2013 until Hell Freezes Over - We sold our property management business and returned to the surf, smells and sounds of the Atlantic Seacoast. I am finally taking time to smell the roses, to help others, to live on the beach, to appreciate nature, and to enjoy fishing with the catch of my life, Jayne. We are truly blessed. Thanks to all of you who made this journey enjoyable, and this dream become a reality.
2000 to 2013 - We focused on developing our extremely successful, property management/maintenance business, HomeWatchReport.com, servicing 120 owners, rental agents, realtors and investors. In response to our client's needs and requests, we expanded our original home watch business, whilist retaining our candid, hands on approach, to include a diverse group of experienced professionals capable of handling most emergencies, routine home maintenance and handyman repairs/projects necessary to support our covetable "one stop, total satisfaction guarantee".
1995 to 2002 – Sold our five businesses, eliminated the global consulting travel and retired to Naples, FL from York Beach, ME to enjoy the fabulous year-round weather, Mother Nature, fishing and tennis. I later created/maintained the Isles ofCapri community website, produced the Capri Civic Association newsletter, wrote a weekly column for the Marco Island Sun Times and established our first e-mail distribution network "The Capri Town Crier". During this period I also worked closely, as the Isles of Capri’s CC delegate, with many Collier County staffers and Commissioner Donna Fiala’s office to secure new sidewalks, new street signage, a safer entrance at Collier Boulevard, new parking for our commercial isle, a community park for children and adults, and widening Capri Boulevard to include bike/running paths.
1992 to 1997 – Extricated myself from day-to-day business operations to concentrate on marketing/sales training and cost/process management consulting. Created and participated in seminars for Xerox Corp. focused on customer satisfaction and solutions marketing in London, Brussels, Tokyo, Oslo, Bogotá, Milan, Nice, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Geneva, Dusseldorf, Cali, Seville, Athens, Windsor, Kyoto and throughout Canada and the United States. In 1996 GlobalOnDemand was recognized as the "Most Valuable Partner" in the Xerox Production Group. With my UK partner/dearest friend, Gordon Hill, GlobalOnDemand provided consulting to purchasing organizations, documentation printers and software developers requiring process evaluation and international product distribution networks.
1973 to 1995 - Created, nurtured and retired from five design, manufacturing and distribution businesses - Grafacon Inc, MacAsylum, TecDocPubInc. in Hudson MA, GlobalOnDemand in Boston/London, and the International Printers Networkwith offices in twelve countries. These global organizations, with employees operating 24/7, helped revolutionize world-wide electronic distribution/manufacturing of digitized products and services for many Fortune 500 companies.
1969 to 1973 – Partner and Officer in Lexington Press Inc. with 36 employees on two shifts. Our facility provided commercial letterpress and lithography, specializing in college publications, marketing collaterals, journals, newspapers (including the Harvard Law Record) in the Boston/Cambridge area. Eventually relinquished my interest to establish Grafacon Inc.
1965 to 1969 - Production manager for two daily newspapers, Marlboro Enterprise and Hudson Sun, a Worcester Telegram & Gazette subsidiary. Coordinated the efforts of 27 employees and was responsible for all daily scheduling, raw materials purchasing and quality control. Implemented a plan for the physical plant relocation and during which time, we never missed a deadline.