Howard R. Curd
Co-Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director
HOWARD R. CURD. On November 10, 2014, the Company acquired all of the ordinary common stock of Engineered Products Acquisition Limited (“EPAL”), which owns the Wardle Storeys companies in the United Kingdom, and the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, UEP Holdings, Inc., acquired all of the ownership interests in Uniroyal Engineered Products, LLC (“UEP”). The operating companies were controlled by our majority stockholder, Howard R. Curd. On April 29, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors elected Mr. Curd as a director and as Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Curd has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of UEP since 2003. Mr. Curd served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Uniroyal Technology Corporation from September 21, 1992 to 2003. He has a long history of banking and general business experience. He has been a Director of FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. since October 1, 2010 and Florida Community Bank since September 1, 2010. He served as a Director of A. Schulman, Inc. from 2006 to December 12, 2014. He served as a Director of KeySpan Corporation and its predecessors, and Emcore Corporation. He served as a Director of Uniroyal Technology Corp. from 1992 until 2003. Mr. Curd served as a Trustee of Brothers Gourmet Coffee, Inc. from 2002 to 2006 and DeGeorgio from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Curd was nominated to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in managing and expanding businesses.
Edmund C. King
Co-Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer and Director
EDMUND C. KING has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Director since February 9, 2000 and as Co-Chairman of the Board since April 29, 2015. Mr. King also began serving as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until April 2015. Until October 1, 1991, Mr. King was a partner in Ernst & Young, an international accounting and consulting firm. Commencing in 1999, Mr. King became a financial consultant to SmartGate, L.C., which we acquired in February 2000. Since January 1992, Mr. King has been a general partner of Trouver, an investment and financial consulting partnership. Mr. King is also a member of the Board of Directors of LTC Properties, Inc., an NYSE listed real estate investment trust. Mr. King is a graduate of Brigham Young University, having served on the National Advisory Council of that school’s Marriott School of Management, and has completed a Harvard University management course sponsored by Ernst & Young. Mr. King also has served as Chairman of the HFMA’s Long-Term Care Committee (Los Angeles Chapter). Mr. King was nominated to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in accounting and financial assistance to various industries.
John E. Scates
JOHN E. SCATES, a garage door industry engineer and consultant, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on June 27, 2002. From June 1997 to the present, Mr. Scates has been President and Owner of Scates, Inc., a product design and failure analysis consultancy in Carrollton, Texas. Mr. Scates earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude from Texas A& M University in 1979. Mr. Scates is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. Scates was nominated to serve on our Board of Directors at a time when we were seeking to expand our product offerings. He is knowledgeable of the powered gate industry and brings experience in research and manufacturing.