Blythe Owens

Blythe Owens

Petaluma, CA, US




The Swan Corporation, Saint Louis, MO, US, Regional Sales and Operations Manager

Managed distribution operations and sales for Northern California and Northern Nevada. Successfully increased 2012 sales by 27%, surpassing highest regional and national objectives. Simultaneously trimmed operating budget by $100,000+. Responsible for creating and implementing regional promotions and marketing programs, managing 7 person staff, and budgeting and execution of distribution center's goals. Designed and manufactured a dealer display piece that is being produced by corporate for national distribution.

May 2011 - Jan 2013

Bay Area Woodcrafts, Inc, Petaluma, CA, US, President

Launched start-up exterior trim manufacturing company and drove to profitability in 10 months. Ultimately grew gross sales to $2 million by adding other manufacturer's lines. Presented and sold product lines to Fortune 500 builders and large architecture firms. Managed portfolio diversification and new product development. Designed and copyrighted a proprietary line of shutters to meet industry’s changing needs. Managed staff in manufacturing, procurement, logistics, and sales. Budget, forecasting and P&L responsibilities.

Mar 2002 - Oct 2010


University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO, US, Bachelors, College of Agriculture

Major: Hotel Restaurant Management, emphasis on Food Science and Nutrition

Aug 1985 - May 1990

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