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Professional Objective: A position in Tradeshow and Events Management or Project Management utilizing my technical, management and communication skills, in a company that allows for continued education and growth      Cover Letter

Professional Summary

  • Expertise in project management, events and tradeshow management, product and technical marketing,
    manufacturing, mechanical engineering,
    business development, public relations, public speaking

  • Excelled as the Project Manager, point of contact and liaison for clients, management, manufacturing, R&D, sales

  • Exceptional communication, presentation, cross-functional management, planning and organizational skills

  • Applied engineering principles to manage projects effectively and efficiently, solve problems, and develop solutions

  • Delivered cost-saving, process and marketing recommendations, supported internal and external clients

  • Pre- and post-sale international client relationship experience: Latin America, Asia (Japan, China and Korea)

  • Proficient in manufacturing fundamentals and ISO 9000 requirements, PERT and Gantt charts, Salesforce

  • Industry experience: internet, semiconductor, medical, defense, and entertainment, Bilingual in Spanish


Adecco Contractor - Operations Lead, Google Maps Special Collects

10/03/16 - 11/14/17, San Jose, CA

  • Researched locations, Long-term planning of operations schedule
  • Created and updated procedures, client documents, spreadsheets, data reports
  • Engaged clients, scheduled appointments, provided directions and support for field operators prior to photo collect


Tradeshow and Events Management

09/18/98 - Present, San Jose, CA
Online Portal - Connecting Circles of Influence (Formerly infoBayArea.com, muybueno.net)
  • Event management at major Bay Area locations: 1000+ business expos, tradeshows, networking mixers, workshops
    SJ City Hall, SJMA, Hotel Valencia, Computer History Museum, Oakland Aviation Museum, Club AutoSport, US Bank...
  • Organized, with minimal budget, B2B and B2C events with 5-800 attendees, exhibitors, caterers, entertainment, etc.
  • Negotiated win-win opportunities and delivered 5-Star Hospitality - every detail is crucial!
  • Master Networker: presented workshops, developed referrals for executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders
  • Created marketing and business plans that organically netted 21,000+ subscribers
  • Developed, marketed, and sold a series of event sponsorships, online advertising, business services
    SMB audience: entrepreneurs, mid-level and major corporations: HP, GGU, KQED, Wells Fargo, CitiBank, NY Life...
  • Received extensive local and national media coverage: News, Magazines, Radio, TV, 2 books, 1 award

AG Associates
Tactical Marketing Engineer

03/09/98 - 09/23/98, San Jose, CA
Manufacturer of Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) semiconductor equipment used to cure semiconductor wafers Equipment range in price from $600K to $1.5M

  • Interfaced with R&D, engineering, manufacturing, and field service. Responded to customer specifications
  • Technical support to customers and sales representatives. Compiled marketing and research data
  • Coordinated customer source inspections. Learned details of semiconductor fabrication
  • Developed sales presentations and product notes for new and current products

Disco Hi-Tec America, Inc.
Product Marketing Engineer

09/15/97 - 11/26/97, Santa Clara, CA
Manufacturer of semiconductor dicing and grinding equipment and blades used to cut semiconductor components
Equipment range in price from $60K to $100K

  • Recommended machine design improvements for dicers and grinders
  • Developed procedures to improve the efficiency and quality of customer support
  • Created sales tools (forms, spreadsheets, flow charts) for ordering custom-built semiconductor equipment
  • Supported applications engineers with data management, managed machine orders, analyzed sales forecasts and customer surveys, and assisted customers with process issues

Acuson Corporation
Process Engineer

06/03/96 - 09/12/97, Mountain View, CA
Manufacturer of medical devices and ultrasound imaging equipment used by doctors to diagnose pre-natal, chiropractic, hematology and other internal medicine issues. Equipment price $85K+

  • Managed the Dicing Area of transducers for medical ultrasound equipment
  • Performed continuous improvement of process efficiency and yield
  • Developed test and manufacturing procedures. Made equipment and fixture design recommendations
  • Interacted with other manufacturing areas, vendors, and engineering review boards
  • Proficient in manufacturing fundamentals, ISO 9000 requirements, and documentation

United Defense, L.P. (Formerly FMC Corp.)
Mechanical Engineer

08/09/93 - 05/29/96, San Jose, CA
Manufacturer of military armored vehicles (tanks). Worked on company's complete product line

  • Designed and tested integrated environmental HVAC control systems (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning)
  • Conceptualized potential products, integrated systems, and conducted market research for military vehicles
  • Prepared trade studies, budget and feasibility reports
  • Conducted NBCCS (Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Survivability) vulnerability analyses and trained engineers on design process. Security Clearance: Secret

Walt Disney Imagineering
Mechanical Engineering Co-op

06/29/92 - 09/18/92, 04/12/93 - 07/12/93, Glendale, CA

  • Received award for conceptual design of park attraction for Imaginations National Design Competition
  • Liaison between creative development and engineering groups
  • Performed technical scopes of park attractions for estimating purposes
  • Generated concepts and designs for a new park ride attraction at Disneyland


1993 BS Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
         Engineer In Training Certificate License No. XEO94272


Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Field Engineer Technician Intern

06/25/90 - 09/19/90, San Jose, CA

FMC Corporation
Mechanical Engineer Co-op

01/09/89 - 09/20/89, San Jose, CA

Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Civil Engineer Technician Intern

06/20/88 - 09/23/88, Davis, CA

Pacific Bell
Project Coordinator INROADS Intern

07/06/87 - 09/24/87, San Ramon, CA