57 years old
Bill Chandler Seeking opportunities, partnerships, funding, etc // 09.24.2008 at 8:00 PM
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Business Owner / Mfg Engineer
Currently living in Eagle Idaho, (just west of Boise). Married (for 23 years) with no children (but we have 2 dogs who are treated like they are
After accepting a workforce reduction package from Hewlett-Packard (with 25 years of service) in 2005, I launched a new business venture in the area of renewable fuels (and farm sustainability)www.northwestagrifuel.com
On farm growing and processing of Oilseed crops into BioDiesel and High protein livestock feed. Our focus was to provide the Crushing machines which would separate the oil from the seed (the 1st step toward BioDiesel processing).
While this is a new concept for US farmers, it's a mainstay for European farmers who've dealt with high Diesel (fuel) prices for some years. We signed a distribution agreement with a Danish Press Mfg/designer(www.bt-biopresser.com) and brought these products to the US in Jan of 2007.
After demonstrating these products at major US farm expo's (Jan to April of 2007), our sales grew until Sept of that year (when sales dropped due to the unprecedented rise in commodity prices (Wheat and Corn mainly)). Since that time, we've struggled to stay in business and at present time have closed our operation, waiting for the market to turn.
(which I believe it will, very soon).
My resume is below:
Northwest Agrifuel Caldwell, ID.,
Owner / President & Operations manager 2006 to 2008
> Northwest Agrifuel manufactures and sells a line of Oilseed pressing products to Farmers, Ranchers and Dairymen throughout the USA and Canada.
> Setup C-Corporation and obtrained distribution rights / licensing rights from BT-BioPresser (a Danish company) www.bt-biopresser.com
> Prepared business plan and Marketing plan to support business operations.
> Located commercial warehouse space (in Caldwell), negotiated lease arrangements and moved business into this location.
> Attended numerous Agriculture trade shows (across USA) demonstrating equipment and educating customers.
> Setup production operations, Supply chain, and support accounts.
> Oversaw all aspects of day-to-day business operations.
Hewlett-Packard Boise, ID., Roseville, CA., Sunnyvale, CA.
Manufacturing materials/component Engineer (LaserJet printing products)
1994 to 2005
> Commodity responsibility for various electronic components and assemblies. These included; mass storage
(Hard Drives), memory (SDRAM, SRAM, FLASH), Opto Electronics, power supplies/adaptors, interface IC’s, uProcessors, uControllers linear IC’s, etc.
> Supported design engineers with new product development (component & supplier selection)
> Analyzed and recommended best world-class solutions to meet cost, quality, reliability and product schedule targets.
> Worked closely with selected suppliers to assure high quality & reliability.
> Facilitated and managed Supplier-to-lab teams focused on component issues and design problems.
> Supported HP-Imaging & Printing Manufacturing operation (Singapore) with new product release and current product engineering issues.
> Developed commodity strategies to enable AOS (assurance of supply), Lowest WW cost and best WW Quality goals.
Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale CA.
Manufacturing Engineer (Personal Computer Products) 1991 to 1994
> Commodity responsibility for power supplies, batteries and fans used in desktop and tower PC systems.
> Analyzed and recommend best solution to meet design, cost and schedule targets
> Worked closely with suppliers to insure high quality and low cost.
> Achieved division goal to leverage “standard’ OEM solutions, meeting time to market and cost goals.
Hewlett-Packard Sunnyvale, CA
R&D;/Specialist/Supervisor (Personal Computer Products) 1988 to 1991
> Responsible for training and supervising Mass Storage R&D;/Technicians.
> Responsible for planning, outfitting and maintaining Mass Storage Testing facility.
Assisted with development of high capacity disk strife environmental test system.
Laser Reference Inc. San Jose, CA
Senior Engineer/Partner (while employed at HP) 1982 to 1985
> Formed partnership to design and manufacturer Power converter for construction laser industry.
Hewlett-Packard Palo Alto, CA
R&D;/Senior Technician (Optical Communications Products) 1980 to 1988
> Provided technical support to R&D;and Applications Engineering for Opto-couplers, isolators and fiber optic products.
> AS, Laser Technology, San Jose City College, San Jose, CA
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