4169 Talladega Drive, Sparks, NV, 89436 (775) 233-1014 email@example.com
NutriCrafters, LLC, Sparks, NV Founder, Jun 2013 – present
Mr. Fowkes provides consultation services to clients interested in developing new formulas or new facilities, and also provides brokerage services to clients looking for qualified manufacturers.
Health Freedom Nutrition, LLC, Sparks, NV CEO – Managing Member, Apr 2000 – May 2013
As Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of this startup company, Mr. Fowkes grew a $200,000 member investment into 5 million annual sales within a 5 year period. During this period, three manufacturing and distribution facilities were developed to support growth without additional member funding or bank debt.
The company developed 130 brand name supplements and an additional 180 products for other brands. Mr. Fowkes resigned his position during a successful merger with a larger company.
Life Enhancement Products, Petaluma, CA Director of Manufacturing, Jul 1996 – Mar 2000
Mr. Fowkes was hired to develop manufacturing capacity for this recent startup. After setting up the facility and inventory systems, Dale ran the product development, purchasing and inventory control functions.
American Nutritional Corporation, Las Vegas , NV Purchasing Manager, Jul 2004 – Jul 2006
As a contract manufacturer of dry beverage premix and dietary supplements, the purchasing manager determined material needs based on active orders, issued purchase orders and arranged for efficient delivery. Mr. Fowkes also assisted in the development of capsule manufacturing capacity for the company as well as backup support to the product development process.
Vitamin Research Products, Mountain View, CA Plant Manager, Oct 1978 – Jul 1994
Mr. Fowkes was the first hired employee and worked part time for the first four years of his tenure. During his fifth year, the company experienced a near instantaneous 100 fold growth leading to a staff of 7 shipping and packaging personnel under his direction. To assure a supply of shippable goods, Mr. Fowkes took on purchasing all goods required for the production process. Mr. Fowkes worked with management, ownership and contract manufacturers to rapidly expand the product line to support consumer demand. To facilitate rapid response to consumer demand, manufacturing capacity was continuously developed and enhanced.
Foothill College, Los Altos, CA Cogswell College, Sunnyvale , CA
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Corel Quattro Pro, WordPress website implementation, general database and programming, computer aided design, hardware and software installations.
Guitar, health and fitness, outdoor activities, gardening and landscape design.