We are pleased to announce that after a long and thorough search process, we have found a Chief Executive Officer for the John R. Burt Enterprises family of companies. Thomas L. Saeli has agreed to join us as our C.E.O.
Tom brings a wealth of experience and a breadth of knowledge to our growing business. He was recently the Chief Executive Officer of a billion dollar publicly traded company, and has grown companies through acquisitions, joint ventures and, most importantly, by increasing sales. Tom has an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting and a B.A. in Economics. Originally from New York, Tom has lived in Michigan since 1988, where he and his wife Molly have raised their four children.
Tom will be the Chief Executive Officer of each of the following John R. Burt Enterprises companies: Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc., which includes EXCEPTIONAL® Metals and Creative Impressions®; Plastatech Engineering®, Ltd.; Oscoda Plastics®, Inc.; TIP-TOP® Screw Manufacturing, Inc.; Energy Solutions Insulation®, Inc.; and JRB Personnel LLC.
“Tom was the unanimous choice of our Board of Directors,” said Chairman Jack Burt. “My father was a classic entrepreneur, and his vision, ambition, and business philosophy brought great success to our company. We are confident that Tom will provide outstanding leadership for Duro-Last and the other businesses as they grow and strengthen their positions in the marketplace. The Board of Directors would also like to extend its appreciation to Dan Murphy for his counsel during our CEO search. Dan will remain with us as a member of the Board. Tom Hollingsworth will continue his excellent service as President of Duro-Last.”
Tom Saeli will start with us on Thursday, March 31st, and will be in the office on a daily basis beginning Monday, April 11th. We are excited to have Tom become part of the John R. Burt Enterprises family of companies. Please join us in welcoming Tom to our organization.