior Staff of the Operations Division from
1996 to 2002. Operations Senior Staff was responsible for the manufacturing and
distribution of product.
     Managed a legal budget of $5 million and identified, retained, and directed
outside counsel throughout North America.
     Drove down legal costs and reduced the number of litigation cases from a high of
60 to an average of 25 annually.
     Managed industry threatening complex national and international litigation and
arbitrations and regulatory enforcement actions.
     Responsible for regulatory compliance.
     Through my management of litigation, Coors recovered over $100 million in 14
years while I also proactively implemented processes to minimize liability exposure.
     Managed the Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management of the Company.
     Participated in Legislative Affairs by lobbying in Washington D.C. and member
of the Board for the Colorado Civil Justice League.

HALABY & McCREA, Denver, Colorado     Trial Attorney                         1985-1988
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Golden, CO     Deputy D.A.                       1981-1985

                                          EDUCATION

                           University of Denver, College of Law, J.D., May 1981
                              Colorado State University, B.A., August 1978

                                    PROFESSIONAL
Admitted:
State of Colorado, 1981; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1985;
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1985;

Community Non-Profit Boards and Committees:
Women’s Resource Center of the Rockies, Dillon CO. 2008-Present.
Warren Village, Denver CO. 2001-2007
Colorado Civil Justice League, Denver CO. 2000-2006
United Way, Denver, CO. 2002-2006.



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