James Silvers - President & Acting Chief Financial Officer

Const1Mr. Silvers joined Phenix Energy Group in 2010 as an operating partner with over 35 years of experience in manufacturing and private equity investment groups as a member and/or owner, who has created, directed and executed the strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financial structuring and restructuring, of numerous companies. He has since taken on the role of President. Mr. Silvers has planned and executed the “Greenfield” startup of a manufacturing facility in Europe and established a trading company in China. Mr. Silvers has performed due diligence, planned, directed, negotiated and executed the purchase and acquisition of strategic target companies and/or targeted asset(s) of a number of companies with a total value of $200,000,000. Prior to joining Phenix, Mr. Silvers served as an Operating Partner and CEO of a $60 million dollar machining firm serving Fortune 50 companies from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Silvers was the owner, Managing Partner and CEO of a $20 million machining company from 2003 to 2006. In 1999 (still active), Mr. Silvers, along with another partner, started a boutique private equity group making investments in small manufacturing and hobby companies.

From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Silvers was a director, owner, and the CEO of Fluid Power Industries (FPI), a $60 million manufacturing company of high-tech hydraulic and electronic controls and software products serving Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining FPI Mr. Silvers held various senior management positions in manufacturing firms. Mr. Silvers earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Over the past ten years, Mr. Silvers has provided voluntary financial and facilities planning services for the local school district. Additionally, he has served on various village committees, and as a village trustee recently completed the planning and execution of the village's $20 million road rebuilding program encompassing 43 miles of roadway, a $6.5 million dollar community pool and ancillary support buildings; and the $425 million Hawthorne Woods Country Club encompassing 592 homes and an 18 hole, 7,100 yard Arnold Palmer Signature championship golf course.



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