224 Laurel Springs Court pyrofi sh@ sympatico.ca
Kitchener, Ontario, N2N 3N8 (519) 571-9093
CanWel Building Materials, Brampton, Ontario 1999 to 2008
Account Manager – Retail Division
Responsible for maintaining and growing product placements and presenting booking
Responsible for Southwestern Ont ario – Highway #6 from Port Dover to Mount Forest,
across to Kincardine and west to Windsor.
Have also been responsible for the Niagara Peninsula and Grey Bruce to Collingwood
Managed a $16 million dollar territory
Offer ongoing training and product knowledge to my customers and their customers.
Arrange and co-ordinate Manufacture Reps travel bet ween Account Managers.
Basic knowledge of JD Edwards System
Offer pull through joint sales calls with my dealers Contractor Sales Reps.
Recently added architect calls to my rotation where needed.
Completed tasks and reports in a timely fashion.
Kaycan Ltd. Kitchener, Ontario 1995 to 1999
Contractor and Retail Sales Representative.
Responsible for maintaining and developing stocking and new customers for their vinyl
siding, aluminum soffit and vinyl window needs.
Responsible for Midwestern Ontario – Simcoe to Tobermory/Brampt on to Barrie
Responsible for retail lumberyard business and contractor sales.
Managed a $1.8 million dollar territory.
Sauder Industrie s Ltd. Langley, B.C./ Brampton, Ontario 1994 to 1995
Inside Sales for producer/distributor of specialty building products.
Responsible for back up for outside sales representatives, customer service, order
entry and controlling inventory within a budget.
Design Associate s. Vancouver, B.C. 1993 to 1994
Manufacturers Repre sentative
Responsible for stocking programs at electrical wholesale distributors, contractor and
architect/engineer sales and promotional marketing.
Assisted in writing the lighting spec for The Home Depot Canada and The City of
Vancouver street lighting conversion.
Beaver Lumber. Kitchener, Ontario 1986 to 1993
Senior Sales Associate
Responsible for advising and specifying material requirements for customer and trade
contractor building plans. Additionally maintained inventory a nd negotiat ed with
manufacturer/distributor sales representatives.
Received “Building on Excellence” award in 1992 for outstanding customer service.
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ONTARI O MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT COURSE 1996 TO 2003
Cone stoga College, Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario
Business, Management Sk ills Certificate Program consisting of the following courses,
Profe ssional Selling Techniques (OMDP) Completed September 1996
Human Resource s (OMDP ) Completed March 2001
Dealing with Difficult People (OMDP) Completed June 2001
Customer Service Excellence (OMDP) Completed September 2001
Communications (OMDP ) Completed January 2002
Teambuilding and Leadership (OMDP ) Completed April 2002
Critical and Creative Thinking (OMDP) Completed November 2003
PROFESSIONAL SALES: PLAN THE P ROCESS & SKILL DEV ELOPMENT
Kitchener~Waterloo Aquarium Society. Waterloo, Ontario 1979 to pre sent
Active member holding many positions on the Executive and Permanent Committees.
President from 1996 to 1998
Assisted in organizing two clubs in the Vancouver, B.C. area.
Controlled Pyrotechnics. Kitchener, Ontario 1985 to pre sent
Fireworks Supervisor that choreograph pyro-musical fireworks displays and fire them
within the guidelines of Energy, Mines and Resources, Can ada.
Since 1990, Hand’s Fireworks in Milton have employed me as an Expert Supervisor for
displays across Ontario.
References are available upon request.