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Greg Charleston of Conway MacKenzie Named Chief Restructuring Officer for Dippin’ Dots
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Greg Charleston of Conway MacKenzie Named Chief Restructuring Officer for Dippin’ Dots

ATLANTA -- Greg Charleston, senior managing director and leader of the Atlanta office of Conway MacKenzie Inc., has been designated as the chief restructuring officer (CRO) for Dippin’ Dots. As a certified turnaround professional with more than 20 years of experience in turnaround consulting, financial crisis management, mergers and acquisitions, and business valuation, Charleston will manage the Kentucky-based novelty ice cream maker until the business is sold through a bankruptcy auction.

Dippin’ Dots is one of the most recognized brands in the ice cream industry and on November 3, 2011, it filed for Chapter 11. The company is seeking to sell the business for the purpose of generating proceeds to pay creditors.

Charleston has served as CRO and as interim chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer on several engagements and has worked with clients in various industries, including transportation, aviation, publishing, retail, distribution, construction and automotive. Charleston recently served as CRO of a $200 million HVAC supplier and led the company through a successful out of court sale. He also was CEO and chairman of the board of directors of a $100 million power supply service company. He managed the business through a state court receivership and successful sale through an active auction process.

Charleston is a Certified Turnaround Professional, Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the CFA Institute. Charleston is the treasurer and serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Turnaround Management Association and is also a member of the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

About Conway MacKenzie Inc.

Conway MacKenzie Inc. is an international consulting firm specializing in turnaround and crisis management, manufacturing operations consulting, litigation support services, and investment banking services. The firm is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Dayton, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles and New York. Additional information can be found at www.ConwayMacKenzie.com.

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