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Theodore Spyropoulos

Theodore Spyropoulos

AMBITIONS
To unite Greek-Americans
· for the national issues of Hellas and Cyprus
· for the improvement of education
· for the establishment of Hellenic studies in America
· for the creation of cultural centers in the United States wherever there are Hellenic communities
· to organize and provide assistance to the Hellenic-American youth
· for the improvement and preservation of Hellenic-American democratic ideals

PERSONAL
Born in August 1939 in Kalavryta, Hellas. Resides in the USA since 1964
Married to Erika Knickman Spyropoulos, one daughter Mariyana

EDUCATION
1958-1962 Concentration: Political Science

MILITARY SERVICE
1962 Hellenic Navy

BUSINESS

1974-Present
President, T.G.S. National Wholesalers
Automotive Wholesaler, operates in USA, Europe and Middle East

1976-Present
Partner, A&T Oil Company
Holding Company

1981-Present
President, T.G.S. Petroleum Co., Inc.
Petroleum Products, operates in USA

1985-Present
President, CAM2 International Manufacturing and Marketing
Chemicals and lubricants, operates in USA, Canada, Europe and Asia

1995-Present
Director, GTE Engineering, Swiss

1998-Present
Chairman, Hermes Expo International

SOCIAL
· U.S.A. Regional Coordinator, Alternative President of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (S.A.E.)
· Past President, Hellenic American National Council USA
· Past President, ENOSIS of Hellenic American Organizations of Illinois
· President and Founder, The Spyropoulos Scholarship for Hellenic-American Students in the USA and Hellas
· Director, Automotive Wholesalers of Illinois
· Director, Chicago Sister Cities International Program
· Member, AHEPA
· Member, Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA)
· Member, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMA)
· Member, Export Council of USA
· Member, International Political Advisory Council
· Member, Businessmen’s Democratic National Committee (BDNC)
· Member, American European Committee Association USA
· Member, AGEI Hellenic Interests of Greek Americans
· Founding member of Technopolis, Thrace, Hallas, International
· Member of EEC International Visiting Council
· President, Plant Your Roots in Greece, Inc.

LANGUAGES
Hellenic, German, English