MEET OUR BOARD
We are fortunate enough to have a very active and supportive Board, formed by individuals with bright minds and an impressive track record
Dan Colussy – Chairman
Dan Colussy currently serves as chairman of Gemini Capital, where he evaluates and executes investment opportunities. His previous positions include: Chairman and CEO of Iridium Satellite LLC from 2000 – 2009, where he bought and restructured the company out of bankruptcy, grew revenues to over $300 million, and successfully took it public on the NASDAQ in 2009. Eccentric Orbits, a new best seller book, masterfully traces the birth of Iridium and Mr. Colussy’s tireless efforts from startup to a very successful IPO.
As President and CEO of UNC from 1985 – 1997, he restructured the business, growing revenues to over $1 billion through acquisition, and sold the company to General Electric. In addition, Mr. Colussy was President and CEO of Canadian Pacific Air Lines Limited from 1981 – 1984, and President and COO of Pan American World Airways from 1970 – 1980. Mr. Colussy holds a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and an MBA from Harvard University.
John (Jack) Mowell is the owner/CEO of Mowell Financial Group, a southeast regional investment management and banking firm located in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition, Mr. Mowell is CEO of Beartooth Energy, a Montana based producer of oil and gas in the Bighorn Basin. He served as Executive Chairman for EMS Technologies, a high-tech satellite and communications company, which he sold to Honeywell, Inc. Mr. Mowell also served as CEO of Reflectone Inc., an international flight-simulation manufacturing and training company, which he sold to British Aerospace, PLC.
Over his career, Mr. Mowell has been directly involved in eight strategic M&A transactions, served as an advisor in many other M&A deals, and dealt with numerous start-ups in the commercial and defense sectors. He served as a US Naval Aviator and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance.
John Belcher was chairman and CEO of ARINC for 11 years, building it into a global business with revenues over $1.4B. He sold the company at the end of 2013 in 4 parts with an excellent return for shareholders. Mr. Belcher has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation, aerospace, airport, information technology, and defense industries. Previous executive positions include President and CEO, Hughes Aircraft of Canada, Ltd.; Vice President, Hughes Aircraft Company;President and CEO, Thompson-Hickling Aviation; Senior Vice President, SPAR/PRIOR Data Sciences; Executive Director, Transport Canada; and Director General, Supply and Services Canada.
A leading authority in aviation and air transportation, Mr. Belcher served as Chairman of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association, President Advisory Board University of Waterloo,and on the Board of Directors for numerous national trade associations and aerospace technology companies.
As former SVP, Global Director of Sales and Marketing for AECOM’s Global Environmental Business Line, Paul Fennelly oversaw strategic planning, sales, marketing, client relations and business development of worldwide clients in the worldwide industrial sectors of Oil & Gas, Power/Energy, and others.
Dr. Fennelly has 30 years of executive and technical management experience in environmental consulting, engineering and management, air pollution control, atmospheric chemistry, environmental measurement, auditing, due diligence, and impact assessment and permitting.
With AECOM for 25 years, he previously served as President, International Environmental Division, leading corporate expansion into 16 countries. An author of 50 scientific articles and presentations, Dr. Fennelly holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brandeis University and a BS in Chemistry from Villanova University.