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Robert Sires

Robert Sires

  • Trustee


Robert Sires is an entrepreneur and founder/majority owner of several major corporations, including American Elite Molding, a $25M company which is the leading manufacturer of zip ties in the U.S.; Buy Cable Ties, a $5M company that sells zip ties and accessories online; and Technology Plastics, a $5M custom molding company.

Robert founded American Elite Molding, America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties, in Crestview, FL in 2004.  He established a complete manufacturing operation that runs 24/7/365 and employs 120 people, growing from 4,000 to 75,000 square feet in just over a decade. The company has enjoyed 12 straight years of double digit growth and is currently producing 1.5 billion cable ties a year (all in the U.S.) with more than $25 million in sales.

He is also former President and board member of Unipharm, Inc., a U.S.-based vitamin and supplement manufacturer that holds the #1 market share in Russia, Poland, and Ukraine. He joined the company in 2008, and under his leadership sales doubled, earnings quadrupled, administrative costs were reduced by more than $5 million annually, and gross margins increased by more than 5 percent.

Previously, Robert served as Vice President of Operations/Finance at Leeds and Northrup, an international manufacturing operation, where he successfully oversaw 150 staff members and coordination of a $50M company restructuring of the manufacturing and financial organizations. After that, he became President of Leach Holding, responsible for operations in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico, and guided the company to becoming profitable for the first time in 4 years.

Robert is also an early investor in several ventures, including Wheels Up, Chopt, Locker Room Talk, and Verde Life. His primary strength is his ability to set and deliver on successful strategies through proper use of human and financial capital.


  • 3/24/16 - 1/6/21