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Larry Hughes – CEO

Larry has operated as CEO, Board member, Advisor and investor in global growth, transformational and transitional situations across a vast array of industries and consumer products. He has served on 12 Boards and as CEO, CRO, and COO in over 15 companies including American Buildings, LouverDrape, Del Mar, Home Fashions Canada, Westinghouse Remediation Services, Alexander Doll, QualServ Corporation, Monarch Windows, Clark Holdings, Inc., Lee Brass, Fulton Bellows and HiTech Electronic Displays. He has held leadership positions in the U.S and abroad with some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. Larry has operated on a worldwide basis to implement business-building strategies, relaunch companies, achieve turnarounds and corporate restructurings, manage innumerable M&A projects and reengineer infrastructures to eliminate struggle points. He has professionally managed relationships from the lender to the Board to the plant floor in public and private companies. Larry has led start-up operations domestically as well as in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. He has managed companies in bankruptcy and other troubled situations such as fraudulent actions on the part of executives. As CEO of Everest Group International, Larry has been integrally involved in numerous entrepreneurial business ventures. His Fortune 500 general management, operations and supply chain career includes International Playtex, Sara Lee, Harris Corporation, and U.S. Industries. (B.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology)