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Sales Manager

Minneapolis, MN
September 08, 2019

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***** ******** ****, ******, ** 612-***-****

August 04, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager:

Thank you for your time. I hope that you find, upon meeting me, that in addition to my drive and success as a business owner, my experience makes me a great addition to your company. I spent the last 42 years as the owner/operator of the Coin-Tainer Company. Having built the company from the ground up from the basement of my home as a young father of three, and growing it into the world’s largest coin-wrapper company worldwide, I gained a wide range of industry knowledge and experience that I believe equips me to drive the success of your company. Some relevant examples of my skills and accomplishments include the following:

• Innovating the design of age-old traditional products to create new markets, including “coin- wrappers in a bag” and “easy-open” wrapper pull tabs

• Created entire new category at retail (“home/office for cash handlers”)

• For 35 years, never had products removed from any retailer’s shelves due to lack of sales or low supply chain

• Maintained 98% scorecards at world’s largest retailers

• Navigation of growth challenges

• Adapting to ever-changing retail speed of business requirements

• Developed manufacturing processes to combat pricing pressures from major customers (“bigger, better, faster”)

My proven determination, ability to adapt to changing customer/industry needs, and innovative creative problem solving skills make me confident that I would be able to hit the ground running in any position for which I am a good fit at your company. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Dave Walters


13001 Twilight Road, Onamia, MN 612-***-**** Core Proficiencies

Drive and tenacity to meet goals; project management and execution; multi-tasking under heavy deadlines; innovating existing products/processes; creating new sales and development opportunities; creative problem-solving and ideation.


United States Military Academy West Point 1969 to 1070 Attended on full-ride hockey scholarship.

Hamline University 1970 to 1973

BA, Secondary Education and Coaching

Self-motivated to complete my degree while providing for my small growing family; worked multiple jobs during college and took night classes as necessary. Professional Experience

The Coin-Tainer Company

Founder, Owner / Operator 1976 to present

Innovating product development; creating new markets and developing growth and sales opportunities; building and maintaining customer relationships; able to work independently as well as collaborating; brainstorming new ideas; negotiating; projecting; decision-making; time management; leadership; setting and driving teams to meet long and short term objectives; managing resources and deliverables; evaluating opportunities; meeting challenges with creative solutions; developing processes and procedures to improve operating logistics and workflow.

Customer Portfolio

Comfortable and proficient working with small family businesses and big-box retailers alike, including Walmart, Amazon, Dollar General, Staples, Office Max/Office Depot, target, Walgreens, and many small local banks and businesses.

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