Business Solutions Team

Peter Schmidt

Business Solutions Manager

Pete Schmidt is a Business Solutions Manager at The Center. Operating directly out of Macomb County, Pete provides services and support to small manufacturers in the region to enable them to compete, grow and prosper.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining The Center, Pete spent more than five years at AXXO Sales, LLC, as Business Development Manager. There, Pete represented numerous companies and product offerings, helping customers manage business growth. In this role, Pete performed additional tasks to facilitate product development, including demonstrations, testing and troubleshooting. Previously, Pete served as Business Development Manager at Pfinder Chemical USA for the North American and Mexican regions. This position gave Pete experience working with clients to identify specific challenges and needs, along with collaborating on new opportunities.

Since 1996, Pete has worked as an independent wine consultant as owner of Vino Encounter. In addition to recommending food and wine pairings to customers, Pete also offers in-home wine tasting and education services to groups.

Education
Pete is currently pursuing an associate degree in Business from Macomb Community College. Pete also is a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

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