Peter R. Pranke, President

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Title: President

Company: Emballages ECO 1 Packaging and Montreal Box Depot

Location: Saint-Hubert, QC, Canada

Demonstrating more than 40 years of business acumen in the packaging and labeling services industries, Peter Pranke is the president of Emballages ECO 1 Packaging and Montreal Box Depot. Through the years, he has built successful industrial and commercial accounts for both businesses. With a creative approach, Mr. Pranke consults with clients to design and sell packaging solutions. The success of his businesses is a clear indication of the passion he has for his line of work. Mr. Pranke is known for staying ahead of the curve and works to grow and branch out his businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Constance Nash

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Constance Nash

Title: Founding Partner, President

Company: VSL LTD

Location: London, UK

Constance Nash recently established an amalgamated firm through an invitation by the British government to cultivate her assets under their protective umbrella, in order to provide jobs and revenue to the U.K. with their new inward investment project. Her work has been deemed a foundation for the “Mobile Wave.” Ms. Nash Optimized Data Transmission System and Method’s inventions in Partitioning and Slice, plus software and coding is the foundation to the Mobile Wave starting in 2001, and continuing with non-obsolete data transmission technology for reducing all data to transmit via the narrow bandwidth of the Internet: Hers is the foundation of the Technology pyramid, and hers is still growing with her own innovations and new inventions. Her tier 1 law firm in entertainment and technology informed her that her and Alex’s solution to transmitting data through the Internet was a solution they called The Holy Grail, worth $50 billion in 2001: IF she could write a patent and IF she could make the Software. “That there was an international race to find the solution to reducing data to transmit low bit rate, non-buffering, problematic LOSSY AND LOSSLESS data: lossless means no loss of data being sent. But, her inventions only transmitted three percent of the received data, and yet there is no lost data: VSL’s are lossless. She co-prosecuted Australia, and all patents by flying to each patent law firm to teach the invention, so it could be protected.

Ms. Nash fought for its and her own rights, but patents was just the tip of the iceberg of the VSL in development achievement; software was and is brilliant. It is the key to the bundle of assets value. The applications she came up with, such as an image chipset inside a surveillance systems camera, when all security system cameras had external cables, changed how surveillance succeeds. That invention was not for a bandwidth transit usage on just the Internet. It proved the broad usage of the inventions themselves. “Film used to be delivered in a can, which was sent in costly film strips to theatres,” she said, recently. Today, movies can be sent digitally, to equipment she envisioned years ago. She wrote of this in her White Paper too, and showed the concept and the patent to Universal. Read the rest of this entry »

Richard Pesserl

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pesserl-richard-2135131Title: Sales Team Manager

Company: Robert Bosch LLC

Location: Farmington Hills, MI, United States

With a career in automotive solutions and technology for more than 25 years, Richard Pesserl is a trusted named in the industry. Proficient at acquiring new sales, managing projects, planning products, negotiating long-term contracts and international business, he is an asset to the team of Robert Bosch LLC as a sales team manager. His position also includes forecasting, pricing strategy, leading international cross-functional teams, sales and management. Mr. Pesserl possesses highly valuable extensive sales and management skills in highly sophisticated sensors, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic components focused in automotive and truck OEM. In his line of work, he provides many services to high-end clients, spearheading a sales team to produce the Bombardier Spyder and with niche customers on autonomous driving. Read the rest of this entry »

Antonio Oliveira

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Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: O&C Services, Inc.

Location: Sunnyvale, TX, United States

Antonio Oliveira displays professional prowess as the president and CEO of O&C Services, Inc., a search service and maintenance firm that provides assembly and construction services for the ceramic industry. Utilizing his expert ability in project management, Mr. Oliveira steers his company to expansion. He oversees 10 employees in the United States and an additional 200 in Portugal. He is putting the final touches on the headquarters in Dallas while maintaining an office in Tennessee. Additionally, he hires employees in the U.S., helps the general manager with final approval in Portugal, conducts business, and oversees budgets, sales and customer service.

