Articles from March 2017



April General Meeting

April General Meeting



4-13-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The INOTC meeting is on the 13th of April well will be hearing from Four Corners Engineering. Walter and John will be going into depth about the ins and out of off-shore manufacturing in Asia.

Here is a page from their site about the 10 commandments of off-shore manufacturing.
https://www.fourcornersengineering.com/off–shore-guide

Four Corners Engineering is a US company that sources off-shore Injection Molds and Injection Molded parts for Molders and OEM’s in the United States and Europe. Four Corners Engineering is one of the oldest and successful off-shore sourcing companies in the US.

Walter McMullen Bio:
Education:

  • New York State Apprenticeship Program: Journeyman Tool and Die maker
  • Rochester Institute of Technology: ASME
  • State University of New York: BSME
  • State University of New York: MBA
  • Harvard University: The New Work System Management program. Sponsored by Xerox Corp.

Work History:

  • Xerox Corporation, Rochester New York 25 years
  • Tool Engineer
  • Manager (Engineer) Short Run Shop
  • General Foreman Tool Room
  • Tooling Consultant Cost Engineering Group
  • Engineering Liaison Xerox South America, Europe, Canada and Asia
  • Left Xerox Corporation in 2000 to start Four Corners Engineering.

Contact Info:
Walt McMullen
walt@fourcornersengineering.com
Managing Associate
Office – 828 572 5393
Cell – 386 405 5233

Bio: John Ford
John Ford is the National Sales Manager at Four Corners Engineering. He was brought on board to help dive Four Corners into a larger, transparent and growth minded operation. His background of growing business relationships has helped to find new and creative avenues for customer acquisitions. With over 15 years in Plastics and almost 20 years in Management, Sales, Product Development, Marketing and Purchasing; he has a broad background to drive business forward.

Contact:
John Ford
National Sales Manager
Four Corners Engineering
john@fourcornersengineering.com
704.589.2153

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Last Meeting (March)

Matthew King:

Contact Info:
Matthew T. King, MBA | Chief Compliance Officer & Investment Specialist
820 Tyvola Rd | Suite 201| Charlotte, NC 28217
M. (704) 231-8152 | O. (704) 644-7700 | F. (980) 225-0127
mking@palmettopremieradvisors.com
www.palmettopremieradvisors.com

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Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

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  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

March General Meeting

March General Meeting



3-9-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The INOTC meeting is on the 9th of March. Our INOTC board member Matthew King will be speaking to the group about raising capital in today’s market.

Matthew Kings Bio:
Matthew grew up in Charlotte, NC. He attained his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL where he studied finance, accounting and philosophy. After graduation he began his career in financial services in Miami, FL and later Charlotte, NC, working under some of the best investment specialists and financial planners in the country. During this time, he flew to Chicago, IL every weekend for three years in order to attain his MBA from the legendary University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While there, Matthew centered his focus on finance, economics and entrepreneurship. He began building relationships with entrepreneurs, investment bankers, and venture capital/private equity professionals.

While working at his old firm, he noticed that many of his clients were trying to start their own businesses, but they had no idea how to get started. He began helping his clients find their path and make their dreams a reality. Once a small vision of helping a few clients, Titan Consulting has grown into a full operation that empowers entrepreneurs and small-to-midsize business owners by providing financial services such as raising capital, consulting and CFO outsourcing.

Matthew is also a partner and Chief Investment Strategist at Palmetto Premier Advisors, a holistic wealth management firm in Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC. Under Matthew’s direction, Palmetto has become a one-of-a-kind firm, featuring teams consisting of attorneys, CPAs, investment and insurance professionals, and financial planners. According to Matthew, “the synergies between the two firms allows a business owner to seek specialization where needed but also get access to a wide array of services and professionals with diverse backgrounds and specialties.”

Matthew still lives in Charlotte, NC with his Great Dane, Leroy. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys donating his time to working with charities and families of veterans and individuals with special needs.

Contact Info:

Matthew T. King, MBA | Chief Compliance Officer & Investment Specialist
820 Tyvola Rd | Suite 201| Charlotte, NC 28217
M. (704) 231-8152 | O. (704) 644-7700 | F. (980) 225-0127
mking@palmettopremieradvisors.com
www.palmettopremieradvisors.com

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Last Meeting (February)

John H. Blanchfield Bio:

John spoke with the INOTC. He was recently retired after 38 years with Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia based Class I Rail Transportation Company, encompassing 22,000 miles of main line track in 22 states in the Eastern United States.

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Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

________________________________________

  • This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper