September 2003


Fypon Elects New Chairperson

The board of directors of Fypon Ltd. of Stewartstown, Pa., has elected Leonard E. Boesger as its president and chief executive officer. Boesger has been a director of the company for the past four years and chairperson of the board since May 2001.

Leonard E. Boesger Boesger started his career working for the building products segment of Combustion Engineering and held sales, marketing and operational positions in addition to being president of several subsidiaries of the company.

Most recently, he served as a principal with Berwind Financial Group, a major investor in Fypon.

Fypon also recently appointed Robert Wood to the positions of executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Jack Nugent as vice president of sales and marketing.

Wood’s professional career includes more than 20 years of leadership experience in finance and business administration. Prior to joining the company, he was employed with Glatfelter Co.

Nugent has more than 25 years of professional experience in the building-products industry. He has held various sales management positions in manufacturing and wholesale distribution, most recently with Huttig Building Products as general 

Nugent has served as a board member of the Kentucky Lumber Dealers’ Association and the Ohio Lumber-men’s Association. He has also served as a board member of the National Sash & Door Jobbers Association.

WoodWare Senior Managers Become Owners
The senior management team of WoodWare Systems of Memphis, Tenn., has acquired full ownership of the company. Nick Carter, the company’s president since 1989, is now the majority owner of WoodWare and its parent holding company, Data Communications Corp. (DCC). He is joined in the new ownership group by John Bland, Mike Owens and Dick Reidy.From left: Mike Owens, vice president of sales and marketing, John Bland, vice president of development, Nick Carter, president, and Dick Reidy, vice president of finance & operations.

Bland is WoodWare’s vice president of development and oversees the programming and technical staff and is responsible for moving the company’s software and technology solutions forward. He was one of the company’s original employees in 1983 and wrote the first line of software code when the company started as part of Central Woodwork 20 years ago.

Owens, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, had headed up all sales and marketing activities since he joined the company in 1992, while Reidy, WoodWare’s vice president of finance since 1998, manages the financial and operational aspects of the company.

The new ownership acquired the company from DCC’s retiring founder, Norfleet R. Turner, who started DCC in 1969 and acquired majority ownership of WoodWare Systems in 1992.



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