TCP Management Team
TCP Management Team
Brian Catlett has served as our interim Chief Executive Officer since October 2016. Prior to that Mr. Catlett served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer after serving as our Senior Vice President of Global Finance since 2012. For over 25 years, Mr. Catlett has served in various executive capacities including chief financial officer and managing partner of a private equity fund. From 2004 until 2012, Mr. Catlett was a partner in Consumer Innovation Partners, a consumer products private equity fund. Mr. Catlett holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Zachary Guzy, has served as our interim Chief Financial Officer since October 2016. Mr. Guzy served as the company’s Global Corporate Controller since June 2012. Before joining the Company, Mr. Guzy served in various capacities with The Lubrizol Corporation from 2008 to May 2012, including as a segment Finance Director and as Manager of External Financial Reporting. Prior to that, he was an audit manager for a global accounting firm. Mr. Guzy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Miami University and is a certified public accountant.
Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Logistics
Naiqi Zhao has served as our Senior Vice President-Information Technology and Logistics since 2010. He previously served in information technology and supply chain roles with increasing levels of responsibility for the Company since 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Shanghai University of Science and Technology.
Senior Vice President of Global Retail Sales
Jim Connolly has been with TCP for over six years and brings more than 33 years of experience in the lighting distribution industry. He was previously the General Manager of Consumer Sales for GE Lighting, a division of GE Consumer Products that sold light bulbs and electrical accessories to all channels of retail distribution.
Mr. Connolly was employed by GE since 1984, when he began his career in lighting. While there he progressed through sales positions in several geographies and moved from Field Sales to Home Office in 1990, where he was responsible for the Hardware Channel of Distribution. Mr. Connolly then became a Regional Manager responsible for sales in the Midwest. He became National Sales Manager for Hardware and Home Center in 1996, and then assumed the role of General Manager of Consumer Sales in 2000.
Mr. Connolly is a 1982 graduate of Niagara University. He currently sits on several advisory boards of various retailing companies.
Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial
Bill joined TCP in January of 2016 and has significant experience in the lighting industry serving in various capacities at Philips Lighting North America. During his tenure with Philips Lighting, Mr. Tortora held various leadership positions including Vice President of Strategic Distribution and Distributor Channel Strategy; Vice President of Sales for the US Lamp and Ballast Divisions; and Zone Sales Leader for the Northeast.
Mr. Tortora holds a BS in Accounting from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania and a MBA from CW Post University in New York.