Odis Cavin

Cavin, Odis 462174Title: Board Member, Chairman (Retired)

Company: Teen Challenge of Eastern Tennessee

Location: Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, August 1, 2016, Odis Cavin, Retired Board Member and Chairman of Teen Challenge of Eastern Tennessee, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in nonprofits and consulting.

Mr. Cavin is recently retired after nearly 60 years in the professional arena. Working in both metallurgy and then teen counseling, he proves himself as a man of many talents. Mr. Cavin first worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, where he co-authored and patented a material texture for preferential heat distribution. This material has been used in the industry for 48 years. While working in the laboratory, Mr. Cavin obtained his pastoral certification and began serving as a pastor at The Emanuel Assembly of God. He served at this church for more than 25 years. At Teen Challenge of Eastern Tennessee, he was responsible for conducting business meetings, managing finance and making financial decisions for the direction of the organization. Continue reading

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Rob Moir, Ph.D.

Moir, Rob 1060466Title: Director

Company: Ocean River Institute

Location: Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA, July 21, 2016, Rob Moir, Director of the Ocean River Institute, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in nonprofit environmental organization.

Dr. Moir has contributed 40 years of experience to supporting various environmental groups, citizen science training, environmental monitoring, survey and assessment, and collaborative eco-system based management, bio-regional planning and management and ecosystem and wildlife stewardship. His work has resulted in institutional changes and marine policy success, due to his commitment to save oceanic ecosystems with the help of local, regional and international groups. His greatest accomplishments stem from initiating bioregional and ecosystem-based collaborative management, an engaged constituency of citizens, scientists and eco-savvy residents to improve the life-qualities of specific places. This is exhibited in such work s as the north shore of the Massachusetts Bay as “Salem Sound,” where he brought together six municipalities to manage in a concerted effort. In addition, he lead a successful initiative to educate and broaden a constituency in Massachusetts supporting comprehensive area-based management of state coastal water. Continue reading

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Alexandre Bassaneze

Title: Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Company: Air Liquide Industrial US LP

Location: Houston, TX

Houston, TX, June 17, 2016, Alexandre Bassaneze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Bassaneze’s latest position augments his 20 years of experience. In his current role for nearly two years, Mr. Bassaneze is looked to for his skills in organizational leadership, business understanding of complex and large companies and strategies. He is adept at managing and implementing projects. In order to accomplish these tasks, he prioritizes short-, medium- and long-term goals. Additionally, Mr. Bassaneze unites various departments to contribute to the success of the mission. He works closely with the president of Air Liquide Industrial US LP to coordinate sales, business administration, marketing, strategy and development. Since joining this role, one of his largest accomplishments has been reducing the turnover rate of the sales team through a redesign of the Sales Incentive Program. Continue reading

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Hilton E. Blieden

Title: President, Co-Founder

Company: Grand Fusion Housewares

Location: Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA, July 11, 2016, Hilton Blieden, President and Co-Founder of Grand Fusion Housewares, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in consumer goods.

Mr. Blieden’s exemplary career is a good example of what can occur when hard work, education and communication skills are blended together. With more than 20 years in business, he is an expert in handling logistics, providing financial analysis and serving customers. With one of his latest ventures, Grand Fusion Housewares, he calls upon his knowledge to strategically plan and manage vendors, sales, process optimization and core competencies in global supply chain and fiscal operations. He consistently sets the bar when driving operations to meet strategic objectives and ensures products leaving China make it to customer’s doorsteps without incident. Continue reading

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Thomas Harrington

Title: Vice President & Director of Business Development

Company: Quality Oil Tools LLC.

Location: Kingwood, TX

Kingwood, TX, July 5, 2016, Thomas J. Harrington, Vice President and Director of Business Development for Quality Oil Tools LLC., has been recognized by Elite American Engineers, for dedication, achievement and leadership in the oil and gas industry.

