Corporate Offices in Dallas, Texas
Manufacturing Facility in Bristol, Virginia
Joseph P. Urso, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Joseph P. Urso is the Chairman & CEO of Aerus Holdings LLC. Aerus Holdings LLC has invested capital and expertise in a variety of companies where it has complete or significant operating control. A primary investment of Aerus Holdings is Aerus LLC, which was known as Electrolux from 1924-2003. Aerus has been a leader in floorcare and home health products for over 85 years and has served more than 50 million homes in North America.
Mr. Urso has led Aerus Holdings to success using the Four Corners of Every Successful Business™ model, which he created. He planned the entry of Aerus Holdings into network marketing for over ten years. He believes in the explosive power of this industry to change lives in a positive way and dedicates his full-time efforts to company business.
Mr. Urso is very involved in the Direct Selling Association and serves on its Board of Directors.
Bill Coyle, President & Chief Sales Officer
Bill Coyle joined Aerus Canada, Inc. in 1972 as a sales rep in their college program, and held various managerial and executive positions in Sales, Finance, Marketing and Administration until January 2003. At that time, his employment was transferred to our U.S. affiliate Aerus LLC, where he served from March 2009 until April 1st, 2014 as the Vice President of Training and Education. Mr. Coyle currently serves as President & CSO of Vollara LLC. Bill graduated from Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec with a Business Administration degree, and has completed additional course work at Concordia (Montreal) and York (Toronto) Universities in marketing and accounting. Bill is fluent in English and French and speaks some Italian, Japanese and Mandarin as well.
Bret Holland, Chief Financial Officer
Bret Holland is the CFO of Aerus Holdings LLC. Mr. Holland joined the Aerus team in November of 1998. Since that time he has held the positions of Director of Finance and VP Finance, as well as his current position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his tenure with Aerus, Mr. Holland held the position of Controller for Interceramic, Inc., a Dallas, Texas based manufacturer of ceramic floor tile. Prior to that, he worked in public accounting for the national firm Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Holland has maintained a CPA license since 1992. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Administration. Mr. Holland lives in Garland, Texas with his wife Melissa and two sons, Evan and James.
Carl C. Christoff, President & Chief Legal Officer
Carl C. Christoff joined the Aerus Holdings family in 2001 and is currently Aerus Holdings' President and Chief Legal Officer. He is also the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Aerus LLC (formerly Electrolux LLC), DBG Group Investments, LLC and Vollara LLC, and is the Managing Director of Vollara Co., Ltd. (Vollara Thailand). For several years, Mr. Christoff served as In-House Counsel and Vice President of Engles Urso Follmer Capital Corporation, a Dallas-based investment firm, which among other things, spearheaded the acquisition of the Electrolux business. Prior to joining the Aerus family, Mr. Christoff was an attorney with Stutzman & Bromberg in Dallas, Texas, where he served on the firm's management committee. Mr. Christoff obtained his undergraduate degree from Mount Union College and a law degree from Tulane University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.