Kurt Tempelmeyer, Account Executive 1/28/2014

 KURT TEMPELMEYER 

  441 Glenhaven Drive Lincoln, NE 68505 402.610.1789 kurt.tempelmeyer@gmail.com

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS
Client-focused Account Executive with extensive experience catalyzing and sustaining growth in highly competitive markets. Relentless networker focused on building client bases, and strengthening them with responsive, targeted service. Calculated risk-taker skilled in identifying and capitalizing on market entry point.

Areas of Expertise:
 Sales Lifecycle • Marketing Principles • Promotional Products • Business Development • Revenue Generation

Direct Sales • Client Service & Retention • Strategic Planning • Process Improvement • Project Management

Thought Leadership • Team Building • Cross-Team Collaboration • Communications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
SCREENWRITERS BY ABANTE MARKETING (FORMERLY SCREENWRITERS, INC.)
Lincoln, NE  
Sales Administrator  2013 – 2014
Performed transition of full operations to new ownership.

SCREENWRITERS INC.  
President / CEO 1990 – 2013
Critical member of executive leadership team driving operations and strategic planning for screen print and embroidery company. Mentored and directed 28 employees against aggressive performance metrics. Transitioned company from local direct-selling operation to nationally competitive supplier with three distinct sales divisions - wholesale supplier, commercial/government and school sales. Built profitable relationships with key accounts by establishing an unrivaled reputation for top level service and quality.

Key Achievements: 
Catalyst in rapid expansion from startup to $2.9M in annual sales

10 time Member $1M Annual Sales Club while directing others to same achievement

Earned various promotions – from general manager to president to president / CEO

Spearheaded growth of distribution through 300+ advertising specialty industry representatives

Forged government sales division nationally for local, state and federal agencies

Ignited development of comprehensive graphic design library and product lines for school markets

Promoted competitive advantage through product creativity and customer-tailored solutions

Established direct import program, working directly with factories overseas; sourcing private brand of performance fabric shirts by container from China, Pakistan and India

EDUCATION :
Bio-Chemistry, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Wildlife Biology, Peru State College, Peru, NE

AFFILIATIONS :
Member, Promotional Products Association International
Member, Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals
Member, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association 
Guest Writer, Printwear Magazine

COMMUNITY : 
Co-Founder, Luz B. Garcia Never Give Up Foundation
Advisor, Filipino-American Association of Lincoln, NE



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