After four years with the United States Army, Mr. Harrington started working as a roustabout on an oilrig in 1981. Fast forward nearly 30 years, he is the vice president and director of business development for Quality Oil Tools LLC. He joined the company in 2014, bringing to the company his hands-on experience in the offshore drilling industry. Prior to joining the company, he worked as the global sales manager for Worldwide Oilfield Machine, managing international accounts and drilling contractors in the United Arab Emirates, Korea, Singapore and Brazil. Continue reading

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John Welch

Welch, John 2109745Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Bowtie Engineering

Location: Cumming, GA

Cumming, CA, June 30, 2016, John Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowtie Engineering, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in engineering management.

Bowtie Engineering is an industry leader in electrical safety programs, with Mr. Welch overseeing the company and its services in incident energy programs and electrical maintenance. Responsibilities of his positions include advising on arc flash, electrical safety programs and business development. In addition, he directs staff to meet and surpass the expectations from clients. As a strong public speaker and skilled communicator, Mr. Welch has built strong and lasting relationships. Mr. Welch has provided these services as president and CEO for three years. He has garnered more than 20 years of experience in the industry. In the years to come, he endeavors to double the revenue stream and become the top industry leader in electrical safety.

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Daniel Arevalo

Daniel Arevalo 1278936Title: Director of Engineering and Legislative Affairs

Company: McGrath RentCorp

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, July 1, 2016, Daniel G. Arevalo, Director of Engineering and Legislative Affairs for McGrath RentCorp, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication achievements and leadership in construction.

Mr. Arevalo has a well-rounded background that covers all aspects of the business, including sales, operations, construction and leasing. Throughout his 30-year career, he worked his way from the ground up and garnered a reputation for his skills in component and modular construction, turnkey solutions, and design-build solutions.

Mr. Arevalo first entered the industry due to his interest in engineering and construction. He held a variety of positions, and led and executed high-profile projects. He has constructed numerous education projects, health care projects, and commercial projects of all sizes and complexities. Although highly accomplished, Mr. Arevalo believes the highlight of his career was growing business segments and applications that were not traditionally designed for component-based and/or modular construction, and serving all business segments. Continue reading

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Cindy Rinaldo-Messick

Rinaldo-Messick, Cindy 1964391Title: Director of Project Management

Company: MUFG Union Bank N.A.

Location: Loma Linda, CA

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George Diner

George DinerTitle: Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Diner Industries, LLC

Location: Miami, FL

Miami, FL, June 28, 2016, George E.J. Diner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diner Industries, LLC, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in building services.

George E.J. Diner is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diner Industries, LLC, a leading industrial company and provider of construction and building services to create modular steel building units and container homes from recycled shipping containers. Specializing in architecture and sustainability, Mr. Diner supervises the company’s employees, manages construction experiments on recycling shipping containers to make habitats, and experiments with new sustainable products, paints and cellulose insulation. “The most challenging part [of my work] has been to promote this sustainability,” Mr. Diner said in an informative interview with EliteAMERICAN Publishing. “People are more receptive than they were years ago, and people are more aware.” Continue reading

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Patricia Highcove

patricia highcoveTitle: Vocational Consultant

Company: Highcove Consulting

Location: Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD, June 27, 2016, Patricia L. Highcove, Vocational Consultant for Highcove Consulting, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication, leadership and achievements in vocational consulting.

Over the course of 35 years in her field, Ms. Highcove has learned to adhere to one guiding principle: never take a person at face value. This important lesson informs her work of finding suitable occupation for people whom society would simply classify as disabled. A vocational consultant, she counsels individuals with various physical and cognitive disabilities, helps them to identify their strengths, and focuses on a return-to-work strategy. The eponymous principal of Highcove Consulting, she assesses clients’ skills and conducts training, in addition to developing business plans that include the formulation of organizational structure, job descriptions, budgets, daily operational routines, and hardware and software needs. Continue reading

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