As a Group Benefits Consultant, my goal is to bring a positive change to every organization and in the lives of their employees by implementing health insurance benefits that are useful, attractive and affordable. We help companies save money and keep and recruit good employees. We provide them with exceptional service and educate their employees on using their benefits.
Mark C. Lyle serves as the 88th Air Base Wing (ABW) Legislative Liaison Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In this role Mark is the primary legislative advisor to the 88th ABW commander. Mark directly interfaces with members of Congress and their staff members on a regular basis to keep them apprised on installation issues. He monitors, evaluates, and analyzes national legislative activities for the 88th ABW. Mark monitors organizations to ensure appropriate input is provided to respond to congressional inquiries and advises the commander on local legislative issues. He organizes congressional visits with members of Congress and/or their staffers.
Prior to his current position, Mark served as Public Affairs Specialist at Wright-Patterson. Mark was responsible for carrying out a wide range of public affairs assignments to include, various elements of civic outreach and community engagement, media operations, social media, command information, visual information, communication planning, contingency/crisis response, special event planning, environmental, security, policy review, and public affairs resource management in support of the mission and the commander’s priorities.
A native of Xenia, OH Mark is a 30 year retired veteran of the United States Air Force. While serving his county Mark was stationed at F.E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne Wyoming, Incirlik AB, Adana Turkey, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Fort Sam Houston Army Post, San Antonio Texas, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls Texas and Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
Mark has earned a professional Managers Certification from the Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery Alabama. Two Associate degrees; Security Administration and Allied Health Sciences from the Community College of the Air Force. And, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling both from Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio.
Mark’s personal awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Force Commendation Medals and two Air Force Achievement Medals.
Mark is a graduate of the 2020 Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dayton Class, 2021 LEADership Wright-Patt Program and 2021 Parity INC. Black Leadership Development Program. He is currently serving as a Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce Board member and is on the Board of Directors for Eastway Behavioral Health Care and has been in this role since 2019.
Mark has been married to his wife Deb for over twenty-one years and they have four children and two grandchildren.
In his spare time, Mark is an avid sports fan who enjoys music, travel and hanging out with family and friends.
From the minute I went into real estate, I knew I wanted to make things easier for my clients. From selling a property to moving into your dream home, I want to make that process as positive and memorable as possible. Too often, moving can become laborious and lengthy, an experience that both sellers and buyers want to avoid. To do this, I look to technology and how it can improve the overall real estate process. That’s why I was the first realtor in the Dayton area to invest in a 3-D tour technology system. This system photographs an entire house and then compiles a 3-D layout of the home that can be uploaded to the Internet and shared with a home’s listing. It allows buyers both local and from afar the chance to ‘walk’ through a home and provides a 360* experience that traditional photos cannot offer. I also utilize electronic document sharing whenever possible. This ensures that documents can be updated, reviewed and signed in real time, without the time lag that paper documents impose. Real estate transactions require a certain amount of work, but my goal is to look at the logistics of each transaction, and provide effective efficiencies wherever possible. As a Dayton native, I have a full understanding of the local area and what each unique community has to offer. Couple that understanding with my formal training and I believe I have both the skills and the organic knowledge of our local area that is needed to be one of the most effective realtors available. A graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics and a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University, I have advanced my knowledge of business and can effectively tailor it to my clients’ buying and selling needs. I understand the market and what Dayton has to offer and look forward to providing my clients with their best real estate experience possible.
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)