Shah Mathias, Founder / Head of – Merger & Acquisitions A New Business Development. Mr. Mathias has an extensive background in real estate and property development. Beginning in 1988, Mr. Mathias commenced his career in real estate with the personal acquisition and like-kind exchange sales of investment property. In 1992, Mr. Mathias started a mortgage-banking corporation underwriting loans under his own name and selling such loans on the open market. By 2000, Mr. Mathias’ company had underwritten more than $1 billion in loans. In 2002, Mr. Mathias started Penndel Land Co., a real estate company which now has substantial assets and property. Mr. Mathias received his education at Penn State Institute of Technology.
Debra A Mathias: Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director. Ms. Mathias has worked along with Mr. Mathias since 1986 and had held key executive positions in several of the companies over the years, including Mortgage-Banking, Civil Engineering, Title insurance company Land Development Company, Administrative and Regulatory compliance department. Since 2010. Ms. Mathias has worked behind the scenes for Ameri Metro, Inc.’s Regulatory compliance division, the merger of Yellowwood Acquisitions and Ameri Metro, Inc. and addressing comments with SEC regulatory compliance department to bring the S1 registration statement effective.
James Becker, President and a Director. Mr. Becker is an experienced entrepreneur in the Pennsylvania area. In 1990, Mr. Becker purchased a partnership in a family style restaurant and in 1992 bought out his partner and added additional seating capacity. In 1997, he purchased a second restaurant and later sold both. In 2004, Mr. Becker became Vice President of Sales for Yorktowne Casket Company, a 14 state independent casket distributor company, where he managed the 34 sales representatives and oversaw its continued sales force. In 2007, Yorktowne Casket was sold to Matthews International. Mr. Becker currently serves as a Regional Sales Manager for Matthews International where he manages an eight member sales force and personal accounts totaling $21 million in annual sales. Mr. Becker brings his business knowledge and financial and personnel management skills to the Company.
Steve Trout, Secretary/Treasurer and a director. Mr. Trout has extensive experience in sales and marketing. Since 1997, he has handled all inside sales for Military and Commercial Fasteners Corporation, York, Pennsylvania. Prior to his employment with that company, Mr. Trout served as sales representative to several companies including MetLife and Dauphin Electric Supplies Co., both in Pennsylvania. Through his career Mr. Trout, has held account responsibility for over one hundred industrial accounts and increased sales to assigned industrial accounts substantially; prospected for and added new accounts and planned sales strategies for target accounts. Mr. Trout served as vice-chairman of Customer Service Committee, evaluated suggestions from coworkers and customers, created customer service survey and conducted interviews, compiled survey results and presented proposed improvements to company management. Mr. Trout received his M.B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Trout’s business education and business experience provide the Company with a depth of expertise and business skills.
Shahjahan C. (“Chuck”) Mathias, Executive Vice President and a director. Mr. Chuck Mathias is a recognized authority in the marketing of electrical utility power backup systems, with a long history of working with nuclear power generation facilities, communications companies, large data centers and manufacturers of Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS). Currently the Director of OEM Sales for C&D Technologies, he is responsible for having secured a $27 million contract with the government for the Minuteman Missile Launch System and increasing sales from $69 million to $83 million in a single 15-month period. In his earlier position as Utility Marketing Manager for Exide Corporation/EnerSys, Mr. Mathias was the Team Leader supporting government contract interface with the Air Force and the FAA. For the past five years, Mr. Mathias has worked in the sale and marketing design for power back up systems on an as needed basis. Mr. Chuck Mathias is the brother of Shah Mathias, Founder of the Company. Mr. Mathias brings to the Company is knowledgeable and experienced with procuring government contracts, developing business strategies and working on complex and detailed projects.
Donald E. (“Nick”) Williams, Jr., an independent director. Mr. Williams has over 30 years of experience in Radiological Engineering, Environmental Safety and Health, Physics and Hazardous Material Management for both government and private industry in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Providence College and a Master of Science degree in Radiological Sciences from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Over the first 10 years of his career in the nuclear industry, Mr. Williams’ work was centered in the areas of power reactor construction, operation, and maintenance. Over the last 20 years, his focus has turned to decommissioning major power reactors and nuclear weapons complex facilities in the United States and abroad. These tasks involved the safe handling, packaging, and disposal of large quantities of radioactive and hazardous materials in accordance with stringent U.S. and international standards to ensure public and workforce safety. Mr. Williams has been a consultant to many utility companies (e.g. Exelon, Pacific Gas & Electric, British Nuclear), architect-engineers (e.g. Shaw, Westinghouse, CH2MHill), and government agencies (DOE, DOD). He was the owner of a private nuclear consulting firm with over 130 employees for 10 years, and currently holds the position of Director of Radiological Engineering for a large western U.S. company. Mr. Williams provides the Company with a strong background in regulatory compliance, government contracts and public health and safety. Mr. Williams will be instrumental in assisting in the development of the railroad and highway projects and dealing with environmental and waste issues.
