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Officers and Staff
Howard Levasseur: Chief Executive Officer and PresidentHoward Levasseur attended Emory University, Georgia State University, and the Colorado School of Mines, graduating with a degree in Geology. After a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, he joined Dettlebach Chemical as a formulator. Howard then moved into sales and marketing with Nalco Chemical Co., specializing in water treatment and paper mill process aids. In 1968, he embarked on his career as an entrepreneur, co-founding Arroyo Process Equipment. He founded ARR-MAZ Products in 1978, and sold it in 1997, when annual sales were over $62.5 million. In 1989, Mr. Levasseur was honored as a finalist for "Entrepreneur of the Year" by INC. Magazine.
VASS Holdings was founded by Howard as an investment company seeking opportunities in the chemical industry with a primary focus on under-performing assets in the "under $10 million" arena. Mr. Levasseur purchased SSC Industries in December 2002 through his enterprise VASS Holdings. VASS Holdings also owns Triad Resources in Cincinnati which was integrated into the SSC Business.
Howard, along with his wife Amanda, is active in the Arts in central Florida. He is the former president of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and Theatre Winter Haven. Currently, Howard is on the Board of Directors for All Saints Academy, an exclusive preparatory school in Winter Haven.