Professional Driving Instructor / Coach @ Chin Motorsports Inc
VP Sales and Marketing @ WSD, Inc.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dynamic and creative executive driving employee engagement, sales, and process improvement, resulting in greater than two-times market growth in revenue, market share, and profits. Experienced in managing and participating in global, multi-million dollar sales organizations and business units, Rick has consistently provided leadership for organizations requiring extraordinary and sustainable growth.
A highly accomplished, internationally experienced business development,
Director of Business Development @ Sequoia provides our customers with a comprehensive approach to engineering program support by bringing together regulatory compliance, design and intensive analytical skills in one innovative organization. Sequoia maps out projects, identifies problems, and offers solutions through engineering, analysis, compliance, and reporting for aerospace, Department of Defense, and commercial industries.
We view projects through both program management and engineering perspectives, which enables us to simultaneously consider a project's broader scope and critical details. As a result, we work smarter, faster, and more thoroughly.
Specialty Experience and Competencies:
Mobility solutions for RADAR
Mobile launching technologies
Regulation and certification compliance
Design and certification of military vehicles
Heavy-haul DOD, commercial design, and analysis
Virtual proving-grounds analysis From 2015 to Present (less than a year) Ann Arbor, MIProfessional Driving Instructor / Coach & Partner / Sponsorship BD Executive @ High Performance Driving and Road Racing instructor / coach for Xtreme Xperience, Chin Motorsports (Sr check-out instructor), BMW CCA, Porsche Club of America (Certified National PCA Instructor), Audi Club North America (Past Chief Instructor), CGI Motorsports, Hooked on Driving, Roush Motorsports, Seat-Time, TrackDaze and more.
Xtreme Xperience sponsorship opportunities are highly customizable with the goal of helping our partners meet key marketing and business objectives. We provide a unique, measurable and highly interactive venue to put your brand, products and messaging in front of thousands of consumers in key markets across the US as well as millions of consumers online. We offer multiple touch points to reach your target consumer. Whether you’re looking for mass brand exposure, product trials, product demonstrations, email list building or just selling a product directly to consumers, we can create a tailored solution for you. Xtreme Xperience travels across the US offering thrill seekers the opportunity to drive our fleet of the world's finest exotic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, McLaren and Nissan on world-class racetracks.
SCCA National Competition License. Have raced or instructed at: Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Road America, Michigan International Speedway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Track, NCM Motorsports Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Nürburgring F1 GP, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Palm Beach PBIR, Road Atlanta, Roebling Road, Sebring, Sonoma (Sears Point / Infineon), Streets of Willow, Summit Point, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Watkins Glen, Willow Springs International Raceway, NOLA Motorsports Park, Waterford Hills, VIR, Nelson Ledges, Summit Point Shenandoah Circuit, Carolina Motorsports Park Motorsports Park, Autobahn Country Club, Barber Motorsports Park, Blackhawk Farms, Brainerd International, Gingerman Raceway, Grattan Raceway, High Plains Raceway, and more. From 2003 to Present (12 years) Principal @ COO of Resort Rental Vacation Homes Management. Also new construction and development. Presently only managing my own vacation rental home. Check it out at www.bvrh.info From 2003 to Present (12 years) Director of Business Development @ Instrumental in Patti Engineering, CSIA Certified Controls System Integration firm with 30+ degreed electrical and professional engineers, growth from $6 million to over $9 million in three years while improving profitability by over 30%. Patti Engineering specializes in Siemens, Mitsubishi, Matrox, Phoenix Contact (VLC), Kawasaki, and InduSoft controls systems engineering as well as providing forensic engineering and Expert Witness Professional Engineering (PE) services. Patti Engineering has developed and implemented many innovative control systems that have been used for powertrain assembly, garment and parcel sortation, automated painting, waste water, energy, security, asset management, energy management, and other applications utilizing SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and complex control applications including Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and other plant floor controls. From 2010 to 2015 (5 years) VP Sales & Marketing @ Lead five international offices to over 50% improved sales results per annum of robotic simulation and offline programming software and systems. From 2002 to 2008 (6 years) Director of Sales & Customer Support @ Kuka is a manufacturer of industrial robots and automation software. Put the "profit" back in "profit center"' in the customer support division.
Director, Customer Support, KUKA Robotics, Sterling Heights, MI. 2000 to 2001
Director of Sales, KUKA Development Labs / Trellis Software, Rochester Hills, MI, 1999 to 2000 From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) Business Development Manager @ Responsible for non-automotive business generation at ABB Flexible Automation - Robotics for manufacturing... medical, semiconductor, consumer goods, aerospace, and lab automation. From 1996 to 1999 (3 years) Vice President & Broker @ VP & Broker at Duke Management of Michigan, Inc., Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Development & Management.
Commercial Real Estate Broker at Collier's International. From 1992 to 1996 (4 years) Director Sales & Application Engineering - Gould Modicon @ Lead motion control technical sales application engineering team. Drove sales for Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Motion Control, and other industrial automation devices. From 1984 to 1992 (8 years) Sales Engineer @ Variable speed drives, motors, and control systems. From 1982 to 1983 (1 year)
MBA, Business Administration @ University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business From 1985 to 1995 Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From 1978 to 1982 Rick Schoonover is skilled in: New Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Change Management, Strategy Development, Consultative Selling, Sales Management, Strategic Planning, Product Management, Web Marketing, Selling Skills, Process Improvement, Team Leadership, Selling, Proposal Writing, Product Development, Project Planning, Automotive, Cross-functional Team..., Energy Management, Asset Managment, Customer Service, Marketing, International Business..., Sales, Strategic Consulting, Manufacturing, Business Development, Consulting, Strategy, Integration, Executive Management, Program Management, Management Consulting, Project Management, Direct Sales, B2B, Electronics, Automation, Management, Engineering, Leadership, Training, Start-ups, Lead Generation