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GEORGE LANGIS, JR. 3177 La Mancha Way Cell (615) 480-5777 Henderson NV 89014 Turnaround CEO across a wide variety of industries with a track record of restoring profitability, improving customer service, and building healthy, sustainable organizations. Provider of interim CEO/COO/CFO services, executive mentoring, pre-acquisition operating due diligence and Board membership. Selected career highlights: President/COO – Vanderra Resources, a $20 MM provider of environmental and water transfer services to the petroleum industry. Led the orderly wind down of the company’s operations and the liquidation of assets. President – Terra Renewal Inc. – Energy Fluids Division, a $20 MM provider of soil farming, saltwater treatment and associated equipment rental services to the petroleum industry. Led the turnaround of the division. Revenues increased 58% and EBITDA up 65%. Won back lost clients by restoring the company’s reputation as a source of quality services on time and in a safe working environment; replaced several non-performing managers. CEO and Board Member – Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc. (TGM), a $30 MM provider of inspections and repairs on steam and gas turbines, generators and associated equipment in the United States, Caribbean and South America. Led the turnaround of the company and expansion of its business into South America. Right-sized the workforce/cost structure in line with declining revenues; installed disciplined bidding and operational procedures; restored the company’s reputation as a provider of safe, quality, on budget services; replaced the first and second tier management teams and changed a defeatist culture and improved morale. President/CEO and Board Member - TEPSCO, LP, a $100 MM provider of engineering, construction and maintenance services to the industrial, energy and process industries. Led the operational and financial turnaround of the Company. Achievements included restoring order and regaining the confidence of the owners, vendors, lenders and employees; right-sizing the company which initiated a culture change and improved morale; repaired client relationships; initiating a bidding practice for construction projects resulting in improved performance levels; the sale of three under-performing business units which allowed the company to pay down a large part of the Senior Debt; and performing numerous operational and financial improvements turning a negative EBITDA to several million dollars positive EBITDA. CEO - Reyburn Landscape Companies, a $25 MM platform company for the roll up of landscape related companies. Led the diversification of the business base in a sagging residential construction market and the creation of dual breasted company to pursue lucrative union work while assisting with the pursuit of financing for an acquisition target SVP/CFO – Rogers Group, Inc., a $300 MM privately held construction material supplier, heavy highway contractor and a contract coal miner. Led rightsizing concepts and techniques; coached corporate officers on motivational and morale issues and provided financial guidance and review through the most active asset deployment process in the Company’s history (16 acquisitions and 14 divestitures). CEO – Phelps Dodge Cable Wire Company, a $100 MM multi-location cable wire manufacturing/distribution division of Phelps Dodge Corporation. Successfully led the divesture of the division’s assets while maintaining profitability, vendor and customer loyalty, employee morale, and defeating an attempt to unionize. ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS CRISIS MANAGEMENT SERVICES 2000 to Present and 1994 to 1995 Owner Provider of CEO, COO or CFO services in crisis situations. Vanderra Resources-President/COO, Terra Renewal- Energy Fluids Division (President), TGM (CEO/Board Member), TEPSCO (CEO/Board Member) Reyburn Landscape Companies (CEO), and Walter Industries (Division CEO), a $200 million metal producer (CEO), a $400 MM bottler of juices/distributor of beverage dispensing equipment (Group CFO), a $200 million residential building subcontractor (CFO), a $100 million publishing company (COO/CFO) and several other initiatives in addition to serving as a Principal at CLEO Consulting Partners and XRoads Solutions Group. ROGERS GROUP, INC. 1997 to 2000 and 1989 to 1994 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Vice President and Corporate Controller Reported to President and CEO of this $300 million, privately held construction material supplier/heavy highway contractor. UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION 1995 to 1997 Vice President, Financial Operations (CFO) Reported to President and CEO of this $400 million, employee-owned, agricultural and manufacturing business. TEXTRON LYCOMING 1984 to 1989 Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for a $1 billion multi-location defense contractor. PHELPS DODGE CABLE WIRE COMPANY 1981 to 1984 Chief Executive Officer during its divestiture phase (1983 and 1984) and Controller/Chief Accounting Officer prior to the divestiture. AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. 1970 to 1981 Served in increasingly more responsible financial positions
Areas of Expertise
  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing

Industry Experience
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Administrative, Support, & Waste Management
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

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