Gene takes ideas and turns them into rapidly growing businesses. As the founder of Trep Systems, his current focus is on helping clients adopt our management operating system for aggressive growth companies. We bring together the most effective processes, practices and habits from Kirila’s 25+ years of starting and growing companies. They are designed to help a company accelerate its growth, a transition many small firms never make.
Gene created VEC Technologies, which Fortune Magazine described as “the manufacturing counterpart of a McDonald’s hamburger outlet. It’s fast, inexpensive, efficient and environmentally friendly.” VEC has produced hundreds of millions of dollars in products for the marine, heavy truck, plumbing, agriculture, and energy management industries.
With a $500 deposit from a customer, halfway through college, Gene and a friend started Pyramid Fitness Industries in a barn. Nine years later, it was a $44 million company.
He also launched Efficient Machine Tool Sales, which reached the number 13 slot on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list.
He was the youngest person ever to receive the “Heroes in Manufacturing” award from Fortune Magazine. TIME Magazine labeled his VEC process a “revolution in a box” and wrote that it “was to manufacturing what DOS was to the personal-computer business in its early days.”
His companies have been the recipients of the coveted Malcolm Baldrige finalist awards.
Dave has led innovation as an executive for entrepreneurial startups in sales channels, operations and networks, while also thriving throughout his career in increasing leadership responsibilities with Abbott, Roche, Quest Diagnostics, and Teletech Corporation. His collaborations include working with healthcare systems, providers, and insurance entities including payers, accountable care and workers compensation organizations.
Dave is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in Panama, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operations Just Cause and Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Dave currently lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife Rosie, having proudly raised their grown children Phillip and Mallory. They are enjoying their families that include four grandchildren. Dave is originally from Brookfield, OH.
Ginger is an entrepreneur who originated Enhanced Business Solutions [EBS] in 1990. As President of EBS, she specializes in information technology systems for small business. Before EBS, she was an accountant focused on software implementation. Ginger was raised on the New Jersey shore, in an entrepreneurial family business environment and moved to Gene's hometown in Ohio in 1987. She now focuses her efforts on managing training and content for TREP’s clients. Today’s focus is on content for TREP Systems’ company-wide and to build out the TREP Spouse program content. Ginger has a double major in Computer Science and Economics graduating from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1986. She also has a degree in accounting from Youngstown State University.