Board of Directors
James P.R. Samuels, Chief Executive Officer and Director . Mr. Samuels founded Worldwide Business Solutions Incorporated in March 2005 and has been the chief executive officer and a director of the company since June 2005. From May 1996 to March 2004, he served as vice president-finance, treasurer and chief financial officer of Rentech, Inc., a publicly-held company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Rentech develops and markets processes for conversion of low-value carbon-bearing solids or gases into high-value hydrocarbons. From December 1995 through April 1998, he provided consulting services in finance and securities law compliance to Telepad Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, a company engaged in systems solutions for field force computing. From 1991 through August 1995, he served as chief financial officer, vice president-finance, treasurer and director of Top Sources, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, a development stage company engaged in developing and commercializing technologies for the transportation, industrial and petrochemical markets. From 1989 to 1991, he was vice president and general manager of the automotive group of BML Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, a privately-held company engaged in auto rentals, car leasing, and automotive insurance. From 1989 to 1991, he was vice president and general manager of the automotive group of BML Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, a privately-held company engaged in auto rentals, car leasing, and automotive insurance. From 1983 through 1989, Mr. Samuels was employed by Purolator Products Corporation, a large manufacturer and distributor of automotive parts. He was president of the Mississauga, Ontario branch from 1985 to 1989; a director of marketing from 1984 to 1985; and director of business development and planning during 1983 for the Rahway, New Jersey filter division headquarters of Purolator Products Corporation. From 1975 to 1983, he was employed by Bendix Automotive Group, Southfield, Michigan, a manufacturer of automotive filters, electronics and brakes. He served in various capacities, including group director for management consulting services on the corporate staff, director of market research and planning, manager of financial analysis and planning, and plant controller at its Fram Autolite division. From 1973 to 1974, he was employed by Bowmar Ali, Inc., of Acton, Massachusetts, in various marketing and financial positions, and in 1974 he was managing director of its division in Wiesbaden, Germany. He received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Lowell Technological Institute in 1970, and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1972 from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts. He completed an executive program in strategic market management through Harvard University in Switzerland in 1984.
Frank J. Deleo, Director . Mr. Deleo has been a director since June 2005. Since September 2007, Mr. Deleo has served as president of Rioath Group. Mr. Deleo was with Citigroup Inc. from 1978 to September 2007. He was with CitiFinancial Branch Network from 1996, first as a vice president/regional manager and since March 2002 as a managing director over Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas. CitiFinancial, which is part of Citigroup Inc., a financial services company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, offers consumer loan products and services, including real estate, personal loans, and loans to finance consumer goods. From 1979 to 1996, he was employed by Associates Corporation of North America. Mr. Deleo received a bachelors degree in psychology from University of Stony Brook University in 1977.
Robert T. Kane, Director . Robert Kane has been a director since June 2005. He has been a practicing attorney in Munhall, Pennsylvania, since 1970. Mr. Kane received his J.D. degree from Villanova University in 1970 and his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1965.
Edward J. Weisberg, Director . Mr. Weisberg has been a director since September 2005. He is currently Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at GXT Green, a division of Global Exchange Technologies. GXT Green develops and sells carbon offsets globally, as well as offers a set of sustainability services and products, including ECOgrade photodegradable shopping bags. Mr. Weisberg has also been the Managing Partner of Ecommerce Expertise, a consulting practice dedicated to assisting companies with Internet marketing and improving eCommerce profitability, since September 2008. From December 2009 to August 2010, he held the position of Director of Business Development at Keyword Connects, LLC, an online lead generation company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. From January 2008 to October 2009, he was Vice President of Innovaro (formerly UTEK) Corporation, a public corporation based in Tampa, Florida, which provides innovation and patent licensing services. From April 2004 to July 2007, he was the vice president of eCommerce of iBasis, Inc., a publicly-held company based in Burlington, Massachusetts, that provides international Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. He was responsible for leading that company's efforts toward direct web-based sales of products and services. From 1995 until April 2003, he co-founded and served as president of PureCommerce, Inc. (formerlyBX.COM Inc.), a Providence, Rhode Island company that provides eCommerce web site development, hosting, and Internet marketing support. Prior to founding BX.com, he held various key marketing, planning, and sales roles at Paradigm Management Consulting Group, Inc., BASF Corporation, Data General Corporation, and Wang Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Weisberg is also on the board of advisors of Sustainable Minds, LLC, and ZebraTickets, LLC, both privatelyheld companies. Mr. Weisberg has a Masters degree in management from MIT/Sloan School of Management and a bachelors degree in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gregory Kinney, Director . Formerly a director of Centric, Mr. Kinney was appointed to serve as a director on August 1, 2007. Since April 1997 to the present, Mr. Kinney has served as Vice-President of Operations of Kristel, LP, a privately held organization operating in Illinois. Kristel designs and manufactures LCD and CRT displays. From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Kinney worked in a variety of positions with The Bradley Group, American Instruments, Strand Lighting Company, Northrop, and Amistar. Between 1980 and 1984, Mr. Kinney served in the United States Navy. Mr. Kinney has received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling from International Theological Seminary in Bradenton Florida.