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Mr. Michael J. Berthelot

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (858) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: San Diego, California, United States
Corporate Directors Forum
3252 Holiday Court Suite 113
La Jolla, California 92037
United States

Company Description: Corporate Directors Forum is a nonprofit organization (501C-6) founded in 1991 to promote high standards of professionalism in corporate governance, and we've done...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman of Directors
    Corporate Directors Forum
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Cito Capital Corporation
  • Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Audit Committee
    Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    TransTechnology Corporation
  • Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    TransTechnology Corporation
  • Non-Executive Chairman
    TransTechnology Corporation
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Pro-Dex Inc
  • Chief Executive Officer and President
    Pro-Dex Inc
  • Principal and Founder
    Corporate Governance Advisors Inc.
  • Managing Principal and Founder
    Corporate Governance Advisors Inc.
  • President of Board Member
    Corporate Governance Advisors Inc.
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Mtelligence Corporation
  • Member and President of the Board of Trustees
    Hudson Montessori School
  • Member, President and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
    Hudson Montessori School

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor's of Science , Accounting
    University of Akron
  • Masters of Business Administration
    Cleveland State University
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Web References
Corporate Directors Forum – “Setting Direction: Board’s Role in Shaping Strategy & Monitoring Executionâ€
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Michael J. Berthelot CEO, Pro-Dex Inc.; Director, Fresh Del Monte Produce Company more
Corporate Directors Forum Executive Committee
www.directorsforum.com, 16 Oct 2014 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot
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Michael J. Berthelot Chairman, Education Chief Executive Officer, Pro-Dex Inc.
Corporate Directors Forum
www.directorsforum.com, 29 May 2014 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot
Chief Executive Officer, Pro-Dex Inc.
Michael J. Berthelot, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pro-Dex in April 2012, having served on the Company's board of directors since 2009. Mr. Berthelot retired in 2006 as Chairman of TransTechnology Corporation, then a $350 million (revenue) New York Stock Exchange listed multinational manufacturer of industrial and aerospace equipment and components after fifteen years in that position, including twelve years when he also served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Berthelot, Principal and Founder of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc. and Cito Capital Corporation, both consulting firms, has served as a member of more than 30 public and private boards in the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Spain and Germany during his career. He currently serves as a director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Company (NYSE:FDP), a Coral Gables FL based Fortune 1000 consumer products company, where he serves on the audit and chairs the compensation committee. Mr. Berthelot also serves on the board of a privately held San Diego based software company. Mr. Berthelot is an adjunct professor at the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego where he teaches a graduate level course on the CEO, the board of directors, and corporate governance.
Mr. Berthelot holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Akron, a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, and is a certified public accountant (Ohio). His past affiliations include owning his own certified public accounting firms in Ohio and Florida; partnership in Barnes Wendling Cook & O'Conner, Inc., Certified Public Accountants and Management Consultants in Cleveland, Ohio; principal shareholder and director of EWI, Inc., a privately held automotive supplier; and a major shareholder and director of Golf Card International, Inc., (OTC:GCIC), a golf membership services and publishing organization. Additionally, he served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, including a tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service for three years following a one-year college internship.
Mr. Berthelot's professional affiliations include the Ohio Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Corporate Directors (Washington DC), and the Corporate Directors Forum (San Diego) where he previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Berthelot is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honors fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honors fraternity. Mr. Berthelot has served as a member of the faculty of the University of Phoenix Online, where he taught Organization Behavior and Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland) where he taught mathematics. He is currently a mentor to MBA students at the Rady School at UC San Diego. Mr. Berthelot has served as a member of the advisory board of the Fitzgerald Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies of the College of Business at the University of Akron and earlier served as a member, president and treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Hudson Montessori School in Hudson, Ohio. Mr. Berthelot is currently a Mentor with the Chairmen's Roundtable, a not for profit that provides mentoring to small to medium sized business in San Diego County. Mr. Berthelot writes and speaks on corporate strategic and governance issues on a national basis. Mr. Berthelot resides in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
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www.citocapitalcorp.com, 3 July 2014 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. Berthelot founded Cito Capital Corporation in February 2003 following his retirement as Chief Executive Officer of TransTechnology Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed multinational manufacturer of industrial and aerospace equipment and components. Mr. Berthelot currently serves as a member of the board of directors and audit committee and chair of the compensation committee of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (NYSE:FDP), a Fortune 1000 Miami based consumer products company and as a member of the board of directors and the audit and compensation committees and chair of the governance committee of Pro-Dex Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX) an Irvine, CA medical device manufacturer. Mr. Berthelot also serves on the boards of several private and not-for-profit organizations in San Diego County and is an adjunct professor at the University of California San Diego Rady School of Management.
During Mr. Berthelot's twelve-year tenure as CEO of TransTechnology, the company completed ten acquisitions including fifteen different operations. As a result, revenues grew from $54 million in fiscal 1991 to a peak of $328 million in fiscal 2001. In association with these acquisitions, Mr. Berthelot led a one million share secondary issue of common stock and multiple rounds of senior and subordinated debt financing, including a syndicated $325 million senior and subordinated credit facility in 2000. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Berthelot led the company's successful restructuring process, divesting fourteen operations in a difficult environment. The company's corporate governance practices achieved a ranking in the 98.3 percentile from Insitutional Shareholder Services in 2003. Mr. Berthelot considers the management team he developed and built at TransTechnology as his most valuable contribution to the company.
Mr. Berthelot, 60, holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Akron, a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University, and is a certified public accountant (Ohio). He has served as a member of more than 30 boards in the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Spain and Germany. His past affiliations include owning his own certified public accounting firms in Ohio and Florida; partnership in Barnes Wendling Cook & O'Conner, Inc., Certified Public Accountants and Management Consultants in Cleveland, Ohio; principal shareholder and director of EWI, Inc., a privately held automotive supplier; and a major shareholder and director of Golf Card International, Inc., (OTC:GCIC), a golf membership services and publishing organization. Additionally, he served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, including a tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service for three years following a one-year college internship.
Mr. Berthelot is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honors fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honors fraternity. Mr. Berthelot's professional affiliations include the Ohio Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Corporate Directors' Directors' Institute, and the Corporate Directors Forum of San Diego, where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Berthelot also serves as a mentor and was formerly a board member of Chairmens' Roundtable, a San Diego organization that provides free mentoring for small businesses and is a mentor in the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management's MBA program. Mr. Berthelot has previously served as a member of the faculty of the University of Phoenix Online, where he taught Organization Behavior. Mr. Berthelot earlier served as a member and president of the Board of Trustees of the Hudson Montessori School in Hudson, Ohio.
Mr. Berthelot writes and speaks on corporate strategic and governance issues on a national basis.
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