Michael Topa

Granger, IN, United States

About Michael

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MICHAEL TOPA
14681 Carrigan Court
Granger, IN 46530
mtopa@sbcglobal.net Mobile: (214) 850-8949

President - Chief Operating Officer – Chief Financial Officer:
Financial “Engineer” and Operations Executive specializing in Value Creation

“We were fortunate to have someone of Mike’s caliber as part of the Atwood management team.”
(Ted Beneski, CEO & Managing Partner Insight Equity and Chairman Atwood Mobile Products LLC)

“The smartest thing I did was to promote Mike to President and make him an owner. He exceeded all my expectations and never once were we concerned our investment was at risk.”
(Joe Moharich, former Chairman, CTI and ARTI – retired)

“I think so highly of him I would invest in him again without a moment’s hesitation.”
(Peter Joseph, former Chairman Helitech that was the owner of CTI)

HISTORY
2012 Towne Air Freight LLC, South Bend, IN
to A privately held full-service trucking company offering time-sensitive, LTL shipments.
2013 Chief Financial Officer

2011 KRA International LLC, ETS International LLC, Sigma Wire, South Bend, IN
to A privately held wire and wire harness manufacturer under a single ownership structure.
2012 Chief Operating Officer (Contract)

2009 MISCOR Group Ltd, South Bend, IN
to A publicly held $79M (asset) solutions provider to industrial and locomotive industries and
2013 electrical and mechanical contractor.
Director, formerly Interim CFO

2008 ATWOOD MOBILE PRODUCTS LLC, Elkhart, IN
to A privately held $180M (asset) manufacturer of doors, windows and appliances to the RV industry
2009 Chief Financial Officer

2006 CORPORATE ADVISOR REPRESENTING OWNERS, Dallas, TX
to
2008 ADVANCED REPAIR TECHNOLOGY LLC
An Australian owned advanced technology company.
President

EVANS COMPOSITES, INC.
A privately owned composite and metal component FAA repair station.
Managing Director

WEIR BROS
A privately owned excavation company.
Advisory role

2004 KEYSTONE RANGER HOLDINGS, West Chester, PA
to A $125M (sales) flight, helicopter and engine services company. Principal subsidiaries
2006 were Keystone Helicopter Corporation and Composite Technology, Inc. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation acquired KRH December 2005.
President of CTI (see below) reporting to the CEO of KRH:

1990 COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY, INC., Grand Prairie, TX
to A $20M (assets) component repair and overhaul of helicopter rotor blades with facilities in US, 2006 Canada, Singapore, UK and Brazil. Company was sold to Ranger Composites (April 2004) realizing a 25% IRR to the equity shareholders and then merged with Keystone Ranger Holdings. President (1998-2006) Promoted to President because of declining market share:

COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY, INC
Vice President (1990-98)
Responsibilities included those of COO and CFO. Recruited because the company, a recent LBO, was in financial distress and financial reporting was in disarray:

1987 RYDER SYSTEM, INC., Miami, FL
to NYSE-listed company operating primarily in the truck rental business having acquired Aviation
1990 Aviation Sales Company in the mid-eighties.

AVIPARTS, INC., Dallas, TX
Reseller of turbine engine parts, a subsidiary of Aviation Sales Company.
Controller (1989-90)

RYDER SYSTEM, Miami, FL
Senior Financial Analyst (1987-89)

1981 MARATHON OIL COMPANY, Findlay, OH
to NYSE-listed oil and gas exploration and refining company.
1987 Internal Auditor (1985-87) Accounting Systems Analyst (1983-85)

EDUCATION
BA Business Systems Analysis, University of Findlay
BA Accounting, University of Marietta

PROFESSIONAL
Certified Public Accountant, Ohio

CIVIC Findlay, OH: City Council Representative (1984-1985)
Findlay, OH: Mayor’s Representative to Regional Planning Commission (1984)
Outstanding Young Men of America (1985)
Boy Scouts of America (1995-2006)
University of Findlay College of Business Advisory Board (2009-current)