In June 2016 members of the Acme Wire Products Advisory Board gathered at the Harbour House in Mystic, CT to celebrate and recognize the contributions of John H. White, Jr., a long time Acme Wire Products advisor.
John served on the Acme Wire Products’ advisory team from 1999 to 2015. He contributed to the company’s successful transition from first generation founder, Edward Planeta, Sr. to second generation sibling team of Mary Planeta Fitzgerald, Edward Planeta, Jr., and Michael Planeta. Over the years, John has continually inspired and encouraged Acme Wire Products’ owners to focus on high level management concepts and simplified financial reporting. He was also instrumental for his insight in equipment acquisition strategies.
John is the Chief Executive Officer of Taco, Inc., a Cranston, RI based company which develops and manufactures hydronic- based components for use in heating and cooling applications across the building spectrum – residential, commercial, industrial and institutional. Taco is a 3rd generation family business which employs some 500 persons with annual sales in excess of $100 million.
The Planeta siblings were joined by other Acme Wire Products advisors in the celebration. John was presented with an engraved ice bucket and a case of limited edition Planeta wine. All present toasted John’s participation, his continued good health and future endeavors.