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Donald L Holsten

3151 N. Val Vista Road


Apache Junction, AZ 85219
480 812-5466
dholsten@mchsi.com
www.AZPartyBus.com
Objective:
To assume existing duties as needed and to assist in the continued growth
of your company. To develop sales and marketing strategies to assist
existing customers in their growth and to increase the client base thereby creat
ing brand loyalty.
Qualifications:
35 years in all aspects of company development including, but not limited to sal
es, retailing, writing, marketing, telecommunications, advertising, and manageme
nt.
Education:
1968
Graduated Bay View High - Milwaukee, WI
1968 - 1972
Pima Community College - Tucson -Took varied courses as
needed, including all sales and marketing, drafting, etc.
1978
Attended Hogan school of Real Estate & Mortgage Brokering.
Work History:
2005 - Present:
Company: AZ Party Bus
Title: Owner
Responsibilities: Limousine Service Operations
2001 - 2005
Company: East Valley Growers
Title: Owner
Responsibilities: Wholesale Plant Nursery Operations
1991 - 2001
Company: Thunder Mountain Nurseries
Title: Owner
Responsibilities: Retail Plant Nursery Operations
1976 - 1989
Company: Auto Paint Specialties
Title: Owner
Responsibilities: Retail / Wholesale Automotive Jobber Operations
Publications:
Published over the years in many venues. They include: “Improving
Profits and Reducing Missed Sales†, an automotive paint and body
industry guideline for presenting all day forums; “The Plant Guy†, a
weekly column for an independent newspaper, written in a tongue and
cheek format to answer plant questions submitted by readers. “Honor Thy
Mother†, a short story, available to be viewed on line at
Kristy’s Krypt. Mites, a science fiction novelette, available at
www.Mitesite.com as well as countless sales flyers, news letters, and
customer communications briefings.

Recognitions:
Received several awards during ownership of Auto Paint Specialties for
National Sales Records presented by 3M Company, Dupont, PPG, and
other smaller companies.
Volunteer Experience:
Established the “Why? Wastewater†program in Tucson AZ , an
automotive paint and body hazardous waste removal program.
Worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to develop a
program to recycle waste motor oil for charitable contributions.
Sat on the Advisory Board regarding endangered plants regulations for
the Arizona Department of Agriculture headed by Jim McGuiness.
Computer Skills:
Well versed in the IBM, DOS, and Windows operating systems. Adept at
hardware configurations as well as use of a wide variety of software
applications, including web design.
Interests/Hobbies:
Agriculture, computers, writing, automobiles, construction.
References:
Don Hood
310 251-7712
National Sales Manager
Buff and Shine Products
Carl Lacross
602 909-7652
Owner / Operator
Lacross Contracting