Professional Experience: Thirty-seven years in the business world, specifically in refrigerated warehousing/logistics/international shipping, with management experience in Operations, Sales/Marketing, and Customer Relations. I am also a freelance writer with a business focus, and am currently a contributor to The North Central Florida Business Report, and Hibu Magazine's Haile Plantation Life, with business-related articles in the business section of that publication.
After graduating from law school,I became a practicing lawyer. In my first employment I worked as a claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company where I learned to investigate accidents, manage claims and negotiate settlements of those claims.
I then went into private law practice concentrating in the fields of business activities, real estate law and matrimonial law. During the 50+ years in the practice of law, I expertly handled the organization of thousands of businesses running the gambit from small to large and in many various forms of organization. Having an accounting degree, this allowed me to aid my business clients, whether they were purchasing a existing business or starting one, and allowing them to take advantage with the best information I could give them.
I also specialized in matrimonial law which required me to be able to assist my clients in negotiations where their business were being appraised and/or being sold to satisfy the laws concerning equitable distribution.
Earned a Bachelor's in Science degree in accounting and Commerce and Economics at the University of Vermont;
I am a results-oriented professional with experience in finance, operations, leadership, and strategic planning. I've worked in corporate, academic, and governmental settings, specializing in building integrated business systems and processes. My areas of expertise include negotiation, business expansion, contract development and fulfillment, business startup, gap analysis, productivity and process improvement, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis. I am approachable, energetic, and adaptable, and I have a strong commitment to shared decision-making and accountability.
Over 40 years, Craig has founded, grown and sold two technology companies (www.lachatinstruments.com) and Seal Analytical U.S. (www.seal-analytical.com) both of which focused on automated testing of waters and were “full service” organizations with design, development, engineering, manufacturing, technical support, service, sales, marketing and accounting all under one roof. He is currently President and CEO of Microfluidica (www.microfluidica.com) which markets and sells a diversity of analytical instruments.
Areas of Expertise
Cross-functional team operations
Evaluating and selecting export markets based on potential ROI analysis