Dr. Bassam Gorgis, Chairman/CEO
Dr. Bassam Gorgis is President & CEO of Tuscanny Builders, LLC, a New York based international contracting and development company. He was fascinated with real estate at a very early age. Walking through the city of New York, he was always charmed by the high-rises and their magnificent personalities. He wanted to invest at an early stage. Along with friends, Bassam applied for a bank loan and, at the age of 19, bought his first rehab property in the city of Brooklyn on Kings Highway. With his friends, he renovated the property and put it on the market and immediately attracted a married couple who became his first buyers. Since then, Mr. Gorgis has purchased, renovated, and sold numerous properties. However, he wanted more. The properties he renovated did not have the proper elements in which he envisioned. Soon after, he began building and constructing his dream.
Hussein Al-Musawi, General Manager — Four Direction Co.
Full name and surname: Hussein Jassim Mohammed al-Musawi Place and date of birth: Basra - 1977 Education: BA in Political Science Marital status: married and have five children Languages: Arabic - English Current Address: Baghdad - Harthiya - the Canadian Current work: 1) Managing Director of the company four directions of the real estate investment and development. Previous work: 1) a political adviser in the Iraqi prime minister for two years. 2) The political and media-based reference to Dr Sheikh Fadel al-Maliki in Iraq from 2007 until 2010. 3) The Secretary-General of the National Mass authentic. Positions occupied: 1- Member of the Iraqi Association of Political Science at the time of the former regime. 2- President of the National Foundation for the fight against terrorism in Iraq. 3- Safety Foundation Iraqi President. 4- Founding member of the General Council of the masters of supervision in Iraq. 5- Advisor in the Iraqi prime minister for two years. 6- Member of the Secretariat and responsible local Relations Committee of the coalition and the unity of Iraq. 7- Member of the Presidency of the National Unity Alliance. 8- Secretary General of the National Bloc authentic. 9- Deputy Secretary-General for Management in the National Front Mesopotamia. 10- Member of the Arab Union of the press.
Thakwan Al-Hayani, Vice President — Four Direction Co.
Dr. Richard C. Farmer, President
Dr. Richard Farmer has more than 25 years as a resourceful strategist with strong Operations; Project Management and Business Expertise; in Operations, Project Management, Process Improvement, P&L Accountability, Quality Control, Risk Management, Staffing, Sales Training, Contract Negotiations, Customer Service, Creative Problem-Solving. He has directed as many as 400 employees in companies with revenues in excess of $200 million. Rick has led these companies through start-up, survival, turn-a-round and growth modes. Rick has spent over 20 years in upper management as chief executive officer and chief operating officer and as President in a variety of industries, including Cellular and Voice Telecommunications, Education, Medical Devices, building and construction products, International Business and financial services. His understanding of both domestic and international Business and distribution channels encompasses wholesale, OEM, Catalog sales, direct sales, leasing and government markets. Among his significant previous positions, Rick served as Executive Vice President of Oki Telecom’s International Field Service Organization a Japanese based Telecommunications company that supplied PBX’s and Cellular products; in addition Rick served as chief operating officer of AiM Medical, an Arizona Based Medical Device Company which manufactures skin mapping device products. Rick also served as chief executive officer and president of BMC Group, Inc., manufacturer of Voice products that interface with Telecom equipment; trademarked brand names included VoiceXchange® and MiniXchange®. Rick holds a Bachelor of Business/Science (BBA/Biology) degree from Mercer University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree also from Mercer University; additionally Rick holds an (Electronic Engineering Technology) degree, BSEET from DeVry University as well as a DBA-with a focus in International Management from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Raouf (RG) Ghattas, COO
P. Eng., CPIM, CIRM, MSIE, GCPM; • Founder of Certified SIP Systems, LLC; IOL Projects, LLC; Takla Enterprises, Inc; RG & Associates and Beach Verandas 2005, LLC. • Senior Professor and Former Dean at DeVry University. • Former director at the Project Management Institute (PMI). • Accomplished international project manager and operations manager and plant start-up. • Manufacturing: —Over 30 projects covering design, engineering, construction and product development. Clients included Fortune 50 companies, such as Allied Signal, Nortel and Rockwell as well as universities and government agencies; DARPA and Georgia State DOH. • Training; Conducted numerous training assignments in SIP production, operations management, project management, energy and sustainability management. • Locations; United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq. • Most significant single project: Nortel manufacturing facility in RTP, North Carolina; a 250,000 square foot facility at $13.5 million in capital cost, employing 450. • Most technically challenging project: Lead-acid effluent treatment facility for C&D Batteries, subsidiary of Allied Chemical, to abate substantial EPA and Superfund penalties. • Current SIP-related project: 12000 unit housing project in Belize, Central America in the process of initiation, including a Lite-Core plant, EPS foam plant and a pre-cast concrete plant.
