CHICAGO Abakan Inc. has added three members to its
advisory board as it looks to expand and bolster relationships
with its clients.
The Miami-based parent of pipe-cladding firm MesoCoat Inc. said
Thursday that Sam Thomas, a professor at Case Western Reserve
Universitys Weatherhead School of Management, brings
expertise on global business cycles and investment strategies.
His clients include steel fabrication companies, Abakan
Also joining the board is Vinod Gupta, chairman of the Ohio
Board of Regents and the entrepreneur-in-residence at
Cleveland-based nonprofit Jumpstart Entrepreneurial Network
Advisors. Gupta has 14 years of materials sector experience, as
well as knowledge of Indian trade relations, the company
Andrew Hall, founder and managing partner of Miami law firm
Hall, Lamb and Hall PA, offers experience in complex
litigation, including in the securities, commercial and
international sectors, Abakan said. He has worked on such
high-profile trials as the Watergate scandal, the Ohio savings
and loan crisis and the 2000 attack on the USS
Cole, Abakan said.