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Brent A.

Zimmerman
2110-B New York Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505 507-2640 bazimmerman19@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE A position where proven abilities in AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION and BUSINESS


OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT can be drawn upon to make a gainful contribution toward
the maintenance of your collection or the growth and profitability of your company.

SUMMARY OF \ More than 12 years of recent work history in AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR/RESTORATION


QUALIFICATIONS —solid foundation in mechanical restoration of vintage automobiles
\ Accomplished AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION PROFESSIONAL—highly meticulous
auto technician with extensive experience in the comprehensive restoration of Brass
and Classic Era vehicles, including mechanical repair/replacement and body & trim
work; demonstrated knowledge of King-Seeley gauges, all types of mechanical &
hydraulic brake systems, a wide range engine layouts (including the Knight Sleeve
Valve engine and the dual overhead cam V-8 from the Wills St. Claire)
\ Experienced OPERATIONS MANAGER—demonstrated capacity to oversee all
aspects of the day-to-day management of automotive shops, including purchasing &
inventory controls, cash & credit management, collections, personnel supervision,
facilities management, job scheduling, continuous quality improvement, and
customer service
\ Highly experienced AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC with a proven ability to maintain,
troubleshoot and repair engines, transmissions, suspension, steering, brakes and
electrical systems—specific talents in the repair of vintage vehicles
\ Extensive experience as a VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE ARCHIVIST—nearly 20 years of
experience in the collecting and cataloging of technical manuals and photographs
\ Outstanding CUSTOMER RELATIONS skills—able to anticipate and accurately
identify client needs, making every effort to surpass customer expectations
\ Able to handle a full range of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION activities including
daily cash reconciliation, payroll, accounts payable & receivable, and basic book-
keeping—good math, reporting, and critical thinking skills
\ COMPUTER LITERATE and receptive to learning emerging technologies

PERSONAL \ Professional company image & wardrobe and positive work attitude
PROFILE \ Effective communication, organizational, problem-solving & time-management skills
\ Hardworking TEAM PLAYER—routinely achieves goals beyond expectations
\ SERVICE-DRIVEN and PROACTIVE—anticipates and resolves potential
problems and customer needs
\ Manages employees in a fair and impartial manner while strictly upholding
company policies
\ Places a high value on quality workmanship and safety in the workplace
\ Clean driving record—no accidents or moving violations

PROFESSIONAL FACHAN RESTORATIONS dba THE SERVICE STATION / Los Ranchos, New Mexico
EXPERIENCE Service Advisor [2007-Present]
Primarily functions as a service writer at a facility specializing in the restoration of advanced-
design Chevrolet trucks and cars. Concurrently supports accountant in various computerized
bookkeeping and accounting activities. Plays a key role in the day-to-day management of
shop's retail reproduction & used parts store. When required, also handles restoration work on
vehicles.
 Maintains and spearheaded the startup of a dynamic eBay NOS store
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PROFESSIONAL OLD CAR GARAGE & WORLDWIDE AUTOMOTIVE [2004-2007]


EXPERIENCE Albuquerque, New Mexico
(Continued) Manager / Assistant Manager / Auto Restoration Professional [2005-2007]
Supported Manager in the day-to-day operation of a 5,000-square-foot automotive restoration
facility specializing in non-production techniques—including paint, body & mechanical work—
for vintage Packards and all Brass and Classic Era vehicles, as well as, “resto rod” and muscle
car work. Concurrently served as Manager of adjacently located seven-bay conventional auto
repair shop with two full-time mechanics and one laborer. Also functioned as an auto restoration
professional specializing in mechanical aspects of restoration jobs.
 Hired as an Auto Restoration Assistant—responsibilities greatly expanded within one year
to include Assistant Manager duties and increased accountability for restoration
projects
 Promoted to Manager position at Worldwide Automotive in October 2005
 Excerpts from letter of recommendation: "Brent is an enthusiastic, dedicated employee
with reliable work habits...he rarely needs guidance or supervision, but willingly accepts
it...consistently improving his skills...does jobs right the first time...efficient, punctual and
adheres to company standards...I recommend Brent Zimmerman as a rock-solid addition
to your staff!" - Stan Franowsky, Manager

JOCK FINLEY, VINTAGE CAR COLLECTOR / Estancia, New Mexico


Vintage Car Restoration [2004-Present]
Performs mechanical restoration at 2,200-square-foot garage owned by private car collector
with 12 vehicles from the Brass Era to the 1960’s.
 Personally recruited by Mr. Finley to handle his mechanical restoration work
JIM’S AUTOMOTIVE / Albuquerque, New Mexico
Auto Repair Technician [2002-2003]
Handled a full range of maintenance and mechanical & electrical repairs for one of New Mexico’s
leading foreign car repair operations. Specialized in working on older vehicles.
 Recipient of consistently outstanding performance evaluations
RED-I DISTRIBUTION / Albuquerque, New Mexico
General Manager [1997-2002]
Full P&L accountability for day-to-day operation of local Albuquerque and Santa Fe route delivery
service. Personally maintained and repaired all delivery trucks.

FRED’S BRED & BAGEL / Albuquerque, New Mexico


Wholesale Manager [1993-1997]
Oversaw wholesale packaging and distribution of a wide range of baked goods. Hired and
supervised entire delivery staff. Maintained and repaired all three delivery vans.

PROFESSIONAL ALBUQUERQUE TVI / Albuquerque, New Mexico


DEVELOPMENT Basic Auto Electrical & Electronics
DENVER AUTOMOTIVE & DIESEL COLLEGE / Denver, Colorado
Completed courses in Manual Transmissions / 4x4 and Automatic Transmissions
DEL NORTE HIGH SCHOOL / Albuquerque, New Mexico
Completed three years of Auto Shop

CERTIFICATION MVAC Technician Certification (Refrigerent chemical handling) / EPA

COMMUNITY Cuidando Los Niños Fundraiser


SERVICE

References Furnished on Request