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MARK D. FRIEDMAN
SUMMARY Highly versed in training and presentation skills. Dynamic communicator. Solid background in public relations, marketing and advertising. Expertise in client needs assessment in the petroleum industry. Broad industry experience includes successfully introducing new Chinese technology on flexible steel piping into the petrochemical supply chain within Venezuela through field testing, approval by PDVSA and INTEVEP. More than 36 years in the performing arts and teaching throughout Venezuela. SKILLS Team liaison, business mediator & skilled negotiator
Project Manager Coordinator & Company Spokesperson
Cultural & Musical events management and coordination
Strong communication skills in English and Spanish
Technical translator and writer
Clarinet Teacher, Woodwinds and Chamber Music Coach
Musician, soloist & recording artist
F.O.B. AMERICAS LTD. HONG KONG/SHANGHAI AND CARACAS, VENEZUELA. 01/2006-05/2016. International Trading Company. Purchase & sale of crude and derivatives, others being iron, steel, coal and chemicals. Supply and transport of imported materials. Its clients include the major oil companies, energy plants, iron & steel factories for the business of production, manufacturing and recycling in Asia. Member and exclusive agent of the Valles Group. Vessel construction and maritime transport.
Performed initial client assessment and analysis to begin research process. Supported Chief Operating Officer with daily operational functions.
Director of Operations, Logistics, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations.
Obtained authorizations and mandates from client (PDVSA). Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing. Obtained documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state and governmental agencies. FOBA-TIMEAST ENERGY RESOURCES LTD. - VENEZUELA. 2013-2014. JV alliance formed between F.O.B. Americas Ltd. and TimEast Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. to offer PDVSA a new technology of flexible steel coiled piping for use in Lake Maracaibo, to be financed through the Chinese Fund established in Venezuela.
Director of Operations and Logistics FOBA-TIMEAST (JV).
Presenter and application manager of the new technology for PDVSA.
Responsible for managing all aspects of corporate affairs, public relations and initiated a creative design for this project by designing a new logo for JV operations for a three month test pilot program approved and certified by INTEVEP/PDVSA. Worked directly with chief engineers, port directors and operators.
Worked as PMC and translator during on site field test pilot conducted between Sept. thru Dec. of 2014. Responsible for acquisition of additional tools & accessories not supplied by PDVSA nor by manufacturer for tailored fitting of main connections in order to successfully complete initial phase of field test with hook up between well and flow station.
Crises and communications management relating to damage control prior to start of the test pilot when major problems arose with a first set of defective and faulty connections combined with technical and language misunderstandings. Technical translator of all highly confidential information, Spanish to English and English to Spanish including on site inspection and reports on analysis of all Página 2
materials and equipment sent and received for the test pilot program along with translation corrections of the factory operating manual of the Chinese manufactured product.
Researched and updated all required materials needed for firm and partners. Supported project director with daily operational functions. Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing.
Responsible for obtaining the Final Technical Evaluation Report and the Completion Record Act from PDVSA.
Researched and updated all required materials needed for firm and partners for securing all required legal documentation for obtaining a registered license of an approved and certified product. Artistic and Teaching Work in Venezuela
ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA DE VENEZUELA (OSV) PRINCIPAL CLARINET SOLOIST & FORMER BOARD DIRECTOR. 10/1982 - 11/2017.
During his 35 years with the OSV as its principal and solo clarinet, he performed and recorded as a soloist more than any other performer in the orchestra’s 87 year history. Implemented advertising and publicity strategies which resulted in 45% growth of OSV audiences. Initiated key partnerships which resulted in major budget savings for the OSV. Responsible for creative designs on all hand out programs, CD's, brochures, national & international tours and all advertising materials. Worked directly with sponsors and government to achieve desired results and benefits. OCTETO ACADÉMICO DE CARACAS. SOLO CLARINET & INTERNATIONAL TOUR MANAGER. 1982 – 2014.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN CARACAS, FUNDACIÓN MUSICAL SIMÓN BOLÍVAR. 198*-****-**** to Current. PROFESSOR OF CLARINET. IS A CO-FOUNDER OF EL SISTEMA (SISTEMA NACIONAL DE OQUESTAS JUVENILES E INFANTILES DE VENEZELA). 1981-CURRENT CLASSROOMS WITH 1 TO 20 STUDENTS 6TH TO 12TH GRADES & UNIVERSITY LEVEL AND OLDER.
CONSERVATORIO DE MÚSICA JUAN JOSÉ LANDAETA. 1983-2013 Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music. Classroom with 1 to 8 students. 6th to 12th grades and older. IUDEM which is now UNEARTE. 1984 to Current. Founding Professor of Clarinet and Chamber music. UNIVERSITY OF ZULIA, MBO. EXPERIMENTAL FACULTY OF THE ARTS (FEDA-LUZ), SCHOOL OF MUSIC. 2007-2014. FOUNDING PROFESSOR OF CLARINET AND CHAMBER MUSIC. CLASSES WITH 3 TO 9 STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY AGE AND LEVEL.
COLEGIO EMIL FRIEDMAN. 2001-2013 Senior Professor of Chamber Music Classrooms of 4 to 15 students, chamber music and chamber orchestra ensembles 6th to 12th grades. 1rst INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL LECHERÍA-EL MORRO, PUERTO LA CRUZ, VENEZUELA October/November of 1995 Music Director, Responsible for all artistic and musical programming Mark Friedman BIG BAND. Founder and Director 1992-2007 RECORDINGS: Concertos of Mozart, Weber & Copland with OSV. Chamber Music of Mozart and Beethoven, Hummel, Krommer, Handel, Rossini – Tangos and Milongas – Latin American Music and Venezuelan Music with the Octeto Académico de Caracas. markfriedmanclarinetyoutube EDUCATION: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School. 1973-1977 High School Diploma Pre-College Juilliard. 1975-1976 Tanglewood Music Festival Young Artists Program: Summers of 1976 and 1977. Manhattan School of Music Undergraduate Studies. 1978-1980 Birth date: Sept. 22 of 1959 City: New York City