ORA WAS FOUNDED IN 1991 BY RICHARD A. RINALDI AND IS AN ACRONYM FOR OPERATIONS RESEARCH ASSOCIATES WITH A LOGO DEPICTING AN ABSTRACT TIME CONCEPT RELATING TO BUSINESS CYCLES AND TIME MANAGEMENT. THE PRACTICE FOCUS AREAS ARE EXECUTIVE MENTORING, IN-HOUSE TRAINING AND BUSINESS STRATEGY FORMULATION WITH CASH OPTIMIZATION THE DRIVING OBJECTIVE.

RINALDI IS A SEASONED SENIOR EXECUTIVE, SKILLED NEGOTIATOR AND MENTOR WITH OVER 30 YEARS OF C.E.O. LEVEL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE. HIS C.E.O. EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN WITH TOP 100 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES AS WELL AS PRIVATELY HELD ORGANIZATIONS.

HIS ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS INCLUDE A B.S. OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FROM RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE-TROY NEW YORK AND A MASTER OF SCIENCE-MANAGEMENT, CYBERNETICS-ALSO FROM RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE.

EXTENSIVE SPECIALIZED TRAINING INCLUDES THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND THE HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-PROGRAM FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT.

RINALDI HAS MANAGED OVER TEN (10) DIVISIONS WITH REVENUES FROM $70,000,000 TO OVER $350,000,000 INVOLVING AS MANY AS 1200 EMPLOYEES. HE HAS DIVERSIFIED MARKET AND PRODUCT MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION EXPERIENCE IN UNION AND NON-UNION ENVIRONMENTS.

HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS PLANNING SYSTEMS AND FINANCIAL CONTROLS: INNOVATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR EFFICIENT SALES AND OPERATIONAL PLANNING: AND THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE ISO 9000 STANDARDS AND A WORLD CLASS QUALITY SYSTEM TO HIS COMPANY'S MARKET.

HIS HANDS ON APPROACH HAS REALIZED SUCCESSES IN A BROAD BREADTH OF AREAS FROM HEALTH, SAFETY AND WORKERS COMPENSATION COST CONTROL TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITY FORMULATION AND AUDITOR COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS.

HE HAS LED HIS COMPANY THROUGH A PRE-PACKAGED BANKRUPTCY WITH THE RELATED DEBT RESTRUCTURING AND FINANCING ISSUES AND SUBSEQUENTLY IMPLEMENTED LEADING EDGE SALES AND MARKETING PROGRAMS REALIZING RECORD SALES, PROFITS AND EQUITY GROWTH.

RINALDI HAS WORK EXTENSIVELY IN THE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AREA AND IS VERSED IN ACQUISITION, COMPANY SALES, JOINT VENTURE AND MERGER ACTIVITY WITH DEALS RANGING FROM $5,000,000 TO $50,000,000.

HE HAS SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES TO GAIN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND SUCCESSFULLY SOLD HIS BUSINESS IN 2005 AFTER YEARS OF DEVELOPING A VALUE OPTIMIZATION EXIT STRATEGY




















ASSOCIATIONS THAT FORM THE FOUNDATION FOR ORA'S PRACTICE

CCX INC.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

GULF & WESTERN INDUSTRIES

LING TEMCO VAUGHT

THE OKONITE COMPANY

GENERAL CABLE CO.

PIRELLI IND.

SUN-TECH-CHINA

GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

BIG A AUTO PARTS

WICKES CO.

TOOTAL GROUP PLC.

COATS VIYELLA PLC.

AMERICAN THREAD CO.

BANK OF AMERICA

MERRILL LYNCH

GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORP.

CONGRESS FINANCIAL

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

UNITED STATES GYPSUM

LOWES AND HOME DEPOT

PITTSBURGH PLATE AND GLASS/AGY INDUSTRIES

ALCOA/ALCAN/PHELPS DODGE METALS

SAINT GOBAIN

FRATELLI MARIANI

GENEVA CAPITAL

AMSCO/JELDWEN/MARVIN

KPMG PEAT MARWICK

HUDSON CAPITAL PARTNERS