Dave Abrams is the CEO of TRLMI, having acquired Training Resources Limited from Captain Ray Addicott and Ray Gillup, the two company founders. Mr. Abrams subsequently acquired Maritime Institute, and joined the two businesses together to form TRLMI in June 2018.
Mr. Abrams is also the President of Meliora Capital, Inc., a private investment company that provides capital and value added management advisory services to under-performing businesses. Through Meliora Capital, Mr. Abrams is an owner and Director of Reyn Spooner, an iconic brand of resort apparel based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Abrams is also the President of Westech Realty Co., LLC, a real estate investment company with holdings in California and Washington State.
Prior to acquiring Reyn Spooner, Mr. Abrams was the CEO of Passport Food Group, LLC, a leading provider of Asian foods to the foodservice industry, where he continued to serve on the board of Passport as a significant shareholder until the sale of the company in March of 2017.
Prior to joining Passport Food Group, Mr. Abrams was the CEO of Jain Irrigation, Inc., one of the largest micro-irrigation companies in North America. Prior to joining Jain, Mr. Abrams was President/CEO of Monitor Products Company, a manufacturer of electronic components, and Cape Composites, a manufacturer of advanced composite materials. Previously, he was a senior vice president of Zimmerman Holdings, a private investment company that owned many manufacturing companies.
A former U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, Mr. Abrams holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA from the University of Rochester. He is an active member of Young President’s Organization and San Diego Yacht Club. Mr. Abrams is a licensed pilot and Coast Guard Licensed 100 Ton Master.