Thomas K Emery, Chief Financial Officer,received his B.A. in Economics from Appalachian State University in 1977 and his International MBA from the University of South Carolina in 1979.
He started his career in the Latin American division of Bank of America, in Panama,and Ecuador, lending to multinational corporations. He became CFO of Textiles Nacionales, one of the largest textile manufacturers in Ecuador, and helped the team successfully implement the production of disposable diapers that captured the majority of the market share there.
Tom lived and worked in several countries in South America before returning to the USA in 1987. He subsequently obtained his Certified Management Accountant designation. As Corporate Treasurer of Arbor Health Care Company, Tom assisted the key leaders in growing the company more than tenfold from 1987 to 1993, and took the company public in the process. For the last 20 years Tom has been the Chief Financial Officer Global Operations of the Yager Group, where he assisted the CEO and Chairman with its domestic and international finance and operations.
One of the key entities of the Yager Group of companies is International Pharma Packaging and Distribution, and Tom managed that Third Party Logistics division for the last 14 years. He directed the sales, operations, and quality assurance teams to grow the organization threefold during his tenure. Tom thoroughly enjoys international cultures and languages, and is completely fluent in Spanish; and an intermediate speaker in French and Russian.