Meet the Candidates
MEET DON PETTUS
Don has held significant positions working internationally for the last 30 years as a global sales, marketing and operations leader. He built his career in numerous countries around the world, traveling to 100+ countries before retiring in 2020.
Most recently, Don served as the Chief Executive Officer for Glass Rock Insulation Company in Cairo, Egypt, a manufacturer of fiberglass and rockwool insulation, managing 150M in sales annually. While in Egypt, Don also served on the board for Ascom Mining Company/Citadel Capital, Egypt’s largest mining company.
Prior to that, Don was CEO of United Arabian Float Glass Company in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia where he worked initially as a business consultant turning around the company to profitability.
Don spent most of his career working for Guardian Industries, the largest glass manufacturing company in the world with over 6+ billion in sales annually. At Guardian, Don was a Partner and Senior Vice President, and held position on the Senior Leadership Advisory board where he managed a third of the company’s sales, operations and marketing.
In 2009, Don was named Guardian Employee of the Year in recognition of his excellence in leading a successful sales and marketing team over the years and helping navigate through difficult times during the economic crisis.
In the 25 years Don worked for Guardian, he managed territories within the Middle East, India, Africa, Asia, Latin America and The Caribbean while having the privilege of residing in several countries including Saudi Arabia; Dubai, UAE; Bangkok, Thailand; and Queretaro, Mexico. In 2014, Guardian Industries (privately held) was sold 100% to Koch Industries.
Don attended the University of Alabama, where he was a business major and was active in Sigma Chi fraternity and ROTC. Upon graduating, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant for the United State Army (airborne/infantry) where he served 11 years as active duty and reserves, ending as Captain.
After a tour of active duty, Don was employed for 6 years by Owens Corning, a manufacturer of fiberglass insulation and other building material. He served Owens Corning in a variety of positions, including his last position as General Manager of the Middle East and Africa, residing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia which led to his role with Guardian Industries.
Don has served on numerous boards throughout his life:
· Oklahoma Aquarium,
· American Chamber of Commerce (Saudi Arabia),
· American Chamber of Commerce (Thailand),
· Ascom Mining (Egypt),
· Guardian Industries (India),
· Gulf Guard (Saudi Arabia),
· Siam Guardian (Thailand),
· GlassRock (Egypt)
Since retiring in January of 2020, he and his wife Ann enjoy spending most of their time at their home in The Coves. He looks forward to serving this community to the best of his ability.
MEET DARRELL WILSON
Darrell has been a long-time active resident of The Coves. His expertise in Real Estate Acquisition has spanned a 42-year career. His first position as Manager of Real Estate acquisition was with KAMO Electric for 18 years followed by Allgeier, Martin for 24 years, where he presently works.
Some of Darrell’s professional accomplishments include being a licensed Real Estate Agent and a member of the SRWA International Right -of Way Association.
He has served on multiple boards at his church as well as sitting on The Coves Master Association Board for nine years.
He and his wife Marilyn enjoy many lake life-style activities and reside in The Coves full time. Darrell has a keen interest in helping The Coves maintain its beautiful community charm by serving as a HOA Board member.