"Our Most Important Product is a Satisfied Customer"
President, CEO- Elias (AL) Muhlrad stresses daily to Remee employees, from manufacturing to services, "Remee has one boss, the customer, let's keep that boss happy".
In 1971 Al completed six years of military service and developed his unique blend of hands on management with detailed delegation. He started his business career as the founder and owner of Remee products in 1972, after earning his BS in Electrical engineering from the University of New Haven. Since then he has grown Remee into one of the leading manufacturers of Wire and Cable. His development of manufacturing techniques combined with innovations in production and design place Remee at the forefront of the wire and cable industry. Watching the trends in the industry, he has developed new and innovative products that have been installed in residential, commercial, and transit locations around the world. His leadership style and hard work has helped him become involved with the creation of multiple companies spanning from real estate developments, financial institutions, and fitness companies. Al's entrepreneurial spirit continues to fuel his energy for taking Remee into continual phases of product growth, market expansion and corporate improvement. Al currently sits on the Board of Directors for Community Bank of Orange, Sports Fitness, and Fun and lends his experiences into growing business while helping community.
CFO, Thomas R. Graham, Tom works with numbers and statistics but makes certain every Remee employee knows, "our customers are not just a number or a balance sheet, they are people and companies. We need to treat them as such and understand their business model as well as our own".
Tom completed seven years of service in the US Army in 1978. He earned his Bachelors of Business degree from Dominican College in 1981. He began his career in finance and accounting as an accountant within the corporate HQ's of The A&P Company in 1984. He earned his MBA from Pace University's Lubin School of Business in 1986. In 1987, he went to work for SONY Corp. where he held a number of positions, culminating in Controller for the Advanced Technology Group in Orangeburg, N.Y. In 1993, he accepted the controller's position with Kolmar Laboratories, (a division of CCL) which was in a turn-around situation. The turnaround was a great success. Following that experience, he went to work at the Hudson Valley Tree Company as the corporate controller, which led to the General Manager's position. The turnaround was not a great success and he had to liquidate the firm. He arrived at Remee Products Corp in January of 1998 taking up the position of controller. Following a year of restructuring the administration of the company, he was made the CFO.
Vice President Manufacturing, Michael J. Canterino stresses daily to Remee employees "you cannot inspect for quality, we need to manufacture it. When quality is built in, quality comes out".
He has been in manufacturing for over 37 years. Michael lends that experience to the continual growth and expansion of Remee. Michael works with Remee production and engineering employees to improve our methods of manufacturing for delivering products on time and to spec. Michael began his career with Espey manufacturing and Electronics Corporation, building power transformers and control systems for military applications. After graduating college, he went to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in the engineering department and worked on developing engines for the Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft. After that, Michael went to work for Intermagnetics Corporation as the Plant Engineer; this was the time of pioneering of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). The company manufactured super conductive wire for the study of splitting atoms at accelerated high speeds; the application for this wire is for building of super colliders and then led into building of MRI systems. After working for Intermagnetics Corporation, he went on to work for Pirelli Wire and cable manufacturing high temp aircraft cable. Michael then left the industry for 6 years to go work as the plant manager for Wheeler group division of Pitney Bowes, and printed/distributed business products. He then worked at Rockbestos Corporation as Plant manager which manufactured power cable for the nuclear reactor stations, mining cable, and specialty cables applications. Michael then came to Remee Products in 1995 as the Vice President of manufacturing, developed manufacturing systems to control work in process, inventory, and the planning process. He introduced new equipment to increase productivity and improve the quality of the products. Education: Associates Degree in Electrical Construction and Maintenance and Associates in Industrial Engineering from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Central Conn State University, New Britain, Ct.
Executive VP Sales, Bill Cullen, works daily with the Remee Sales team and our channel and business partners with one goal, "give them our best service with each and every foot of wire"
He joined Remee in 2000 as Vice President of Sales with a world of experience in sales, marketing and channel development. Bill started in the wire industry in 1978 at a small manufacturer in Connecticut. He was brought into head up the sales department, and assist expanding the company's market. Bill remained there until 1983 when he joined Saxton Products as VP of Sales & Marketing. He stayed with Saxton through 1989, until it was purchased by Communication Cable of North Carolina; where he was then hired on as VP of Sales & Marketing. While in that position, he was responsible for the sales growth of 4 divisions located in North Carolina and Arkansas. In 1995, Communication Cable merged with Coleman Cable. He stayed on with Coleman as the Eastern Regional VP. While in that position he also helped with; sales throughout the country and growth of their low voltage cable market. Bill has developed a sales team that understands one fact; we must exceed our customers' expectations at all times. Bill's unique blend of style and substance continual lends itself to the continual growth of Remee products and service.
Vice President New Business Development, Eric Muhlrad continually works with Remee employees stressing one belief "if we do not take care of our customers, someone else will, so let's not only do it right the first time and let's do it every time".
Eric began his career in the cable manufacturing industry operating production machines in Remee's factory. A 1999 graduate of George Washington University with a BA in Small Business Management Eric began his endeavors in the Remee's front office working in each area of the company to understand what makes Remee "tick". Since those days, he has placed his new unique blend for innovation into many areas of the company's sales, marketing, and administrative departments. Eric has worked diligently to develop new markets for Remee including Canada and overseas. With a truly special style and a personal work ethic, he has contributed greatly to Remee's current success. Eric constantly is challenging the company to exceed customer expectations in the way we conduct business.
Eric currently serves on the board of two spinal cord injury foundations working with those foundations to increase awareness, seek improvement, and remove stigmas associated with spinal cord injuries. Eric is always looking for a way to provide his talents for the benefit of others.