The Edmond Sun

Business

May 29, 2013

Kimray adds new members to board of directors

OKLA. CITY — Kimray, an Oklahoma City-based manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment, recently named several new members to its board of directors, including Kay Hill, Ben Manis, Mike O’Neal, Steve Trice and Jerry Wells. Kimray CEO Tom Hill will continue serving as chairman of the board.

“Kimray is a strong company with a great future and we are excited to diversify our board to reflect our growth,” Tom Hill said. “We are pleased to add board members who bring a variety of expertise, autonomy, strong leadership and character to guide Kimray’s efforts in 2013 and beyond.”

Tom Hill began his career at Kimray in 1971. He has been chairman since 1982 and currently serves as CEO. Tom uses his leadership to emphasize character development, which has led to an environment of integrity and quality that shows in Kimray’s products.

Kay Hill is the daughter of Garman Kimmell, who founded Kimray and served as its president for 57 years. Kay served as her father’s secretary and financial assistant for 35 years. She is also married to Tom Hill and is the assistant secretary of the board.

Ben Manis, president of Reaching Souls International, has been with Reaching Souls almost from its inception, having joined the ministry as a full-time staff member in 1989. RSI has trained and supports more than 1,000 national pastors and evangelists in Central Africa. During the past 20 years, Manis has made more than 80 trips to Africa, India and Cuba acquiring valuable experience and insight in international business.

Mike O’Neal is president emeritus at Oklahoma Christian University. While president, he helped Oklahoma Christian reduce operating expenses, increase academic support, add 20 faculty, increase endowment funds and set multiple enrollment records. The university also completed a $34 million building project and a $60 million fundraising campaign.

Steve Trice is president, CEO and founder of Jasco Products Company. Jasco is one of the industry’s largest and fastest-growing marketers of consumer electronic accessories, computer accessories, home electric products and security/surveillance products. Jasco, an exclusive GE licensee, develops and markets more than 2,000 consumer products worldwide under the GE brand name. He currently serves as vice chairman of the board.

Jerry Wells is senior pastor of Western Hills Baptist Church where he has been on staff since 1984. He felt God calling him to preach at age 17 and attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University.

Continuing board member Tom McCormick has spent his career improving oil and gas production. At Kimray, he began in customer service and worked his way up through the company, leading the forecasting department before being promoted to vice president and then senior vice president.

Bob Cole, Kimray’s chief financial officer and executive vice president, also currently serves as treasurer of the board.

The role of the board is to provide strategic oversight for Kimray, allowing the company’s management team to focus on the day-to-day operations. Full biographies of Kimray’s board of directors can be found on the About Us section of Kimray.com.

1
Text Only
Business
  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

    April 19, 2014

  • Kaiser joins Thunder ownership group

    Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors as a new partner in The Professional Basketball Club LLC, which owns the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder Chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday. Kaiser is purchasing the ownership interest of Tom L. Ward.
    “We are honored to welcome George Kaiser as a member of the ownership group of the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Bennett said. “George is a well-respected and important Oklahoma business leader, as well as one of the state and nation’s top philanthropists. His commitment to successful business and community leadership is in true alignment with that of the Thunder.
    “I also appreciate the commitment and leadership provided by Tom Ward as a member of our ownership group from the beginning,” Bennett added.

    April 18, 2014

  • Food Bank’s Leadership Council applications now available

    The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites young professionals to submit applications for the nonprofit’s first-ever Leadership Council. The Leadership Council connects young professionals interested in getting involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These dedicated individuals, aged 24 to 35, will volunteer their time and creativity to raise awareness about the issue of hunger and increase the visibility of the Regional Food Bank and its mission of “Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope” in Oklahoma.

    April 18, 2014

  • Logan County Health Department observes Administrative Professionals Week

    The Logan County Health Department is recognizing the work of its seven administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week, April 20-26.

    April 18, 2014

  • Tractor Supply Company launches spring 2014 Paper Clover campaign

    Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, recently announced the launch of its spring 2014 Paper Clover Campaign.
    Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States, raised more than $3.2 million for 4-H programs across the country through the Paper Clover Campaigns during the past four years.

    April 18, 2014

  • U.S Cellular offers device trade-in program, app recommendations

    In honor of Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Cellular encourages people to recycle their old electronic devices and is providing incentives to do so. Customers can get up to $250 when they trade in qualified smartphones — including Apple® iPhones — at U.S. Cellular retail locations through the company’s Trade-in Program.

    April 18, 2014

  • Sun Life Financial accepting grant applications

    The U.S. Business Group of Sun Life Financial Inc. recently announced its Request For Applications for Sun Life Rising Star Awards grants from Tulsa/Oklahoma City Area nonprofit organizations that promote the academic achievement of under-served youth. Applications are available now at sunliferisingstar.com. The deadline for submissions is June 9.

    April 18, 2014

  • Ribbon Cutting - Qdoba (3-26-14).jpg Qdoba Mexican Grill celebrates grand opening on Covell

    Qdoba Mexican Grill recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of its newest location at 1300 W. Covell Road. The franchise joins nine others in the Oklahoma City and Lawton areas and boasts a wide variety of menu items including gumbos, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and five types of salsa as well as options for children. Each restaurant prepares ingredients fresh daily and is available to cater small or large parties with three types of hot bars: Naked Burrito, Taco and Nacho. “We also offer rewards cards, easy to register from a smart phone or computer,” reports owner/operator David Smith. For more information, call 405-285-0355 or visit www.qdoba.com.Caption header 24 Frtgr Bold Cd

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Family, friends remember beloved ‘T-shirt man’

    If you have lived in the Oklahoma City metro area during the past 40 years, chances are you’ve worn one of Tony Newcomb’s T-shirts.
    This week, family members and friends have been remembering the “T-shirt man” who died April 15 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 72.

    April 18, 2014

Stocks