Paul Spain is a visionary C-level executive and board member known for transforming manufacturing and distribution companies by instilling a high-performance culture and aligning the leadership team to develop and execute strategies that deliver sustainable revenue and profit growth. His global leadership experience in the industrial market at fortune 500 companies and private equity backed firms makes him a valuable coach to the executive team, balancing investment initiatives with P&L responsibility to achieve the short-term goals and the long-term vision. He has a talent for connecting with individuals and cultivating their strengths to achieve company goals.
Paul is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a board member at PUI Audio. He was recruited into this role in Sept 2019 by the PE owners Champlain Capital. Before the recent move Paul was Chief Operating Officer at All Current Electrical Sales. He was recruited into this role in 2012 to help shape the direction, execute on growth strategies, and work with the PE owners High Road Capital to prepare the business for a successful sale in 2015. Working with the new owners EBSCO, he continued to provide a tangible contribution to the board, developing and executing growth strategies including geographic expansion, key business partnerships, and increased capabilities.
Previously Paul was with Precision Castparts Corp where he helped turnaround two divisions that were under performing, coaching the GM’s on growing the top-line through sales and marketing initiatives, whilst improving the bottom line through operational efficiencies. He also helped prepare one of the divisions for a successful sale in 2012.
He had a variety of roles at Cooper Industries (now Eaton) based in both the UK and USA managing product and market development, restructuring a global sales team, integrating acquisitions, and relocating manufacturing operations. He also spent three years with Emerson utilizing his business acumen to help the power supply division expand outside the computer industry into the telecom market resulting in multiple acquisitions which formed Emerson Network Power.
Paul started his professional career as an Electrical Design Engineer at Pirelli Cable and holds a patent for a high voltage electrical insulation barrier.
Previously Paul has made voluntary contributions on the Advisory Board of the Rutgers University - Design Thinking Program, and on the board at the Rotary Club of Moorestown involved in local and international humanitarian initiatives.
Dr h.c. Niels M. Winther
Managing Partner, Chairman of the Board and Owner 2006 - Present
Think Patented, Dayton, Ohio
A seasoned executive, known as a visionary leader and motivator of employees, Niels' communication and interpersonal skills have helped him in the boardroom and production floor alike. He has held positions as President or CEO in several major firms, including Heidelberg USA Inc., Baumfolder, and The East Asiatic Company, and has been a Board member in dozens of others throughout his career.
Holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business and Industry from Ferris State University.
Is a proud US Citizen since 2014
President & CEO, Heidelberg USA 1996 - 2004
The East Asiatic Company A/S 1972 -1996
Managing Director (CEO) EAC Thailand, Bangkok (1994-1996)
Managing Director (CEO) EAC Singapore (1992 – 1994)
President/CEO/Vice Chairman, Baumfolder, Inc., Sidney, Ohio (1989 – 1992)
General Manager, EAC China, Beijing (1984 – 1987)
Division Manager, EAC Hong Kong (1980 – 1984)
Management Trainee, Heidelberg Eastern, New York (1977 – 1979)
Present Board Appointments
Board Chair, Think Patented, Miamisburg, Ohio
Past Board Chair, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton, OH
Board Member, Whitlam Label Company Inc., Detroit, Michigan
Board Member, Mound Development Corporation, Miamisburg, Ohio
Board Member, Miamisburg Community Foundation, Miamisburg, Ohio
Board Member, United Rehabilitation Services, Dayton, Ohio
Board Member, The National Aviation Hall of Fame, Dayton, Ohio
Board Member, The EPI Foundation, Dayton, Ohio
Board Member, Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)