Dennis Csehi Joins Consulting Collaborative as Managing Principal

Dennis Csehi has joined Consulting Collaborative as the managing Principal of the Western office in Denver, CO. Dennis has many years of experience in the glass, solar and made to order specialty industries. Dennis’ background includes executive experience in startups, turnarounds, and established companies operating nationally and internationally, with more than 30 years of general and technical management.

Dennis has held positions of President, General Manager, VP Operations and Development, VP Engineering and Supply Chain, and Director of Engineering for companies ranging from $10 million to $600 million annual revenue. He has lead major expansions and new factory installations and startups.  He also has been a Past President of the Glass Association of North America (GANA). During his career Dennis has developed intellectual property and has been awarded two patents.

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Bill Abbate Joins Consulting Collaborative as Managing Principal

Bill Abbate has joined Consulting Collaborative as the Managing Principal of the Northeast office in Pittsburgh, PA. He brings considerable experience in the building products, construction and manufacturing industries. His background includes C-level executive experience in startups, turnarounds and established companies with more than 20 years of general management. He also brings significant experience in both internal and external consulting.

Bill has held positions of President/CEO, Managing Director, EVP, SVP, VP/GM, and VP Sales and Marketing for North America in companies ranging from $12 million to $200 million annual revenue. He also served as one of the top four executives in a $1.5 billion division of a global materials company.

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David Rohlfing Joins Consulting Collaborative as Managing Principal

David Rohlfing has joined Consulting Collaborative as the Managing Principal of the Midwest office in Chicago, Illinois.  His business experience spans over three decades ranging from managing his own company ultimately merging it with a division of a Fortune 200 public company to holding executive and board positions in private, public and non-profit organizations including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director in the United States, Canada, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

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Consulting Collaborative and Definite Consulting Group Strategic Alliance

Definitive Consulting Group and Consulting Collaborative have formed a strategic alliance. Both parties are independent entities and will collaborate on consulting projects when both parties can leverage and complement each other’s expertise.

Definitive Consulting Group

Formed in 2007, this Texas-based consulting firm specializes in real estate development and project management.  Definitive has consulted clients ranging from Fortune 100 Companies to private equity endeavors.  Definitive continues to consult Houston’s finest homebuilders creating some of the largest private residences in the United States.

Building on their deep experience in procurement, Definitive launched a building material sales division in 2011. This division specializes in electrified glass panels and decorative glass products.

Eric Anderson presents “7 Characteristic for High Performance Firms” to AIA Southwest Georgia Chapter

Eric Anderson, AIA, in his role as a management consultant to professional design firms has developed a presentation, “7 Characteristic for High Performance Firms”, for firm leaders, managers and those who aspire to these roles.  Eric has presented to AIA Southwest Georgia Chapter, AIA Education Day 2014 in Savannah, Georgia and he will be presenting to AIA Atlanta Principals Round Table meeting in June.  The presentation is certified to earn participants continuing education credit under the AIA CEU criteria.

Eric Anderson providing project management services for “Passive House” sustainable design project

Eric Anderson, AIA is currently serving as Owner’s Representative providing project management services for a non-profit organization, Friends of Refugees in Clarkston, Georgia.  Clarkston has the unique circumstance of being a small community with the highest concentration of Asian refugees of any place in the US.  Friends of Refugees is designing and building a 17,000 square foot refugee development center, a facility to help this special community become employed in the local economy, learn English as a second language, navigate local education and other social support systems.

The refugee development center is planned to be a near-net-zero project using the “Passive House” sustainable design criteria, a rigorous program focusing on a super insulated, tight building envelope allowing reduced energy for heating and cooling.  The project will benefit greatly from donated and discounted equipment, materials and services that will include photovoltaic panels, the use of stored DC power, and a VFR mechanical system with energy recovery ventilation.

An important part of the refugee community social system is community gardening; 94 plots are already in place on the project site.  Storm water is, and will continue to be collected and used on site for garden irrigation.  When completed, the Center will be the largest commercial project certified under the Passive House design and construction criteria.


Key Communications

Key Communications has partnered with Consulting Collaborative to exclusively provide consulting services to their event participant companies with a focus on business development to increase sales as well as profits and also offer many other initiatives that contribute to achieving a very successful company in the glass and glazing industry.

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USGlass Magazine

USGlass Magazine has partnered with Consulting Collaborative to exclusively provide management consulting services to their affiliated glass and glazing subcontractors with a focus on management and priority planning processes to increase sales as well as profits and also offer many other initiatives that contribute to achieving a very successful company in the glass and architectural products industry.

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1-2-1 Business Consulting

Consulting Collaborative has formed an alliance with 1-2-1 Business Consulting a national and international business consulting company providing strategic and operational consulting services to an array of industries including glass and architectural products. Their specialties include operational and financial benchmarking to identify performance gaps and therefore opportunities to improve business performance.

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