Leadership

Tony Fonk

President and Chief Executive Officer, MRI

As Chairman and CEO of MRI since May 2015, Tony directs the management team of ShockWatch. Tony brings over 17 years of international experience in developing and executing innovative product, service and channel strategies. Most recently, he ran a $100M business for Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. (STCK), a $1.3 billion North American supplier of construction materials and services, as the company transitioned from a private equity ownership structure to being publicly traded on NASDAQ. Prior to Stock Building Supply, Tony worked for Ingersoll Rand (IR) running and re-aligning their residential Trane and American Standard air conditioner portfolio. In addition, Tony has held several international business management and marketing leadership roles for Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company (BRK).

Tony has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. degree in Advertising from the University of Kansas. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma BlackBelt.

Robert Hutson

Chief Financial Officer

Robert served as Interim CFO for several months prior to joining the ShockWatch team full time in August 2015. He has responsibility for all Finance and IT functions.

Robert has over 20 years of finance experience including 10 years as the Executive Vice President and CFO of the Dallas Stars NHL franchise.  He most recently comes to ShockWatch from Six Pillars Partners where he served as fractional CFO for multiple Six Pillars Partners-related companies. As a financial consultant, Robert has advised and conducted due diligence for over 10 acquisitions and served as a consultant to the management of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Robert received a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting from Harding University.

Jim Edwards

Vice President, Operations

Jim joined the ShockWatch team in June 2012 as Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for manufacturing, production, warehouse management, shipping, receiving, quality assurance, and procurement. His specialties include: risk management, lean manufacturing, quality management, cost management and negotiation, cross functional team leadership, people management, team building and continuous improvement. Before joining ShockWatch, Jim spent four years at South Carolina Yutaka Technologies as Assistant Vice President of Operations. Prior to that, he held various manufacturing positions with leadership responsibility in the automotive industry. Jim received bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and supervision with a minor in computer technology from Purdue University.

Angela Kerr

Vice President, Marketing and Product Management

Before being named Vice President of Marketing and Product Management in October 2012, Angela was the director of product management, responsible for developing roadmap strategies and coordinating with engineering and manufacturing teams to launch new products. Prior to that, Angela spent three years as our product manager and one year as our marketing manager. In her new role, she  is responsible for the ShockWatch brand, and continues to be the driving force behind product management, developing go-to-market strategies that deliver unique benefits and superior value to customers. Angela holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. She has completed numerous professional development courses, including Next Generation Leadership, Power of Self Leadership, 10-Step Business Planning.

Marcus Smith

Vice President, Sales

Marcus Smith manages ShockWatch’s sales efforts globally and directs its strategy for growth.  Prior to joining ShockWatch in 2011, Marcus was Director of International Sales for Pelican Products, Inc.  During Marcus’ years with Pelican, the company realized record export sales each year and was the recipient of the 2008 Massachusetts AIM-IBC Global Trade Award. Prior to his position with Pelican, Marcus worked for Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel Lucent) where he held different roles in Product Management and Sales.  Marcus holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and a M.B.A. from Duke University.