The Ecore Executive Team reports to the Ecore Board of Directors, which is comprised of nearly nine members.
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, Ecore Owner
Art was born in Heidelberg Germany and raised in Lancaster, PA. He graduated from American University, Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from the University of Pittsburgh with a Juris Doctor degree in Law. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Art currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Ecore, where he has worked since 1989. Other companies he has worked for include Shearson Lehman in Lancaster, PA from 1979 to 1981 and Bain & Co in London, England from 1985 to 1988.
In 2018, Art was elected Director of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Chairman of the ISRI’s Tire Chapter. ISRI, a non-profit trade association consisting of more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies, promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling in the production of goods and services worldwide. Art also served three consecutive terms on the Lancaster School Board. His is also the former Chairman of the Keystone Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Art resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife, Justina, and two daughters, Sloane and Camilla. Art also has 3 adult children: Marc, Natalie, and Emilie.
Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, Andrew graduated from Georgetown University with a BA degree in foreign policy. He has been the Managing Director of Boden Inc. since 1987 and was the former CEO of Gerbert Ltd. for 30 years, until the company merged with Ecore in 2017.
Andrew successfully created a national distribution company for European manufacturers of commercial resilient flooring thirty years ago that he continues to oversee as CEO of PF America. As the exclusive United States distributor of Polyflor (Manchester, England), PF America enlists a national network of specialized flooring agencies to bring product to market. Andrew is also the CEO of Laurel Harvest Labs, a biopharmaceutical startup that is at the forefront of clinical research for cannabis. Andrew is the current President of Dodge Family Foundation, a Lancaster charity whose mission is to further the cultural, religious and historical institutions in the community.
An avid golfer, yoga enthusiast, and tennis player, Andrew is also the proud owner of Bear, a giant Schnauzer. Andrew has been married to his wife, Lorraine, for more than 25 years, has 3 children: Alexandra, who lives in New York City; Sabrina and Hayden, still at home.
Managing Director of International Business Development, Ecore Owner
Laura was born and raised in Chicago, IL on the North Shore. She attended Colorado College and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the School for International Training. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from IMD Business School. Prior to joining Ecore, Laura worked for ICRC as a delegate for the Central Tracing Agency in Angola and was an Investment Banker for Credit Suisse First Boston in London.
Laura joined Ecore in 1989. She is currently the Managing Director of International Business Development
Laura is a global entrepreneur with dual nationality and fluency in several languages. She has a unique ability to design, implement, and grow creative start-ups into successful and thriving opportunities.
Laura currently resides in West Hollywood, California and has 3 adult children: Marc, Natalie, and Emilie.
Jan was born in Plainfield, NJ and raised in Carlisle, PA. Jan received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lafayette College and completed Masters level course work at Temple University. She has also participated in Executive Leadership Programs offered by Harvard Business School and Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jan is currently the President and CEO of Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine. She joined Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) in January of 2000 as Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care & Lancaster General Women’s & Babies Hospital. In 2007, Jan served LGH as Executive Vice President for Strategic Implementation & Chief Mission Officer. In October 2010, she served for eight months as Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster General Health while Admiral Thomas E. Beeman was recalled to active duty in the Navy. Following that interim role, in July 2011, Jan served as President, Lancaster General Health Network & Executive Vice President, Lancaster General Hospital. As Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the health system, Jan focused on operational performance, growth, and integration of clinical services in support of population health management. In September 2015, Jan was promoted to her current position.
Prior to LGH, Jan was Senior Vice President for Bryn Mawr Hospital, a 400-bed acute care facility in Bryn Mawr, PA, which is part of the Jefferson Health System. Jan also served for the Jefferson Health System as President and CEO of Bryn Mawr Rehab, a 200-bed free-standing rehab facility in Paoli, PA.
In addition to serving on Ecore’s Board, Jan’s past and present civic activities include; Junior League of Lancaster, The Heart Association (Heart Ball Chair), American Cancer Society Board of Directors, United Way Board of Directors, Lancaster County Business Group on Health Board of Directors, Lancaster County Community Foundation Board of Directors, North Museum Board of Directors, Lancaster Country Day School Board of Trustees, James Street Improvement District Board of Directors, Milton Hershey School/Hershey Trust Company Board of Directors, and Smart Health Innovation Lab Board of Managers.
Jan and her husband, Thomas, who is a Corporate/Tax Attorney for a firm in Lancaster, live in Lancaster, PA. They have two children. Their eldest daughter, Lauren, is a Merger and Acquisition Attorney in Washington, DC and is the mother of their grandchildren, Emma and Anderson. Their other daughter, Alison, holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Stamford University and is employed by Louis Vuitton in New York City.
Jan has several passions outside of her healthcare career. She loves physical activity and sports (golf primarily), cooking, reading, and traveling. She and her husband are addicted to Italy and travel there as often as they can.
Lori Dowling was born in Nyack, NY and raised in upstate NY (Delhi). Lori graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Business.
