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Don Lafferty - Mingl Social. Greater Philadelphia Area, PA, US

Don Lafferty Don Lafferty

Principal | Mingl Social

Greater Philadelphia Area, PA, UNITED STATES

High Tech Sales / Marketing I Aerospace / Defense I Circuit Boards I Contract Manufacturing I Social Marketing I Writer

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Biography

After spending four years flight testing guidance systems for the US Air Force's Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility at Holloman AFB, NM, I broke into technology sales with Trinkle Sales, Inc., one of the most highly respected and largest passive-electromechanical component manufacturer’s representative firms in the US.

Since then, I’ve worked directly with engineering functions at the OEM level to ensure print position for the companies I represented. I also worked closely with distribution where applicable to ensure a robust local supply chain was in place to support my OEM requirements.

I’ve designed and conducted sales and product training for Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies such as 3M, Avnet, Cooper Industries, Flextronics International and others resulting in billions of dollars in increased revenue for the companies and their salespeople.

I’ve written numerous articles for industry publications and consumer markets, and have crafted corporate messaging and communication for a wide variety of technology companies.

I will continue to pursue strategic challenges which allow me to capitalize on my expertise in the technology sector as well as my strong background in publishing, communications and Web 2.0 strategies & tactics.

Industry Expertise (1)

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Areas of Expertise (5)

Online Marketing B2b Marketing Negotiation Technical Writing Writing

Education (8)

Jack Berman Sales: Electronic Component Sales 1985

US Air Force - Instrumentation Technician 316: Basic Electronics, Telemetry, Instrumentation 1980

Air Force Basic Training @ Lackland AFB, TX - 1/2/80 to 2/15/80

Fundamentals of Electical Design
Instrumentation Mechanic School @ Lowery AFB, CO - 2/15/80 to 8/15/80

Archbishop Ryan High School for Boys: Academic, Academic 1978

US Air Force NCO Training Academy: NCO, Leadership 1981

USAF Altitude Chamber Training: Altitude Chamber (Hypobaric) Training 1980

Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Big Fun.

Blue Water Academy:

Chapman College: AE, Electrical Engineering 1981

Penn State ~ Ogontz: Biology, Philosophy 1979

Affiliations (4)

  • Electronics Representatives Association
  • Philadelphia Writers' Conference
  • Backspace Writers Conference
  • CPMR

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