Mr. Albert serves as our board chair. He has served as a director of the company since its inception in 2007. Since April 2000, Mr. Albert has served as the chair of the board and chief executive officer of Fairchild Venture Capital Corporation, a private investment firm. From 1990 to 2000, he was the majority owner, chair of the board, and chief executive officer of Fairchild Aerospace Corporation and Fairchild Dornier Corporation and chair of the supervisory board of Dornier Luftfahrt, GmbH, all aircraft manufacturing companies. From 1989 to 1990, Mr. Albert was a private investor. After providing start-up venture capital, he served from 1981 to 1988 as chair of the board and chief executive officer of Wings West Airlines, a regional airline that was acquired by AMR Corporation, parent of American Airlines, in 1988. Following the acquisition, Mr. Albert served as president until 1989. Prior to this, he was an attorney practicing business, real estate, and corporate law. Mr. Albert is also a member of the boards of directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, a provider of global dredging services and domestic commercial and industrial demolition services; Equipois, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of mechanical arms that reduce worker injuries from sustained work with heavy tools; Tulip Corporation, a privately held manufacturing company; and the National Asthma Campaign. Mr. Albert received a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and an L.L.B. from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law.
Mr. Berger has served as a director of the company since its inception in 2007. Since September 2010, Mr. Berger has served as the chief executive officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, a provider of global dredging services and domestic commercial and industrial demolition services. Prior to that time, and since August 2009, Mr. Berger had been the managing partner of Tellurian Partners, LLC, a consulting and financial advisory business. From December 2001 to July 2009, Mr. Berger was associated with Navigant Consulting, Inc., an NYSE-listed consulting firm, and was the managing director and co-leader of that firm’s corporate finance practice. He was also president of Navigant Capital Advisors, L.L.C., Navigant Consulting, Inc.’s registered broker-dealer, from October 2003 to July 2009. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Berger was president of DotPlanet.com, an Internet services provider. From 1983 to 1999, Mr. Berger was employed by KPMG LLP, an independent public accounting firm, and served as a partner from 1991 to 1999, where he led the corporate finance practice for three of those years. Mr. Berger is also a member of the board of directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation. Mr. Berger received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Emory University. Mr. Berger is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Goldman has served as a director of the company since February 2008. From January 2006 to December 2009, Mr. Goldman was a senior attorney at the law firm of Theodora & Oringher PC in Los Angeles and, in January 2010, became of counsel to the firm. From May 2002 to January 2006, Mr. Goldman was of counsel to the law firm of Miller & Holguin, at which time it merged with his current firm. Mr. Goldman was a partner in the law firm of Arter & Hadden from 1994 to 2000 and thereafter was of counsel to that firm until 2002. During the period April 2001 to December 2007, Mr. Goldman also served as chair and chief executive officer of Business Protection Systems International, Inc., a privately held provider of proprietary software solutions for business continuity and risk management programs for business and public sector clients. He continued to serve as a director through March 2009 when he was elected again as board chair, the position he currently holds. From 1989 to 1994, he was a partner in the law firm of Keck, Mahin & Cate. Mr. Goldman engaged in private practice through his own law firm from 1980 to 1989. Mr. Goldman was general counsel of Superscope, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of brand name consumer audio products from 1975 to 1980. While at Superscope, he also served as treasurer and vice president of administration. Mr. Goldman was admitted to practice law in California in 1966 and engaged in private practice until 1975, when he became employed by Superscope. Mr. Goldman received a B.A. from Lafayette College and a J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law.
Mr. Lenz has served as a director of the company since February 2010. Mr. Lenz has served as president and chief executive officer of Sun Chemical Corporation, a producer of printing inks and pigments, since January 2008. In April 2011, Mr. Lenz assumed additional responsibilities as an executive director of DIC Corporation, Sun Chemical’s parent company. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Lenz served as Sun Chemical’s senior vice president and chief financial officer/president, Latin America. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Lenz was employed by Fairchild Aerospace, a manufacturer of corporate jets and aircraft for regional airlines, serving first as executive vice president and chief financial officer and then as president and chief executive officer of Fairchild Aircraft Inc. From 1980 to 1997, Mr. Lenz was employed by Allied Signal Aerospace in its aerospace, automotive, specialty chemicals, plastics, and engineered materials businesses, ultimately being promoted to vice president, finance. From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Lenz was employed by the German Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Lenz received a B.S. (Finance and Taxes) from the University of Edenkoben, Germany, and an M.S. (Business and Administration) from the University of Wiesbaden, Germany.
Mr. Toeldte has served as Boise Inc.’s President, CEO and a director since the company’s inception in February 2008. Previously, he was executive vice president, Paper and Packaging and Newsprint with Boise Cascade, L.L.C.; chair of Algonac Limited, a private management and consulting firm based in New Zealand; executive vice president of Fonterra Co-operative Group, Ltd., and chief executive officer of Fonterra Enterprises; served in various capacities with Fletcher Challenge Limited Group; and was a partner at McKinsey & Company. He is past chairman and member of the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association. Mr. Toeldte studied economics at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany, and received an M.B.A. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Weiss has served as a director of the company since its inception in 2007. Mr. Weiss serves on our board as a designee of the Aldabra Majority Holders (as defined in the Investor Rights Agreement). Mr. Weiss has been the managing member and sole owner of Terrapin Palisades Ventures, LLC, since June 2009. Terrapin Palisades Ventures, LLC is a private investment company and is also a general partner of the Terrapin-Fabbri Management Company LLC, which serves as the general partner of several agricultural investment partnerships. In June 2009, Mr. Weiss sold his interest in Terrapin Partners, LLC, Terrapin Asset Management, LLC, and TWF Management Company LLC, all private equity and asset management companies in which he had been a managing member and the co-founder since 1998. From 2004 to 2006, he was chief executive officer of Aldabra Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded blank check company, which merged with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation in 2006. During 2004, Mr. Weiss served as a managing member of American Classic Sanitation LLC. From 1999 to 2000, he served as the chief executive officer and executive vice president of strategy of PaperExchange.com. During 1998 and 2000, Mr. Weiss served as a managing member of e-STEEL LLC. Mr. Weiss is also a member of the boards of directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, a provider of global dredging services and domestic commercial and industrial demolition services; Equipois, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of mechanical arms that reduce worker injuries from sustained work with heavy tools; and the Humane Society of the United States. Mr. Weiss received a B.A. from the University of Michigan (with Highest Distinction) and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.