John R. Brown

John Brown
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John R. Brown's Biography

Type Of Business:
1) Consumer packaged goods company 2) Consumer goods provider
Marketing Area:
North America; Canada
Business development and growth
Major Product/SVS:
1) Power services 2) Consumer goods
Scuba diving; Sport fishing; Boating
Education Degrees:
Bachelor of Science in General Business, Miami University; Degree in Marketing and Marketing Management, Northwestern University
Affiliations Awards:
The Direct Marketing Association (THEDMA); American Hardware Manufacturers Association
Sales & Marketing
Date of Distinction:
Habitat for Humanity International
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his ability to think outside of the box, as well as his cross-functional global experiences; he worked in Asia for five years.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession because of his passion for the field. He was always very visual and electromagnetically oriented.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mr. Brown has more than 15 years of experience pioneering new business models and product categories. He launched the first industry e-commerce website in 1995. Throughout the course of his career, he has been awarded trademarks for Hulk Air power products, Energin Generators and Yard Dog Outdoor Power Equipment. He has also been awarded patents for an integrated on-board air hose reel system, integrated power tool case and accessory tray system, motherboard accessory storage tray and cordless rechargeable tank-mounted air compressor.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
1) Managing corporate marketing communications, brand and product development, and market-related strategies; Overseeing business development and corporate sales planning and execution; Structuring and implementing the sales and marketing departments for a growing CPG tool and equipment, U.S.-based benchtop and stationary power tool manufacturer; Recruiting more than 50 sales representatives; Establishing a formal business plan, including business-to-consumer and business-to-business channel initiatives with an emphasis on e-commerce; Refining and implementing best practices in document control processes in major functional areas, including the installation of a new operating system, plus a comprehensive online master database; Assisting in the design and development of breakthrough industry-leading products; Implementing a new Omni-channel sales and marketing plan successful in obtaining new business year-to-date with 10 channel leaders
President's Outstanding Achievement Award (2006); 20-Year Service Award (2004); Corporate Outstanding Achievement Award, Brand ID Program (1996); 14 Consecutive Sales Quota Awards
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mr. Brown intends to run one of the company's divisions.
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