Founder Wendell Smith Biography
Wendell M. Smith, born in Brooklyn, NY, schooled New Jersey and at Dartmouth College, B.A. and, M.S. in mechanical engineering.
Founder and President of Polestar Ltd – International Consultants and Investors; actively managing Technology Transfer Group, engaged in licensing and consulting in security printing technologies, and Chairman of DNA Technologies – both divisions of Polestar Ltd. and President of PhotoSecure DNA LLC.
Previous employment; Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford Ct. Development Engineering Group; Barnes Engineering Corporation, Stamford, Ct, Sales Engineer/General Sales Manager, Electro-Optical Equipment; Baldwin-Gegenheimer Corporation, Brooklyn NY; led MBO, IPO, and growth from $2.5 M revenues to $250 M with operations in 5 countries renamed Baldwin Technology Co – Printing Press Controls. Established Polestar Ltd as consultants and investment business.
Acquisitions Mergers and Investments – many acquisitions as part of Baldwin Technology, then and others including Totel Systems, Cognitoy, Impress, PhotoSecure, DNA Technologies, Burleighfield Arts, Susse Fondeur; also, consulting and coordination on several private company transactions.
Awards Awarded the Hammond Kennedy and Whitney Hall of Fame Award which is given to CEO’s of portfolio companies that have an internal rate of return of 30% or more. Wendell earned the second highest result ever of 243% Gross IRR and cash return of 13.22 times.
Corporate Boards: Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. Member of the Boards of Directors of American Maize-Products Corporation, Globe Ticket and Label Company and Bowne & Company, Inc.
Trade and Community Organizations – active and Board member of several Printing Industry trade groups over many years. The Enfield Shaker Museum, APD Memorial Hospital Board, The Bermuda Maritime Museum. Previously, several community and scientific organizations.
Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), Young Presidents Organization, American Institute of Entrepreneurs, Member of the Board of Governors, Landmark Club. Listed in Who’s Who in America, Member of Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Stamford Yacht Club (Staff Commodore), and Tuckers Point Club.
Interests in inventions – 4 patents granted; Document Security, Renewable Energy, and BackPack; sailing, golf, tennis, sculpting, flying. Wrote and published “Great Ideas For Living” book.
Married; Margaret (Ginger) McGregor, 5 daughters – Home office in Enfield NH
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