ECO BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
Steve Conboy President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Conboy has over 35 years of experience in the framing, EWPs, and lumber industries. Following 17 years of framing, he began working with Trus Joist McMillan. During his tenure with Trus Joist, Mr. Conboy was transferred to Las Vegas to convert the market from Open-Web joists to I-joists. The successful conversion process required extensive training in carpentry and mechanical trades for the proper installation and penetration of engineered I-joists. In 2001, Mr. Conboy founded Framers Choice Inc. (FCI) in Las Vegas, Nevada. FCI teamed with Nascor Systems to capture the I-joist market in the western U.S. In 2003, he merged his company with a large lumber and EWPs manufacturing company. His framing background and engineered wood experience were applied to create the Wide and Deep floor system. Mr. Conboy’s creation provided customers with better performing floors, lower building cost, and reduced cost for homeowners. His desire to expand the company’s vision beyond floor joists and beams led to his buy-out in September 2005. Mr. Conboy revived FCI in December 2005 and, in March 2006, opened a technical office in Ontario, Canada. In the spring of 2006, he defined and branded his whole framing package as the Frame Right System - which now has become E Build & Truss.
Eco was founded in 2005 by Mr. Conboy (as EcoBlu Products) because he saw a need for dramatic change in the lumber and building industry. As a builder and engineer, Mr. Conboy knew he needed to lead a movement – a change in the way we build with the juvenile lumber we harvest today. He knew he needed to educate people of the dangers of building with unprotected lumber, like mold, termites and wood rot. He made this message his mission and formed EcoBlu Products. EcoBlu has now evolved with better products, chemistry and even fire protection into Eco Building Products, Inc. In addition Mr. Conboy has developed a company expansion plan with a network of affiliates around the country and new business (and relief) partnerships around the world. He also believes in building a company organically - from the ground up and his vision of growing management from within took less than three years to complete proving that through hard work and innovative thinking anything is possible.
Mark Vuozzo Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Vuozzo began his career working several years in the semiconductor industry supporting Automated Test Equipment (ATE). Subsequently, he joined LTX Corp. (now LTX-Credence Corporation [LTXC-NASDAQ]), an ATE company, as field service engineer. Mr. Vuozzo worked with LTX for several years, including as an international field engineer based out of Woking, England. He left LTX to start MV Technical Sales, LLC (MVTS), which grew into an international company with revenues in excess of $25 million annually. MVTS has several offices worldwide and employs over 150 individuals. In 1999, MVTS acquired the rights to LTX’s product lines and became the only authorized reseller in the ATE industry. In 2006, Mr. Vuozzo sold his interest in MVTS to Babcock & Brown, a former global investment and advisory firm in Australia. He was introduced to Mr. Conboy, who was seeking funding and expertise to assist him with the growth of his company, Southern California Bluwood, in November 2006. After several months of working together, the two combined to reestablish FCI.
Eveline Tritsch Corporate Controller / Eco Companies
Ms. Tritsch started her career 22 years ago in the US Air Force in human resources and accounting at Travis Air Force Base, California. She obtained her degree in accounting shortly thereafter. Ms. Tritsch also worked in real estate as an independent broker for about 5 years, but her love for accounting and HR never faded. She had various opportunities from supervising the securities lending division at M&I Bank to assistant controller for the private affairs of Mr. Pierre Omidyar, the founder of EBay. Once Mr. Omidyar moved his family and operations to Hawaii, Ms. Tritsch went on to work as controller for a helicopter tour company in Boulder City, Nevada for two years before Mr. Conboy invited her to be the controller for his public company in California. They had met years before while both working in Las Vegas and she was employed at a construction company. Mr. Conboy wanted someone he was comfortable with running his office operations and knew that Ms. Tritsch could keep up with his fast pace and keep the company compliant on the public side and the SEC.
Jim Coble Director / Global Procurement
Jim Coble is the Director of Global Procurement at Eco Building Products where he is responsible for the purchasing and distribution of lumber. He also coordinates shipping logistics for Eco’s North America and International business working closely with rail, truck,and overseas shipping partners. Mr. Coble’s experience in high volume sales and purchasing goes back several years doing business in Las Vegas. Mr. Coble’s areas of expertise are in all aspects of lumber, including manufacturing, sales, management, shipping and logistics. After starting his career in Utah, Jim has spent the last 30 years in the Las Vegas, Nevada lumber market experiencing the state's phenomenal building boom. Overall he has worked a formidable 31 years in the lumber industry. Prior to joining Eco Building Products, Mr. Coble worked for 20 years for a large wholesale and retail lumber company in Las Vegas Nevada as salesman and ultimately as Vice President. With vast experience and knowledge gained throughout his career, Mr. Coble sees a bright future for Eco Building Products.
Chris Thomas Global Project Manager / Eco Home
Mr. Thomas started his career in the building industry as a teenager working summers for his family's framing company, Gary G Day Construction Inc. as a general laborer in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating high school in 1992 he joined the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Twenty-nine Palms, California, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. In 1996, after serving in the Marines, Mr. Thomas returned to Las Vegas and worked for Addison Construction Supply expanding his knowledge in I-joist and lumber connections and fasteners. Mr. Thomas returned to the family business late in 1997, this time as a project superintendent, supervising the construction of single family homes from initial grading of lots to final walk through. Mr. Thomas returned to the framing side of the company in 1999 to become the Director of Field Operations, overseeing all of the framing companies residential and custom projects. In 2006 Mr. Thomas was introduced to Steve Conboy and was immediately drawn to Steve’s vision.
Anthony Vinole Plant Manager / Salem, Oregon
Mr. Vinole graduated from a technical school with an Associate's Degree as an Electronics Technician. His career began in the semiconductor industry before moving on to work for the Department of Defense. After meeting Mr. Conboy and accepting the job in 2009 with Eco Building Products, Anthony was quickly promoted to Equipment Engineer after 6 months. One year later he became the Production Superintendent of Colton. Mr. Vinole's new promotion takes him to Salem, Oregon where he will open a new Eco facility and direct operations as Plant Manager.
ECO IS READY TO BUILD YOUR NEW HOME
Eco is building inventories at our Colton, CA facilty to support our Builder's Program and new retail location in Vista, CA. We offer a complete list of products and services to help build your dream home.