Mr. Sommer

Mr. Sommer

Product Manager

Personal Profile

I have over 20 years of experience in business, including managing my own business, and working for small and large corporations with responsibilities that include sales, service, training, product development, and management. My past professional careers, which include business and economic reporting in Milwaukee and Argentina, and several years of international business experiences working with partners in Canada, China and Europe, have all served me well in the classroom. I am now a high school and college instructor, and apply a great content of real-world examples and use current events to connect to the learning material.

Work Experience

Instructor at Bradley Tech

September 2005 - Present

Computer programming and finance instructor. Classes and curriculum development for: Advanced programming, app development, and introduction to programming using Alice, an animated Java development program used by Carnegie Melon University.

Instructor at WCTC

February 2004 - Present

Economics instructor, classroom and on-line.

Owner at White Bear Sales Inc.

October 1989 - December 2003

U.S. distributor of a three-wheel police vehicle, off-road vehicles and other utility equipment. Earned majority market share within five years and built sales to over $3.5 million. Responsible for product development, technical support, parts and field service, promotion, computer information systems and website, sales to the U.S. General Service Administration, business administration, accounting, dealer and supplier relations.

References

  • Ms. Bloyer, Prinicipal (414) 212-2000
  • Casey Gill
    (262) 333-4545

Key Skills

  • Web and App development
  • HTML and CSS
  • Visual Basic and C++
  • Firefighter
  • Mechanic
  • Product service support
  • Product development
  • Heavy equipment operator

Education

South Dakota State University

BS-Economics

Assistant editor for college newspaper, men's swim and soccer teams. Minor in journalism.

Concordia University Wisconsin

MS-Computer Science and education

Languages: Visual basic,C++. Education certification in business, computer science and economics. GPA: 3.92.