George C. Pedersen is the son of a Danish immigrant who farmed vegetables and instilled the values of hard work and determination. As a result, Mr. Pedersen was on the Dean’s list and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, minoring in Nuclear Chemical Engineering in 1962, Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering Practice in 1963, Chemical Engineer degree in 1966 having completed all requirements for a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, except thesis, all at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In addition, he studied graduate-level courses in Nuclear Chemical Engineering, Education in Computers, Human Relations, Business and Professional Engineering.
In 1974, Mr. Pedersen founded Kimre, Inc. with only an idea for a solution to a very real problem. He did not have clients, a factory or any money at this point and focused the business activities of Kimre, Inc. to include the utilization of materials for which patents were issued worldwide in the control of Air Pollution and by the Chemical Process Industries.
His hard work and determination have indeed been highly successful as the technology for utilization of these products has been extensively developed and is currently used worldwide for diverse applications in Air Pollution Control (APC) and other gas cleaning and liquid cleaning functions.
Mr. Pedersen is happily married to his wife, Terry, and is the proud father of George C. Pedersen III, Mary, Kimberly and Rachelle. He enjoys fishing, traveling, spending time with family and more fishing.
Peter Haines is originally from Boston and has been living in Miami since 2002. He is an accomplished and proven C-Suite Executive known for driving company value and growth through rapid change and operational improvement. With both public and private company experience, his work has been recognized for guiding companies with vision, alignment, leadership, strategic planning, restructuring, team building, and strategies resulting in long-term sustainable results.
Prior to becoming the President of Kimre on May 1st, 2020, Peter served as the founder and CEO of Horizon Growth Advisors, as well as a Consultant to the Small Business Development Center of Miami-Dade for the Growth Acceleration Program.
Peter is well known for his work in the fitness industry, where he built Cybex from a regional brand to a global brand with distribution in 70 countries around the world and revenues in excess of $100 million.
Leadership affiliations include MIT Enterprise Forum where he was Chairperson for 2016-2017 and was previously chair in 2010, as well as The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association where he served on the board of Trustees and held the position of Vice Chairman.
Peter has been an active member of YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization).
Accomplishments include a Malcom Baldridge award finalist and his earned trust with employees twice defeated organized labor.
His personal and professional developments include the Wharton Presidents’ Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, Deming Quality Seminars, Motorola Management Institute, and MIT/Sloan workshop on ERP and Technology in the Corporation.
A personal passion is boating, and he holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License, 100 Tons.