Lori has been immersed in the business of commercial flooring for her entire career. Her relationship with Ecore began in 2010, when she was named to the company’s Board of Directors. She also served as president of Ecore Commercial Flooring from 2011-2015. In 2008, Lori was identified as one of the top 20 women in the flooring industry by Floor Covering News. She spent nine years as president and CEO of StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative (now known as StarNet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership). At StarNet, Lori developed the organization’s strategy and led execution, which resulted in growing the network from 50 to 175 members in six years.
Prior to her work with StarNet and Ecore, Lori spent sixteen years with Armstrong World Industry with her last role as their Vice President of Commercial Sales.
An avid traveler, golfer and skier, Lori currently resides with her husband in Denver, CO. Lori's husband, Ken, is a partner with Young and Rubicam Advertising. Her son, Jamie works in Public Relations in Manhattan, and her daughter, Meghan, lives in Chicago and works at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Lori continues to be excited by all the tremendous opportunities for Ecore in the market, and she is proud to be a part of our success!
Andrea J. Funk earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She also earned her CPA and has an undergraduate degree in Accounting with a minor in Sociology from Villanova University.
Andi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC (CLI) from 2013 to 2018. CLI is a $500M copper-focused distributor and copper tubing manufacturer headquartered in Reading, PA. Andi has been a member of the executive management team and Board of Directors since December 2010, when she joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From 2007 to 2010, Andi served as Director Operations Planning and Reporting for Carpenter Technology, Inc. Prior to that, she served as Senior Director of Manufacturing Finance, Director of Global Business Development, and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with Arrow International from 2000 to 2007. Andi also worked as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Philadelphia, PA.
Andi sits on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK), and the Board of Directors, Audit Committee, and Finance Committee of Touchpoint, Inc. since 2015, in which she also serves as the Audit Committee Chairperson. Andi is a Trustee and sits on the Finance Committee for Caron Treatment Centers, as well as the Advisory Committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the R&D Committee of the Greater Reading Economic Partnership, and Alvernia University’s President’s Advisory Council, where she was also the University’s 2015/2016 Executive in Residence and served as a Mentor for the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program. Andi is also active in her community, having served as Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Berks County United Way and Executive Committee Member for the Wilson Education Foundation. Andi speaks at local universities and community organizations, and is an advocate of young women pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Andi lives in Reading, PA with her 3 children: Bailey, Maddie, and Julian. She enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, running, going to the beach, and volunteering in her community.
Ronald (Ron) Kaplan
Born in Rochester, NY and raised in Buffalo, NY, Ron holds a B.A. in Economics from Alfred University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ron served as a director, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Trex Company, beginning in 2008. He became Chairman of the Board in May 2010.
Prior to joining Trex, Kaplan served as the CEO of Continental Global Group, Inc., a manufacturer of mining equipment. He also spent 26 years in senior positions with Harsco Corporation, an international industrial services and products company, where he oversaw the development and construction of several plants around the world and successfully closed and integrated several acquisitions.
Since retiring as CEO of Trex, Ron has become a Corporate Director and is currently serving on four boards (two public and two private), in addition to consulting. Interesting fact you might not know about Ron: he was a finalist for the 1972 Olympic team!
Ron is married with two grown children. His son is an insurance executive, and his daughter is a federal law enforcement agent. Ron splits his time between homes in Winchester, VA and Washington, D.C. His most important achievement is that he recently became a grandfather to a little girl.
He is extremely proud to be associated with Ecore; its products, brand, operations and management team are world class.
Gene was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Mt. Gretna, PA. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, and he attended law school at the University of Virginia.
Gene clerked for federal judges in Washington, D.C. and then in Richmond, VA. He was an attorney at Barley Snyder in Lancaster and currently works as the
Managing Director at Sageworth Trust Company, where he has been employed for the past 16 years.
Gene and his wife, Cindy, currently reside in East Hempfield Township with their two boys, Gene and Dillon. Gene is an avid surfer and skier.
Harold Chapman was born and raised in Anderson, SC. and has spent his entire professional life in the flooring industry. After graduating from Clemson University in South Carolina, his first job was as a salesman for Sears in the commercial division in Anderson, SC. He was promoted to Division Sales Manager for the entire state before he even hit his two-year anniversary with the company! Chapman’s next notable accomplishment occurred after he joined Bonitz Flooring Group in Greenville, SC. He became officer of the company within his first 5 years. Chapman soon rose to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Bonitz Flooring Group, a company he grew to become the nation’s largest independent commercial flooring company. Chapman retired from Bonitz Flooring Group in 2016.
Chapman serves as Chairman Emeritus at StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative. He is a former Chairman of StarNet’s Board of Directors. He served as Chairman for 5 years during the vertical integration days and helped reestablish StarNet as a successful entity for the independent flooring contractor. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for FCIB (Floor Covering Installation Board). Chapman has served on many advisory boards during his 35-year career, including Dupont and BASF, among others. He was elected to the WFCA board for the first time in 2002. During his first years as a board member, Chapman served on the WFCA Finance and Executive Committees, as well as several others. He was elected again as Chairman of the WFCA board in 2012 and continued to hold board and committee seats with the association.
Harold and his wife, Cindy, split time between their homes in Greenville, SC and Highlands, NC. When he is not consulting, Harold and Cindy enjoy spending time with their 4 grandchildren, hunting and fishing, and traveling.