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CHRISTIAN VACCARI NAMED BIZZUKA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Prominent Louisiana Business Leader Sets Sights on Exponential Growth
March 1, 2011 – LAFAYETTE, LA – Bizzuka, one of the premier web development, content management, and Internet marketing firms in the U.S., recently named Christian Vaccari as Chairman of Bizzuka's Board of Directors.Vaccari has served on Bizzuka's board since its inception in 2004.
Vaccari, of Covington, Louisiana, was one of the co-founders and former CEO of Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) and is currently President and owner of LEEVAC Industries, LLC, a steel fabrication shipyard located in Jennings, Louisiana. Vaccari is also Chief Executive Officer of Cari Investment Company, a private investment firm.
Founded in 2001, Bizzuka has earned a current spot on Inc. Magazine's fourth annual list of America's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies – ranking within the top ten in Louisiana, and number 1513 nationwide. Vaccari will lead a nine-member Board of Directors for the company and succeeds Dean Drummond as chairman. Drummond also began his tenure as part of the original board and is a founding shareholder; he will now continue in a director capacity.
"Dean has been an outstanding chairman whose leadership over the years has played a significant role in our success,” stated Bizzuka CEO John Munsell. "As the company moves toward its goal of national and international expansion, we felt the timing was right to move Chris into the chairmanship role where his specific expertise and savvy can help us propel even faster,” he added.
"I am excited about Bizzuka and honored to serve as Board Chairman,” Vaccari remarked. "I think the world of the company and couldn't be more optimistic about our future. We've grown at a remarkable pace over the past several years – all in the face of some of the toughest economic times this country has ever experienced. When I look at some of the new technologies we are building, I can see the potential for this company is truly boundless,” he further remarked.
Vaccari has a long and distinguished career in leading successful companies, including co-founder of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE HOS), where he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO; as well as Director and Co-Founder of Audubon Capital Fund I, LP, a private equity fund. A Masters of Business Administration graduate of Louisiana State University, Vaccari is also a past Chairman and member of the Louisiana chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.