Keith A. Doyle, an independent director. Since 1995, Mr. Doyle has served as CEO and President of The Doyle Group, LTD, York, Pennsylvania, an unfranchised development company. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Doyle was a realtor in York County, Pennsylvania, was a multi-million dollar producer and served as President of the Board of Realtors of York County, Pennsylvania.
Suhail Matthias, a director. Mr. Matthias is the founder and CEO of Diamond Carriages, Ltd., a chauffeuring company started with a single taxi in 2002 and developed into a limousine service in Central London. Diamond Carriages is now listed among the top five limousine services by the popular United Kingdom reference site Zettai.
James D. Kingsborough, a director. Mr. Kingsborough is a graduate of Shippensburg University BSBA degree, majored in marketing and graduated 1979. He worked for several roofing companies with responsibilities ranging from technical, to architectural calls, to sales representative. In 1991 he started Kingsborough & Associates. Over the years he became partner is Division 7 Roof Spec. Currently he is a partner in Division 7 Roof Spec and Exterior Building Solutions LLC. They are manufacturers’ representatives for several companies mostly in the commercial roofing market and some residential and cover from Altoona PA to Atlantic City NJ. Mr. Kingsborough is also a partner in Business Airport of Carlisle, Inc. The Carlisle Airport is a private owned, public use airport with about 60 based aircraft.
Robert Todd Reynold, Chief Risk Officer and a director. Mr. Reynold has over 33 years’ experience as an entrepreneur. Over the first fifteen years, Mr. Reynold successfully built a real estate construction company in the residential and commercial market place, with sales totaling more than $2 million dollars. He then purchased a site excavation and paving Construction Company performing work in new road construction, private and government projects. During the last 18 years, Mr. Reynold successfully built a national sales organization in the insurance market place covering 38 states successfully writing over $15 million in premium. He also has experience guiding large private and public firms in the setting up of Captive Insurance programs for their benefit.
J Harold Hatchett III, Chief Financial Officer and a director. Mr. Hatchett has worked for several major corporations such as Royal Dutch Shell, Bertelsmann Music Group, Aetna and Heritage Inks International (a Citicorp Venture Capital company) over his 30+ year career. He has recently served as Group Managing Partner and CFO for OCTCET Inc., from August 2012 to present. Mr. Hatchett served a Shell CFO of Upstream Americas, from April 2011 to May 2012; Shell COO Business Services, UK, from April 2000 to July 2003. Shell VP Investor Relations Americas, from October 2003 to June 2011; and Shell VP External Engagement Strategy, from July 2011 to April 2012. Mr. Hatchett serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T University and Longwood University. He is a Board of Directors member of the Executive Leadership Council. Also, he is a former Board of Directors member of Affinity Health Plan in NY and served as Treasurer. He is a graduate of Longwood University, BS Finance & Accounting.
Ron Silberstein, Chief Operating Officer and a director. Mr. Silberstein, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Franchise Executive, is Managing Member of the Silberstein Ungar, PLLC CPA firm, from August 2010 to present and has extensive experience with entrepreneurial companies, having worked with them either as clients or as a C-level executive for more than 30 years. He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan.
Honorable Judge John W. Thompson, General Counsel and a director. Mr. Thompson was a judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas in York County, Pennsylvania. He was elected to the court in 1997 and was retained in 2007 for 10-year term, expiring in 2017. Mr. Thompson retired before the end of his last term on May 31, 2015. Mr. Thompson received both his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
Robert Choiniere, CFP®, President of Audit Committee. Mr. Choiniere is a Certified Financial Planner Professional®. In 2005 he founded and is President of an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm headquartered in Pennsylvania. Previously he was Director of Planning for a national transportation engineering firm, specializing in project planning and financial feasibility for major transportation projects. Mr. Choiniere is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, and a 1978 graduate of Florida Institute of Technology.
Bryan Elicker spent 30+ years in the funeral supply industry beginning in the factory at York Casket Company in York, PA. He eventually became a principal of York Casket’s biggest distributor – a multi-location, York, PA – based company servicing the entire Northeastern part of the United States. Bryan now holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at BAPS Auto Paint & Supply based in York, PA. BAPS is a family-owned, regional distributor of PPG & 3M products servicing the auto collision industry with locations from Virginia to Massachusetts. BAPS won the highly prestigious and coveted PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year Award in 2015 which is given to the premiere PPG distributor in the United States.
Joseph Hackett, Joe created managed and supervised several private banking groups as the organizations he worked with expanded their markets. Given Joe’s 20 plus year commercial middle market lending background he focused initially on lending as a way to quick profitability then moved to the investment and planning aspects deepening the relationships and the accompanying profitability.
The planning process resulted in the identification of several new revenue sources as Joe looked for ways to bring unique ideas to their clients. These included angel investing, enterprise risk captives, and structured sales of client business and real estate holdings. These tax deferral strategies represented up to a 20% increase in investment dollars to be managed.