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Clay Reid is currently living in Paradise, California, working as a President in "Paradise Granite, Tile & Stone" and is interested in Construction.
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Job Title

President

Company

Company Website

www.Paradise-Granite.com

Location

Paradise, California

Categories of Interest

Construction

Company Size

1-4

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Clay Reid's Overview

Current
President/Founder at KNA LLC
Past
President / Founder at CRE, Inc.
President / CEO at Express Signs, Printing and Graphics
Director, Franchise Sales at Business Team, Inc.
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Education
California State University-Northridge
California State University-Chico
California State University-Chico
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Recommendations
7 people have recommended Clay
Connections
177 connections
Websites
Reid's Paradise Landscaping
Creative Business Practices
Clay Reid's Summary

Small Business Professional: ____ Turnaround Expert:


Has Started or Acquired & Operated 11 different Business Enterprises - then sold most of them for profit

30+ years Small Business Start Ups, Operations, Growth through Mergers / Acquisitions

- Invented, Produced & Sold Consumer Electronics Products Worldwide

On-& Off-shore Manufacturing, Retail, International Sales, Concept Realization

Construction , Electric & Digital Signage, Landscape Contracting

Trade Show Design, Production and Management, Graphic Design

- Expert in Small Business Mergers/ Acquisitions/ Appraisals

Express Signs, Printing & Graphics, San Jose, CA 1989 – 2005
- President / Founder multi-store graphic arts - Bay Area.

Business Team Incorporated, San Francisco, CA
- Director of Franchise Business Opportunity Sales Nationwide (1984 – 1989)·

Incognito Manufacturing Works, San Jose, CA President 1981 – 1989
- Invented, Produced and Manufactured Automotive Security Products, Sold Internationally.

Clayton Reid Enterprises, San Jose, President 1979 - 1989
- Started a number of multi-store operations including
Retail Stereo, Video Rental Stores, Plastic Manufacturing and the International Wholesale Distribution Company (above) to market numerous patented inventions/ products.

San Car Enterprises- 27 store Cal Stereo Chain , Canoga Park, CA
- Area Sales Manager (1976 – 1979)
· for a company of 27 California Retail chain Stores ( 320+ employees ) Increased sales volumes, implemented and enhanced regional advertising activities to good effect.

Broadcasting / Music Lab California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
- Student Teacher / Audio Recording Lab (1974 – 1976)

President KNA LLC
-California State Contractor - License # 690615
-Landscaping Design and Installation,
-Retail Granite -Tile
-Giclee Fine Art Reproductions

Specialties
· Board of Directors - Steinway Society Bay Area ·
- University Deans List Honors Student
· Member Audio Engineers Society - Society of Audio Engineering Professionals
· Developed an Audio Recording Arts Program, Northridge State University
· Supervised Radio and Television Productions, Remote Recordings and Broadcasts.
· Designed and Built Music Production Facilities and Recording Studios
· Station Manager/ President Broadcasting Club

Clay Reid's Experience

President/Founder
KNA LLC
March 2003 – Present (10 years 4 months)

KNA is a closely held company and is the umbrella for varied operations including, music education, retail stores, fine graphic arts reproduction, landscape contracting and other enterprises.

Co-Founder: Chico Center For Creativity C-3
President / Founder
CRE, Inc.
January 1979 – December 2005 (27 years) California

Incorporated in 1980, CRE has been the holding company for a number of retail chain stores, onshore/offshore manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies.
President / CEO
Express Signs, Printing and Graphics
Public Company; 11-50 employees; Printing industry
January 1989 – January 2005 (16 years 1 month)

Founder of highly successful graphic arts multi-store operations in the Bay Area. Ultimately acquiring a number of high profile competitors to become one of the top graphic design/printing/sign companies in Silicon Valley. Customers included the "who's-who" of Silicon Valley, including most of the south bay municipalities and larger firms in the Valley.
Hired and managed sales account executives, developed effective compensation programs.
Oversaw and assisted with all daily activities, vendor, employee and customer service.
Performed inventory control, ordering, and purchasing. Negotiated agreements with customers and vendors, ensured all deliveries were accurate and on time.
Hired and trained creative staff, prepared weekly schedules, monitored and evaluated their performance.
Developed and implemented new sales and marketing strategies to increase business and market share.
Responsible for all budget, planning, bookkeeping, payroll, and cost controls.
Director, Franchise Sales
Business Team, Inc.
July 1984 – December 1989 (5 years 6 months)

First as a Business Broker/ Sales Associate, later as Director of Franchise Sales, Clay Reid was instrumental in the development of several innovative sales systems which lifted this pre-eminent merger / acquisition company into the digital age...
Director of Franchise Business Opportunity Sales
Business Team Incorporated
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Real Estate industry
January 1984 – January 1989 (5 years 1 month)

Directed franchise sales activities for entire U.S. managing four headquarters and covering more than 220 Franchise opportunities.
Participated in many business acquisitions and managed over 200 sales associates in four offices.
Increased sales throughput with effective sales planning and improved awareness of product line.
Consistently achieved or exceeded all sales quotas each year.
Prepared and presented documentation and California State Franchise Board regulation disclosures.
Maintained direct relationships with the franchiser and client buyers.
Supervised and scheduled training and job assignments for sales force.
President
Incognito Manufacturing Works
January 1981 – January 1989 (8 years 1 month)

