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Our formula for performance is driven by a management team that brings a wealth of experience, vision and talent to our organization.

GREN SCHOCH, Chairman and CEO

Mr. Gren Schoch is a professional engineer and ran a successful engineering and geological services company, MPH Consulting, between 1976 and 1995. In 1982, he also founded and chaired Petromet Resources, a junior oil and gas exploration company that was sold to Talisman Energy for more than $900 million in 2001. Since 1989, Mr. Schoch has been the Chairman and a substantial shareholder of AirBoss.


Ms. Lisa Swartzman has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and retail industries having previously held senior financial positions with some of Canada's largest publicly traded corporations as well as advising mid-market privately held companies in both the US and Canada.

Ms. Swartzman holds a BA (Economics) from Western Ontario and an MBA from Queen's University and also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D (Certified Director) designation.

CHRIS BITSAKAKIS, COO AirBoss of America Corp. and President, AirBoss Rubber Solutions

Mr. Bitsakakis has over 27 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. The majority of his experience has been gained within rubber-based businesses and automotive parts suppliers.

Mr. Bitsakakis has an extensive background in building, expanding and streamlining manufacturing operations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Bitsakakis holds a BSc (Science) from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.


Mr. Daniel Gagnon brings to AirBoss a breadth and depth of strong leadership and financial capabilities gained through over 30 years of progressive experience. He has worked in both private and public organizations in a variety of industries, including 10 years in manufacturing. As CFO he has a strong track record of building effective teams, implementing best practices, and helping drive profitable growth.

Mr. Gagnon is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Accountant. He graduated with honors from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Diploma in Public Accounting at McGill University.

BRADLEY BERGHOUSE, President, AirBoss Flexible Products

Mr. Bradley A. Berghouse has more than 25 years of US and global financial and operational experience in businesses of various sizes in the automotive and other industrial manufacturing industries. He has a proven track record of combining strategic and tactical expertise with strong credentials in sales opportunity identification, business development, operations and P&L management.

Mr. Berghouse obtained his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

THOMAS H. RIPLEY, President, AirBoss Defense

Mr. Tom Ripley has been the chief executive for a number of private equity sponsored companies. In these roles, Mr. Ripley has been charged with improving profitability, driving revenue, and capturing operational efficiencies. Mr. Ripley's operational experience includes industrial, manufacturing, service businesses, and defense.

Mr. Ripley earned his BA from the Virginia Military Institute and his MBA from the University of Chicago. After college, Mr. Ripley served in the US Marine Corps finishing his active service as a Captain.


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