Preparing for a career in business, Mr. Oliveira first earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra. He continued at the University of Portsmouth to earn a master’s degree in manufacturing. In order to stay connected with the best and most efficient business practices, Mr. Oliveira received OSHA Hazard Recognition Training, safety training for operators of rough terrain forklifts and is a licensed notary. He has used these certifications and throughout his 13 years in the business.

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C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D.

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Title: Doctor

Company: Shealy Wellness

Location: Fair Grove, MO, United States

Dr. C. Norman Shealy is considered an expert in pain, depression and stress management, with emphasis on holistic and alternative methods. Focused on providing resolutions to chronic pains and developing safe and effective treatments such as Biogenics, Dr. Shealy has honed his methods over the course of nearly five decades. He also launched the Shealy Institute, which is the first comprehensive pain and stress management facility in the United States, with international respect. The institute has helped more than 30,000 patients. Dr. Shealy was also an instrumental figure in founding the American Holistic Medical Association, and is the CEO of the National Institute of Holistic Medicine.

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Terrence L. Maxfield

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Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Knight Management Service

Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Demonstrating more than 35 years of industry know-how, Terrence Maxfield dedicates his proficiency in management services with his latest venture, Knight Management Service. To fulfill clients’ goals, Mr. Maxfield oversees company management and business development, as well as the in-house training for managers. Part of his role as CEO is to manage maintenance turnaround and industrial construction projects. Mr. Maxfield has also developed a project management system that ensures management efficiency.

Mr. Maxfield prepared for this career by earning a Bachelor of Science in business management from Simon Fraser University. He also attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is also proficient at welding, steam-fitting and mechanical technology. KMS specializes in business development services for industrial areas such as oil and gas, paper, pulp and cement. His hard work and diligence have helped him build a successful business and professional career. He intends to continue developing his business and providing the services demanded by clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Ken Ireland

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ireland-ken-2075958Title: Project Director

Company: 1) BDCL Inc. 2) PLT Inc.

Location: Sorel-Tracy, QC, Canada

As a project director for BDCL Inc. and PLT Inc., Ken Ireland is efficient at finding new products and solutions to help clients for both companies. BDCL Inc. is a telecommunications company that specializes in cellular telecommunications installation services and refurbishing and installation of telecommunication towers. PLT Inc. is a tower obstruction lighting company specializing on providing solutions. In his roles, Mr. Ireland takes care of employees, maintains responsibility for human resources, business development, project supervision and quality control, staffing, cold calling, giving presentation and conducting analyses of what clients need. Read the rest of this entry »

Patrick Matoole

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matoole-patrick-812229Title: Physician, Neurologist

Company: Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology

Location: Indianapolis, IN, United States

Neurology has long interested and influenced Patrick Matoole’s life. In the course of his career as a neurologist and physician, Dr. Matoole has provided services pediatric and adult neurological health care. His expertise focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries and sleeping disorders. In his role at Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology practice, Dr. Matoole oversees hospital coverage for all neurology patients of the group. He treats patients with neurological disorders and coordinates with the patient care committee.

Dr. Matoole has been involved in the field of neurology for more than 15 years. He began his passage into the medical field by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the University of Denver. He continued at the University of Nebraska to earn an MD. Moving forward, he completed an internship in internal medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals and a residency in neurology at Creighton University. Furthermore, Dr. Matoole completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology from Indiana University. Throughout his career, Dr. Matoole has been involved in a number of important studies as a subinvestigator and primary investigator. Read the rest of this entry »

Claude Girard

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Title: Partner

Company: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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Paul E. Fortin

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fortinm-paul-1777196Title: Manufacturer, Entrepreneur

Company: CUIR À FER INC.

Location: Quebec, Canada

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Dan Fraser

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Title: Director of Operations

Company: Nordia Inc.

Location: Moncton, NB, Canada

Dan Fraser parlays 30 years of experience to his latest position as the director of operations of Nordia Inc. In this role, Mr. Fraser is dedicated to overseeing the financial performance of the site and the overall operations of his team. He identifies issues and roadblocks, while conducting quarterly sit evaluations, presenting to the executive board and working with the recruiting team to ensure the recruiting funnel works efficiently. For two years, Mr. Fraser has been an integral figure at the customer service-based telecommunications company.