Mohammed Afara, Chief Engineer — Four Direction Co.
• Business Administration graduate of the University of Saint Joseph - Lebanon • Construction Engineering graduate of Philadelphia University- Jordan • Project Manager (palm) United Arab Emirates - Thmiaa Company • Director of the Police Academy building project BAGHDAD - Laguna U.S. Company • Project manager for the rehabilitation of the Baghdad International Airport- Mercury Development Company • Project Manager - Four Directions Company - Iraq
Ghasan Aljibouri, Senior Engineer (Consultant)
Ali Anabtawi, Sr. Support EngineerAcademic Achievements: 1 - B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering from the faculty of Engineering in the University of Al Fateh (Tripoly) March 1984 in the Department of Civil Engineering with Excellent Grade. 2 - 6 Course in M.Sc. Civil Engineering Department in structure study. 3 - Member and A chief of professional Engineering Association (Jordan). Qualification Courses: 1 - Qualification Course for Dos and Winword In Ministry of Oil and Energy in Libya 2 - Qualification Course in Structure Program RCD, CBO, STAN, Soap 90, STAAD, PROKON2000. 3 - Qualification Course Concern Precast, Semiprecast Concrete Construction and tunnel, Joist Slab, Solid Slab, Flat Slab Systems in Raslanuf and Brega New Towns 4 - A course of study in the Engineering Drawing using Acad 12 in Jordan Eng. Association. Practical: Experience in Libya: 1 - Employer : National Company for Construction Designation : Site Engineer in the construction. Period of Employment : Mar,1984 – Mar, 1985 2 - Employer : National Consultant Pereo Designation : Structure Design Department Period of Employment : Sep, 1985 – Jan, 1986 3 - Employer : Municipality Construction Company Designation : Design and study department Period of Employment : Sep, 1986 – March, 1988 4 - Employer : Higher Committee of Execution of Bega and Ras Lanuf New Towns Designation : Site and Designer and quantity survey and civil consultant for the all construction of Brega and Ras Lanuf Towns in Gulf area Period of Employment : July, 1988 – June 1996 Experience in Jordan: 5 - Employer : Hanoon Consultant Office Designation : Design of Structures and Specification and quantity Survey for Arab American University in Jennis in West Bank and Housing Project Period of Employment : August 1996 – Dec, 1996 6 - Employer : Nadwa Engineering Office Designation : Designer for Structures buildings and factories and Housing Projects Period of Employment : Jan, 1997 – Up to date Memberships: Member and a Chief of Professional Engineer in structure Department in Engineering Association (Jordan) Skills: - Languages: Arabic, English
Saleh Sheikha, Support EngineerB.Sc. Civil Engineering Member of, Jordanian Engineers Association - Technical Manager of Precast concrete factory in Amman (SFI Contracting Co.) - Designed many projects in Jordan: malls, factories, hotels, general buildings with a total area more than 200000m² - Designer and Project Manager for many large projects - Head of structural design division in Rokn Al Handasa - Project manager for many contracting companies ( Arab Business Co., Al Saraya Contracting Co., and Strang Betong Contracting Co.