Gillet has applied his sales and operations management expertise in the golf cart industry for more than 25 years. He previously worked as a territory manager and operations manager for Mid Atlantic Equipment, a distributor for Yamaha and E-Z-Go. Gillet, who received his MBA from Loyola, founded Red Hawk in 2001 with John Clough. In his spare time, Gillet is an avid Platform tennis player, and travels to compete in regional tournaments.
Ned currently serves as President of Marine Enterprises International, a global service provider to the aquatics, aquaculture and research industry. His diverse background incorporates over 30 years of successful leadership in manufacturing, service, and consumer products businesses, where his management responsibilities have spanned sales/marketing and operations functions in both mature, corporate environments and early-stage enterprises. His efforts have been instrumental in driving multimillion dollar revenue growth, identifying and developing new markets, and creating efficient, low cost operations/supply chain infrastructures, both domestically and internationally. As a corporate officer in both publically and privately held operating companies, he possesses an extremely broad experience base and has been active in devising and implementing dynamic strategic plans, creating positive organizational cultures, and maximizing economic potential. His integrity and strong interpersonal and communication skills have allowed him to effectively collaborate with peers, mentor/coach subordinates, and garner the respect of industry colleagues and competitors alike. In addition to his broad range of manufacturing process knowledge, Ned’s industry and market experience include Aquatics, Consumer Packaged Goods, Printing, Publishing, Music, Home Video, Software, Packaging, Paper Products, Plastics and Distribution.
RICHARD H RAPUANO
Rich is currently an independent consultant, working across industries focused on new product development, business optimization and process improvement. He is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience working as an executive for world class companies across Supply Chain and Marketing, including logistics. distribution, planning, forecasting, supply chain strategy, product management, new product development and channel marketing. He has achieved measurable results in reducing costs, improving inventory turns, improving efficiency, integrating businesses, developing and launching new products, and managing channel relationships. He has experience leading high-performing cross functional teams and managing culture change in both low and high growth businesses. In addition to consulting, Rich also serves on the boards of Everything But The House (EBTH), Activ Technologies and Nexterus.
Prior to moving into consulting, Rich served as the Senior Vice President of Global Logistics and Distribution at Under Armour. In that role, he led a large complex organization focused on storing, processing and shipping all of Under Armour’s products to the global marketplace. In addition, Rich’s responsibilities included process improvement, strategic planning, network optimization, long term capacity planning and building out new facilities to support Under Armour’s rapid growth. Prior to that role, Rich held the role of Senior Vice President of Under Armour’s Global Planning organization, responsible for demand forecasting and supply and inventory planning for Under Armour’s global business.
Prior to joining Under Armour, Rich spent over 18 years with Stanley Black and Decker where, most recently, he was the Vice President, Global Stanley Fulfillment Systems, responsible for driving operational efficiency. Before to that, Rich spent 8 years as Vice President of Global Supply Chain. In that role, his responsibilities included global distribution, transportation, demand & supply planning, customer service and sales operations for the $3.5B World-Wide Power Tool business. Rich earned his B.A. from Brown University and his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived in Towson, MD for over 20 years with his wife Lisa and their three children.
Don has over 25 years of Finance, Human Resource, Operations and M & A experience. Don has extensive background with start-up, private and publicly traded firms with up to $250M in revenues. Don currently is the EVP of Specialized Services at Learn It Systems where he oversees all of their special education programs. In 2012 Mr. Scheeler helped start Learn It’s special education division which is now in excess of $65m in revenue. Don’s previous position was General Manager with post-secondary start-up 2U (formerly 2tor) which grew to $20M in revenue in its 2nd year of operations. Additionally, Don spent 15 years with the Sylvan/Educate education family of companies. His last position with them was President and CEO of Progressus Therapy LLC which provided speech language pathologist, occupation therapist, and physical therapist to special needs students for school districts in 23 states and the District of Columbia. During his 4 years as President, Don doubled the revenue and positioned Progressus as the premiere quality provider for therapy services in the K12 market. Don graduated from the University of Maryland and received his Masters from The Johns Hopkins University. Additionally he is on the board of the University System of Maryland Foundation and the Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund. Don and his wife Laura reside in Towson and follow their very active 2 children with great pride.
ROBERT F. SCHEU
Bob is a seasoned operating professional with significant managerial experience in multiple industries. Most recently, Bob served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Treomner (http://www.troemner.com/), a global manufacturer and distributor of precision weights and lab equipment and a provider of calibration services. During his tenure with Henry Troemner, Bob led a sales expansion in Europe and Asia-Pacific and oversaw operational improvements that drove meaningful gross margin improvement. Prior to that, Bob was the Senior Director of Surgical Services for Johns Hopkins Hospital. Earlier in his career, Bob held similar roles with the University of Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Hospital, Duke University Medical Center and others. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. Bob is a licensed pilot and lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.