Andrew J. Walker
Career, Training & Education Summary
Accomplished professional with longstanding business management experience, including positions of increasing authority and responsibility in four prominent fortune 500 Corporations.
Career focus in: sales, business development, and contract management – primarily through wholesale distribution. Engaged in consultative technical sales to the skilled building trades, construction firms utilities and various architecture, engineering and design companies for most of my professional career.
Developing, supporting, and managing numerous, multi-million dollar: bids, proposals, sales territories and alliance contracts. Consulting on operational excellence, continuous improvement, EH&S and integrated supply, among other things.
Excellent interpersonal skills and longstanding experience creating and conducting high impact presentations to industry.
In recent years concentrating on holistic program management with a strong emphasis on operational excellence using integrated supply tools and techniques. In recent years working in education and youth mentorship in urban settings, consulting and freelance writing.
Team and Emergency Management
Managed high-performing cross-functional teams for numerous bids, proposals, negotiations, and emergency responses.
Consistently performing under high pressure and difficult time constraint. Managing various emergencies including maritime fire emergencies, evacuations, flooding events, hurricanes and severe storms.
Technical Writing, Business Articles and 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 Technical Training
BA Fine Art, Rutgers University of New Jersey-Camden
Formal training in LEAN, Six Sigma and
Project Management Professional (PMP) training.
Specialized Technical Training
Hubbell Power Systems, GE Advanced Metering School, Burndy, Greenlee, RIDGID, Metabo, Miller Welding and Aspen Aerogels.
Additional Formal Training
Fine Art, Art History, art conservation and education. Active in elementary education, youth mentorship, philanthropy, and charitable giving.