President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Fried has spent his entire career in manufacturing & distribution. After attending the City University of New York and St. Johns University School of Law, Mr. Fried served as President of Custom Graphic Communications from the late 1970’s to 1986. Following this tenure, Mr. Fried was General Manager for Sorg Corporation which provided financial services, computer software manufacturing, assembly & fulfillment. During the late 1980’s, Mr. Fried served on the executive board at Professional Lithographics, a Provo, Utah based company serving the high tech printing and media duplication business of California’s Silicon Valley. In the 1990’s, Mr. Fried was the Chief Operating Officer for Allenbach Industries and Director of Operations for Bertlesmann AG (West Coast Operations), both companies focusing on manufacturing, data management and fulfillment. He has held the position of Certified Examiner for the California Council for Quality & Service which administers the U.S. Senate Productivity Award. His books and videos on ISO 9000, production efficiency and quality have been distributed by NAPL.
Mr. Fried is a Martial Arts Grand Master and has practiced and taught three different martial arts since he was eleven years old. He is a member of the Black Belt Clubs of both the Japan Karate Association and the Korea Tae Kwon Do Association. He currently holds an 8th Degree Black Belt with the International Daemoo Hapkido Association and teaches Hapkido in Torrance, California. He is the co-author of the self defense book for law enforcement officers Weaponless Defense, CC Thomas, Publisher, introduced in 1980.
Mr. Fried is also a partner in two wine companies. Terravant Winery is a custom crush and private label wine facility in the Santa Ynez region of California. Inception Wines is a brand sold primarily in California and Nevada featuring a variety of wines found in popular restaurants from fruit grown mainly in the Central Coast of California.
Bryan Fried lives in Palos Verdes, California and is married to wife Cindy, an executive with Fidelity National Title Insurance (FNF:NYSE). He has two sons, David and Robert, both businessmen in Southern California.