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Five join Tri-County Tech Foundation

Staff Report
Published Dec. 3, 2012

Five community leaders have been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tri-County Technical College Foundation.

New members are Hugh Burgess representing Anderson County; Linda Bacigalupo, Dave Eldridge and Larry Smith representing Oconee County; and Nancy Hedrick representing Pickens County.

Burgess is president and managing partner of Consolidated Southern Industries, a mechanical, electrical and general contractor services company located in Anderson.

He also is a member of the Anderson University board of trustees, Anderson Federal Credit Union and the AnMed Health Foundation.

Bacigalupo is president of Tri Tech USA in Liberty. She and her husband, Joe, own the custom manufacturing company that specializes in fabricated metal and plastic products for industrial, government and Department of Defense customers in the United States and Canada.

Eldridge serves as director of Mountain Lakes Business Development Corp., which helps entrepreneurs start businesses in the tri-county area. He develops and coordinates training programs in association with Tri-County and Clemson University. He also serves as a Score counselor to small businesses.

Smith is plant operations manager for Schneider Electric in Seneca. He is a member and president of the Oconee County Industrial Group.

Hedrick is the former president and CEO of Computer Software Innovations Inc. She co-founded CSI in 1989. She recently sold the company that has grown from two employees to 250.