Articles from December 2012

December Meeting: Entrepreneur Mentoring

December General Meeting

12-13-2012 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street Charlotte NC, 28202

Lets make a S.C.O.R.E.
-We  have made a deal with the SCORE organization (Service Corps Of Retired Executives)
-Mentors from SCORE will be speaking with the INotC at the Dec. General meeting.  They will be speaking about their business experience in manufacturing, product development domestically and internationally as well as related subjects.
-SCORE is a service provided to entrepreneurs. There are thousands of mentors to choose from to help grow your business in many areas. Many inventors and business people have found success with SCORE and so can YOU!
Contact and sign up for mentoring!
Charlotte SCORE mentor sign up Main SCORE website

CHUCK SAWICKI and WILLIAM STRONG will be both be guest speakers.


-Chuck Sawicki received his BA in Economics from Notre Dame and his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.
-He served as an Officer in the U.S. Army as a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG) through ROTC .
-He spent 22 years with Dun & Bradstreet where he started as a business credit reporter and was selected for their accelerated management training program. He managed 4 progressively larger district offices, was President of its Canadian subsidiary, Director of New Business Development, and a corporate VP in its New York headquarters.
-After the company was purchased by RH Donnelley, he took an early retirement to enter the investment field and started working for Merrill Lynch.
-He was recruited by Smith Barney as a national trainer on its New York Training Center staff.   He was promoted to Stuart, Fl. in 1986 as a Branch Manager and Senior Vice President-Wealth Advisor where he retired in 2006 after a 24 year career.
-He was ranked in the top 10% nationally and was top producer in his office of 30 Wealth Advisors for 18 consecutive years.
-He has been President of 3 different companies during his career in M&A information; wholesale investment products; and business information. -For the past 6 years he has been a volunteer Small Business Certified Mentor for the Charlotte SCORE chapter and Vice President-Sponsorships for The 15 SCORE Chapters in North Carolina.
-He has lived in or visited all 50 states and 90 countries. He and his wife of 50 years have 3 children and 6 grandchildren and live in Center City Charlotte.



-Graduated, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.  1963

*Includes 1 year at Univ. of Madrid, Spain, 1960/1961

-Graduated, American Grad. School of International Mgmt., Arizona. 1967

-Received commission, US Army: 2 yrs active duty,  5 yrs reserve: special duty 13 months Korea, 1964/1965


*Spent 6 months in Tokyo to obtain first production order for 1st widebody, L-1011 Tristar. Order received from All Nippon Airways (ANA). Order launched L-1011 by paying for tooling, assembly, testing, and procurement of parts from outside suppliers.

-TELEDYNE, 1972/1992

*President and Group Executive over each of the following overseas Teledyne companies: 25 Countries

MC CROMETER 1992 – 2010

-McCrometer is an instrumentation manufacturer specializing in production of high accuracy flow measurement instrumentation. Company is located in Southern California. Company’s flow meters are used principally in custody transfer (read buying and selling) applications in oil, gas and municipal water markets. I served as a senior adviser to the CEO but in fact had an operations job in which over the years I raised the company’s foreign sales from 25% of total sales to 49%.

-Major international oil/gas companies I worked with to install custody transfer measurement systems onshore and offshore included: 17 Companies

-Municipal water measurement projects: 12 Countries


– 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

-This meeting cost $20 for guest and is free to members -Yearly dues for members are coming due in January for 2013, which is $75 for the entire year. -Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.