We have important news that we would like to share regarding changes to our corporate management. These changes have been planned over the past few years and we are pleased to make these official announcements at this time:
First, our President and CEO Gary Beckman is formally retiring and stepping down from his position after having co-founded the company over 32 years ago. Gary has elected to announce his retirement while he is still very healthy and able to fully enjoy time with his family, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. His presence will be missed, but he plans to visit often, remain business partners, and to stay in close touch with us.
Steve Porter, Founder and current Chief Operating Officer for FCE since its inception in 1988, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Steve will be working closely with our senior leadership team to innovate and guide FCE to new opportunities such as acquisitions, software development, industry partnerships, as well as development of new product lines. As he has always done, he will continue to recruit, mentor, and develop the next generation of FCE’s leadership and key personnel.
Chris Porter, our current Chief Marketing Officer, will take on the additional role of President and will work closely with board members to plan and implement short, mid, and long-term strategies for the company. He will retain his responsibilities in the areas of marketing and business development, as well as champion new product design and development, enhance communications with existing clients and brokers, and continue to cultivate new relationships.
Finally, Isaac Domenech, who joined FCE in 2014 as Executive Vice President of Operations, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will continue to fulfill his responsibilities with oversight of operations, technology, human resources, and subsidiary ventures. He will continuing to aggressively drive the growth and evolution of FCE’s operational capabilities.
This corporate leadership realignment along with our existing senior leadership team provides FCE with a clear and focused vision for the future while facilitating our ability to fully realize that vision.