Peter G. Dornau is our co-founder and has served as our Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since 1973.
Jeffrey S. Barocas joined our company in December 2006 and has been our Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer since March 2007. Prior to joining Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., he was Chief Financial Officer of Quality Communications of Florida. He has been a director since August 2007.
Gregor M. Dornau has been our Vice President - Sales & Marketing since August 2007. He has been employed by us since 1990 and has been a director since August 2007. He is the son of Peter G. Dornau.
William W. Dudman joined our company in February 2004 as our Vice President - Operations and Secretary. Prior to joining Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., he held various management positions within the marine industry, most recently with West Marine, Inc., from May 1999 to February 2004. He has been a director since August 2007.
Sonia B. Beard has been a director since April 2003. She has been employed by Walt Disney World since 1997, and currently holds the position of Manager of Operations Initiatives for the Walt Disney World Resort. Ms. Beard has over 15 years of financial experience and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). She serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and serves on the Equity Grant Committee.
Diana Mazuelos Conard has been a director since April 2011. Ms. Conard has been employed for over five years by Franklin Templeton Investments, where she has served as the Director of Global Strategic Services since February 2009. From 2005 to 2009 she was Vice President - Client Relationship Manager. Ms. Conard serves on the Audit Committee and the Equity Grant Committee.
James M. Kolisch has been a director since May 1998. Mr. Kolisch serves as Regional Executive Vice President of USI Insurance Services LLC., which sources most of our insurance needs, and its predecessor company for a period of approximately 30 years.
John B. Turner has been director since June 2000. He is currently retired. Prior to his retirement in March 1995, he was an insurance executive with Prudential Insurance Corp. for over 25 years. Mr. Turner serves as Chairperson of the Equity Grant Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.