Languages

  • English – native proficiency
  • Spanish – moderate proficiency
  • HTML – professional proficiency

Recent Publications

Biofuels International
Author · Sep/Oct 2017
Binns, Mark; Burkes, Kolten. “Removing water from ethanol.” Biofuels International, September/October 2017, 28-29.

Social Media

Managed Company Accounts
LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Instagram:

  • Hengye Inc.
  • Klein High School FFA Alumni

Managed Brand Accounts
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram:

  • EthaDry (Hengye Inc.)
  • EthylCleanse (Hengye Inc.)

Personal Accounts
LinkedIn:   Kolten Burkes
Twitter:   @ibkol10
Facebook:   Kolten Burkes

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • The Association of Strategic Marketing
  • Internet Marketing Association
  • Oil and Gas IQ

Certifications and Honors

  • University of Houston-Downtown
    Business Development / Sales Management Certificate
  • Texas State FFA
    Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree
  • American Marriage Ministries
    Ordained Minister

Educational Experiences

UHD

University of Houston-Downtown

MBA Business Development /
Sales Management

Houston, Texas · 2017 to 2020
AACSB Accredited
Reality Based Education

  • Sales communication, basic to advanced selling skills and techniques
  • Sales leadership, sales strategic planning, and development of sales goals
  • Marketing including analysis, e-platforms, promotional marketing, sales and analysis
  • Pricing and margin negotiation, financial management of contracts
  • Establishing and tracking key performance indicators
  • Effective written and presentation skills

UHD

University of Houston-Downtown

BBA International Business
Houston, Texas
AACSB Accredited
Activities: Study Abroad in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

The International Business major offers a combination of basic business knowledge with an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of international business theories, practices and policies with a strong global focus. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions in business, government, and global-oriented enterprises and organizations in the fields of:

  • International trade and business
  • International finance
  • International marketing
  • Global cross-cultural management

Professional Experiences

UHD

Hengye Inc.

Molecular Marketeer, Sales Engineer
Houston, Texas · since March 2015

  • Encourage team efforts for genuine customer centricity, responsive service, and solution forward activity
  • Engage and educate adsorbent and catalyst communities of company services, technical support prowess, corporate culture, and product capabilities
  • Produce technical articles and case studies to support and improve efficacy of products and technical services
  • Design marketing tools for tradeshows and sales presentations to promote product features, applications, and benefits
  • Code corporate website using HTML and Photoshop to create appealing calls to action
  • Create brand recognition and bolster company image through social media sites, educating followers and developing interest grabbing material that increases knowledge, brand awareness, and nourishes a supportive community
  • Answer technical product questions, select the best product to fit customer needs, and explain the chemical and physical reasoning behind the product selection

KISD

Klein Independent School District

Administration
Klein, Texas · 2013 to 2015

  • Collaborated with all 42 administrators across the district and managed standardized testing deadlines
  • Attended Professional Development training for internally administered certifications and participated in Professional Learning Communities
  • Collected and reported, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing documents from all Klein ISD campuses
  • Scheduled and oversaw the printing and delivery of secure, district-wide testing documents, and assisted with report analyses for increased success of students, following TEKS standards
  • Managed inventory, equipment, vendor relationships, and trained employees on proper use of machinery
  • Evaluated results of students in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program, created and analyzed reports to monitor progress
  • Controlled documentation for the needs of students in the Special Education Program

UHD

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Service Manager
Houston, Texas · 2011 to 2012

  • Led employees through operations while interacting with customers to ensure top levels of satisfaction and nourish customer loyalty
  • Trained and encouraged employees to become top performers by building employee confidence while following company policies
  • Monitored profit and loss statements, food and equipment budgets, labor matrices, and managed sales and inventory forecasting
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained new employees about company practices, duties, safety, and company culture
  • Engaged in customer relations to spread knowledge about corporate culture to instill company values, mission, and vision
    skills

Community Involvement

UHD

Klein High School FFA Alumni

Secretary Officer / Cofounder
Klein, Texas · since September 2010

  • Support the Klein HS FFA chapter and expand opportunities for participants through fundraising, scholarships, and sponsorship
  • Plan, host, and operate livestock shows and one Career Development Event that have grown to raise over $10,000 in net profit per year
  • Our mission is to ensure the success of a program that assists high school students in developing the skills and character for a path towards a positive and fulfilling future