Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Board Members Audit Compensation Nominating and Corporate Governance

Michael Panosian

Joshua Keeler

Robert Faught

Chris Homeister

Committee Charters

Michael Panosian

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.

Joshua Keeler

As the Chief Design Officer Mr. Keeler is responsible for all product development. He 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.

Robert Faught

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

Chris Homeister

Mr. Homeister is the Managing Partner of Keystone Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm that focuses on providing capital to small and middle market companies. Since April 2022, he also has been serving as the Consumer Operating Partner for LongueVue Capital. From June 2019 to June 2021, Mr. Homeister served as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) (“GameStop”) where Chris led the overall product assortment and strategy, supply chain and transportation, visual merchandising, pricing, forecasting, demand planning, private label & licensing, financial services, vendor relations, sourcing, refurbishment operations and all e-commerce functions. Prior to joining GameStop, from October 2013 to October 2017, Mr. Homeister served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and a member of the board of directors of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTSH), a publicly traded specialty home improvement retailer. Earlier in his career, Homeister held several senior roles at Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), including senior vice president of merchandising & general manager and senior vice president of their Entertainment Business Group, where he oversaw a wide array of product categories. Earlier in his career, Homeister was the vice president of product development at Gateway, Inc. Homeister began his career at Amoco Oil Company holding a variety of finance and product marketing roles. Homeister is a graduate of The University of Iowa, holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in finance. Homeister also holds an MBA degree from The University of Notre Dame.