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President, Colite International, Ltd

5 Technology Circle   Columbia, SC  29203

Phone:  803-360-3971

DOB:  08-26-65

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



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



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

Revenue:  N/A

Number of Employees:  2



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


Office Locations:  

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.





Date:  1992-Present

Company:  Colite International, Ltd.

Position:  President/Owner

Business Type:  Sign Manufacturing


Date:  1988-1992

Company:  Milliken & Company

Abbeville, SC

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.


Date: 1987-1988

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




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

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