Cardinal Board Services Announces New Placements

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Recent Director Placements Include Ryan Companies, Marvin Windows and Doors, and More

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Each of these additions brings something unique to the boards, whether that is having diversity representation or varying backgrounds in business.

Cardinal Board Services, a board services company focused on private and family-owned businesses, recently placed directors on the following company boards: Ryan Companies; Kent Corporation; Gemini; Fullerton Building Systems, and Marvin Windows and Doors.

“We are very proud to announce the new board of directors placements,” said Jim Zuehlke, principal of Cardinal Board Services. “Each of these additions brings something unique to the boards, whether that is having diversity representation or varying backgrounds in business.”

Martin Duffy, CEO of DClimate Inc. and former VP and GM of Thermo King, has joined the board of Gemini, Inc. in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. DClimate Inc. offers innovative auxiliary power unit solutions to the trucking industry.

“I am excited to join the board of directors for Gemini Sign Products, a 50+ year-old second-generation business committed to long-term growth by delivering real value and continual innovation to their customers,” commented Duffy.

The Marvin Companies announced the election of a new member to its board of directors, Sally Smith. As former president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Smith recently led one of the nation’s largest casual dining restaurant chains, which includes more than 1,260 company-operated and franchised restaurants.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sally to The Marvin Companies board of directors,” said Susan Marvin, chair of the board of The Marvin Companies. “She brings significant business experience along with an understanding and appreciation for The Marvin Companies’ values.”

Danielle Dy Buncio, founder and CEO of VIATechnik, has joined the Ryan Companies board of directors. VIATechnik is a fast-growing technology consulting and implementation organization that offers virtual design and construction, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence solutions to the real estate and construction industries.

VIATechnik has been involved in many of the highest profile construction projects such as the new Apple headquarters, Tesla Gigafactory and LaGuardia Airport.

“I am honored to join the board of Ryan Companies, an integrated developer and builder with a strong legacy and a bright future in the industry,” said Dy Buncio.

James Houtman, vice president of sales and marketing for Fabcon Precast, and Jeff Engler, chairman of Border Foods, have joined the board of directors of Fullerton Building Systems.

Fabcon is a 47-year-old market leader in precast concrete buildings including distribution centers, retail, data centers, government and healthcare facilities.

“I am looking forward to helping Fullerton Building Systems grow their prefabricated building business in multiple marketplaces,” said Houtman.

Border Foods is one of the largest Taco Bell franchisees in the nation, with more than 188 restaurants and more than 5,000 team members.

“Fullerton Building Systems brings a unique value to the quick serve restaurant industry and I look forward to helping the company continue to grow,” said Engler.

Shay Wyley, recently retired general manager of the Häagen-Dazs International Restaurants, a part of General Mills, Inc., was elected to the board of directors this past May at the Kent Corporation board meeting.

“It is an exciting opportunity to have joined the board at Kent Corporation,” said Wyley. “Kent Corporation continues to grow both in the U.S. and internationally. Kent is positioned for great success with a focus on innovation alongside a group of dedicated employees and long-term customers.”

About Cardinal Board Services
Cardinal Board Services Principals Jim Zuehlke and Charlie Roer bring a 25-year history and a targeted approach to meeting the unique challenges associated with the organization of the board and the recruitment of new directors or advisors.

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