Charles Marino Launches New Vistage Group in the San Antonio Market

San Diego, July 23, 2012 – Vistage Chair Charles Marino has recently launched a new Chief Executive Group in San Antonio. The Vistage Group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Marino is one of nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 16,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Senior Vice President Larry Hawks applauded his success: “Charles continues to be persistent in building a great Chair Practice. I know his new members in his second CEO group will have a terrific experience with him as their Chair.”

Marino was President/CEO for 16 years of Friedrich Air Conditioning, a manufacturer of premium grade air conditioning products, which he led to record sales, profits and ROC. He grew revenue 138% in four years, increasing profit 354% while reducing employed capital by 60%. He has 20 years of experience in domestic and international sales and distribution, having successfully launched new product lines and expanded channels of distribution. Marino is highly knowledgeable of retail, wholesale distributors, contract and governmental sales channels. He has a BA in Economics from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization, serving more than 16,000 CEOs and senior executives in 15 countries. Vistage members participate in Chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries. Its renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and main street business issues since 2003.  

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