Meet the Board & Key Advisors
Mr. DiMuzio is a member of the CMS Board of Directors. He served previously as Corporate Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain for Henkel Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies (~50,000 employees in approximately 120 countries). He was responsible for over 200 manufacturing sites worldwide with responsibilities that included long term strategic planning, network optimization, capital budget planning and management, and organizational development. Prior to Henkel, Mr. DiMuzio served a variety of operational executive positions with National Starch and Chemical on both a regional and global basis. He also served as co-chairman of the Operations Executive of parent company Imperial Chemicals Industries (ICI) while at National Starch. Mr. DiMuzio graduated with an engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He currently sponsors and consults for Autism advocacy groups in South Carolina.
Ms. Kristan is the Director of Investor Relations & Business Development at Papyrus Capital, where she handles investor relations and communication, ensuring transparency and an open investor dialogue. She has also helped to provide infrastructure for the firm and assists in a variety of operational matters. Prior to Papyrus, Connie was office manager at Centurion Holdings, a private equity firm owned by Joseph Grano and his partner, James Orphanides. Previously, Ms. Kristan was a Vice President in the Office of the Chairman at UBS Financial Services Inc. Ms. Kristan also served as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch marketing equities, bonds, annuities, life insurance and other financial products. She has an undergraduate degree from New York University with a concentration in psychology and international business and an MBA in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Mr. Oberholtzer has over 30 years of broad investment advisory experience with a focus on alternative asset management and financial product structuring for institutional clients. Prior to joining WP Global, he was a Director of WestAM where he was responsible for their small and middle market buyouts, special situations and co-investments and was a member of the Private Equity Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to WestAM, Mr. Oberholtzer previously served as the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of FLI’s Global Derivatives Group and was a Senior Vice President of Products and Strategies. Prior to FLI, Mr. Oberholtzer was a Director of Jefferies Analytical Trading Group at Jefferies Group, where he was involved in product structure and fund management in equities and listed derivatives. Mr. Oberholtzer has served as the president of two private financial services companies and was active in a successful family business for several years. He has a B.B.A. from George Washington University.
Mr. Wolken is the owner of Boom Enterprises, LLC, a franchisee of Sonic Drive Ins in the Chicago area. Mr. Wolken was previously Vice President Strategic Vendor Relations for R3Redistribution, a division of Bunzl PLC, after having sold his company, A W Mendenhall Co, to Bunzl in 2005. Hal served for 17 years as the President of A W Mendenhall Co, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Il., one of the largest independent redistributors of paper and plastic products in 18 states of the Midwestern US. Mr. Wolken’s career at A W Mendenhall spanned over 34 years, working there in various capacities. He helped to pioneer the paper and plastic and chemical redistribution channel, and served as Chairman of Redistributors of America and Advantage Marketing Associates for three years each, both specialized industry organizations exclusive to redistribution.
Mr. Wolken is President of Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, IL as well as a valued committee member of Little City Foundation where he was honoree and received the Morrie Kellman Humanitarian Award in 2008. He has been an active member in World Presidents Organization (WPO) since 1995. He has served on other public and private company boards, including a winery, a graphic arts manufacturer/distributor, and his Temple board of directors in the late 90’s. He also served as a member of the Georgia Pacific Tissue Distributor Advisory Council as well as that of the SCA Tissue Distributor Advisory Council and the National Paper Trade Association’s Disposable/Jan San committee. Mr. Wolken received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Finance, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. He also served in the United States Army reserves from 1969-1975.
Joseph J. Grano, Jr.
Chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC
Mr. Grano is Chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of UBS Financial Services Inc. (formerly UBS PaineWebber). Mr. Grano was instrumental in helping to bring about the merger of PaineWebber with UBS in 2000. Prior to joining PaineWebber he was with Merrill Lynch for 16 years, holding various senior management positions including Director of National Sales.
Mr. Grano is the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of NASD and a member of the NASD’s Executive Committee. Mr. Grano was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to serve as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He served in this capacity until August 2005. In 1987 he was named the industry’s best retail marketing executive in a survey conducted by Investment Dealers’ Digest.
Mr. Grano holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Pepperdine University and Babson College as well as an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Queens College. In addition to being one of the financial service industry’s leading executives, Mr. Grano is involved in a wide range of educational and philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Grano also served in the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets). Mr. Grano is the author of the book “You Can’t Predict A Hero” which was on BusinessWeek’s best seller list in 2009.
James M. Orphanides
Partner and President of Centurion Holdings LLC
Mr. Orphanides is a Partner and the President of Centurion Holdings LLC, and also the former President and Co- Chief Executive Officer of CMS Technology, Inc. Mr. Orphanides was formerly the CEO & Executive Chairman for First American Title Insurance Company of New York. Prior to joining First American, Mr. Orphanides was the Principal and President of Preferred Land Title Services, Inc. and before that, Vice President and head of the National Sales department in New York for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. Since 2005, Mr. Orphanides has served as an independent trustee to the board of Chambers Street Properties, a NYSE company.
Mr. Orphanides sits on the Boards of the following non-profit organizations: the Foundation for Medical Evaluation and Early Detection and Citizen Budget Commission. He is also a member for the Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA) and the Economic Club of New York; TPC Gold Club at Jasna Polana in Princeton, New Jersey; the Nassau Club in Princeton, New Jersey and the Union League Club in New York City. Mr. Orphanides received a B.A. Degree from Heidelberg College and an M.A. Degree from Queens College of New York.
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