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Fred Ampolini


Fred Ampolini has three decades of business, manufacturing and engineering expertise and has lived the engineering adventure of a lifetime! He has worked as a start-up engineer, field engineer, and manufacturing executive in every facet of operations from engineering, production, maintenance, product development, distribution, environmental, heath and safety (EHS), technical training, and commercialization of new products.

Fred led a company-wide and multi-consultant skunk works team that created and launched an industry-transforming product, in fact, the first product of its kind to be authorized for sale by the FDA. Fred was the President of the R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.

Fred’s skillset includes strategic planning, forming high functioning teams, leadership development, process analysis and improvement, coaching, and high level business analysis and improvement. As an inventor, he holds more than 35 US and international patents.

Fred and his wife live in Winston-Salem, NC. He has four children who are making the world a better place and one really cool grandson. He is the Chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County and is a volunteer mentor for SCORE NC which helps aspiring and existing small businesses achieve success.

Recent Posts


Having worked with contractors for well over 20 years, Dennis has seen plenty of successful contractors as well as others who are… less successful. What is the primary difference between the achievers versus the less successful ones? The answer may be found in one...

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Spring Cleaning And a Life Lesson

Wayne and his wife Lisa were cleaning up a boat together this spring, and she offered a labor-saving idea which Wayne rejected out of hand. No, this isn’t a soap opera story of a marital dispute, but it does beg the question: What does cleaning a boat on a sunny,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." We are sincerely grateful for your partnership and humbled by the trust you've shown in us. We wish you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

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