Guenter Hotz was born in Edingen, Germany in 1945. He is a civil engineer by training and has managed and directed numerous commercial construction projects from South Africa to Saudi Arabia, Germany and beyond. In 1991, he formed his own company, GOMAR, which specialized in industrial recycling. He sold this company in 1998 and is now a technical advisor for borrow pits, plants and locations for “Basalt Union A.G.” in Germany. Guenter currently resides in Spain, however, he is an active traveler, and he visits the U.S. to see family and friends quite often. His extensive professional experience and international perspective are greatly appreciated and have served to effectively direct the goals and objectives of the Green Assets team.
George Parker serves as President of Frontier Marketing, which focuses on the Sales and Marketing of Frontier products. George attended East Carolina University and began his textile career with Federal Spinning Corporation in 1970. In 1979 he was one of the founders of Imperial Spinning Mill where he served as Vice President of Sales until 1987. In 1988 he was a founder and Vice President of Sales at Pioneer Yarn Mills until it was sold to Unifi in 1993. With Unifi, Mr. Parker served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In 1996, George became one of the founders of Frontier Spinning Mills where he now serves as President of Frontier Marketing. His history, expertise and leadership in marketing and sales have provided great direction to the Green Assets team.
Janet brings a wealth and variety of experience to the Green Assets Board of Directors. She has been a longtime artist and educator in the State of North Carolina and currently acts as the CEO of Parks Building Supply in Fayetteville, N.C. Janet also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute and is a member of the Executive Board for the NC Arts Council.
A lawyer and consultant from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rand served as Senate Majority Leader from 2001 through 2009. After leaving the Senate, Rand was appointed to head the state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission. Senator Rand has been a tireless civic, community, and business leader in the state of North Carolina and we greatly value the input and time he has put towards the goals and aspirations of Green Assets.
Mr. Tippett was the Secretary of the NC Department of Transportation from 2001 and 2009 and served as a member of the NC Board of Transportation for eight years before that. While on the board, he served as Chairman of the Audit and Contract Committee. He is a graduate of Barton College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has been a partner with the accounting firm Tippett, Padrick, Bryan, Merritt and Raynor, CPAs since 1976. Prior to that he was Vice-President and CEO of Bybon, Inc, a company with retail, manufacturing, farming and real estate operations. Mr. Tippet brings a high degree of business leadership and experience to the Green Assets’ board.
Tres Altman has been involved with Green Assets team since its beginning in 2007. He grew up in North Carolina as part of a family with strong connections to agriculture and land management. In 1991 Tres attended the University of Colorado where he received a B.A. in Anthropology. As part of a study abroad program, he also earned an Associates Degree in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Tres has been a lifelong advocate for the environment and has been involved in community development projects worldwide. Furthermore, Tres recently received a Master’s Degree in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland. His graduate thesis focused on the corporate and cultural aspects of global sustainability, which led him to classes and workshops with the Climate Action Reserve (CAR). Tres was accredited by CAR as a third-party verifier for carbon development projects in March of 2010.