Oct 3, 2014
Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. adds new Directors; Retiring Director Mike Hirsch Recognized for Longtime Service
Houston, Texas – On September 30, 2014, Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. publicly announced that Mike Hirsch would be retiring from the EOHI Board of Directors at the end of the year. Hirsch has served on the EOHI board from 1994-2014 providing 20 years of dedicated service to the 100% employee owned company.
“As a former president of S.G. Morris, Mike had valuable experience operating an ESOP company in the fluid power industry,” says Richard Neels, President and CEO of EOHI. “We appreciate the perspective he brought to the board and his commitment to growing us as an ESOP company. We wish him the very best in retirement.”
Randy Bishop, a professional director, CPA and ESOP consultant based out of South Carolina will join the EOHI Board this month as an outside director. Bishop brings a wealth of experience dealing with ESOP companies from a financial and leadership perspective. Bishop spent 16 years as a senior executive for Cameron & Barkley Company, an electrical distribution company in South Carolina that is now a part of Hagemeyer North America. Bishop additionally serves as a director for six other ESOP companies in various industries based throughout the country.
Also, earlier in the year, Kevin Hayes, President of EOHI subsidiary Supreme Integrated Technology, Inc. (SIT) was added as a director to the EOHI board. Hayes has worked with EOHI since 2008, when he came aboard to start SIT from the ground up. Hayes brings over 20 years’ experience in the industry, previously acting as president of Huber, Inc. before coming to SIT. Hayes brings knowledge of marine, offshore and military industries and a technical background with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.
“We are thrilled to have both Kevin and Randy as part of the EOHI board,” says Neels. “Kevin has a deep understanding of our company and our customers, and has demonstrated excellent leadership in building his team at SIT. We look forward to the strong perspectives that he and Randy will bring to help us continue to grow and improve as a company in the future.”
EOHI is a 100% employee owned company based in Houston, Texas with businesses located in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, Arizona & New Mexico.