Fred Pieplow

Fred Pieplow

2014 MiQuest Coach of the Year. Business Growth Coach. Chief Question Asker!

Benton Harbor, Michigan Area
Management Consulting

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Fred Pieplow's Overview

  • Owner at Manna Management, LLC
  • COO at Quantum Connections, Inc.
  • VP Operations at Pemco Die Casting
  • General Manager - Metals Industry and CFO at VA Automation
  • CFO at Fruit Pak, Inc.
  • CPA at Gerbel and Company
  • CPA at KPMG

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Fred Pieplow's Summary

Passionate about improving cash flow to increase business value! I will plug the cash leaks and help GROW your business!

Executive Coaching – building confidence one decision at a time.
- New role development
- Change management
- Creativity explosion
- Personal accountability

Public Speaking
- Cash: More is Better - Plugging the Cash Leaks in your Organization
- The 5% Difference - That Leads to Spectacular Business Growth
- Problem Solving & decision-making - Maximize Your Influence to Achieve Results

Business Planning - Cost reduction and Process improvement projects

Merger and Acquisitions - Every business gets sold sooner or later. Prepare yours for the highest value

- Financial: cash flow and AR management, reporting for decision-making;
- Planning: Strategic and tactical plans to set and reach your goals
- Operations: continuous improvement, quality, safety, productivity measures;
- Project Management: develop teams and deliver complex projects on time & on budget;
- Goal Setting: set goals, deadlines and responsibilities for mutual accountability.

Fred Pieplow's Experience

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

October 2004Present (10 years)

Executive coaching, Cash Flow improvements, goal setting, operations excellence.

Business Philosophy
* Achieving success for our clients is why we exist.
* Long-term success will only be achieved through long-term relationships based on achieving results and building trust.
* Challenging ourselves and challenging our clients to achieve higher standards is the only way we know how to do business.
* Success will only be achieved by being good stewards of our natural resources.
* All people, everywhere, under all circumstances, deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

October 2009May 2010 (8 months)

Ttalk aired 6pm Mondays on and WSJM 94.9fm. We informed and entertained while discussing topics of interest to business leaders.


Fapco, Inc.

July 2005December 2006 (1 year 6 months)

VP Operations

Lake Shore Studios

November 2004June 2005 (8 months)


Quantum Connections, Inc.

October 2001September 2004 (3 years)

Sold company.

VP Operations

Pemco Die Casting

September 1999September 2001 (2 years 1 month)

General Manager - Metals Industry and CFO

VA Automation

November 1981September 1999 (17 years 11 months)

Sold Company


Fruit Pak, Inc.

19791981 (2 years)


Gerbel and Company

19761979 (3 years)



Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

19731976 (3 years)

Fred Pieplow's Projects

  • CASHMIB.COM - Cash More is Better.

    • March 2013 to Present

    Bill designed this website and coded a lot of the back-end technologies. He also created all the art for the website and videos. Fred is a very experienced business guy and business coach. This is a website that Fred and I run together. Fred creates videos and writes books & articles to help grow your business and improve cash flow, and I design and implement the technologies that make it run.

Fred Pieplow's Certifications

  • Business Strategist

    • April 2013

Fred Pieplow's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Chair

      Benton Harbor Lutheran Outreach Ministry
      • Social Services
      June 2003 present (11 years 4 months)

      Bringing the Good News of Christ's love while attending to immediate needs of people in Benton Harbor, MI

    • Leasership Team

      Men's NetWork of Southwest Michigan

      The Men's NetWork of Southwest Michigan includes men who are interested in growing in the walk with God, sharing the love of Christ with others, and helping out when someone has a need.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Organizations I support:


Fred Pieplow's Skills & Expertise

  1. Business Planning
  2. Start-ups
  3. Project Management
  4. Leadership
  5. Public Speaking
  6. Finance
  7. Strategic Leadership
  8. Mergers & Acquisitions
  9. Business Process Improvement
  10. Project Planning
  11. Management Consulting
  12. Executive Coaching
  13. Strategic Thinking
  14. Small Business
  15. Cash Flow Forecasting
  16. Strategic Planning
  17. Business Coaching
  18. Change Management
  19. Executive Management
  20. Outsourcing
  21. Accounting
  22. Consulting
  23. Budgets
  24. Strategy
  25. Forecasting
  26. Entrepreneurship
  27. Asking Questions
  28. Leadership Development
  29. ERP
  30. Human Resources
  31. Part-Time CFO Services
  32. Analysis
  33. Problem Solving
  34. Organizational Development
  35. Cash Flow
  36. Sales
  37. Business Strategy
  38. Author
  39. Video Blogging
  40. Conflict Management
  41. Business Advisory
  42. Growth Coach
  43. Entrepreneurship Development
  44. Theory of Constraints
  45. Restructuring
  46. Time Management

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Fred Pieplow's Education

Valparaiso University


Fred Pieplow's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Lutheran Outreach Ministry - Benton Harbor (Chair) Christ Lutheran Church - Stevensville, MI Berrien County Economic Development Corporation Board

Honors and Awards:

2009 Entrepreneur of Distinction - Corp! Magazine
Elected County Republican Precinct Delegate
Certified Strategic Business Analyst (aka Pumpkin Planner) - Provendus Group

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