Inventor and TV Personality/Home Shopping Network, QVC
Louis F. Lentine, Jr., `93, Chief Executive Officer, Lentek International
Lentine graduated in 1993 with a degree in marketing. Today he is chief executive officer of Lentek International Inc., a manufacturer of consumer products in a variety of areas such as pest control, pet care, personal care, wine products and house wares. Lentek products are available internationally and are sold through the Internet, catalogs, major retail chains and on television shopping networks.
Lentek International has received many awards throughout the years such as the 2002 Exporter of the Year Award from the Mid-Florida Economic Development Commission, the 2001 Top 25 Award, for being one of the fastest growing companies in Central Florida and the 2001 Florida High Tech Corridor, Technology Fast 50 Award.
Viatek Consumer Products Group Inc.
Founder, VP of Product Development
2004 to Today
Product Development, Management, On-air personality on Home Shopping Network, QVC UK & Germany
Lead sales to all channels of business
Mass Merchant: Wal-Mart, Target
Club Stores: Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's Wholesale.
Home Improvement: Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, Truserve
Drug Stores: Walgreens, CVS
Television Networks: Home Shopping Network, QVC, Shop NBC
Department Stores: Federated (Macy's, Burdines,etc), May's (Foleys, etc), JC Penney
Catalogers: Sharper Image, Brookstone, Frontgate, Improvements, Solutions, etc.
International: Established relationships in 50+ countries.
Gum Investments, LLC
Founder and Managing Partner
2002 to Today
Develop and manage commercial only properties.
LFL Investment, LLC
Founder and managing Partner
2001 to Today
Develop and managed residential properties. At one point held over 9 residential properties worth over 4 million. Also holding company for stock in Norcross Marine.
Ocoee Land Holding, LLC
Co-founder and Managing Partner
2006 to Today
Daily overview of business activities and marketing.
Lentek International Inc.
1993 to June 2004
Manage organization and provide the vision of Lentek to the company, vendors and customers
Oversee product development with in house engineering team and Asian manufactures.
Built company to 30 million dollars in sales.
Lead sales to all channels of business similar to Viatek
On-Air personality on HSN each month representing the company. Greatest accomplishment, Sold over $1 million in a day
2002 World Trade Book of Honor Award
2002 Exporter of the Year Award
2002, 2001, 2000, Deloute & Touche Fast 50 Central Florida & Fast 500 USA
Norcross Marine Products Inc.
2000 to 2006. Sold shares in 2006
Innovative products developed for the marine industry to offer wireless and portable freedom to the boating enthusiast. Products sold through marine dealers, mass retailers and catalogers.
Awarded "Product of the Year" by Boating Magazine.
2003 University of Central Florida, Business School Hall of Fame
2003 Appointed to the National Hardware Executive Committee
2002 University of Central Florida, Alumni of the Year
2002 Nominee Entrepreneur of the Year, Earnest & Young
Graduate of University of Central Florida School of Business University of Uppsala, School of Business