THOMAS L. FOUGERE
Henderson, NV 89012
Over 25 years of international business operations experience, focusing on foreign product sourcing, logistics, supply chain management, import/export operations and administration for leading international firms. Over 13 years of experience in real estate sales. Fluent in German and French.
International Business Operations
Create comprehensive logistics management solutions by establishing purchasing agency and freight consolidation operations throughout Asia and Europe. Travel internationally extensively in support of these functions.
Responsible for selecting and managing the activities of a network of buying agents located in Asian and European countries, used to source, develop, and manage deliveries of imported merchandise, according to precise specifications and at the most competitive prices.
Create new product sourcing opportunities by locating and developing relationships with foreign suppliers (frequently situated in remote locations).
Attend international trade fairs to view releases of new lines and conduct business.
Negotiate rates and services with competing consolidators, carriers, and customs brokers to achieve the most cost-effective / quality service shipping program.
Implemented a comprehensive EDI-based order tracking system linking merchandise production and delivery status reports issued by buying agents; consolidation status and shipment advice reports issued by freight forwarders; and inbound shipment status and tracking reports issued by customs brokers.
Responsible for assuring compliance with all governmental authorities regulating import operations (i.e., Customs duty classifications, textile quotas, FDA product labeling, etc.)
Extensive trade finance documentation experience, particularly with international letters of credit.
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Responsible for implementation of SAP R/3 with Workflow application at location, successfully linking operations management at site with worldwide supply chain management operations.
Managed SAPGUI upgrade process (4.0B, 4.6C).
Manage order entry staff
Participate in SAP development workshops in Luxembourg, Belgium, and New York.
Design reports to export data from SAP into Web-based applications (TRANSAF order tracking program).
Work closely with Vice President, International Trading in putting together numerous multimillion dollar steel trading deals (e.g., 25,000 metric ton lots of concast steel slab ex-Russia; 20,000 metric ton lots of cold rolled coil steel ex-Belgium; wide-flange beams for major construction projects, including the Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas).
Real Estate Sales
Sold $90 million worth of luxury highrise residential property in the nine-month period between January and October 2007 at MGM Resorts International’s $8.6 billion CityCenter development.
Represented CityCenter at MIPIM, the world’s leading trade show for international property development and investment held in Cannes, France.
Utilize my multilingual capabilities to effectively present residential opportunities to an international clientele and close sales.
Licensed to conduct real estate transactions in the State of Nevada as a Broker-Salesman.
Member in Good Standing, Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS, Nevada Association of REALTORS, and National Association of REALTORS.
Represent Buyers and Sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Work very closely with clients to identify their needs and requirements to provide them with the highest quality service.
Coordinate with Loan Officers, Escrow Officers, Homeowner’s Associations, Property Management companies, and other Brokerages to pull together all facets of transactions to successfully close deals.
As Relocation Director at Century21 Infinity, work with Century 21 brokerages throughout the United States to handle relocation and referral business.
Candidate for Political Office, Clark County Nevada
Received 261,428 votes from throughout Clark County in the general election November 2018 for the office of Clark County Public Administrator.
Endorsed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada Veterans Association, Nevada Republican Hispanic Assembly. Rated "Exceptional Supporter of Veterans" by the Nevada Veterans Council.
CANDIDATE FOR CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR 2018
JOIE DE VIVRE LLC 2012 to present
GREATER LAS VEGAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, Las Vegas, NV 2004 to 2006; 2007 to present
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL, CITYCENTER REALTY, Las Vegas, NV 2006 to 2007
PREMIER IMAGE CORP., Las Vegas, NV 2003 to 2004
Purchasing Trader / Buyer
ACCESS INTERNATIONAL, San Anselmo, CA / Henderson, NV 2002 to 2003
TradeARBED, INC., Larkspur, CA / New York, NY 1997 to 2002
Division of ARCELOR MITTAL, Luxembourg / Paris (world’s largest steel company)
Manager MIS / Order Administration
AVM OF AMERICA, INC., Larkspur, CA 1994 to 1997
Subsidiary of AVM COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH, Berlin, Germany
WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC., San Francisco, CA 1984 to 1994
Manager, Foreign Buying Operations / International Traffic Manager
Responsibility covered all WS Divisions (WS, Pottery Barn, Gardener’s Eden, Chambers, Hold Everything)
TRANSNATIONAL SHIPPING CORP., San Francisco, CA 1982 to 1984
M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration), San Francisco State University.
B.A. in Political Science / International Relations, University of California, Berkeley
Fluent in German and French.