Melaine Duchastel

(506) 457-2732




2004-to present  Salesbridge. Fredericton, N.B. Sales Executive

Part of the regional sales team for IKON Office Solutions.

  • Sales of hardware and software solutions in office equipment, mostly to company CEOs and Directors of organizations.
  • Surpassed revenue quotas set, achieving results up to 210% of quota for quarter.
  • Completed all orders using the company’s computer-based sales form package and followed through on delivery.
  • Involved in coaching sales professionals and leading sales team seminars.


2004 Sawcreek Furniture. Fredericton, N.B. Sales Consultant

Acted as a consultant for a startup furniture company that targeted the high-end designer showroom market.

1996-2003 Turner Greenberg Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sales Associate

A very high-end furniture showroom used by interior designers and their wealthy clients. Located in the major American design center in Florida.

  • Responsible for sales in the 8,000 sq. ft. showroom as well as sales on the road.
  • Developed a trusted and professional relationship with designers and worked with an extended wealthy client base throughout the Americas and Europe.
  • Dealt with customer service and the resolution of sales-related problems arising in the organization.
  • Represented over 20 different manufacturers’ products.
  • Maintained library of sales information, catalogs, and sales tools.
  • Responded to client needs-catalog updating and disseminating new product information.
  • Organized floor plans and directed workmen in showroom installations.
  • Teamed with others to market products via mail-outs.

1995-1996 Galerie Beauchemin. Vieux Montreal, Quebec. Sales Professional

  • Sold framing and art in an art gallery in old Montreal.
  • Managed inventory of products.



  • Taught French and English as a Second Language at College and University levels in various states of the USA and the Province of Quebec.
  • Taught Translation at Laval University, Quebec, Canada.



  • BA  1972.   Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Majored in French and Art History. Spent 6 months in Florence, Italy studying Italian art and culture in the Study Abroad program
  • MA  1975.   University of Montreal, Canada. Department of French as a Second Language.



  • Fluent in French and English, with a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
  • Ability to coordinate multi-projects with efficiency and sense of priority.
  • Ability to translate from one language to the other effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and adaptability. Excellent team worker.
  • Very capable in problem solving and planning.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Lived and worked in France, England, USA and Canada.