Hoop Roche Launches New Vistage Group in the Erie Market

San Diego, June 30, 2011 – Vistage Chair Hoop Roche has recently launched a new Chief Executive group in Erie.  Roche’s new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help in critical situations.   Roche is one of nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Chair Dennis Sabol applauded Roche’s success: “Working with a professional such as Hoop has been great; his strong knowledge of business and his easy going personality make him an excellent Chair to develop the eastern Pennsylvania market.  I have watched him over the past four months make that transition from a confident business owner to a Chair… I am honored to be able to be associated with Hoop.”

Hoop Roche is an experienced and “battle scarred” entrepreneur/CEO. He took his family company, Erie Plastics, from $8 million to $100 million in revenues. He also served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Since 2008, he has specialized in strategic planning and executive coaching. Roche has been very active in his industry, community, church, various universities, not-for-profit organizations and as a frequent fundraiser. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Organization and Management from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from American University.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International , headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading chief executive organization, serving more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.  Vistage member CEOs 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. 

media contact
Leo Bottary
Vistage International
858.509.5854  leo.bottary@vistage.com