"Hurts Em All"

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Work Experience

Soundsgood Auto Service – Coquitlam, BC

April 2014 – February 2016

Director of Installation & Fabrication

  • Build, design, promote and execute the requirements to apply for and win ME Magazine Top 12 Retailer of the Year award and Top 12 Installer of the Year award.

  • Train Mobile Electronics Staff.

  • Installation of car audio systems.

  • Fabrication – Steel, Aluminum, Fiberglass, MDF, ABS and other composites.

  • Upholstery – Design, materials and execution.

  • Organizing and maintaining 12 volt installation supplies.

  • Organizing company sound offs.

Lowriders Unlimited - Delta, BC

March 2013 - February 2014

Automotive Parts Inside Sales

  • Automotive Parts Inside Sales (Wholesale / Retail).

  • Data Entry (creating new part numbers and building new databases for supplier products)

  • Parts Ordering with a Purchase Order System.

  • Service Writer / Labor Estimator for the mechanical shop.

  • Maintain and update Social Media presence.

  • Accountable for External Ecommerce Sales (eBay Store and Craigslist) including Inventory, Sales and Shipping.

  • Maintain and update Internal Ecommerce Store.

Hot Rodder Journal - www.hotrodderjournal.com

September 2012 - Present

Owner/Publisher/Photographer

  • Online Hot Rod Lifestyle Magazine.

  • Manages all of the magazines Advertising and Social Media

  • Deals directly with the magazines advertisers (Shops and Manufacturers).

  • Handles all aspects of the design, layout and publishing of each issue of HRJ.

  • Produces over a quarter of the photography in each issue.

  • Manage up to a dozen different photographers at any given time all over North America.

Hot Rod Garage & Garage Plus - Surrey, BC

March 2005 - November 2012

Owner / Fabricator

  • Hot Rod Garage was a fully functioning custom Hot Rod Shop (no paintwork) Building Hot Rods, Muscle Cars. Resto Mods and full restorations. Specialized in Suspensions, brakes, electrical and EFI conversions. We did everything from Ferrari’s to 32 Fords and everything in between.

  • Garage Plus was a fully functioning law enforcement outfitting shop. (RCMP, City Police forces, Canada Customs, Coast Mountain Bus Company, CN Rail/Police and many others). Installed all forms of emergency vehicle lighting, vehicle mounts, weapons racks, computer systems, GPS systems, mobile Wifi hot spots, ECOMM systems, INIT systems, vehicle tracking, vehicle modifications and add-ons.

  • GP – Competed, submitted and won Government tenders and contracts.

  • GP & HRG – At any given time had up to 6 employees.

  • GP & HRG – Built and Designed all Company Websites.

  • GP & HRG – Designed all company Print / Social Media Marketing.

  • GP & HRG – Organized all Company Car Shows, Trade Show Events and Conferences.

  • GP – Electronics – Full custom and standard installations (radio’s, computers, cellular phone, GPS, GEO Tag, RFID Tags, ECOMM, INIT etc).

  • GP & HRG – Mig Welding – Suspension, frame, tubing, floor pans, limited body panels.

  • GP & HRG – Upholstery – Design, materials and execution.

  • GP & HRG – Fabrication – Steel, Aluminum, Fiberglass, MDF, ABS and other composites.

  • GP & HRG – Wiring – Wiring Repairs, Vehicle Rewires, Troubleshooting, EFI Conversions, EFI Installations.

  • HRG – Designed and Built Multiple SEMA Display Vehicles for Ford, Chrysler, Royal Purple and Bak Industries.

  • HRG – Vehicle Plumbing – Design and execution of Vehicle Fuel, Oil and Brake Plumbing Systems.

  • HRG – Installation of all forms of car audio electronics (Custom fiberglassing, stretched fiberglassing, painted installations, vinyl and various other upholstery uses, GPS, Bluetooth, Security / Remote Start Systems).

RPM Motoring Monthly - Coquitlam, BC

January 2003 - July 2011

Project Vehicle Manager / Contributing Writer

  • Worked directly with corporate sponsor for project parts - 2006-2011.

  • Designed and built all in house project vehicles - 2006-2011.

  • Built, designed and maintained all project vehicle websites.

  • Article writing and the photography for in house project vehicles - 2006-2011.

  • Article writing and the photography for a monthly “Audio Install “feature - 2003-2006.

  • Article writing and the photography for a monthly “How To” feature - 2003-2006.

Future Shop - Langley, BC

August 2001 - June 2004

Install General Manager

  • Managing of multiple installation bays (Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack).

  • Train Mobile Electronics Sales / Install Staff

  • Installation of all forms of car audio electronics (Custom fiberglassing, stretched fiberglassing, painted installations, vinyl and various other upholstery uses, basic metal work

  • Design and Installation of 12 Volt Security / Remote Start Systems.

  • Organizing and maintaining all 12 volt installation supplies.

  • Building of Company / Manufacturer demo vehicles.

