years and a long
consideration, I have made the decision to close all aspects of each battery
business. I am available to do long term
consulting contracts with exit package and am actively seeking employment in several
industries now with exit package. My battery knowledge is second to none.
My business is closed but If I were to take a new order
my minimum order would need to be $20,000.00 per order.
Please view my professional employment profile on LinkedIn at
http://lnkd.in/qiSRM3 or Ron L
Rathbone. Positive Recommendations are Appreciated.
My web sites
are still up because Each web site
is my resume of my last 23 years of work and investment in myself.
many reasons for closing. Many of my clients in one market had credit lines
directly connected to their homes and affected by the housing bubble of 2007.
Most of my
clients were like myself and had no-doc credit lines and never had a
problem. Their credit issues rolled down on me.
and TV stations filed bankruptcy. Roughly $100,000.00 and hurt my
client and vendor relationships. Other term TV stations just did not pay.
and hurt my
client and vendor relationships.
Fraudulent Credit Card Charge backs and no support from MC, VISA, and AMEX
cost me approximately $30,000.00 and hurt my client and vendor relationships. This
forced me to drop my merchant account in March 2008.
I was always
2009, after 20 plus years in business and dealing with the automotive
industry since 1997, I was hand selected and delivered a 500 million dollar Obama Reinvestment Act
Federal Energy Grant
with a matching 500 million dollars in the same grants through a cartel of
auto manufacturers headed by the then VP of Engineering Worldwide for GM,
We had all our paperwork in order and I was not a start-up. We required a US level politician
from the State of Tennessee to go with me as our advocate before the
committee in DC and petition for us why we should receive those grants.
aggressively pursued these partisan politicians who refused to return our telephone
calls, email, postal letters, and finally I started showing up at colleges,
waiting until they finished their speeches on why we should give to the 1%.
Then when called on I would ask about 2200 skilled jobs in Tennessee. They
and their other Partisan
Politician friends started a move to block 2200 jobs in East Tennessee not to mention
regional tier 1, 2, and 3 businesses. More important than the EV
Battery Cell Manufacturing R&D facility was the Rare Earth Materials
Refining Facility. The only one in the world that refines lithium is in China.
were with Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Steve Southerland, and Phil Roe and a
new word for me, Partisan Politics. Later Amazon felt the treachery of
Tennessee politicians and then VW.
Obama Reinvestment Act Federal Energy Grants for the manufacture of EV battery cell
manufacturing and R&D facilities in East Tennessee and a Rare Earth Refining
Facility in Tennessee. The only one that refines lithium is in China.
I was heavily
invested in making these things happen. These Tennessee Politicians
would not go as our advocate and instead spent their time in front of news
cameras screaming, Mr. President where are those jobs you promised us?
Knowing it was a bad move the auto cartel made a deal
with A123 with the left hand and another with LG Chem using the right hand.
No automotive, train, airbus or other has appropriate battery hybrid or
electric product. When their PHD's are stuck they would call on me.
visit from a colleague to the Executive Agent to then Secretary of Defense
Robert Gates on new projects, all of which required budget money and
continued war. The DOD funding was blocked. I would like to have had the business but was
/ am glad the
wars are closing out.
2010, Shotgun armed robbery by three men and a woman. Two are in
prison, one is on a six year felony probation-a joke, and the woman worked
something out because she was never brought in for arraignment. I closed
the building immediately and spent months fighting the legal system to see
that they were prosecuted for sticking a 20 gauge shotgun to the back of my
head and then to my nose with his drug induced finger on the trigger the
entire time. The plan was to leave no witnesses but those who created
my wife and I have other plans. I wish I knew those plans because we
I now have a
larger minimum to the factory for my lithium ion batteries. My factory
is one of the three best in China and they do not do small orders.
At the end it
became impossible to collect enough orders in a timely manner to meet my
minimums. I would receive promises and no checks. I asked good
and regular clients for additional orders they needed and they apparently
just had no funds.
I have many
unnecessary new DOT / FAA . IATA freight rules on packing and shipping lithium ion
batteries and I am afraid I will make a mistake. There are no silver
spoon financial backers to bail me out. There are a lot more
reasons, these are just dynamic highlights.
I am done.
I am ready to do long term contract work or be hired directly in the large
EV battery cell market or
just be hired directly in another industry and am actively looking.
Clients leave the industry for whatever reason. If still working or in
business and on Linkedin, referrals from thousands of my great clients for my Linked In site
profile would be great. Linkedin Profile:
Resume in PDF:
Thank you to
my great customers that I have been fortunate to meet over the last twenty
three years. Most of it was ALL good.
The business line
is disconnected and business email is set with an auto-responder advising we
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Email is the primary communication, telephone is
After the shotgun armed robbery on October 10, 2009 by
four assailants, I needed a new environment. In an organized manner,
we moved out of that second building as weather allowed. If you call
and get voice mail, leave a message. Closed
Phone Voice Mail:
If no one can get the call, we are on other lines, ALL
in assembly helping on orders, it is a holiday / weekend, ice / wet
snow, seasonal flu / intestinal bugs, or simply very early in the morning or
late in the evening; Please, if you leave a (1) message regarding a new
sales order someone will call you back as soon as we can. If you
have Caller ID Block, Please press *82 before dialing. E-Mail (1)
using the complete
directory list but the above still applies. Adding more
staff reduces our ability to compete with the Chinese and still supply you
the excellent quality product that has built our 21 year old name.
Face Book - Yes it is Social Network with millions posting
their ever passing of gas, but I do not really support these within family
and friends let alone in business as I consider them immature, anti-social
skilled and not really a business environment. I may have to go that
way but hope not. Twitter: The last study I read - recent - stated
that over 77% of twitters go unread.
Note: (March 24, 2008 through January 2009), 2
catastrophic events, emergency relocation, and issues with AT&T sent us to
an alternate phone service and building. During that time a dozen or
less new clients thought we were closed. It was a disaster still not
far enough behind us.
The direction and advise of a visiting Pentagon team
including a DOD attorney, was to take each individual market within Rathbone
Energy and separate each into a totally new and separate LLC which has been
or will be created for each separate market that was originally inside of
Rathbone Energy. The Broadcast Battery Market Batteries under
ownership of Rathbone Energy is now separate and under Rathbone Broadcast
For Broadcast Batteries Please See our new
and separate LLC
company created in January 2010 and an official LLC in April 2011.
http://www.rathboneenergy.com for all broadcast batteries and
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