High School - Owego Free Academy - 1978 - Regents Diploma
Broome Community College - AASEE - 1981 - 3.2 GPA
UNC- Charlotte - Computer Science Equivalency - IBM - 3.87 GPA
Certified Purchasing Manager - 1997
NC General Contractor License- 1989
UL Manufacturing Certification - 2000
NC SP-ES - Electrical Contracting License – 2002

Work History (Since 1981)

IBM Corporation - 1981 - 1994
Positions Held - Electronic Technician Engineering
Purchasing Agent - Printer Development - Printer Engineering
Software Developer - Check Image Development, Data Base Analysis

Cabarrus Plastics - 1994-1995
Position Held - National Sales Manager

Rite Lite Signs 1995- 1996
Position Held - Vice President of Operations

IBM Corporation -1996 - 1998
Position Held - Purchasing Agent (CPM 1997) - Electronic Card Assemblies

The Crutchfield Group, LTD. 1998 - Present
Position Held – President/CEO. - Residential construction operations. Currently operates as real estate holding company and equipment leasing operation. Manage all activities related to the business operations.

Casco Signs, Inc. 1998 - Present
Position Held – President/CFO – General Manager and finance officer for the company. As general manager I am responsible for all internal and external operations for the company. I handle activities that includes, design activities, bidding activities, Marketing activities, verification of field operations and execution, Fabrication of commercial signs, Procurement of all related materials, including growth activities, and executing the directives of the CEO. Casco Signs, Inc. currently employs 45 full time personnel.

Castaway Properties, LLC 2009 - Present
Position Held - Managing Partner

Crutchfield Farms, Inc 2015 - Present
Position Held – President/CFO

Professional Board Participation

United Stated Sign Council - 6 Years active Board Member – 2009-2015

Southern States Sign Council - 4 Years Active Board Member

Southern States Sign Council - Active 2015 Treasurer

Southern States Sign Council – Active 2016 Vice President

Southern States Sign Council - 2017 President

Southern States Sign Council - 2018 Past President

Cabarrus County GOP Board Member - 2019

Rowan Cabarrus Community College Foundation Board – 3.5 Years Active 2016

International Car Wash Association – Member 2014 - 2019

Hospitality and Tourism Authority of Charlotte – Member 2015- 2022

Charlotte CRVA Member 2022

Community Service Participation

Recreational coach for youth athletics – Concord Parks and Rec, Odell Rec, Winecoff Rec, YMCA Kannapolis - Coached youth athletics for Baseball, Soccer and Basketball in the years 1988 to 1999.

Volunteer Kicking Coach for NW Football Team 2006-2007

Habitat for Humanity Home Building Project Casco Team Day – 2015
Participate with Elementary and High School Students on Stem Projects and Industry application efforts

Donated services and signs to many non-profit organizations – Habitat for Humanity, Community Free Clinic, Cooperative Christian Ministries, Special Olympics, Animal Shelter and High School Projects

Career Summary- Enjoyed a great career and educational opportunity with IBM. An opportunity opened up in a small company (Cabarrus Plastics) with great potential. Pursued this opportunity with enthusiasm until it was clear politically within the company I was not the right person for the job. Found an opportunity with Rite Lite Signs - small company with 7 people- grew revenue by 300% in first year. Economic challenges resulted in a return to IBM. One year later IBM sold the division. Built Homes full time for the next 1.5 years - Started Casco Signs part time 1998. Opportunities in the sign business have resulted in growth from
50K in 1998 to over 2021. Residential construction still continues in the arena of speculation building. Started Crutchfield Farms in 2015 in Midland, NC with plans to create a source for local Farm Raised Beef.