Invented.. produced and manufactured automotive security products that sold internationally.
Managed daily operations of this multi-location operation, scheduled staff assignments, and supervised staff.
Developed an international sales campaign including national network television exposure, international magazine and flyer advertising and full retail point-of-purchase support. Our products appeared on CBS Morning News, David Horowitz Show, Glamour, Playboy, Popular Mechanics and many other magazines and media.
Built local and international manufacturing production facilities with sales offices and distribution in over 20 countries.
President
Clayton Reid Enterprises
January 1979 – January 1989 (10 years 1 month)

Managed daily operations of multiple business operations, scheduled staff assignments, and supervised up to 28 employees.
Started several chain store operations including retail stereo, video rental stores, plastic manufacturing and the wholesale distribution company (above) to market numerous patented inventions and products.
Built local and international production facilities, sales offices and distribution with worldwide distributor networks.
District Sales Manager
Cal Stereo
January 1976 – January 1979 (3 years 1 month)

Performed sales management, hiring and merchandising for San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Jose and San Francisco stores. Managed up to 300 employees to increase sales volume, implemented and maintained advertising activities, and coordinated store management personnel.
Developed new and effective management methods to take the lowest performing stores to reach top sales ranks.
Exceeded all sales objectives and recognized for leading the company’s highest-rated stores.
Area Sales Manager
Cal Stereo / San Carr Enterprises
1974 – 1979 (5 years)

Starting as a salesman in 1974, Mr. Reid rose through the ranks to become an Area Sales Manager for the 27 store retail consumer electronics chain "Cal Stereo". Over those years, he implemented a management style which consistently won top performing stores awards and gained the respect of his employees.
Student Teacher
Broadcasting / Music Lab California State University Northridge
January 1974 – January 1976 (2 years 1 month)

Taught the audio recording laboratory classes for the Broadcasting and Music Departments under the supervision of C. Wayne Taylor, Department Head Technical Services, at Northridge State University concurrent with his junior and senior years.
Taught, supervised and managed classes of up to 30 students to produce audio recordings of all University musical, special events, and student performances.
Trained students in the technical aspects of the recording arts including, microphone placement, recording techniques, equipment maintenance and use.
Supervised the recording lab equipment including the very expensive and advanced video and audio recording machines, microphones and equipment our department possessed as a result of our relations with Hollywood industry.
Scheduled and managed the student recording crews for daily events often 7 days a week.
Produced, edited then distributed the finished materials to the artists, instructors and clients.
Station Manager / President
KVGS Radio Station
January 1968 – January 1971 (3 years 1 month)

Managed daily operations, scheduled staff assignments, and supervised staff.
Coordinated fund-raising and advertising sales activities to fund the radio station’s operations.
Helped to design the broadcast studio facilities and equipment layouts. Worked closely with all technical aspects of the radio station and produced programming for broadcast on KVGS and KPAY radio stations.
Promoted rapidly from “talent” to Station Manager including all administrative senior duties
Clay Reid's Publications

Eat Your Competition
webJanuary 1, 2009
Authors: Clay Reid
How to grow your small business through mergers and acquisitions
Clay Reid's Languages

English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
German (Elementary proficiency)
Clay Reid's Courses

Independent Coursework
Basic Conversational German (101- 103)
Clay Reid's Skills & Expertise

Team Leadership Creative Problem Solving Strategic Thinking Manufacturing Retail Start-ups Strategy Development Marketing Strategy Team Building Product Marketing Product Development Promotions Advertising Mergers Inventory Management Strategic Planning New Business Development Business Strategy Entrepreneur Business Planning
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Clay Reid's Education

California State University-Northridge
Total of 5 years, Broadcasting, Audio Specialization
1973 – 1976

- Radio - Television - Film Production
- Student Instructor Audio Recording Lab, Music Department Northridge `75-76
Activities and Societies: AES, Deans list Honors,
California State University-Chico
BA, Mass Communications-Broadcasting, Radio, Television, Film
1971 – 1973

Produced an early "Rock Climbing" film for the local Sierra Club with Howard Donner, who has now also produced a number of internationally acclaimed films, and also appeared on several PBS' NOVA programs as chief High Altitude Doctor on several Everest Climbs...
Activities and Societies: Rock Musician, ( lead guitar in two popular local bands ) President Broadcasters Club,
California State University-Chico
California State University-Northridge
Pleasant Valley High School
President - Broadcasters Club KVGS Radio, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Clay Reid's Additional Information

Websites:
Reid's Paradise Landscaping
Creative Business Practices
Interests:
Music - www.paradisemusiccamp.com Audio/Video, Music Recording and Performance, Skiing, Travel, Food & Wine, Mountaineering, Landscape Design Contractor, Retail Consumer Electronics, Granite, Tile & Stone Retail, Large Format - Fine Art Reproductions
Groups and Associations:
AES, CSLB, NCLA, Steinway Society Board of Directors, CES-CEA

AV Industry Professionals

Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Consumer Electronics

Consumer Electronics Association

Consumer Electronics Professionals 25 Plus

Music Industry Network

eMarketing Association Network
Honors and Awards:
Top Dog Award, University - Dean's List,

Contact Clay Reid: claytonian@sbcglobal.net

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Clay Reid
Name: Clay Reid
Link: http://www.salespider.com/p-13782693/clay-reid
Location: Paradise,California,United States
Job Title: President
Company: Paradise Granite, Tile & Stone

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