Mike’s Résumé – Mike Burk Production Services

Can provide a unique interface between members of an organization. Easily builds rapport with team members and customers. Excellent verbal,  written, and presentation skills. Can manage complex situations or projects. Good at leading customers, vendors and inspiring staff.

Strengths
StrengthsFinder 2.0: Strategic, Connectedness, Input, Learner and Relator.

Myers-Briggs: INFJ.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Management & Marketing from the University of Southern California. Work continues on personal development in current Leadership and Management studies.

Experience
Vice President for Crestec USA, Inc., Torrance, CA. North American office of a worldwide document engineering company based in Japan; 60 employees and $10 million in sales. Responsible for Sales & Marketing; mentoring and empowering six salespeople. Led team that transitioned the company from simple sheet-fed lithographic printing by adding language translation, printing-on-demand, one-to-one variable data marketing services and complete fulfillment activities. (total of 15 years)

Technology Manager at Document Technology Centre for Xerox Business Systems, El Segundo, CA. Document services facility. Key in bringing digital color production to an existing monochrome environment. (two years)

Desktop Department at Southern Graphics, Los Angeles, CA. Color separator and lithographer. Successfully aided transition to digital desktop production. Responsible for personnel, equipment and customer interface to new digital production services. Performed design and production for clients and available to clients for assistance with desktop publishing and image manipulation questions. Wrote and produced company newsletter. (three years)

Production Manager for The Specht Company. Advertising and production agency in Orange County. Brought agency into the digital age. Converted design department to digital production. Responsible for a production department that included designers, production artists, photographers, and print production specialists. (three years)

Part-time Faculty Member at Chapman University, Orange, CA. Key in department successfully adding curriculum to help students understand real-world print production. Taught beginning and advanced InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and QuarkXPress in the School of Communication Arts. (eight years)

Computer Literacy
Skilled in current Macintosh and PC versions of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office products, and Apple's iWork Suite.

Personal Information
A Myers-Briggs INFJ: Strong interpersonal skills, intuitive, creative, diplomatic, high-foresight, extremely trustworthy (the INFJ exists in only 1% of the population).

Married, two children; Homeowner; U. S. Army Reserve, SP6; Eagle Scout.

Licensed USCF bicycle racer; experienced dog owner and handler; certified Master Fitness Trainer.

Miscellaneous
My experience, strengths, and skills lend themselves well to management, technical and creative positions; especially positions requiring integrating new solutions within existing structures and work flows.

Personal References and Statement of Faith are available upon request.

  1. Melanie and Frank Hundley June 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Let us know how to follow the Quimper Corgi activities…we have 3 Pem Corgwyn from Trengate’s breEdina efforts. We live outside Port Townsend. Maybe Sun, June 26 at Chetzemoka’s Summer band concert……a Flash Corgi gathering?

    1. We’re just a group of folks with Corgis that thought it would be fun to have an entry in the Rhody Parade. It looks like it’s caught on, we’re getting a lot of interest in next year’s parade, Saturday, May 20, 2017.

      We’ll be down in Canby, Oregon, Saturday for the Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club’s annual Fun Day and Puppy Match, it’s always a hoot. We’ll stay the night, not sure we’ll be back in time for the concert… but we’ll try.

      Aside from all the Corgi MeetUps around the Sound, this one is a lot of fun, there were over 400 Corgis last year.
      http://corgiwalk.com

      You have Corgis from Sylvia Noland, what fun! One of her puppies won “Best Puppy” at the Cascade Club’s Fun Day last weekend. This year the Cascade Club’s Specialty show is Friday, August 12, in Olympia. You’re welcome to come, it’s always a lot of fun. Sylvia will be there too.

      Mike Burk
      mike@mikeburk.com

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