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KENNETH M. WILLIS, JR.

451 Putney Lane Newport News, Virginia 23602 Home Phone: (757) 369-2332 Cell Phone: (757) 342-8600 Email: kw6ea2c8@westpost.net SKILLS PROFILE: Able to increase profits by providing excellent customer service and by reducing costs through optimized designs and efficient construction proc edures. Possess an aptitude for technical thinking, an ability to visualize 3-d imensionally, and a strong work ethic. Demonstrated talent for producing high q uality and well organized work by strict attention to details and by thorough co nsideration of the scope and intent of projects. Experienced with PC and compat ible equipment / programs. Proficient with Visual CADD and familiar with AutoCa d, Intellicad, and various other proprietary CAD programs. Assist my pastor at church with administering various church programs. WORK EXPERIENCE AUDIO / VIDEO SPECIALIST: Owned and operated an audio / video sales and installation business while simultaneously holding down a full-time day job. D esigned and constructed complex audio / video, data distribution, and central va cuum systems. Managed an independent installation crew of up to four individual s. Provided outstanding customer service resulting in substantial repeat busine ss. Acquired excellent negotiation skills by tactfully reconciling clients' wan ts with their financial resources. Maintained exceptionally high customer satis faction. Developed practical basic bookkeeping and organizational skills. STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Designed commercial and residential roof and floor s ystems utilizing engineered wood components. Resolved complex design issues by making knowledgeable recommendations and by consulting with architects and struc tural engineers. Calculated and tracked reactionary loads to determine project specifications. Optimized designs to use minimum required material. Provided detailed cost analysis to outside sales staff. Assisted walk-in and call-in cli ents with resolution of design issues. Provided details required to assist with the repair of damaged engineered wood roof and floor components. Consulted wit h professional engineer to acquire approval seals for component designs and repa irs. Provided design and engineering assistance / training for new designers an d sales staff. Operated various CAD programs to clean up layouts and generate a ccurate section details. ELECTRICAL: Worked with a licensed electrical contractor with installin g commercial and residential services, equipment, and wiring. Supervised a work crew of up to four installers / technicians. Developed simplified method of in stalling electric wiring in modular furniture. Worked with 120V / 240V / 277V / 480V three phase electric systems. WORK HISTORY 2009 - Present News, VA 2004 - 2009 News, VA 2001 - 2003 2003 - 2004 VA Patriot Enterprises Electrician's Assitant (Lead) Truswood, Inc. Structural Designer Universal Forest Products, Inc. Structural Designer Chesapeake, Newport Newport

2000 - 2007 Owner

Audio / Video Custom Designs, Inc. Newport News, VA

EDUCATION Virginia Western Community College / Roanoke, VA 1994 - 1999 Associate in Applied Science Degree - Mechanical Engineering Technology