President, CEO & Director
Mr. Panosian co-founded our Company in 2012 and has been our CEO, President and director since inception. In 2008, Mr. Panosian co-founded Pandun, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of tools and tool accessories in Asia, and served as its CEO until 2012. Mr. Panosian has over 16 years of extensive experience in innovation, design direction, product development, brand management, marketing, merchandising, sales, supply chain and commercialization experience in the hardware industry. He has launched several product projects spanning several fields. Mr. Panosian has deep knowledge of doing business in China where he managed a team of over 350 engineers, industrial designers and marketing professionals while stationed in Suzhou with his team for 4 years. Mr. Panosian is a graduate of Northrop University in Aerospace engineering with numerous specializations; he holds numerous patents and trademarks that are shared with some of his colleagues at our Company and other development teams.
As the Chief Design Officer Mr. Keeler is responsible for all product development. Hi co-founded ToughBuilt in 2012 and works directly with Mr. Panosian in bringing innovative ideas to market. Mr. Keeler is a graduate of Art Center College of Design with a BS in Industrial Design. Mr. Keeler has over 20 years of product development experience, working on projects spanning several fields, including: automotive, personal electronics, sporting goods and a wide expanse of tools. From 2001 to 2003 he was co-owner and vice-president of Oracle Industrial Design, Co., a private company specializing in industrial design and product development. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Keeler worked for Positec Power Tool Co., a private company in Suzhou, China, designing and creating a large innovation library of power tools. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Keeler was the Director of R&D for Harbinger International, Inc. From 2008 to 2012, he was Director of R&D for Pandun Inc, specializing in innovative tools and supporting products. He has lived in China and has extensive experience working directly with manufacturers to get designs into production.
Mr. Faught is President of RKF International a corporate distribution and advisory company. He currently sits on the board of Kansas City based SmartHome Ventures, a private equity backed company that he founded that has developed a worldwide platform for IoT (Internet of things) products. He is also a Board Advisor for TROC, a Miami based company focused on the sales, marketing and merchandising of consumer products within the retail environment for cable, broadband, wireless and home security products. He is a member of the ToughBuilt Board of Directors, a public corporation based in Lake Forest, Ca. selling construction and communication products and accessories to retailers, military and international partners. He was previously a board member of Stratus Silver Lining, Inc a private equity backed company that sold to Erickson in July of 2020.
From 2003-2013, Mr. Faught was the Senior Vice President of Consumer Channels for Philadelphia based Comcast. He created an industry-leading organization of retail, digital marketing and retail “store within a store’s” through a series of acquisitions and innovative solutions selling and marketing cable, broadband, telephone, wireless and home security, which resulted in a $4.5BB division. He negotiated the industry's first extensive retail contracts, generating distribution in over 10,000 retail stores nationwide. He represented the cable industry as the Chairman of the Consumer/Retail Committee for CTAM the cable industries Washington DC based public interest firm.
From 2001-2003, Mr. Faught was the President and CEO of Atlanta based Enrev Power Solutions. He was recruited by the Board to grow revenues and position the firm for a favorable IPO. He built, trained and led a high- performance cross-functional management team of Sales, Marketing, Finance and R&D and IT personnel.
In 1998, Mr. Faught was recruited by the Chairman of Philips Electronics to be the President of the Americas Region. He was brought in to lead a turnaround and assume accountability for North and South America. He increased distribution and sales of several lines of consumer electronic products, which lead to a $3.0BB joint venture with Lucent Technologies. In addition, Mr. Faught directed a team of 25 Senior Managers and 12,000 employees, oversaw manufacturing of product in Guadalajara, Mexico and traveled extensively to Paris to source European goods and expand the product portfolio. He also sat on Tom Wheeler’s (FCC Chairman) CTIA board in Washington.
Prior to 1998, Mr. Faught worked in Los Angeles for L.A. Cellular and in Atlanta for Bell South Cellular, where he managed Consumer sales and marketing. Prior experiences also include leading Atari and Activision in senior Sales and Marketing roles.
Mr. Faught has a BA degree in Communication from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
Linda Moossaian, CPA
Ms. Moossaian is an achievement-oriented financial strategist with an exceptional record of successful initiatives in financial planning, profit optimization, joint venture accounting, and treasury management. She has a strong history of forging strategic partnerships with senior management, including CEOs and CFOs as well as key stakeholders to drive financial objectives, make strategic decisions, and analyze value-added analytics. Ms. Moossaian has a sophisticated understanding of long-range budget preparation, GAAP accounting, M&A, planning models, financial forecasting & analysis, decision support, accounting procedures, and continuous process improvement. Her advanced critical thinking, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative analysis skills have been developed through positions in corporate andpublic accounting and consulting. She currently is the Director, Audit & Controls-WBTV Financial Administration for Warner Bros. in Burbank, CA, a position she has held since July 2019. Ms. Moossaian has previously acted as Director, Theatrical Production Finance (from July 2009 to April 2018) and Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (from April 2018 to July 2019) for Warner Bros.
William “Bill” Placke has been serving as the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Ericsson Wireless Office, a publicly listed, global company with more than 100,000 employees operating in over 120 countries, since August 2020. Before being acquired by Ericsson in August 2020, Bill served as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances for StratusWorX, a Silicon Valley technology company, from June 2016. From June 2016 to June 2017, Bill served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Console Connect, a SaaS and network company in Silicon Valley acquired by PCCW in August 2017. Prior to this, he was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Company Secretary of Digital Globe Services, a London Stock Exchange-listed digital media company from January 2010 to July 2016. Bill has served in executive roles at Charter Communications and in board positions, a member of the Investment Committee, and as Sr. Director of Legal Mergers & Acquisitions at United Pan-Europe Communications/Liberty Global.
Bill began his career as a Corporate, M&A (mergers and acquisitions), and IPO (initial public offering) attorney with the law firm of Roberts, Sheridan & Kotel in New York (now Dickstein, Shapiro) and later as a Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at Clifford Chance, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. Bill has served on the Board of Directors of companies in the US, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, and France and has published articles and cited in multiple legal reviews and business reviews on various topics from corporate governance to cross-border mergers and acquisitions and securities issues. Bill earned his law degree (J.D.) from St. John’s University School of law in May 1994, a Diploma in European Union Law from King’s College London in 2000, and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton in 1989. He has been licensed to practice law in New York since November 1994 and is a member in good standing with the New York Bar.