Associates of R.J. Slee
- Christine Corelli & Associates, Inc.
- (847) 581-9968
- cc@ christinespeaks.com
Christine Corelli approaches her work with extraordinary creativity, enthusiasm, and attention to detail. She is the author of four books including the popular Wake Up and Smell the Competition. She has appeared as a featured guest on radio and TV interviews including CLTV. To her credit, she has had over two hundred articles published in magazines, business journals, and trade publications including Construction Equipment Distribution Magazine, Building Profits, and the Construction Equipment Guide.
As a business speaker, she is known for her highly interactive presentation style and ability to generate ideas. As a consultant, she has an innate ability to solve problems and see into the heart of sensitive issues. Her impressive client list includes major corporations and associations in a wide variety of industries such as American Honda, Seagram, Harley-Davidson, Xerox, GE, Siemens, the Harvard Business School Alumni Association, and more. She is highly experienced in the construction and construction equipment industry having served Caterpillar, Komatsu, Link-Belt, Kolberg Pioneer, the Associated Equipment Distributors, the Illinois Equipment Dealers, Construction Financial Management Association, American Subcontractors Association, and numerous individual construction companies and dealer organizations. Topics include sales, customer service, employee motivation, and the creation of a “Sales-Service Excellence Culture.” Her newest book release, Capture Your Competitors Customers and Keep Them, is scheduled for Fall, 2010.
- 257 Stickney Lane
Great Bend, KS
- (316) 371-3688
- cafanter@ aol.com
Andy Fanter started Intercast in 1994, and still has his original client. The company is a division of Cyclcast, created in 1978 by Dick Fanter. Andy consults over 50 construction machinery dealers around the US and in total the companies consult for over 100 dealers and manufacturers.
The forecasting model consists of housing, commercial construction, and highway construction projected into the future. Dealer machine sales, rental, product support, and unit delivery data are trended against the various construction trends. A forecast for the dealer is then generated in dollars by division, various unit delivery categories, and an overall construction activity outlook. Currently we forecast for over 50% of the Caterpillar and Komatsu dealers in the US. In addition we forecast for 30% of the US Case dealers, and 20% of US Deere industrial dealers. We also provide construction activity forecasts for Europe, Canada and the world.
In his free time Andy blue marlin fishes and duck hunts all over the world. He is a 1993 graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.
Matt has extensive experience educating and advising clients on finding the right partners, Chinese protocols and navigating through Chinese regulations to grow business in China.
During Matt Gettman’s tenure at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, he served as both the Operations Assistant to the Ambassador as well as a Commercial Representative of the Department of Commerce. As the Operations Assistant, Matt performed as the Ambassador’s Protocol Officer and traveled extensively throughout China accompanying the Ambassador. As Commercial Representative, Matt supported the sales of U.S. products and services throughout China. During hundreds of sessions at the Embassy, numerous U.S.-based Trade Shows, and many individual State trade conferences, Matt lead China-focused seminars to advise companies on the most advantageous business arrangements with local partners and Chinese regulations, including marketing, distribution, sourcing and logistics strategies. Matt also facilitated business matchmaking meetings and negotiated with Chinese Government officials as well as private organizations on behalf of U.S. companies. Matt regularly presented at trade events and also conducted numerous briefings for Congressional, Governor, Trade Association, and individual company trade missions on how to do business in China. Matt also consolidated information from all facets of the U.S. Embassy to produce several annual China County Commercial Guides, used as a roadmap by those doing business in China.
Matt is a graduate of both the University of Maryland School of Business and University of Baltimore School Law. He is an active U.S. Army Reservist JAG Corps Officer and member of the Minnesota State Bar. During his free time, Matt enjoys serving on nonprofit boards and teaching Junior Achievement programs. He speaks Mandarin Chinese. Matt resides minutes from downtown Beijing with his wife and children.
- Global Consulting
- (847) 668-3906
- nikola@ vajdaonline.com
With over two decades of a very successful global P&L, management, operations, engineering, sales and marketing experience, Nikola Vajdahas developed a razor-sharp perceptiveness for how businesses get inundated with hidden inefficiencies, cross-purposes, comfort zones (“that is the way we always did it…”) and miscommunication — and how the same can resourcefully be restructured into leaner, highly efficient, strategically focused organizations. As an entrepreneur who quickly built his own successful advisory business, he also compassionately helps other businesses to create value, grow the business and sustain the gains.
His experience ranges from small ($18M in revenue) to middle market companies ($400M inrevenue), successful JV with a 100 Fortune Company, M&A, as well as for–profit and not–for–profit Board membership.
Nikola grew up in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, where he earned a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Belgrade and has worked for Energoprojekt (http://eng.energoprojekt.rs/) one of theworld’s largest construction and engineering companies, prior to moving to US in 1989, where he has earned an MBA from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University.
In the USA his career spans P&L management responsibilities with a Marmon Holdings/Berkshire Hathaway company, Fontaine Trailer, as well as TC Industries, Italtractor America and his own consulting entity Global Consulting (www.VajdaOnline.com). Nikola has an outstanding track record of quickly creating value and turnarounds in public and private global and US based companies. His unique blend of technical knowledge and business & financial fundamentals enables him to grow businesses, both organically and through acquisition. He enjoys leveraging his work experience in over 30 countries, fluency in 5 languages and has begun to learn Mandarin Chinese.
Nikola is also an active member of global rowing community as competitor and US Rowing and international referee. In recognition for his effort he has received Julian Wolf Award in 2002. His wife of over three decades, Leposava and Nikola are proud parents of two sons and grandparents of two grandchildren. They reside in Buffalo Grove, IL (suburb of Chicago).
- 8810 Coldwater Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065
- (614) 571-4862
- awiley7777@ aol.com
XpectMor is a company dedicated to the continuous improvement and development of personnel in the capital goods industry with emphasis on branch management, sales management, and field sales representation. Founded by Alan L. Wiley, XpectMor’s structured approach of preparation, commitment, and execution make it ‘Better by Design.’ XpectMor is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
After a successful career in teaching and coaching, Mr. Wiley became involved in the construction equipment industry. Through its dealers he has represented such quality manufacturers as Caterpillar, John Deere, and Volvo. He has held positions such as sales representative, sales manager, branch manager, senior vice president, and chief operating officer. His achievements have included consistently improving profitability, return on assets, share of market, and customer satisfaction.
Mr. Wiley graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He has been actively involved in numerous trade organizations throughout his career and remains a mentor to many former employees.