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Mr. Fred J. Merritt

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Chief Executive Officer, Presiden...

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Riverside Mfg. LLC
14510 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne , Indiana 46818
United States

Company Description: Riverside Mfg., LLC supplies engineered graphics for industrial OEMs. We are a completely integrated industrial screen-printer, and utilize multiple hot stamp,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.S. degree
    Indiana University
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Fred J. Merritt
Fred J. Merritt has served as a director of the Company since July 2014. He has served as president and sole shareholder of LFM Investments, Inc. ("LFM") since its formation in 1999. LFM has been active in the acquisition, ownership and management of companies engaged in various industries including manufacturing, electronics, bio-tech, printing, construction, finance, parking and staffing. Mr. Merritt has also served as chief executive officer, president, vice president of finance and sole shareholder of Riverside Mfg., LLC, a private specialized military supplier focused on wheeled tire vehicles and track vehicles, since 2002. Prior to 1999, he devoted ten years of his career in the corporate banking industry with a focus on closely held business acquisitions and valuations. Mr. Merritt served as an outside director for Bloomfield State Bank from 2007 to 2014, where he was a member of the Bank's audit and loan committees. Mr. Merritt received a B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1989.
The Audit Committee is composed of Daniel R. Loftus and Fred J. Merritt.
Todd Rokita for Congress, 10 Nov 2010 [cached]
Fred Merritt - CEO of Riverside Manufacturing
Bloomfield State Bank Director Profile, 9 July 2013 [cached]
Director Profile: Fred J. Merritt
Fred J. Merritt is an entrepreneur from Carmel, Indiana and is the CEO and principal owner of Riverside Manufacturing, a company focused on harsh-environment electronics. Under Mr. Merritt's leadership the company grew from 35 employees to over 500, and revenue increased from 5 million to over 50 million dollars. In addition to Riverside, he has an ownership stake in multiple other businesses. A Fort Wayne, Indiana native, he graduated from Indiana University with a degree in public finance. Mr. Merritt is a past member of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization and is now active with the World Presidents' Organization of Entrepreneurs. Mr. Merritt also has extensive experience in banking. Before acquiring Riverside, he served in many facets of the lending field, working as a commercial banker and as Sr. Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for Huntington National Bank in Indianapolis for 10 years. Mr. Merritt has been a director of Bloomfield State Bank since 2005 and sits on the Audit Committee and the Loan Committee.
Dittoe PR Clients | Dittoe PR, 18 Mar 2012 [cached]
- Fred J. Merritt, president of Riverside Manufacturing, LLC - Member News (Transportation Safety Technologies Acquired by Riverside Manufacturing), 14 Nov 2007 [cached]
"I am very excited to bring these two Indiana companies together," said Fred Merritt, Riverside Manufacturing's chief executive officer."I see a unique opportunity for the two of us to do together what we could never do apart - to become the world's largest and best manufacturer of electrical components for all military and specialty vehicles."
TST is a leader in innovative custom electronic panels and object detection sensors for the transportation industry.It designs and manufactures some of the most advanced electronic controls and safety systems for commercial delivery, local service and emergency and utility service fleet vehicles.
Terms of the acquisition, prepared by local law firm Bakers & Daniels LLP, show that TST will maintain its 34,000-sq., ft. facility in Indianapolis and its 26,000-sq. ft. assembly plant in Fort Payne, AL. Riverside Manufacturing CEO Fred Merritt will become CEO of the consolidated enterprise and split time between the Fort Wayne, IN and Indianapolis offices.
Riverside Manufacturing, founded in 1947, is a leader in the manufacture and assembly of lighting, electrical and electro-mechanical products for harsh environments and military applications.Purchased in 2002 by Merritt, the company has grown from annual revenue of $5 million with 35 employees to $43 million with 330 employees in the past five years.
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