Charlotte Program | The Value of Private Boards to High Growth Mid-Market Companies

    February 07, 2017
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
    401 S Tryon Street #3000
    Charlotte, NC 28202


    Please join the Private Directors Association in Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday, February 7th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein for a panelist discussion on The Value of Private Boards to High Growth Mid-Market Companies


    Tom Duncan
    President, Chief Executive Officer
    Positec Tool Corporation

    Since 2005, Mr. Duncan has served as President/CEO of Positec Tool Corp, a global manufacturer and marketer of tools and outdoor products for the construction and home improvement industry, which employs over 3,000 associates worldwide.

    From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Duncan served as Vice President of Sales and Brand Marketing for a US division of Bosch, a German-based Global 100 company. Prior to Bosch, Mr. Duncan was employed by Vermont American Corp. , a division of Emerson Electric Corp., where he served in a variety of senior management positions, including VP – International.

    Mr. Duncan earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a Master’s in International Business from the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business.

    Mr. Duncan is conversational in Spanish and German. He lives with his wife and two boys in Charlotte. NC where he has launched his own non-profit foundation to provide educational assistance to low income students as well as serving on multiple industry, not-for-profit and private company boards. 

    David White
    Executive Vice President
    Border States

    I've been in the electrical industry for over 25 years - beginning my career with Square D in 1989 as a manufacturing engineer.  I held several sales roles at Square D before leaving to become a partner at Shealy Electrical Wholesalers in 1999.  Bill DeLoache's grandfather started Shealy in 1945 - Billy and I had a simple guiding principle that if we took care of our customers, suppliers and each other, the rest would take care of itself.  We grew our business from 3 locations with 60 associates in South Carolina in 1999 to 17 locations and 350 associates in 2016.  One of the major achievements was merging with Brent Spear's company in 2012 - adding 6 locations in NC. 

    In August of 2016 we completed the sale of our company to Border States - our desire to transition ownership to our employees was the driving factor in the decision.

    I married my high school sweetheart Therese in 1987, we have three boys and enjoy an active lifestyle.  Our oldest son Gus was recently married and lives in Charlotte.  Our two younger sons Matt and Kyle attend Clemson University - both have aspirations of attending medical school.


    Parking is available in The Green parking garage, numbered S 82, opposite of the Convention Center, just beyond The Green, which can be entered on South College Street.


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