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        John Palinkas Qualifications

John F. Palinkas III   MBA MA, AIA-PACC
PO Box 35 
Scotts, NC 28699

I am a business professional with 25 years of solid business management skills to offer your organization. My experiences range from frontline customer service, marketing management and advertising, materials management, inside and outside sales experience in business to business and consumer sales, project management, teaching and presentation skills, along with a full range of office skills to manage your workforce. I am versed in Microsoft Office, Oracle, Book Keeper, Quick Books and many other software packages. In addition I am a licensed auctioneer in North Carolina and also a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. I also teach and develop curriculum for Community Colleges and Schools in North Carolina specializing in Business, Antiques, Auctions, Online Auctions and Real Estate licensing classes. 


Operations Management   
Customer Service
Human Resources  
Contract Law                     
Materials Management        

Supply Chain Management AAS                      Greenville Tech                                    
Business Administration BSBA                        University of Phoenix                     
Real Estate Broker                                           Allen Tate School of Real Estate        
Auctioneer School                                            Carolina Auction Academy                
Business Administration MBA                         University of Phoenix                 
Personal Property Appraisal                              Asheford Institute of Antiques          
Antique Studies                                                 Asheford Institute of Antiques          
Master of Arts in History                                  American Public University   
Marketing Certificate                                        Gardner Webb University      


August 2008 – Present                Lecturer                             Various Locations

Develop and teach classes in Antiques, Auctions, Online Selling, Real Estate, Business and Entrepreneurship. Delivered at Community Colleges and JY Monk Real Estate School. 
August 2008 – Present              Lead Auctioneer                     Auctions by JNL
                   Cornelius, North Carolina
As the Lead Auctioneer I am charged with maintaining compliance with the NC Auctioneer License law, state tax law, and state labor laws. In addition my duties include but are not limited to accounting, print advertising and marketing management, personal property appraisal, operations management of a staff of 6 contract employees, Internet marketing management, materials management, shipping and warehousing operations, purchasing and credit card transmittal sales. The company specializes in cataloging items to sell through the online auction platforms of Proxibid and Auction Zip Live. 

August 2006 – PresentSales Manager JNL Real Estate Services
                        Cornelius, North Carolina
As the Sales Manager I am responsible to maintain compliance with NC Real Estate license law. Daily activities include marketing residential real estate through traditional methods as well as the auction method of marketing. Task include web and print based advertising, compiling reports and conducting market research and comparative market analysis, and filling out required contracts. 

January 2005 – February 2010          Project Manager      Gali Service Industries
                   Charlotte, North Carolina
My duties included maintaining a $4,000,000 contract with the City of Charlotte for the janitorial services which our company provided. Daily task include but were not limited to management of 300 employees, administration of the payroll, purchasing and inventory control, adhering to the policies set forth by The Charlotte Douglas International Airport. I am the proud recipient of the 2008 Extra Mile Award for Executive Support for Gali Service Industries and under my leadership our company was awarded many distinctions by the City of Charlotte.   

April 2003 – December 2004President/ Owner       Ice Cream U Scream
                         Fountain Inn, South Carolina
I maintained daily operations of a local ice cream parlor and compiled and reviewed activity reports, trained and managed six employees including quality control, payroll and accounting activities. I was responsible to maintain state compliance relating to food service, employment concerns and taxes.

June 1999 – April 2003  Customer Service Team Leader              Alcoa Fukikura
                 Quote Specialist, Scheduling    Duncan South Carolina
I handled complex business to business sales, scheduled plant deliveries, reviewed material requirements, analyzed customer product needs, quoted prices and credit terms and prepared sales contracts. Was instrumental in developing and managing the distribution marketing channel and managed a four person team. 

Certifications, Licenses and Awards

NC Licensed Auctioneer
AIA PACC Certified Personal Property Appraiser
North Carolina Real Estate Broker License 
At Home with Diversity Certified
Short Sale Foreclosure Resource Certified
Workforce Housing Specialist Certified
Eagle Scout BSA
Wood Badge Trained BSA
2008 Extra Mile Award Gali Service Industries
NC Employer Award Vocational Rehab
City of Charlotte Human Resource Award
LifeSpan Employer Award
United States Air Force Veteran


Charlotte Regional Realtors Association
Asheford Institute of Antiques

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