Melvin Gagerman

Chairman, Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and President


Mr. Gagerman is a CPA and has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer since we emerged from Chapter 11 proceedings on January 31, 2006. As Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gagerman formulates policies, defines our values, directs the operations of the business and defines our corporate culture. He is also responsible for overseeing our other executive officers. Mr. Gagerman has many years of experience in performing these duties and a strong background in accounting and financing. Prior to joining Aura Mr. Gagerman was the CEO of a number of companies including Surface Protection Industries and Applause. Mr. Gagerman has also served as Managing Partner of Good, Gagerman & Berns, an accounting firm, National Audit Partner for Laventhol and Horwath and Audit Supervisor at Coopers and Lybrand. As the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Gagerman's background and experience provides the Board with a solid understanding of the business issues and financial planning and execution required by the business.