Andrew J. Walker
Career, Technical Training & Education Summary
Accomplished sales professional with longstanding management experience, including holding positions of increasing authority and responsibility in four prominent fortune 500 Corporations.
Career focus: industrial sales, business development, and contract management, primarily in wholesale distribution. Currently engaged in specification consulting, technical-sales to skilled building trades, construction firms and various architecture, engineering and design companies during majority of professional career.
Developing, supporting, and managing numerous, multi-million dollar: bids, proposals, sales territories and alliance programs. Consulting on: operational excellence, continuous improvement, EH&S, integrated supply, and design engineering.
Excellent interpersonal skills with longstanding experience creating and conducting high impact presentations for industry. Emphasis on holistic program management with a strong emphasis on operational excellence, using integrated supply tools and techniques.
Currently focused on continuing education, technical consulting, urban youth mentor ship and freelance writing.
Managed numerous high-performing cross-functional teams for: bids, proposals, contract negotiations, and emergency storm response. Consistently performing under pressure and difficult time constraints. Managment emergencies, including: maritime fires, emergency evacuations, flooding, hurricanes and severe storms.
Technical Writing, Business Articles & Editorials.
Typically writing about topics known in-depth from: formal training, education or experience. Topics include: leadership, business culture, engineering, technology, utilities, power systems, industrial automation, internet of everything (IoT), continuous improvement, operational excellence, travel, art and popular culture.
Education and Training
BA Fine Art, Rutgers University of New Jersey-Camden
LEAN, Six Sigma
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Construction Documents Technology (CDT)
Specialized Technical Training:
Hubbell Power Systems, GE Advanced Metering School, Burndy, Greenlee, RIDGID, Metabo, Miller Welding and Aspen Aerogels.
Fine Art, Art History, art conservation and education. Active in elementary education, youth mentorship, philanthropy, and charitable giving.