Vice-Chairman and Executive Vice President & Secretary
Melvin Leiner has served as our Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since December 2012. Mr. Leiner was the co-founder of DNA Brands, Inc., a beverage distributer and formerly a public company quoted on the OTCBB, where, from January 2011 to February 2016, he served as Executive-Vice President, and Director. During the period from August 2014 to August 2017, Mr. Leiner was a Director of Illumination America, Inc., a publicly traded LED lighting company. Mr. Leiner co-founded Sims Communications, Inc., a telecommunications company in 1991 that went public with an IPO on NASDAQ in 1995. Mr. Leiner served as its Chairman, President, and CEO until his resignation in 1997. Mr. Leiner has 50 years of entrepreneurial domestic and international business experience ranging from product creation, development to sales and marketing for public and private companies. He attended Marshall College where he studied business.