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John Wall, Chaiman Emeritus

John E. Wall is associated with Wall Family Enterprise Ltd. since he joined its subsidiary, DEMCO, Inc.,  as President in May 1968. DEMCO Inc. during that time consisted of 50 people and generated $5 million annual sales. Chairman Emeritus Wall was controlling owner from October 1978 when he undertook a leveraged buy-out of the company to keep his co-worker's jobs intact, until December 2006 when he transferred his ownership of the 700 employee company doing just under $200 million sales, into a series of unified voting Trusts of which his ten children are the beneficial owners, in order that the Enterprise will not have to be sold to pay his estate taxes.

Mr.Wall served as Director of M & I Bank of Madison for 20 years, Director of C & H Packaging Corporation of Merrill, Wisconsin, American Plastics Company of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Conney Safety Products Company, Latitude Corporation and the Douglas Stewart Co; all of Madison, Wisconsin. He also served as Campaign Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Dane County, and as Chairman of the 500 member Rotary Club of (Downtown) Madison, the Madison Rotary Foundation, and the National Business Direct (Mailers) Group, which he continued to serve as a Director until 2008. In the spring of 2009 he completed thirty-five years of volunteer winter rescue and first aid service to the skiing public with the National Ski Patrol.

Prior to joining DEMCO, he was Factory Manager, and following promotion, Vice President, General Manager of the Wirecom division of the Cook Electric Co. in Chicago, where he helped his co-workers quadruple sales and earnings in less than five years. Earlier he served as Production Manager of the Reliable Electric Co. in nearby Franklin Park, Illinois, and as General Manager of Spic and Span, Inc., in Operations Research with the Blackhawk Manufacturing Company, and production management with Inland Steel Products Company; all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, following prior service in the sales office and mills of the Inland Steel Company in Chicago, Illinois and Indiana Harbor, Indiana. He graduated with honors in Philosophy from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1950, and served as a Combat Air Crewman in Navy dive-bombing squadron VB97 during World War II.

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