Mr. Fraser first studied architecture at Centennial College, and eventually made the decision to switch his career over to the telecommunications industry. He received a certified adult educator through Bell Canada. Prior to joining Nordia Inc., Mr. Fraser served as the director of global accounts at Sykes Enterprises. At this company, he was charged with handling 1,500 agents globally. He was the main point of contact for clients and was also responsible for the finances of the Costa Rican, Manila and Canadian sectors. Read the rest of this entry »

Stelian-Doru Ticsa

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Title: President

Company: TIMMES, Inc.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Stelian-Doru Ticsa dedicates his proficiency in the medical profession to TIMMES, Inc. TIMMES, Inc. is a health care company that specializes in teleradiology services, which began to solve the inefficiencies and time-lag in the transmission of data-intensive medical images by U.S. military personnel. Dr. Ticsa joined the company nearly two decades ago and in his role enhances the successful performance and growth. In addition, he oversees the application of the software. Read the rest of this entry »

Nancy P. Cotton

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Title: Property Manager

Company: Region of Peel

Location: Branton, ON, Canada

Possessing more than 35 years of service to the Region of Peel in Canada, Nancy Cotton has become a staple figure in public service as a property manager. Responsible for handling properties pertaining to water, wastewater, waste management facilities and communication towers, Ms. Cotton’s abilities make a difference for the area. In addition, she maintains the upkeep of real estate properties, such as vacancies and easements. The Peel Region represents multiple municipalities, including cities and towns. Her work aids in the management of said region, the development of innovative programs and responding to the needs of the people residing in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

Frederic Cote

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cote-frederic-2092920Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Cote-Jean and Associates

Location: Magog, QC, Canada

Recognized for his excellence in civil engineering, Frederic Cote was recently named a VIP Member of Worldwide Branding. As the Chief Executive Officer of Cote-Jean and Associates, his primary function is to oversee the operations of the structural and civil engineering services. These operations include strategic planning and developing new business. Mr. Cote lends his expertise to analyzing the finances, managing projects and ensuring compliance. Additionally, he plans, develops and implementing strategies for the firm. Furthermore, he directs the marketing for the firm and the work processes.

Mr. Cote has actively contributed to the field for 16 years. He attended Sherbrooke University and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Afterwards, he obtained a master’s degree in structural engineering from Laval University in 2002. He maintains membership with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, and the Chamber de Commerce de Sherbrooke as governor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jorge Chamine

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Chamine, Jorge 1634357Title: Baritone

Company: Music for Peace

Location: Paris, France

A virtuoso since birth, Jorge Chamine’s veins are filled with blood that runs thick with music. With one his latest endeavors being the Music for Peace organization, Mr. Chamine is internationally-known, having performed at with symphonies and operas at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic among other of the world’s grandest stages. In his current role, he continues to sing and teach music while working as a music ambassador in such places like the Middle East. In addition, he is the president and artistic director of the CIMA Festival in Tuscany, Italy, and pedagogical director of Ateliers “Sons Croises” in Paris, France. Mr. Chamine is the artistic director of the Bougival Festival in France as well.

Mr. Chamine began singing at the age of four and playing piano by five. At 12 years old, he seized a lead soprano role for a Portuguese opera. Several years later at 15, Mr. Chamine won the Prix National de la Jeunesse. His career has also been politically motivated, and since the age of 14, he has made decisions to fight for liberty. While he may have a law degree from the University of Coimbra, he finds his voice is his liberator for justice. He has studied with prominent musicians such as Lola Rodríguez de Aragon, Hans Hotter, Daniel Ferro and Teresa Berganza. In his more than three decades in the spotlight, he has refined his skills in opera, operetta, zarzuela, oratorio, new music and art-song repertory. Read the rest of this entry »

