Vince Naimoli has developed an uncanny knack for turning troubled companies into winners. As chairman, president and CEO of Anchor Industries International, he was named “1995 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year” in the “turnaround” category. It's quite an achievement, considering the risk he and a group of investors took in 1983 when they purchased Anchor Glass Container Corporation, which was deeply in debt. By 1987, Naimoli turned the firm into the nation’s third most profitable company, and when he sold Anchor Glass sales were soaring past $1 billion.
In 1989, Naimoli created Anchor Industries International, an operating/holding entity that acquires interest in and operates and adds value to well-established, mid-sized growth companies in diverse industries. Activities of Anchor Industries include stock ownership and managerial assignments involving Naimoli. Naimoli in 1991 became the leading force in the quest to bring a major league team to Tampa Bay. Naimoli oversaw the design of the 15-month, $85-million renovation of the Devil Rays’ Tropicana Field.
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