|Venture Fund Member Profile
CID Capital currently manages a pool of private equity capital and invests in lower middle-market companies with consistent cash flow in excess of $2.0 million. Our investment strategy is to provide flexible capital structures to leading companies in expanding market niches and to leverage the operating experience of our investment professionals as a resource to the strong management teams we support.
CID Capital enhances shareholder value by providing significant post-investment advice and counsel to each of its portfolio companies. Building upon the significant senior-level operating experience of each of our investment professionals and advisors, we focus on investing in industry segments where we can provide a significant competitive advantage to our companies.
||John C. Aplin|
Mr. Aplin joined CID in 1990 after serving as President and CEO of The Fuller Brush Company, a widely recognized supplier of consumer products. The company was acquired from Sara Lee Company in a transaction led by Mr. Aplin. Prior to Fuller Brush, Mr. Aplin was President and Founder of an investment banking firm in Kansas City, Missouri where he was involved in the acquisition of 30 companies in industries ranging from food manufacturing to information technology.
Mr. Aplin has extensive experience in medical device manufacturing, healthcare services and biotechnology. He has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, including Marathon Oil Company, Eli Lilly and Company and Borg Warner. From 1975 to 1984, Mr. Aplin served as a faculty member of the Graduate School of Business at Indiana University (The Kelley School) and Chairperson of the Master of Business Administration Program. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
Mr. Aplin has served on the boards of directors of over 20 companies, including Acordia, Denver Biomedical, Reliable Automotive, Stereotaxis, Victor Oolitic, Propane Continental, Bohdan Automation, Integral Technologies, Menu Magic Foods, Fire King Security Products, Endocyte, Inc., Brainscope, and Appriss. He has been involved in the strategic planning activities of CIDís portfolio companies and a key participant in several public offerings.
Mr. Aplin is active with the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and is a member of the Advisory Board for Purdue Universityís Discovery Park. He is the author of nearly fifty articles on business topics and the co-author of a graduate management text. Mr. Aplin served as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he was a founder of the Navyís Human Resources Program, a program established by the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt.
Mr. Aplin received his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, specializing in strategic planning and organizational development. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Iowa and received his bachelorís degree in Business Administration from Drake University.
||GTE Industries is a leading manufacturer of stationary diesel engine silencers necessary for compliance with local noise and emission control ordinances. Common applications for stationary diesel engines include auxiliary power generation, fluid pumping, and natural gas compression.|
||SPS Commerce develops, markets, and supports Electronic Commerce ("EC") services that enable companies to engage in the exchange of electronic business transactions. By using the Company's services, businesses are able to transfer information in an electronic format over proprietary networks, the Internet, and other TCP/IP networks. The Company has the capability to enable businesses to electronically transfer over 400 types of business transactions.|
||Santa Cruz Nutritionals is the world's leading manufacturer of enhanced confectionery delivery systems for the functional food and supplement, or "nutraceutical" market. Using its unique food science expertise and proprietary processes the company has helped pioneer such products as vitamin, and other supplement enhanced gummys, fruit gels and jelly beans. In addition to supplement-fortified products, Santa Cruz Nutritionals produces a variety of non-fortified gummy snacks and jelly beans, including organic and sugar-free products. |
||Top Master, Inc. Founded in 1984, Top Master, Inc. is a leading wholesale manufacturer, fabricator and installer of engineered and natural stone products, including solid surface products such as Corian, Avonite, Surell, Gibraltar, and Fountainhead. Top Master's mix of commercial and residential customers include millwork companies, contractors, kitchen and bath dealers, and homeowners. The Company is committed to providing quality service and superior products and is dedicated to customer satisfaction. |
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