Cornelis G. Arens
Current City: Tucson
Chapter: Southern Arizona SCORE
Retired, active in both the Detroit (#18) and the Tucson (Southern AZ #689) SCORE Chapters all year long. Snowbird from Michigan, live in the Tucson area from mid-November until May 1 each year. Immigrant, arrived in the USA from The Netherlands as a 19-year old. Worked as a mechanical/systems engineer in small to medium sized business. Purchased the (nearly bankrupt) custom machinery manufacturing biz from my employers. Built the biz from less then 1 to 6 million, brought in an outside manager (president) and nearly lost the biz to bankruptcy. Sold the company in 2000 and continue to do some consulting and engineering.
All Primary and Secondary education in The Netherlands as well as early technical university schooling. Obtained a BSME at a highly regarded university in the Detroit area in 1965. Studied at another Detroit area university for a Business MBA, did not finish. Attended many professional seminars.