The Center For Free Enterprise, Ltd. hosted its 20th straight sold out program, and largest crowd yet to hear serial entrepreneur Ray Dalton’s story and secrets for success.
Ray Dalton exemplifies American Dream, going from the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles to senior leadership positions at GE and TRW, and becoming a very successful entrepreneur.
Ray has launched 11 businesses, most recently sold the successful PartsSource and has started fast growing ReLink Medical. We have heard from many of our prior presenters that this region needs more serial entrepreneurs, and few in the region have launched more successful businesses than Ray Dalton. At the conclusion of his presentation, Ray told the audience about his Foundation, that ten percent of the profits of the businesses are contributed to the Foundation, and about how the Foundation gives back.
Watch the video, and learn how Ray got started in business, how when one door closed another always opened, and what Ray looks for when considering a new business opportunity:
Building Successful For-Profit or Non-Profit Businesses Organically and through Acquisitions: Ray Dalton, Executive Chairman of reLink Medical
A. Ray Dalton specializes in creating and developing profitable and not for profit business enterprises from innovation to exit. Delivering high quality healthcare products, software and services with exceptional customer service. He is national speaker on social entrepreneurship, growing your business and creating a sustainable culture, and has also published a very successful book; Proceed with Confidence, which focuses on the “5” C’s of Success.
Ray is currently the Founder and CEO of the innovative technology based medical equipment liquidation and disposition company, reLink Medical. He was the Founder of the world largest medical parts and procurement firm, PartsSource which was successfully divested to Great Hill Partners in May 2017, OneSource Services and National MD which were acquired by General Electric.
Michael Trabert is a partner and a leader in the Value Acceleration/Exit Planning Services group and is also a leader in the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Services group. Mr. Trabert understands the diverse goals and objectives of privately held businesses owners and helps them build, develop, and eventually exit their businesses, and was recognized with the Exit Planner of the Year award from the Exit Planning Institute (2017). Mr. Trabert has worked extensively with clients ranging from startups to multinational organizations with over $1.5 billion in annual sales.
-2017 Exit Planner of the Year by the Exit Planning Institute
-National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
-Nominated for Leader of the Year by the Exit Planning Institute
As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), he understands the intrinsic value of the elements of a business and assists clients in maximizing their value. Mike regularly hosts Owners’ Roundtable workshops – a full-day, interactive workshop designed for business owners who want to maximize the value of their businesses and exit on their terms.
Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration from our very own Kent State University.
Wayne Foley currently serves as President & CEO of Kyntronics Inc., a manufacturer of precision servo-controlled actuators used in automated production equipment.
He has held leadership roles for over 25 years in middle market companies that provide engineered products to the industrial and aerospace markets. Wayne has extensive experience in General Management including building value through organic growth, acquisitions, integration, due diligence and exits.
Prior to Kyntronics, Wayne was CEO of Midwest Precision Holdings, a northeast Ohio-based precision machined components manufacturing company serving Aerospace, Defense, Energy, and Fluid Power markets. Wayne has also served as Global President/CEO at both privately held and public corporations including nine years as President of Cleveland Motion Controls / ITT Corporation, and four years as President of Stanley Air Tools, a Division of Stanley/Black and Decker.
Wayne has been the “operational point-person” having done several acquisitions and divestitures with both public and privately-owned businesses and both strategic and Private Equity parties.
From 1998 Brian has been one of the driving forces behind Polychem’s success. From Management Training to Plant Management to VP of Operations, EVP, President and now CEO, Brian is uniquely positioned to contribute to this panel.
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