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Christopher Courchaine

Operational and Sales Leadership through Team-Building and Professionalism

Pleasant Valley, NY


Goal: To utilize my diverse skills that translates into being offered a position for hire closer to the NYC/Metro area. This relocation is necessary to accommodate and support my household as my significant other looks to complete her graduate education in Westchester County.

Work Experience

Co-founder and Partner

Salt Point Meadery
Hudson, NY

May 2011 to Present

• Co-founder of a Honey-Based Alcoholic Beverage business that is sought to be marketing the Hudson Valley region on a small scale production. 
• Focused on Business Development; Networking within the community; Developing Marketing and Sales plans for execution; Business/financial management. Championing the reduction of cost per unit.  
• “Face” of the business- able to bring the group together through motivation and experienced managerial direction; also able to interact with groups of potential consumers and business clients with ease and create positive connections. 
• Experience in the home-brewing process; alcohol/brewing terminology, State Liquor Authority laws and regulations and industry knowledge. 
• Gained experience in selling systems, ability to sell products in any industry, business development/models, governmental (local, state and federal) benefits for business owners among other skills.

Operations Manager

United Parcel Service- Freight
Montgomery, NY

August 2007 to September 2012

Operations Manager 
• Q1 & Q2 performance YTD has made the UPS Freight Newburgh P&L over half-a-million dollars in profit. 
• Control of administrative reporting and operational planning, organization and execution of goal. 
• Responsible for all Twilight operations affairs: Hub management, all employees (60-75 employees), four supervisors, their responsibilities, training and overall compliance. 
• Understanding of the Union Bid Process, Building team-oriented operations and developing a chain of command that allows for proper work flow 
• Provides Mentorship to supervision team in order to develop their skills, perform at a higher level and to develop workers into promotable candidates. 
Prior Position: Operations Supervisor 
• Manage 20+ employees and their performance and responsibilities as well as the internal hours budget on a daily basis. 
• Oversee all evening operations for the Poughkeepsie service area. (Amenia-Pawling-Beacon-Poughkeepsie) 
• Offer quality training to employees on job related functions and OSHA compliance safety issues. 
• Liaison to other centers for informational and operational support. 
• Worked this position for leadership experience while attending school. Held the management position at twenty-two years old 
• Also managed and trained in the Kingston facility during a short-term assignment for the region- Trained and worked along side employees to elevate the quality of work performed 
• Served as Champion for the SurePost partnership with the United States Postal Service targeting operational goals. 
• SurePost operational goal: 60% of all packages containerized. Performance: 63.2% containerized (105%+ effective)

Project Manager

Cim-Tech Corporation
Hopewell Junction, NY

July 2010 to May 2011

• Automated Solutions Contract Manufacturing company- Design, Metal Fabrication, Electrical Harnessing/Wiring, Complete integrated assembly of contracted jobs. 
• Responsible for allocation of hours, materials, cost and overall completion of projects. 
• Work Interconnected with all departments for communication and status updates. 
• Thorough documentation and communication with customer to assure quality, production and service is all to superior standards. Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Industries, 
• Reported Directly to Director of Operations and Ownership on status updates, concerns and achievements.

HR Manager

Brewster Plastics
Brewster, NY

May 2009 to July 2010

• Responsible for all employee relations with regards to hiring, employee training, discipline, concerns, as well as upper management training 
• Created a discipline and safety program for all employees, management seminar for the company 
• Worked in managing and restructuring various departments for efficiency and productivity 
• Created Safety & Employee Affairs Committee to create inter-employee communications- further development in the workplace.



SUNY Empire State College B.A

May 2009

A.S. in Liberal Arts- Humanities

Dutchess Community College

August 2007


Operations Management, Sales/Account Management, Civic Leadership, Union-Labor Management, Process and Procedure, Marketing/Promotion, Community-Focused, Leadership

Additional Information

Entrepreneurial/Civic Ventures 
• Interconnected in social networks and communities in the Dutchess County area (Toastmasters International) 
• Involved in a Life-Cycle Management venture on my personal time; public speaking to the local community. 
• Involved with UPS Learning Systems to expand my proficiencies in leadership and managerial skills. 
• Involved with two different local political campaigns as well as the canvassing for Marriage Equality and Working Families Party In the local 2012 election. 
• A believer that: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” (Abraham Lincoln)