Curriculum Vitae / Resume – Mike Taylor

Personal Objectives:

Welcoming challenges in business development and marketing communications. Will put to use vast and solid experience in business planning, seamless execution, and continuous process improvement. Growth in knowledge in the fields of manufacturing, aerospace design, architecture/construction, technology solutions, marketing communications, creative services and business consulting.

Formal Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word, 2002
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University, 1985

Professional Experience:

Connect Communications – Providing customized marketing communications and consulting services, including creative, copy writing and publishing. Developing and managing marketing activities for businesses in aviation, information technology, B2B services and eCommerce. Delivering responsive marcom planning and production, adept media planning and analysis, creative strategy development and execution. Since 2005.

Leon Springs Business Association – Co-founder, director and chairman of the nonprofit networking and charitable organization, 2006–2014.

BK&A Advertising – Marketing, advertising and press relations executive. Directed client accounts, evaluated client needs, executed marketing communications strategies, and managed marcom projects. Managed information systems, internal process improvement, and new business development for domestic and international clients. 1998–2005.

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Company (now SyberJet) – Engineering structures design and project lead on SJ30 aircraft development program. Involved with efficiency reviews, continuous improvement, and quality control. Collaboration with design teams, structural/systems engineers, manufacturing, and management/executive personnel. 1997–1998.

Liaison and Design Engineer – Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland; British Aerospace in (Filton) Bristol, England; Aero Vodochody in (Odolena Voda) Prague, Czech Republic; FlyItalia in (Dovera) Milan, Italy.

Schwartz Engineering Company (now Jet Aviation) – Design and liaison engineer for FAA-DER. Managed and performed on aircraft design and modification programs. Collaborated with structural, systems, electrical, avionics, certification, and manufacturing engineers. Developed engineering design standards, process specifications, and material standards. Led marketing, information systems, liaison functions, and client relations. 1990–1997.

Architectural Design, Drafting, and Project Management – Designer, draftsman, project lead both independently and with South Central Texas architectural firms. Supervised and coordinated construction projects. Managed transitions from manual drafting to CAD systems.

JANA Corp – Digitization and CAD production of airliner wiring diagrams.

Texas Transportation Institute – Production and development of research projects in civil transportation. Performed drafting, digitizing and coding for digital traffic analysis of Houston MSA.

Retail & Wholesale and Merchandising – Ashtrea Company computer sales / consulting. Partner with Gig’em Spirit Company promotional sales. Bealls and Foley’s department stores retail sales associate. Also employed in wholesale distribution, restaurant and travel.

Exceptional Skills:

  • Experienced and successful in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Development and management of online commerce systems
  • Author and producer of numerous articles, documents and publications
  • Press relations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, NBAA, Aero Friedrichshafen, others
  • Extensive computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) and modeling experience with MicroStation, AutoCAD, Unigraphics, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA and others
  • In-depth knowledge of aerospace manufacturing methods
  • Macintosh aficionado (since 1986), former Apple VAR sales/consultant
  • Fluency in Italian, studies in Spanish, German and Czech languages
  • Builder and licensed pilot / mechanic of amateur-built Legend Cub.

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