People: Formulafirst Ltd (FFI.S)
30 Jun 2015
Mr. David A. Berry is Independent Director of Fortune Industries, Inc., since November 1, 2002. Mr. Berry serves as the chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Berry began his professional career by starting his own underground and aerial utility construction company in 1978, which he had grown into a national company with operations from Maine to California. He sold the company in 1984. Mr. Berry then started OSP Engineering (OSP), an outside and inside plant telecommunications engineering company, designing telephone, cable TV and electrical systems for AT&T, Indiana Bell Telephone and Indiana Bell Communications. Mr. Berry again grew the OSP into a regional company, with customers thought the Midwest, which he sold in 1990. Mr. Berry was one of the founding members of Citimark Communications, a shared tenant services telephone company; he sold his interest to his partners and formed Shared Telcom Services (STS) in 1995. Mr. Berry grew STS (via acquisition) into the third regional Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) behind Ameritech and AT&T. He then sold the company in 2000 to a national Utility. In addition to his experience in growing and managing businesses, Mr. Berry has personally been involved in the sale of multiple companies. Mr. Berry has been retired since 2001 and is currently an independent consultant pursuing multiple business ventures.
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