James Gray - Livonia, Michigan

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Livonia, Michigan

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James L. Gray
30870 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 522-4917 ( Home )
(734) 637-2068 ( Cell )
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To provide, implement, and utilize the extensive skills and knowledge in Sales, Estimations, Plans/Spec, and hands-on technical assistance. To successfully collaborate with clients, to provide HVAC services, and to increase sales & profits in a HVAC company preferably within the Manufacturing and Distributing industry. To create and implement departments of Sales, Plans/Specs & Services, to increase company sales and recognition within the Commercial and Residential divisions. I am willing to relocate to another state if necessary.

Skills & Qualifications:

HVACR - Theory classes and Certification
HVACR - R.S.E.S. Type I & II Refrigerant Certification
HVAC - Technician experience
HVAC - National Accounts Coordinator
HVAC - Sales Inside/Outside/Territory Account Manager experience
HVAC - Plans & Specs Estimator experience
HVAC - Quotation experience utilizing Dodge Reports, Cam, and Builders Exchange
HVAC - CARRIER University Graduate
HVAC - TRANE Boot-Camp Graduate
HVAC - BRYANT Puron Certified Specialist
HVAC - Behler-Young Company - Steam Boiler Troubleshooting Classes
HVAC - Behler-Young Company - Hot Water Boiler Operation Classes
HVAC - Behler-Young Company - Basic Electricity I & II Classes

Employment History:
Flex-N-Gate Corporation
5663 East Nine Mile Rd.
Warren, MI. 48091
06/2007 to Current
Provide Plant protection to Staff & Visitors as well as Patrol Property, secure incoming Trucks for deliveries, and other related Security duties.

Note: Collected unemployment from December 2006 to June 2007, then was hired at my current Employer listed above, until the market produced a HVAC Sales position.

Heinanen Engineering Inc. ( TRANE Residential/Commercial Dealer )
27611 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI. 48150
04/2006 to December 23, 2006
Sales Specialist for Residential, Commercial & Industrial divisions for Company and Sole Sales Specialist
for (3) Three Home Depot Stores in the Metro-Detroit area. During employment, Residential Sales in
last seven (7) months, were $425,000.00 and $60,000 in Commercial Sales. Successfully passed
Background & Drug Tested as a requirement of employment. Lay-off due to company decrease in
Home Depot contracts, and economic changes in State.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Detroit Metropolitan Airport Romulus, MI.
01/2004 to 04/2006
Passenger / Baggage Security Screener.
The Transportation Security Administration protects the Nations transportation system to ensure
freedom of movement for People and Commerce. (Note: Achieving a Government Security Clearance, a Sworn Oath, and citing National Security, specific Job or Security Duties can not be disclosed.) I utilized this position until the current Job Market produced a position with my HVAC background.

Note: Collected unemployment benefits from previous employer. (SWAC Distribution)
12/30/02 until 08/2003 and unemployed (no benefits) from 08/2003 to 01/2004.

SWAC Distribution (York HVAC Distributor)
12650 Inkster Rd. Redford, MI. 48239
Contact: Mr. Stan Carpenter
05/2002 12/30/2002 Opened and headed the Plans & Specification Department. I Performed Job Takeoffs for entire State of Michigan with Estimating Jobs for all Contractors. During my employment, (Prior to the York Corporate Take-over) I had quoted over $1,700.000 with some success in Sales of these Jobs. Cam, Dodge Reports, and Builders were utilized, (on-line) to obtain the above described information. I was also assigned a cultivated customer base whereby Inside and Outside Sales applied.
Myself and others, were laid-off due to a YORK Corporate Take-over, whereby YORK eliminated our Plans & Specs Dept.

Note: Unemployed from 11/2001 to 05/2002 (Collected Unemployment Benefits from Carrier Great Lakes due to the 9/11 National Tragedy)

Carrier Great Lakes, Inc. (Carrier HVAC Distributor)
33601 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia, MI. 48150
Contact: Mr. Rick Miller
07/2000 - 11/2001 Inside Sales / Carrier National Accounts
HVAC Estimates/Inside Sales/Carrier National Accounts Coordinator for Michigan and Northern Ohio. My duties included: Reviewing Plans, Specifications, and Schedules for Contractors & Engineers for the purpose of obtaining Sales in the Commercial & Residential Market, with an emphasis on Equipment Sales to walk-in HVAC Contractors, as well. Lay-off due to decrease in HVAC sales citing the 9/11 disaster.

Bergstroms Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI. 48150
11/1999 06/2000 Residential & Light Commercial Service Technician
Provided Commercial and Residential Service to Customers, with some generation of
Sales Leads, for New Equipment. Corporate merger with Nation Wide Company (Blue-Dot) caused, Service Technical force positions eliminated by seniority.

Metro-Air Handling Inc.
20825 Plymouth Rd. Detroit, MI. 48228
Contact: Mr. Thomas Thompson
05/1999 11/1999 Commercial & Residential Service Tech.
Provided Commercial & Residential service and some installation of HVAC Equipment for our customers as well as generating Sales in both Markets. Work force reduction by seniority due to lack of Residential and Commercial Sales and Service needs.

Detroit Medical Center Security Police Department
4201 St. Antoine Detroit, MI. 48201
Contact: Mr. Dennis Morgan
04/1986 - 05/1999 State of MI.- Security Police Officer
Provide Police Protection to the Detroit Medical Center & Surrounding geographic properties. Issuance of City of Detroit Ordinance & Traffic Violations, as well as providing First Responder status for Fires, First Aid & C.P.R. Was also in charge of 3rd Platoon, while on 3rd shift. I received numerous Awards & Citations while employed at DMC. Employment and career change made.

Detroit Medical Center DMC Sky Team Helicopter Ambulance Service
4201 St. Antoine Detroit, MI. 48201
Note: Flight Program closed down No further contact person(s).
05/1985 - 04/1986 Flight Paramedic / Dispatch
Prior to our Flight program closing down, I was assigned as a Flight Paramedic and Flight Dispatcher on a rotation basis. Our "Sky-Team" Helicopter Ambulance Service provided Advanced Life Support to the Metropolitan Detroit area, in addition to providing "scene" flights. Hospital closed the Helicopter Service due to cost. I made lateral move into Security Police Department at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

References Letters upon request:

Carrier Great Lakes HVAC Distribution

S.W.A.C. York HVAC Distribution


Will provide any and all Certifications and Reference Letters upon request

Community Involvement:

Volunteer Youth Ice Hockey Coach for Livonia Hockey Association - Michigan

USA Hockey Coach Level 3 Certification ( Current )

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