  • Organizing company events like car shows and sound offs.

Visions Electronics - Surrey, BC

November 1997 - August 2001

Install General Manager

  • Managing all the lower mainland install bays for (Surrey, Langley & Vancouver).

  • Train new Sales/Install staff.

  • Installation of all forms of Car Audio Electronics and wiring.

  • Design and Installation of 12 Volt Security / Remote Start Systems.

  • Consultant on all 12 volt advertising.

  • Organizing and maintaining all 12 volt installation supplies.

  • Procure new 12 volt product lines.

  • Building of company demo vehicles.

  • Organizing company events like car shows and sound offs.

Illusions Custom Audio - Richmond, BC

February 1995 - April 1997

Store Manager / Installer

  • Managing the day to day tasks of an Audio Video retail store.

  • Train new sales/install staff.

  • Installation of all forms of car audio electronics.

  • Designing and installing of 12 volt security systems.

  • Designing and installing home theater systems.

  • In charge of all company advertising.

  • Maintaining of companies computerized inventory.

  • Organizing and maintaining company warehouse.

  • Procure new product lines.

  • Building of company demo vehicles.

  • Organizing company events like car shows and sound offs.

Skills and Abilities

  • Fabrication – Using Steel, Aluminum, Fiberglass, MDF, ABS and other composites.

  • Electrical Wiring – Repairs, rewires, troubleshooting, EFI / Installations Conversions.

  • Car Audio – Custom fiberglassing, stretched fiberglassing, painted installations, vinyl and various other upholstery uses, metal work.

  • Electronics – Full custom and standard installations (radio’s, computers, cellular phone, GPS, GEO Tag, RFID Tags etc).

  • Mig Welding – Suspension, frame, tubing, floor pans, limited body panels.

  • Vehicle Plumbing – Design and execution of vehicle fuel, brake and oil plumbing systems.

  • Upholstery – Design, materials and execution.

  • Photography – Professional Photographer with a full understanding of DSLR Camera’s, Lenses and Lighting.

  • Website Design. My Own sites I have designed and maintained thru the years.

  • Internet Marketing, Social Media (Business)

  • Software knowledge in, but not limited to:

  • Simply Accounting Pro

  • Adobe Illustrator / InDesign / Acrobat Pro / Photoshop

  • Microsoft Outlook / Excel / Word / FrontPage

  • Social Media – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest

  • Voluzion Online POS Software

  • Windward POS Software

Education and Training

  • Grade 12 Education Queen Elizabeth Senior Secondary - Surrey, BC

  • CMAA Mobile Electronics Installation School (1990) - Orlando, FL

  • IASCA Judging Certificate - Tempe, AZ

  • IASCA Judges Trainer Certificate - Tempe, AZ

  • Mobile Dynamics Certificate Program – Sound Knowledge 105 - Richmond, BC

  • Mobile Dynamics Certificate Program – Sound Knowledge 205 - Richmond, BC

  • Mobile Dynamics Certificate Program – Mobile Audio Specialist 305 - Richmond, BC

  • Rockford Fosgate RTTI “Top Gun” Graduate (2003) - Tempe, AZ

  • Dozens of factory trained product seminars (Sony, Alpine, Kenwood, MTX, Dynamat, Rockford Fosgate, Xtant, Pioneer, Orion, Viper, Clifford etc)

  • Mobile Solutions Karz Training - Maple Ridge, BC

  • Future Shop University – Managing the different types of people - Burnaby, BC

  • Future Shop University – Managing the people, not the numbers - Burnaby, BC

  • Future Shop University – Image 2, Managing for a new look - Burnaby, BC

  • Training Vancouver – Adobe InDesign Course - Vancouver, BC

  • Training Vancouver – Adobe Illustrator Basic Course - Vancouver, BC

Achievements

  • Top 12 Installers of 2015 (North America).

  • IASCA World Champion (1997 - Expert 0-600 Class).

  • 150+ IASCA First Place Finishes in competitions (1992-2000).

  • 8 IASCA World Final Appearances.

  • 7 IASCA Top 5 Finish’s at the IASCA World Finals.

  • 7 IASCA Regional championships.

  • 8 IASCA Zone Points championships.

  • Organized IASCA competitions on a local and regional level.

  • Judged IASCA competitions on a local, regional, and an international level, including the 1996 IASCA World Finals.

  • Over 40 features of vehicles in the industry magazines. (Car Audio & Electronics, Autosound & Security, Performance Auto & Sound, Car Sound, Street Customs and RPM Motoring Monthly

  • 10 year Member of the Elite MTX Thunderforce Team.

  • 3 year member of the MB Quart Product Advisory Board.

  • 6 Display Vehicles built for the SEMA Show.

  • Built a Million Dollar Business in just 4 years from scratch.

Miscellaneous

  • Clean Class 5 Driving Record.

  • Clean Criminal Record Check.

  • Enhanced RCMP Security Clearance (CPIC).