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Cedric R. Tollemache
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Cedric R. Tollemache 
Principal

Cedric R. Tollemache founded Catric Corporation in 1984. He has had more than forty years of varied business experience. He holds Chartered Accountancy and Cost and Management Accountancy professional qualifications of South African and British Accounting Societies respectively.

In 1969, he joined the Diesel-Electric Organization of Southern Africa as Group Controller. He subsequently held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Group Marketing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Diesel-Electric is the franchise holder in 13 Southern African countries, of Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, West Germany, one of the world's largest automotive components, consumer and industrial product manufacturers. In 1979, he relocated to the U.S.A. as Chief Executive Officer and minority owner of an associated imported parts warehouse distributor organization with 30 outlets in the U.S.A. and Canada. In 1981, Cedric Tollemache joined Cambridge Consulting Group in Houston, Texas. Substantial assignments in international marketing and strategic planning for major national and international companies and government agencies were successfully completed. In 1984, he founded Catric Corporation and later that year acquired the market leader in the Houston area in the design, construction, installation, maintenance and monitoring of computerized electronic building access control systems. He subsequently sold this company in October 1986. In 1986, he co-founded Texas-Carolina Trading International based in Charlotte, North Carolina. This company specializes in imports and exports for its own account and on behalf of local and foreign manufacturers. He sold this Company to his partner in 1996.

In 2000, he acquired control of The Powers Group of Companies, the largest independent supplier of non-automotive warehouse equipment and supplies and a wide range of high quality caster wheels in the USA. He acquired Dunn & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa as an add-on Acquisition to expand the Markets covered in August 2001. He was appointed President of this Group and managed this portfolio company on behalf of Catric Corporation and other stockholders. The company has offices in Houston (2 locations), Dallas, Garland, San Antonio (2 locations), Austin, Lubbock, and El Paso, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Tucson, Arizona; and Jackson, Gulfport and Tupelo, Mississippi. This Company was sold in November of 2002.

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