Type of Business: Diversified holding company with operating companies and portfolio investments in multiple sectors including aerospace, industrial and engineered products, financial services, utilities and energy, specialty chemicals, recreation and leisure, medical technology, security and real estate.

Primary interests: As chairman of the SC-Israel Collaboration, to identify and develop partnerships and / or investment opportunities with Israeli companies.  Wishes to meet business-relevant researchers and companies in Aerospace, Advanced Materials, Defense / Security (primarily aerospace, military vehicles and fire service).  Also Biomedical (neuroscience devices in particular) and sustainable systems (energy and water).

Bio: President of The InterTech Group with responsibilities including management development, business development, strategic planning, and evaluation of investment and acquisition opportunities.  Also President of Z-Man Fishing Products and former Director at the Hudson’s Bay Company.  Earned his M.B.A. with highest honors from The Citadel and his B.S. in Management and Information Systems with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.