Bob Kulstad came to AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. four years ago with education and experience in industrial engineering, financial engineering, information systems, supply chain management and much more. He quickly became an integral and respected member of the leadership team at the manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. His impact and dedication has earned him this promotion to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for all of Team Horner Group.
Bob Kulstad rounds out the Leadership Team of Team Horner®
Mike Dooley, President of Team Horner Group says, "Bob has demonstrated the highest levels of business acumen and leadership helping AquaCal AutoPilot through many challenges. His previous work history and demonstrated ability in his current role make him the ideal candidate for this new role".
"I have had the pleasure of helping navigate this ship through some very choppy waters related to the overall global economy in the past few years, with a fantastic team of support," stated Bob. "I look forward to putting one of the captains' hats on and sailing to calmer seas and sunny skies, where we will continue working together... growing together... and winning together!"
"We are excited to see the great things he will do for our Team in the future" expressed Dr. Bill Kent, CEO of Team Horner Group.
Bob Kulstad will round out the Leadership Team of Team Horner®, by becoming Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Team Horner Group. The Leadership Team is comprised of Dr. Bill Kent, CEO; Mike Dooley, President & COO; Linda Carroll, Vice President of International Business; Darren Goldstein, Vice President of US Wholesale Distribution, Jeff Tawney, Vice President of Manufacturing - AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc.; Don Detwiler, Vice President of Sales - AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc.; Pamela Luciani Zubik, Vice President, StoneHardscapes.
Team Horner® is a family of Companies focused in different areas within the Swimming Pool and Spa business worldwide. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and founded in 1969, Team Horner is an integrated manufacturer, wholesale distributor and global exporter of swimming pool equipment and chemicals. Manufacturing includes three product lines; AQUACAL® heat pump pool heaters and chillers, AUTOPILOT® automatic pool sanitizing systems and LO-CHLOR® Algaecide and Specialty Chemicals. HORNERXPRESS® SOUTH FLORIDA, INC., combined with 16 other branch warehouses statewide in Florida and one in Long Island, NY is a full line wholesale distributor, doing business with over 3,000 contractors in the swimming pool, spa, solar, and general construction businesses. HORNERXPRESS® WORLDWIDE exports to over 500 active customers in over 110 foreign countries throughout the world, with foreign locations in Portugal and India. The STONEHARDSCAPES division imports travertine marble and other hardscape products from various mines worldwide and distributes these outdoor decking products throughout the USA. The most recent acquisition, PISCINES PROVENCE POLYESTER, manufactures one-piece fiberglass pools with two factories based in Strasbourg and Dijon, France.