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Source One CEO & President Mark Llano Joins Veterans’ Pathway Board of Directors

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Veterans’ Pathway to Business Success is a non-profit, entrepreneurial grant program for Florida’s Veterans who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq. They announced recently that highly decorated Marine veteran Mark Llano, President and CEO of Source One Distributors, has joined its Board of Directors. Mark served in the Gulf War and has been presented with many entrepreneurial awards during his time at Source One, including the National Veteran Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur® of the Year Award, the United States Small Business Administration’s Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year Award (Florida) and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Florida Award (Distribution & Manufacturing). According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Recipients of grants from Veterans’ Pathway are Veteran entrepreneurs who are hoping to start their own business or who have an established business and are seeking funding for expansion. The main requirements for receiving funding are for Veterans who:

• have served in Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001;
• have, or are eligible for, an honorable discharge;
• reside in Florida and can provide proof of residency; and
• present a detailed business plan for eventual approval by the Veterans’ Pathway Board of Directors.

Major General Joe Taluto, US Army Retired and Vice President of the Veterans Pathway Board of Directors commented, “We believe Mark Llano will bring immense value to Veterans’ Pathway mission. Not only is he a highly respected and decorated Marine, he has achieved great professional success as an entrepreneur following his military service. Mark exemplifies the business leader we want our Veterans to become: Entrepreneurs with the vision, determination and leadership skills to succeed.” Major General Taluto went on to say that “I am greatly impressed by Mark’s life story, the adversity he overcame and the courage and skill it took to build a successful business. I have met many great leaders over my 44 years of military service. Mark’s character and integrity ranks with some of the best I have known.”

Source One President & CEO Competes in GT3 Cup Support Race at FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Source One Distributors, Inc recently announced that President and CEO Mark Llano recently competed in the inaugural Austin Circuit of The Americas Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA race.

The 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX was held November 16-18, 2012 at the Circuit of The Americas, a 3.4 mile, 20 turn course located in Austin, Texas. Llano, a former Marine, drove a 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Car in conjunction with NGT Motorsport and sponsored by Crye Precision and title sponsor SERKET USA. The team was competing with the goal of raising awareness and assistance for military veterans and their families.

“I was honored to compete in the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA race in Austin,” said Llano. “Gregory Franz and his team at Competent Motorsport did an amazing job managing this event: The level of competition was unbelievable and the track was immaculate. We had a great team and a great run. I look forward to having more opportunities to compete.


SOD’s CEO and COO Named to Operation Homefront Board

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Source One’s President & CEO, Mark Llano and COO, Randy Webb were recently named to the Board of Directors for Operation Homefront. Mr. Webb and Mr. Llano decided to expand Source One’s support of our troops to their families by joining the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization.

Source One President & CEO, Mark Llano and COO, Randy Webb
(left to right) Mark Llano and Randy Webb are the newest members of the Operation Homefront Board

Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors once they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide and has provided critical assistance to more than 45,000 military families in need. Operation Homefront also operates an online magazine for military wives and women in uniform. Through this community, they reach the newest and youngest military families, instantly alerting them about their programs and other information to help them succeed in military life.

More information on Operation Homefront can be found here and Source One maintains a web presence at www.buysourceone.com.