President, Colite International, Ltd
5 Technology Circle Columbia, SC 29203
Spouse: Pam Children: Ashley (26) McKain (24) Cecilia (20) Mary Rutledge (17)
Ashley: Strategic Initiatives Manager, Privacy and Data Strategy
Warner Bros. Discovery, Los Angeles California
McKain: Gallery Director, Paderewski Fine Art, Beaver Creek Colorado
COLITE INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
Global Manufacturer of retail and corporate identity signage worldwide, offering full-service sign programs including technical surveys, project management, engineering, and installations of signs. Clients include American Airlines, Texas Instruments, Dell Technologies, Siemens, Duke Energy, Trane Technologies, Holiday Inn, Cartier, Ferguson, Hilton Hotels, Extended Stay America and Levi’s.
Responsibilities - Founder/President – Operations, Financial, Strategic Planning
Corporate Awards: August 2003, Export Achievement Award presented by US Department of Commerce for accomplishments in the global marketplace.
April 2002, Awarded the Palmetto Safety Award in our SIC and category for outstanding factory and job safety record
November 2001, Awarded the World Trader of the Year by the World Trade Center of South Carolina for excellence in international trade and community leadership
Revenue: $30 million
Number of Employees: 100
COLITE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
Sustainable Energy Company specializing in lighting, solar, EV and other sustainable power generation systems.
Responsibilities - Founder/Partner/Chairman
Revenue: $5 million
Number of Employees: 25
Energy Management IOT Device designed to manage electrical usage, maintenance, and service as well as data storage.
Responsibilities - Founder/Partner
Number of Employees: 2
COLITE OUTDOOR, LLC. Sold in 2014
Outdoor advertising network throughout Central America. Customers include Nestle, Delta Airlines, McDonald’s, Unilever, Nike and Eli Lilly and Procter & Gamble
Responsibilities - Managing Partner
Annual Projected Revenues: $6 million
Number of Employees: 50
San Jose, Costa Rica; Panama City, Panama; Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Salvador, El Salvador; Managua, Nicaragua; San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Manages 350 billboard structures in (6) countries in Central America and operates the largest regional outdoor advertising system in Central America.
Company: Colite International, Ltd.
Business Type: Sign Manufacturing
Company: Milliken & Company
Position: Milliken & Company is the world’s largest privately held textile company in the world, with estimated revenues of $3 billion per year and over 75 locations worldwide. The company was a Malcom Bridge Award winner in 1990. Positions held were: Senior Production Manager, Advanced Development Engineer, Advanced Production manager, Advanced Process Engineer, Process Engineer, and Production Manger. The manufacturing facility in Abbeville, SC was affiliated with the Woven Automotive Division of Milliken & Company. Major accounts included General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation, Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, and Honda.
Company: Colite Industries, Inc.
Position: Project coordinator for the installation of all signage at the Greater Cincinnati International Airport.
High School: Cardinal Newman High School
Location: Columbia, SC
Year Graduated: 1983
College: University of Notre Dame
Location: South Bend, IN
Degree/Year: BS Electrical Engineering, 1987
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member Board of Directors, University of Georgia, Terry School of Business, Entrepreneur Program
Member Board of Directors, MUSC Children’s Hospital Advisory Board
Former BMember, The Human Gathering
Former Chairman, South Carolina Jobs Economic Development Authority
Former Board of Directors, Business Carolina, Inc.
Former Member SC Department of Commerce Coordinating Council and Enterprise Committee
Former Chairman, Invest SC
Former Board of Directors, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital
Former Member, City of Columbia, Financial Task Force/CFO Search Committee
Former Chairman, Provost Academy of South Carolina
Former Board of Directors, South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Former Board of Directors, Central Carolina Community Foundation
Former President of MITA-Midlands International Trade Association
Former Board of Directors, Columbia World Affairs Council
Former Board of Directors, Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties
Former Board of Directors, Edventure Children’s Museum
Former President, Foundation for Columbia’s Future
Former Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee, Saint Joseph School