Business coach. Problem solver.
Author of book: Cash: More Is Better! It has more than 60 ways to improve cash flow in your organization. Available on Amazon.com.
Fred Pieplow is experienced, solid and has excellent business judgment. He is knowledgeable both on the tax and audit side, collaborates well with others and has a wide range of valuable and practical business skills. He treats everyone at every level of the organization with respect, and in turn is well respected.
Fred is detail-oriented and well organized. He is excellent at problem-solving and would recommend him highly. We have worked together on numerous projects.
Fred was a high calibur CFO at Fapco, Inc. Whenever he needed custom programming for our accounting software, he had a gift for analyzing company efficiency and translating in house user requirements for the programming department. His requests aided in maximizing profitability for the company, and he was a valuable asset at Fapco, Inc. while he was employed there.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Fred, and I highly recommend him for any company.
I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Fred for many years. Our business relationship escalated to a high level from 2008 - 2011 when we asked Fred to consult our company in developing and maintaining a business plan for the International Engineering and Manufacturing headquarters in North America. I was CEO/President of the North American operations at that time. He worked with us (both domestically and reporting directly to the CEO and CFO of the international headquarters located in Germany as well). We focused on the current and upcoming calendar years budgeting, personnel, capacity planning, currency exchange (prediction and actual adjustment) plus year end preparations. Fred worked with us on budget development in parallel to theoretical sales forecasting was (and will always be in a start up company). This presented a challenge that required a constant, detailed need for continual adjustment. Once a history is developed that provides sales and market trends in the relative country then the frequency in the need for adjustments declined. The only reason the level decreased in working with Fred: History was developed resulting in more accurate forecasting. Budgets became more accurate and the plan took shape. In addition there was a qualified person on staff (Sue Busse) that Fred worked with in order to transition himself out of the day to day. Ultimately the business planning as well. Ultimately Sue not only replaced Fred within the company she currently hold the Division Director spot for North America for that International company. As Fred says it: " When I work myself out of a job in some ways it defines success". I should note the time period in which Fred worked with our team was during the worst economic times in recent history. Fred made himself available to myself and my staff based on the company needs. Fred also worked with our team in the implementation of two software packages used in different capacities over time: Made 2 Manage - ERP and Quick Books. With creative team work we were all able to satisfy the needs of our company and also our customers needs as well. Not only do I hold Fred in high regard professionally I look to him as a mentor and example of what a Christian man should be. I can recommend Fred without any reservation and am available via LinkedIN, Skype etc. for such recommendations.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Fred since the first year I started the Express business and that relationship has grown both professionally and personally. He is a man of the highest integrity with solid business sense and truly is passionate with helping businesses succeed. He recently made a presentation at the Southwest Human Resource Organizations' monthly luncheon with the topic "How to help your CEO make good decisions". HIs light hearted and humble style of presenting made for an effective presentation.
Fred is very mature in all aspects of analytical thought, getting things done, and people issues. He has equally strong skills in systems, rules, structure, organization, detailed planning and people skills. He is versatile, and a quick learner in all these areas. Overall he is an excellent business person with strong people management skills. Combined with his strong ethics beliefs, he is an outstanding asset to all his friends and clients.
To whom it may concern:
As Purchasing and Project manager at VAI Automation Corporation, I am pleased to recommend to you my business associate Fred Pieplow. I have worked closely with Fred for more than ten years and have been impressed with his work.
As the controller, Fred has managed the financial stability of the company. Fred was involved in development of the company's business direction over ten years; he has done his job successfully. Fred has a good sense of change management and was crucial in the development of Project Management at VAI Automation Corporation.
In terms of interpersonal dynamics, Fred has demonstrated social agility in developing and maintaining business relationships. His keen sense of perception nurtures this polished articulation skill.
I would without any reservation recommend Fred to you. I am sure he would be a tremendous asset to your company.
Jan Fredrick Potter
It is my distinct pleasure to recommend Fred Pieplow. Fred was my esteemed business associate during my employment at PSG Plastic Service Group as Vice President/COO. I worked closely with Fred on all accounting/controlling issues and greatly valued his perspective on management techniques in all areas. His attention to detail and ability to communicate them on an International level make him an extremely valuable resource in any organization. Fred’s ability and willingness to work odd hours at a moments notice are a testament of his overall commitment to the Team.
Fred is a detailed professional, who offers sound advice and reccomendations to his clients. He is detailed oriented, and excels at daily operations, but is truly outstanding at providing long term solutions for his clients.