DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/28/12 -- SkinzWraps, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SKZW), a founding father and recognized vanguard of the vehicle wrap industry, confirms that it has had its new Chairman, CFO and Controller in place and actively engaged for the past 60 days. It further confirms that the recruitment of the recently appointed Chairman began in early 2012.
"It is amazingly refreshing to have this caliber of talent join the team at SkinzWraps," said Peter C. Salaverry, CEO of SkinzWraps. "Each brings the right mix of strong academic credentials, real life experience and raw brain power. The speed with which they have integrated into SkinzWraps and begun to assist helping SkinzWraps stage for its next series of big moves has been impressive."
Chairman: The Honorable don John McClellan Marshall
Senior Judge, Fourteenth Judicial District of Texas, sitting by assignment, 2001 - Judge Presiding, Sabine Valley Child Protection Court, 2001-2004. BA - Virginia Military Institute, 1965 (Valedictorian): MA - Vanderbilt University, 1966; Juris Doctor (JD) - Southern Methodist University, 1975; LL.D. (Honorary), Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional 1985. Mensa. Member of The International Academy of Astronautics, 1999. Served as Judge Presiding, Municipal Court of Muenster, Texas, 1976-1980, Judge Presiding, Fourteenth Judicial District of Texas, 1981-2000, Judge for the Dallas County Emergency Medical-Legal Project, 1986-2000. Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Judge [Chapter 151, TCPRC]. Prize-winning author, specializing in procedural law [co-author, West's Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Annotated] and ethics. Honorary Professor of the University, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University [UMCS], Lublin, Poland, title conferred 2004 (since 1993 annually teaches a course in American history and Constitutional Law, including demonstration jury trial with attorneys from the United States); Visiting Professor of Law: University of Transylvania, Brasov, Romania; Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan; University of Lódz, Lódz; Wroclaw University, Wroclaw, Poland; Alexander Pushkin State University, Brest, Belarus. Visiting Lecturer in Law: Jagiellonian University, Kraków; Catholic University of Lublin [KUL], Lublin, Poland; University of Riga, Latvia. Fellow of the College of State Bar of Texas; Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Charter and Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation; Province President (Europe), Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity [the Inn at UMCS in Poland is named in his honor]. Colonel, Texas State Guard (Ret. [served as Inspector General]). Knight [de onore] de jure sanguinis, Sacred and Military Constantinian Order of St. George. Hereditary Member, Society of the Cincinnati. 33 degrees Inspector General Honorary, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Anglican Bishop of Texas II, consecrated 2010, elevated as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Southern Province of the Catholic Charismatic Church (Old Catholic Succession).
CFO: Mr. Gregory T. Cook:
Mr. Cook has 28 years of experience at the senior executive level, in consumer products, restaurants, telephony and high technology companies in both public and privately held companies. Cook spent nine years at the President level in the vision care industry building Foster Grant into one of the largest optical companies in the world and building another from the ground up. Mr. Cook was Senior Vice President/CAO for Rare Medium's world-class web services arm. At Rare, he developed a deep understanding of the value in the Internet sector while responsible for the integration of corporate operations, acquisitions, financial management, human resources, and recruiting. Cook's contributions and leadership in launching Rare Medium assisted its growth from 60 employees to over 1200 operating in 22 offices and 3 continents internationally. After serving at Rare Medium, Mr. Cook joined Sterling Optical as Chief Executive Officer and served as a board member. At Sterling Optical, Cook formed Emerging Vision; the first B2B technology company for the vision care industry. Mr. Cook has spent the last 8 years in a variety of companies as the Chief Financial Officer in both a full time and an advisor roll. Mr. Cook has completed over 26 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of $520 million. Additionally he has negotiated and structured loans and public equity in excess of $600 million. His achievements also include aggregate revenue growth in excess of 350% and income improvements in excess of $55 million. Mr. Cook has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economies from Texas Tech University and an MBA from The University of North Texas.
Controller: Ms. Cathy A. Sonnier
With over 25 years of Restaurant Accounting Operations experience, Ms. Sonnier brings a system built on efficiencies and compliance requirements to SkinzWraps. Her most current position was as VP Controller for El Fenix Corporation. At El Fenix, Ms. Sonnier streamlined Accounting processes and implemented changes to arrive at a faster monthly close cycle, increased validity of financial reporting, structured annual audit plan, and a revised efficient payroll processing system. Under Ms. Sonnier's direction, the Accounting Department recognized cost savings of over $350k in the first year. Her previous restaurant accounting experience has included Marwin Management Group (formerly largest CiCi's Pizza franchisee), Boston Pizza (US division), CiCi's Pizza, and Clicks Billiards. Working at each of these companies has built a foundation of knowledge and skills based on a high growth, fast paced, and an evolving operational environment. Ms. Sonnier has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Texas Dallas and a MBA Accounting from University of North Texas.
About SkinzWraps, Inc.:
As the premier innovator of the vehicle wrap industry, SkinzWraps, Inc. has spent a decade perfecting the craft of being a full service vehicle wrap company. This dedication to superior craftsmanship allows SkinzWraps to excel in every aspect of the vehicle wrap. SkinzWraps has wrapped over 7500 vehicles, using the best products available to the industry including Avery Dennison's 1005 EZ Apply RS, and the Epson GS6000 Printer.
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure:
Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, commonly identified by such terms as "believes," "looking ahead," "anticipates," "estimates" and other terms with similar meaning. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Actual events could differ materially and substantially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors.
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