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Guptill Consulting Services

marketing and strategic planning services

for technology-based companies.

We work with many technology-based clients, particularly in the ocean industries from both sides of the North Atlantic.

Client testimonials indicate our hard work, knowledge of the industry and technical background are valuable traits we bring to their team.

Fred Guptill is a physicist and professional engineer with over 20 years' experience in applied science, engineering, business management and marketing. He can be contacted via e-mail at PhredATGuptill.com or in other ways for further information.


Market Research and Analysis

We have created and executed plans for the international marketing of:

·   Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
·   Meteorological Stations
·   Hydrographic Visualization Software
·   Water Quality Monitoring Instruments
·   SCUBA Accessories
·   Aids to Handicapped Persons
·   Camping Equipment
·   Contract Manufacturing Services
·   Offshore Personnel Services

New Product Evaluations

With over 20 years’ experience and involvement with technology-based organizations, GCS will

·   Assess the risks
·   Define the competition
·   Define the markets

for your new product.

Sales Leads

We find sales leads for our clients:

·   from our database of over 13,000 international, technology-related contacts
·   from our active participation in trade shows and technical conferences
·   from our network of clients and contacts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands

Strategic Planning

We will help you to develop a business plan that:

·   recognizes your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis)
·   includes budgets for marketing, sales, production costs and overhead expenses
·   projects cash flow, profit and loss
·   is designed to help you to secure financing for your business
·   will guide the management of your business for the next several years

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A partial list of our clients includes:

Direction des Constructions Navales - St. Tropez, France
France's military shipbuilder with over 27,000 employees at nine different locations

ISE logoInternational Submarine Engineering - Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
develops and manufactures underwater robotic vehicles, including Theseus, one of the few operational AUVs in the world.

Metocean logo Metocean Data Systems Ltd. - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
designs and manufactures oceanographic buoys and data acquisition systems for customers all over the world.

NewTech logoNewTech Instruments Limited - St. John's, Newfoundland
manufactures and assembles electronic and electromechanical devices on a build-to-print basis.  Sample NewTech products:

·    Wire harnesses and control panels for armoured vehicles

·    Printed circuit boards - both through hole and surface mount

have been built for the likes of General Motors and Nortel Networks.  Contact PhredATGuptill.com for more information on the benefits of high quality electronic contract manufacturing (ECM)

Seimac logoSeimac Limited - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
designs and manufactures EPIRBs, provides custom weather forecasting services and is the world’s largest manufacturer of Argos transmitters.

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Client Testimonials

Jim McFarlane - President - International Submarine Engineering
"We need more people like Fred Guptill"

Pat McConnell - President - Atlantis Scientific Systems Group
"Without your research and personal contact...I am confident that none of this would have crystallized. Thanks again for a job well done."

Graham Smith - President - Focal Technologies Inc.
"Mr. Guptill's scientific background enabled him to be effective in application details."

Jennifer Steeves - Marketing Director - Seimac Limited
"I am sure that it was Fred's knowledge of the market and his reputation which led to the sale."

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For Further Information

Guptill Consulting Services
1-5254 Green St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 1N7
phone:    +1 (902) 489-9605
fax:         +1 (902) 484-5238
e-mail: PhredATGuptill.com

The page last updated 10 Jan 05
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