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Sales Engineer

Location:
Atoka, Oklahoma, 74525, United States
Posted:
March 03, 2016

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LESLIE F. (LES) JENNINGS

**** ****** ******

Kingston, OK 73439

Cell: 580-***-****

Email: actsht@r.postjobfree.com

Designer / Project Consultant

VIP Transport Category Aircraft

Sales/Marketing Contract Negotiations Specification Writing Mechanical

Design Production Management Production Scheduling Budget

Control Business Development

PROFILE Dynamic 35-year sales and design career reflecting pioneering design and exceptional on-time and on-budget deliveries of Head-of-State aircraft.

Expert in sophisticated sales presentations and direct contact with world leaders.

Remains on the cutting edge of new technology, with vast knowledge of FAA rules and regulations

Outstanding success in securing new business worldwide with completion contracts up to $100 million;

Exceptional track record that demonstrates self-motivation, creativity and initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1991 - Present Design Associates International, Inc. OWNER

Design Associates International (“DAI”) is one of the leading design firms for executive aircraft interiors in the world. More than a dozen Heads of State, scores of corporate executives and many of the world’s most prestigious individuals have chosen Les Jennings to design the interiors of their aircraft and manage the complex process of installation and finishing. The costs of the interior modification of these aircraft have ranged up to $100 Million USD. Few, if any, professional designers in the world have this level of experience. I have been referred to by the media as one of the founding fathers of design for the for transport category aircraft. In this industry,t here are very few people with the ability and talent to perform all required skills to sell, design, build, and install custom interior modifications demanded by the owner. Even fewer designers are knowledgeable of the complicated and often frustrating process of getting aircraft finished to specifications on time and on budget.

Key Achievements:

Designed directed interior installation for USAF 747 E4A, E4B Presidential Command Post;

Designed and dynamically tested 16G cabin chairs for the Cessna Mustang;

Originator of numerous systems and equipment for aviation such as “video on demand,” unique lighting systems, water-based film transfer finishes and aviation Jacuzzi hot tub systems;

Developed new media for aviation sales presentations;

Nominated for Oklahoma Aviation Hall of Fame.

1981 – 1991 Dave Ellies Industrial Design Senior Designer

1975 – 1981 E-Systems, Inc. Design Engineer

FORMAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

Trinidad Junior College

General Education

University of Central Oklahoma

Mechanical Engineering

Oklahoma State University

(Stillwater, OK)

Mechanical Engineering

Oklahoma State University

(Oklahoma City, OK)

Study of Small Business Practices

Numerous commercial corporate training programs in the areas of sales, relationship building and leadership.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Research & development in interior finishes; production tool, light structural, mechanical, and mechanical systems design and engineering, conceptual design and commercial art; national and international sales, contract negotiations, and specification writing; development of customer relations and production liaison.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (not employers)

James R. Grimes

Director of Interior Modifications

L3 Communications

Waco, TX

Email: actsht@r.postjobfree.com

Kenton Kidd

Retired Chairman

California Apple Growers Association

Fresno, CA

Tel: 559-***-****

Syd Mead

Professional Illustrator

Oblagon

Los Angeles, CA

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ABBREVIATED CLIENT LIST

Larry Page Sergey Brin

Google Corp.

BOEING 767 200 ER

H.E. Nicolai Ceausescu,

President of Romania

BOEING 707

H.E. Shehu Shagari,

President of Nigeria

BOEING 727

H.E. Mahathir Mohamed,

Prime Minister Malaysia

BOEING 737

H.M. Hassan Bolkiah,

Sultan of Brunei

BOEING 727

& 747SP

HRH the King of Norway

Falcon Jet

HRH Prince Waleed Bin Talal

BOEING 767 300 ER

Royal Brunei Airlines

BOEING 757

McDonnell Douglas

DC IO

Chrysler Technologies

Boeing 747 200

Kamal Adham

past Minister of Defense-Saudi Arabia

BAC 1-11

HE Sheik Zayed

President of United Arab Emirates

Boeing 707 300

Harb Al-Zuhair

BAC 1-11

E-Systems, Inc. - National Airborne Command Post –

U.S. Government

Boeing 747



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