Father Samuel Santiago

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Title: Priest

Company: Santa Maria Reina Parish

Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Samuel Santiago has dedicated more than 41 years of service to the Catholic Church, with 37 of those years as the priest of Santa Maria Reina parish in Puerto Rico. Providing religious and ministry services, as well as directing operations at the adjoining school, Father Santiago is looked to by many people for spiritual counseling and direction. In 2015, he was recognized as a VIP Member for his skill and leadership. His faith has been his calling and in his position, he has been able to share his passion and guidance. Read the rest of this entry »

John Milligan

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Milligan, John 1961631Title: Vice President of Research and Development

Company: Twincraft Skincare

Location: Middlebury, VT, United States

John Milligan is noted for his longevity in the cosmetics industry. Combining a background in chemistry with entrepreneurial skills, he is responsible for overseeing all formulation of products, packaging development, regulatory services and operations. Mr. Milligan is also responsible for traveling to introduce the company’s new product lines, which includes specialty soaps and skin care products. He has lead the strategic diversification of the business from a bar soap manufacturer to a custom liquid and bar soap strategic partner to select brands. Read the rest of this entry »

Raymond E. Irwin

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Irwin, Raymond 1574211Title: Geologic Consultant

Company: Nevada Silver, Inc.

Location: Albuquerque, NM, United States

Distinguished for more than four decades in the exploration and mining services industry, Raymond Irwin has traveled all over the world and has been involved in four major mine discoveries. Proficient in investigating and surveying land for mineral deposits, his responsibilities as a geologic consultant for Nevada Silver, Inc. involve reviewing property submittals, evaluating potential advanced stage gold, silver and base metals. In addition, he directs projects and crews, maintains budgets, and plans and supervises exploration programs. His work has taken him all over the world, including, Brazil, Bolivia, Ghana, Canada and Mexico. His exploration specialties and mineralization expertise are in tertiary-Jurassic sandstone-hosted uranium, porphyry and supergene copper, pyrometasoatic Cu and Au, epithermal and mesothermal structurally controlled (vein) Cu, Au and Ag, “Burgin mine type” complex structurally controlled mesothermal Pb, Zn, Ag and Au, “Carlin type” sediment hosted Au and Ag, Archean and Proterozoic greenstone belt hosted gold and mafic intrusive hosted Cu-Ni-Co-PGE. Read the rest of this entry »

Stephen T. Greer

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Greer, Stephen 1903563Title: Owner, Attorney

Company: Attorneys Greer, Swafford and Adams

Location: Dunlap, TN, United States

A law professional with more than four decades of experience, Stephen Greer practices in the areas of personal injury, auto accidents, nursing home negligence, criminal defense, family law, wrongful death and general litigation. In his capacity, Mr. Greer provides clients with legal services, consultations and representation in trials. His interest in law was imparted from his father, who became an attorney after serving in World War II. Mr. Greer was inspired by his father and decided to pursue a career in the legal field. For more than 30 years, he has owned and collaborated with other attorneys at his firm, Attorneys Greer, Swafford and Adams. Read the rest of this entry »

Gilberto Rodrigues

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Title: Former Chief Executive Officer

Company: Mota-Engil Africa

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gilberto Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering. During this career, he has grown the business on the continent of Africa for Mota-Engil from $300 million to $1.5 billion Euros. As the former CEO of Mota-Engil, Mr. Rodrigues was responsible for being in charge of the African market. In this position, he paid close attention to how markets performed and on how to handle the commercial side of the business. He has overseen finances and top operations while setting policies. At the present, Mr. Rodrigues is pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa.

Mr. Rodrigues attributes his success to his hard work and natural ability. He is a firm believer in setting goals and relying on his team for support. To prepare for a career in his line of work, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto in Portugal. This degree has served him well and has helped him serve his various roles within the industry, including all of his positions with Mota-Engil. Mr. Rodrigues started out as an onsite engineer after graduating and worked up to site manager and project manager. In 2001, he was to Africa, where he became a country manager, then a regional director and finally the CEO of the continent. Read the rest of this entry »