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Mr. Michael J. Berthelot

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Chief Executive Officer

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Corporate Directors Forum
4350 Executive Drive Suite 308
San Diego , California 92121
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's of Science , Accounting
    University of Akron
  • Masters of Business Administration
    Cleveland State University
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Michael J. ..., 14 Nov 2015 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Berthelot, a Certified Public Accountant, serves as Mtell CFO, while also CEO of Cito Capital Corporation, a strategic and financial advisory firm. Mike joined Mtell in 2006 after retiring as CEO of TransTechnology Corporation; manufacturer of industrial and aerospace equipment. In 12 years at TransTechnology, he presided over ten acquisitions and revenue growth from $54 to $328 million, and a successful strategic restructuring and divestment program. World-over, Mike has served on more than 30 corporate boards. He currently serves on the board of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and is chair of the governance committee of Pro-Dex Inc. Mike teaches corporate governance at the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management and writes and speaks on corporate governance, management, and strategy on a national basis. In May 2010 Mike was elected Chairman of San Diego's Corporate Directors Forum, one of the largest director education organizations in the country.
Corporate Directors Forum Executive Committee, 6 Oct 2015 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot
Michael J. Berthelot Chairman, Education CEO, Mission Manager, Inc.; director, Fresh Del Monte Produce Company
Corporate Directors Forum's Governance Academy, 6 Oct 2015 [cached]
Course Leaders: Julia R. Brown - Bio | Michael J. Berthelot - Bio
Biography Of Michael J. Berthelot
CEO, Mission Manager Inc., Cito Capital Corp Managing Principal, Corporate Governance Advisors Inc.
Michael J. Berthelot has served as a member of more than 30 public and private boards in the U.S., Canada, England, Brazil, Spain and Germany and has served as CEO of two publicly traded companies during his career (Pro-Dex Inc. (NASDAQ:PDEX) and TransTechnology Corporation (then NYSE:TT). He currently serves as CEO of Mission Manager Inc., a privately held company that develops software for first responders and 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, where he also serves as Chief Financial Officer, as well as the Corporate Directors Forum, one of the nation's leading director centric education organizations, where he previously served as Chairman. Mr. Berthelot is the Principal and Founder of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc., which provides board and director evaluation and consulting services and is the CEO of Cito Capital Corporation, which counsels privately held companies on strategic and operational issues. Mr. Berthelot is also 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 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. During his tenure there he oversaw more than ten acquisitions and twenty divestitures, capital raising transactions including debt and equity aggregating more than $700 million, and international expansion and operations in Europe and South America.
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.
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). 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 and its Directors Institute (Washington DC), and the Corporate Directors Forum (San Diego) where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. 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 and 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 in San Diego. Mr. Berthelot writes and speaks on corporate strategic and governance issues on a national basis.
Michael J. Berthelot, ..., 31 Mar 2000 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot, TransTechnology's Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer, commented: "Fiscal 2000 was disappointing to us, and was the first time in eight years that we missed our internal financial targets.This year contained many pluses, including the substantial increase in sales and operating profits at our Aerospace Products units, as well as the very strategic acquisitions of the Engineered Fasteners business from Eaton Corporation and the Ellison retaining ring business.The Tinnerman acquisition contributed, after goodwill amortization and interest charges, $.08 per-share for the seven months it was owned in fiscal 2000."
Mr. Berthelot continued, "These pluses, however, were not sufficient to offset the negative $.29 per-share comparison at our Aerospace Rivet operation, whose troubles we have discussed at the end of each of the last four quarters, and the long-expected decline in profit contribution from our German hose clamp operation, which had a negative $.07 per-share comparison relative to the prior fiscal year.The Ellison acquisition was dilutive by $.12 per-share as a result of interest charges incurred during the consolidation phase of the acquisition.The strong Pound Sterling and weak German and British economies combined to result in negative comparisons at our German and UK retaining ring businesses.Amortization of bank fees associated with our one-year bridge loan resulted in an additional $.11 per-share reduction."
"Looking ahead, however," Mr. Berthelot continued, "we are beginning to see improvements in our most troubled business units.
Michael Berthelot, 908/903-1600
Welcome to Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. | Investor Relations | Corporate Governance, 8 Dec 2013 [cached]
Michael J. Berthelot C.P.A., (1),(2)(5) Chief Executive Officer and President Pro-Dex, Inc.
Michael J. Berthelot C.P.A., (1),(2)(5) Chief Executive Officer and President Pro-Dex, Inc.
Mr. Berthelot has served as a Director since 2006, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Cito Capital Corporation, a strategic consulting firm. Mr. Berthelot has served as the managing principal and founder of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc., a consulting firm that provides board evaluation and advisory services since 2010. He is also a faculty member of the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management, where he teaches corporat... 
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