"Lisa's training, covering the terms of sale and terms of
payment, was so clear and helpful that the time seemed to
fly by. Our attendees, consisting personnel from Accounting,
Marketing, Supply Management, and Business Development all
benefited from her patient and thorough training. It was a
plus for all experience levels. "
Elster Electricity LLC, Raleigh, NC
"What I have found helpful working with Lisa is the
-What is an L/C and what purpose does it serve?
-What an L/C is not and common misconceptions.
-Why do buyers use L/C? What benefits to they get from using them?
-Why do suppliers require LICs? What benefits do they get
from using them?
-How banks process and handle LICs.
-What is the UCP?
-Nomenclature of the L/C.
-How to read and interpret a L/C.
-Examples of how people have been burned when they thought they
were protected under their L/C. "
SE Asia, Elster Electricity LLC, Raleigh, NC
"I have obtained services from Lisa Kmec for over 15
years. She is very responsive to any question that you might
have. Lisa has a great ability to lead you through any
aspect of the letter of credit process. I have gained a lot
of knowledge and experience with the assistance of Lisa
Clark-Reliance Corporation, Strongsville, OH
"Coding Products has been conducting business with Lisa Kmec since 2001. Our business relationship began with an on-site letter of credit seminar. Lisa Kmec has demonstrated vast knowledge in the area of the letter of credit processing. She has always been very helpful and patient when providing advice on various letter of credit issues, including export regulations and documentation.
Lisa takes care to ensure complete understanding when
providing consulting services. She has assisted Coding
Products with numerous extraordinary letter of credit
situations and has never advised us inaccurately. Lisa's
expertise is trusted and respected. "
Coding Products, Kalkaska, MI
"Lisa Kmec is knowledgeable, personable, extremely
organized and has taken the time to explain and guide us
through many of our 'export seminars'. Our facility has
contracted Lisa Kmec several times to instruct Letter of
Credit and Export Documentation seminars. The manner in
which the seminars are presented enables the participants to
easily understand and retain the complex and necessary
export information. The handout materials are essential to
creating effective export documentation and communicate the
information to all departments involved. Lisa Kmec has
perfected her training sessions to encompass everything you
need to know for successful export transaction documents. "
Cindy S. Williams
Vogt Power International, Inc., Louisville, KY
"Lisa came to us highly recommended by a contact in our
primary lender's Exim department. At that time, we were
putting together a bid, which included a documentary letter
of credit, that was international in nature and financed by
the U.S. Exim Bank. At that point, we did not have much
experience working with Exim, documentary letters of credit,
and in the specific country at issue. Lisa was a tremendous
help on this project giving us comfort that we were not
exposed from a contractual receipt perspective and that we
could actually produce the documents necessary to get paid.
The bid, and the overall project wound up being very
successful. One which, in fact, we use on our customer
reference list. Since this time Lisa has consulted for us in
time-sensitive situations and, again, provided very valuable
Babcock Power, Inc., Danvers, MA
"Most companies involved in international business will eventually deal with some type of letter of credit. If you've had some training, you may have knowledge on how to obtain an acceptable letter of credit or present a clean set of documents. However, how much of your valuable time is spent trying to accomplish that goal? I have spent years working with letters of credit and consider myself an expert, but in today's environment, productivity is a key factor to a profitable business.
Document presentation is a key component in
obtaining prompt payment, however, the other key is obtaining
a clean acceptable letter of credit. Park Solutions has the
expertise to assist in this area through seminars and normal
consulting. Using the services of Park Solutions is one of
the best decisions we've made. It has made a positive impact
to our bottom line and we have no plans to change that. "
ABB, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
"Letter of credit shipments used to be such a burden for
me. I have handed that burden over to Lisa Kmec and it has
worked out quite nicely. She not only has extremely high
accuracy rate with consultation concerning export documentation
and acceptable letter of credit terms,
she is also one of the very few people who ever win an
argument with a bank over a letter of credit issue. I value
not only our working relationship, but also the personal
relationship we've come to build over the years. "
Rose Mary Dworek
MSA International, Pittsburgh, PA
"Lisa Kmec with Park Solutions provided a template to
issue letters of credit used in purchasing equipment from
sellers located in Europe. She also composed messages to
resolve an issue of delayed documents that caused additional
fees, to our advantage. Lisa's advice was invaluable and we
plan to call on her whenever we are purchasing overseas,
where the situation would require her services. "
Big Horn Lift Truck and Equipment, Inc., Sheridan, WY
"The Export Department at Car-Freshner Corporation has been
working with Lisa Kmec for several years. She is very
knowledgeable and informative about letters of credit, and
we have learned a lot from her. Due to Lisa's expertise in
handling letters of credit, our company has never had to pay
discrepancy fees. We would not hesitate to recommend her
services to others. "
Car-Freshner Corporation, Watertown, NY
Lisa Kmec has diverse experience and expertise both in international consulting and letters of credit processing. Her expertise has been displayed in the following areas:
- AID Letters of Credit.
- Extensive familiarity with UCP bank regulations and the ability to work with these rules to meet the customer's needs.
- Thorough advice for sales personnel to protect our corporation's profits.
- Very willing to share her knowledge through years of experience.
- Great presentation skills.
- Highly intelligent, knowledgeable and professional.
- Confident in abilities, very thorough, dependable and trustworthy.
Erin S. Murray
Union Electric Steel Corporation, Carnegie, PA
"Park Solutions led by Lisa Kmec is the recipient of our five star rating. We rate her one of the top LC consultants in the country. Extremely hands on, positive, thorough, detail oriented and highly knowledgeable. Seemingly always available to her clients. You would be hard pressed to find any one better. She bills hourly at less than a third the price of a high end attorney, and for many tasks adds twice the value. Park Solutions, dollar for dollar is one of the best top notch consultant values in the US."
C L Bruner
USA News Network, Dallas, TX