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Ralph W. Gidwitz

Ralph W. Gidwitz

Ralph W. Gidwitz, is the Managing Partner of Capital Results LLC, a Chicago based boutique investment banking firm which is active in mergers and acquisitions, raising capital for early stage and rapidly growing companies, and strategic and operational due diligence for acquirers of business . Mr. Gidwitz is a Director of Continental Materials Corporation an American Stock Exchange traded manufacturer of HVAC equipment, producer of concrete and quarry operator since 1984, and served as a Director of Consolidated Packaging Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of paperboard packaging materials from 1984 to 1988.

From 1978 to 1995 Mr. Gidwitz was President of Terlin Corporation, a private holding company which owned Rich Ladder Co. a leading producer of wood ladders in North America. From 1961 - 1977, prior to acquiring Rich Ladder, Mr. Gidwitz served in many capacities at Consolidated Packaging Corporation, lastly as Vice President, Administration. Mr. Gidwitz has also served on the boards of and is an officer of several privately held Chicago based companies active in the travel, manufacturing and real estate businesses. Mr. Gidwitz is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble; founding Chairman of the Chicago Israel Business Initiative and is a past President of the America/Israel Chamber of Commerce - Chicago. Mr. Gidwitz was Vice Chairman of the Jewish Federation and Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, he was the founding Chairman of Chicago's Part-nership 2000 Committee and has served both as Treasurer, and Chairman of the Federation's Finance Committee as well as various other capacities during his tenure on both Boards during the period 1989 - 1999.

Mr. Gidwitz serves as a Board Member of the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago and served as Chairman of the Alumni Board of the GSB from 1984 to 1989 and served as Chairman of the Annual fund Campaign - Executive Program. Mr. Gidwitz earned an MBA from the GSB in 1974 and a BA in Business Administration and History at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois in 1958. Mr. Gidwitz served in the US Army 1959-61.