CINCINNATI, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCA Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the TECT family of businesses, announced that Chairman and CEO Kenneth Glass received the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science Lifetime Achievement Award. The All-College Awards Banquet held on Friday, May 13, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, recognized alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their alma mater and the organizations they have served during their careers.
Mr. Glass received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1963 and a Master of Science in aerospace engineering in 1965, both from the University of Cincinnati.
"Ken is very deserving of the College's Lifetime Achievement Award based on his outstanding accomplishments in scholastic, business and philanthropic endeavors," said David Nolletti, fellow UCA board member and TECT vice president. "His nearly half century of business experience and acumen benefits all UCA stakeholders, who join me in extending our congratulations to Ken and his family on the occasion of this much deserved recognition."
Ken is recognized as one of the country's leading experts in crisis management and turnarounds. His functional background includes operations, manufacturing, engineering and finance, plus extensive experience in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. Mr. Glass' expertise also includes multi-plant, multi-industry operations as CEO, the restructuring of troubled businesses through acquisition and divestiture strategies, and cost-cutting and creative financial designs. He is the founder of Glass & Associates – which was a premier independent turnaround consulting firm with offices throughout the United States and Europe until its acquisition by Huron Consulting in January 2007. Ken Glass is a former board member of the Turnaround Management Association and is a past president of the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals. Ken resides in Asheville, N.C. with his wife, Nancy, who is also a University of Cincinnati alumnus.
TECT is a family of privately held, independently managed aerospace companies currently consisting of the TECT Aerospace and TECT Power business units. With more than 115 years of continuous operations, the TECT businesses have a unique blend of business processes, equipment, and proprietary manufacturing capabilities that have earned them leading positions in many of their product niches. TECT's philosophy of utilizing a fully integrated supply chain allows them to deliver precision components and assemblies to customers worldwide with unmatched quality and speed. To learn more, visit www.tectcorp.com.
About the Glass Foundation, Inc.
The Glass Foundation was founded by Ken and Nancy Glass in 2000 to support 501(c)3 organizations that specialize in childhood education and environmental and historical preservation. The Glass Foundation is active in western North Carolina and communities in which the TECT family of businesses has a presence. To learn more, visit www.glassfoundation.org
SOURCE UCA Holdings, Inc.