Corey C Park, CEO and Chairman
He also attended the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Leadership & Management) and has served in executive leadership positions for over 20 years. Mr. Park has closed several acquisitions and multimillion dollar lines of credit from hedge funds; as well as negotiated and / or closed many mergers, strategic partnerships, license agreements, CRADA’s and joint ventures. As a lifelong student of business strategy, he has read, studied and applied numerous books and countless articles relating to business strategy (According to the Wall Street Journal, the most sought after executive skill set is strategic thinking).
Thimothy Burroughs, Director of Business Development-USA
Mr. Burroughs is a results-driven individual who believes in competitiveness, dedication, and integrity. After his NBA career, Mr. Burroughs took his entrepreneurial drive and passion to help children and formed Gamechangers; a basketball and mentoring program that strives to address the issues that effect today’s youth. Working directly with local community leaders, Mr. Burroughs has been able to greatly impact the lives of countless children. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 .
Michael H. Knagenhjelm, Director of Business Development - Europe
After a ten-year career in Investment Banking and Asset Management in London, he started his first technology company in 1983 to pursue opportunities arising from the early development of networking technologies that evolved into the Internet. He spent 15 years and an innovator and founder in that industry. In the mid-nineties, a long-standing ambition to solve a persistent problem in the Identity Space resulted in the founding of Metamerge in 1998 that created a technology designed to satisfy an enduring challenge in the industry for flexible harmonization and integration between heterogeneous systems at the data level. One of the several requirements for this capability is the need to build a holistic identity namespace using directory and metadirectory solutions. IBM acquired Metamerge in 2002 and the technology has become a strategic middleware component in the IBM Software Group, often referred to as “Blue Glue”. He co-founded a hydroelectric development company in Norway in 2005. It was sold in November 2011. He is now dividing his time between not for profit involvements in environmental and climate issues and business involvements in CleanTech companies.
Xavier Hill, Director of Business Development-Australia
Mr Hill is a Mining Engineer, who holds both a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and an MBA. In his career, Mr Hill has managed a number of mining projects and conducted numerous feasibility studies into mining projects around the world. Mr Hill now works as a consultant to the mining industry.
Lanny Park, VP of Training and Implementation
He attended Lees McRae College and Radford University where he studied business marketing and development. Prior to starting his own successful construction company, Mr. Park was the construction manager for Park Place Construction where he was responsible for several large scale residential developments.
Don Blalock, Chief Technical Advisor
As a contractor, Don quickly noticed just how fragile our homes are, an idea for a new building material was born. Mr. Blalock is one of the founders of Titan Brick and has spearheaded the quest to develop, test and certify the new waterproof, interlocking brick.
Brian Kaspereit, Secretary
Brian is an entrepreneur and an engineer specializing in thermal and liquid dynamics. He also specializes in plant and factory design; designing anything from nuclear power plants to coal processing factories. Over the years, Brian moved up the corporate ladder from Jr. Engineer to Professional Engineer to Project and Department Manager over a group of 15 people and in charge of 300 million dollar engineering projects.
Larry Grossman, Advisor
Serial Entrepreneur. Co-founded five companies, taking three public with IPO's on the NASDAQ. These companies include Trans Leasing International, a medical equipment leasing and finance company, HealthMate, Inc., a X-ray imaging manufacturer, FluoroScan Imaging Systems, a x-ray imaging company, Norzyme, a manufacturer of assay tests for a variety of diseases and Thunderbolt Capital Company, an Angel Investment fund. Mr. Grossman is the Inventor of the Orthopedic Mini C-arm X-ray Imaging technology. Mini C-arms are real time x-ray imaging devices used by orthopedic surgeons in the operating room. He is also the founder of OrthoScan, Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ. In addition, Larry is also on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of several nonprofits.
Jon Davis, Advisor
Throughout his 50 year career, from a single unit operation to a multi-unit (top 50) U.S corporation; Mr. Davis has extensive hands-on management experience in both the Pro and Retail segments of the Building Material industry. He spent 27 years as the owner of Davis Lumber and 17 Years as a senior executive with Star Lumber. Mr. Davis is a highly sought out industry expert and has helped advisebuilding material companies in 36 states throughout the U.S. He is a valuable industry expert who can help guide Titan management on strategic planning, marketing strategy, distribution, effective builder incentive reward programs, acquisitions, divestitures and succession planning. Industry Experience and Recognition: • President - Mid-America Lumbermen's Association – 1982 (5 states - KS, MO, AK, OK, NE) • Three terms on Mid-America Lumbermen's Association Board in 60s, 70s and 80s • Vice-President - National Lumber & Building Material Association - 1983 • Vice-President and past Board Member - Do-It-Best Corporation – 1984-1990 • Featured speaker at a National Lumber Dealer Convention in Toronto - 1975 • Featured Speaker at an International Home Center Show in Dallas – 1985 • Dealer of the Year - Home Channel News - Senior VP and member of Star Lumber's Executive team -1996 • Featured Speaker at an Lumbermen's Merchandising Corporation's dealer buying show - 2009 • Webinar Presenter: Southern Building Material Association – 2009 • Featured Speaker: Western Building Material Association's Fall Show – 2009 • Featured Speaker: Mid America Lumbermen’s Association’s Fall Fling - 2012 • ProSales Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board member – 2007 - present • Facilitator of several management roundtables – 2007 - present • Featured in numerous trade journal magazines for over 50 years - 1963 – present
Dr. Esther Obonyo is a Professor at the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Construction. Her academic degrees include a Doctorate in Engineering, Mastersdegree in architectural technology and a BA in building economics. She offers courses in construction engineering and productivity improvement. Dr. Esther’s interests are in the area of sustainable design and construction, and in particular, on identifying opportunities for cross fertilization between the stakeholders in the built environment and other industrial sectors. She is a member of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment and also sits in the College’s Sustainability Committee.
Patrick McTigue, Advisor
Mr. McTigue is a chemical engineer with over 25 years of experience. He spent over 20 years at Owens Corning as an engineering manager, department supervisor and operations manager. Most of his time at Corning, Inc. was dedicated to ceramics and glass engineering. Mr. McTigue has a BS in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University (1980) He also completed the US army engineer and advanced training courses 1980, 1885 Fort Belvoir, VA
Joe Zhang, Advisor
Joe is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in hydraulics. He also has an MS degree in computer science. Joe also has 15 years of business management experience and 10 years in marketing and new business development. He owns several stone processing businesses (marble) which sell in local and overseas markets. His knowledge of hydraulics and computers will help enable us to develop our automated facilities.
Ed Martinez, Advisor
Ed has degrees in business administration and mechanical engineering, served with the US Navy in an engineering capacity and also worked with TRW and NASA to develop high vacuum test equipment for the lunar landing module. In addition, Ed worked at AETL where he tested and certified windows for homes and buildings. He also has a lot of experience working with composites of all types.