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Pickup Truck Cargo Bed Extender
a heavy duty pickup truck cargo bed extender designed for the construction industry.

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Heavy Duty Cargo Bed Extender for Pickup Trucks 

This patented (US 6,279,980 B 1 / US D504,384 S) Xtender ™ is designed to fold down to 2 inches against inside of tailgate when not in use, compared to the other bulky “Flip- up tube designs. The Xtender provides an additional 2 feet of secured cargo space. It is ideal for all short beds with extended cabs and 8 foot beds with tool boxes.

The Xtender is designed for easy installation. It is made of 1/8 inch aluminum diamond plate and can be clear coated or powder coated most colors to protect further against oxidation. Side panels are secured in place by way of OEM tailgate receptors. The Xtender is compatible with bed covers and bed caps as it mounts below top edge of tailgate.

 

This product, I feel has great profit potential for a company with manufacturing, marketing and distribution expertise. I will entertain selling outright my patent rights or provide an exclusive licensing agreement.

 Best regards,  Mark Straschewski

My Resume / About Me

Mark A.Straschewski             45144 Sheri Dr. Macomb, MI 48044           248-867-7366straschewski@comcast.net  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
   I have managed the activities of new construction and maintenance, according to company standards and practices, while ensuring customer satisfaction is being maintained throughout the construction/maintenance process. I contributed by demonstrating technical expertise in all phases of construction/maintenance; addressed and resolved issues throughout each phase of construction/maintenance by routinely interfacing with associates, trade contractors, customers, architects, and municipal building officials to ensure delivery of a quality product on schedule and within budget. I established competitive pricing for equipment repair and replacement through vendor data base network, supply house sources and service contracts by using fair and open competition (FAOC) practices. I have prepared contract scope of work and specifications for offices to publish request for quotes (RFQ) to the general public using best offer bid selection. Monitored service contracts for facilities up keep in the areas of landscaping, snow removal, maintenance, parking lot maintenance, janitorial and security of facilities. Supervised, trained and mentored junior associates to provide the best service for all internal and external customers.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2007 – Present   Great Lakes Service Group   Dearborn, MI. / Service Operations Manager   Responsible for generating, securing, or otherwise confirming all information needed to create, monitor and modify the project progress schedule on a continuous basis and develop scope reviews of the various bid packages to properly coordinate their respective interfaces. In addition, my role requires the monitoring of the performance of the company's manpower resources, purchasing and project management functions to ensure that all subcontracts, material purchases, submittals, deliveries, clarifications, and changes are processed properly to obtain maximum profitability and customer satisfaction within time constraints.2003 - Present    Macomb Community College  Warren, MI / Adjunct FacultyCourse Title: Climate Control Technology – CLCT 1400 / CLCT 2400

I provide training in Air Conditioning System repair and installation including basic refrigeration cycle, systematic system troubleshooting, silver brazing, proper use of all specialty tools and equipment, electrical schematic diagram comprehension and construction safety practices.

  1998 - 2006 Construction Services Management   Macomb, MI / Owner

Company completed several residential and commercial renovations, additions and new construction through out metro Detroit. Most recent new construction projects included 615 West 14 Mile Rd. and 907 West 14 Mile Rd. Clawson, MI. As a contracted Project Manager I successfully coordinated several Detroit Area remodeling and ground up Municipal projects for a local GC. This included the Fraser Senior Citizens Activity Center Addition, Fraser, MI., WCCC Science Lab Renovation Downriver Campus, Multi-Purpose Room Renovation – WCCC Detroit and the demolition of existing and the construction of new the new Beach House at Spencer Park, Rochester Hills.

Assisted Kmart Corp. in the capacity of Project Manager on several HVAC Retrofit Projects throughout Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. This included Contractor Qualifying, Developing scope of work, Preparation of bid documents, Prebid site meetings, Bid Spread Sheet, Contract Awardment, Project Scheduling, Field Reports and Construction Progress photos while interfacing with Kmart Resource Center, HVAC Contractor and Kmart store location managers so as to limit disruptions at store level. Conducted final project punch out to assure company plans and specifications were adhered to. Assisted contractors with required documentation forms / billing.

  

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  1994 - 1998   Super Kmart Centers Kmart Corp. Troy, MI / Manager of Refrigeration

Buyer of all refrigeration equipment for grocery department, i.e. refrigeration racks, walk-in coolers / freezers, display cases. I pre-qualified refrigeration installation contractors, prepared bid packages, prepared bid spreadsheets, awarded refrigeration equipment installation contract, and scheduled grocery equipment installation. I have resolved issues during the construction phase, through continuous communication with Kmart Design Dept., Kmart Project Representative, General Contractor and refrigeration equipment installation contractor. I completed 55, on schedule, within budget installations /store openings nationwide during my employment. I trained other regional offices, field personnel and store associates on the preventive maintenance procedures of all grocery refrigeration equipment.

 1990 – 1994   Kmart Corp.  Troy, MI / Regional Facility Manager

I was responsible for the operational maintenance of 148 retail locations through out Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, by managing lease terms and negotiating project funds with Kmart headquarters and landlords. I prepared capital project requests that included funding request and scope of work / bid. I prepared mechanical maintenance and common area maintenance expense budgets for each fiscal year with Microsoft Excel and Access database presentation for corporate management to review.  I have built databases for life cycle analysis and cost analysis of building and equipment that has out lived service ability including cradle to grave refrigerants from various HVAC systems and asbestos pipe wrap insulation abatement while providing technical assistance to senior corporate management. Assisted the implementation of ADA compliance and developed, prepared and executed a maintenance expense budget of 22 million dollars for the maintenance and upgrades of store facilities that ranged from 45,000 to 128,000 square feet. Performed quarterly site maintenance inspections of facilities i.e., roofs, parking lots and HVAC equipment. Coordinated and monitored the activities of carpenters, masons, roofers, automatic door repairmen, locksmiths, glazers, asphalt companies, HVACR technicians and maintenance technicians to provide required building services to achieve optimum customer safety and comfort.

 EDUCATION

AAS (General Studies)   Macomb Community College

I have obtained numerous certificates of completion in related technical industry fields.

 INTERESTS & ACTIVITIESConstruction

Golfing

Mentoring

 LICENSES & CERTIFICATES

Climate Control Technology - Heating   Macomb County Community College   1980

Climate Control Technology - Refrigeration   Macomb County Community College 1980

Climate Control Technology - Air Conditioning   Macomb County Community College 1980

Refrigeration Service Engineers Society - Commercial Refrigeration 1995

CAMTEC - Project Management   2001

Project Management Fundamentals – Macomb County Community College   2006

Project Management Applications – Macomb County Community College   2006

State of Michigan Residential Builders License # 2101082367

State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor License # 7101762

Member - BOCA International

Member – Refrigeration Service Engineers Society

Veteran – USMC Honorable Discharge