About Edward J. Fred

TEE Enterprises was founded by Edward J. Fred, the former CEO & President of CPI Aero, an NYSE-listed company that Ed took from $8 million in revenue to almost $90 million in 2012. Ed’s track record of success in the business world is well documented. Aside from heading up a company that grew to be listed on the Russell 2000, he received numerous accolades during his tenure. Ed was the Ernst & Young 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year in manufacturing for the NY/NJ/CT region, and was a National Finalist in both 2005 and 2009. In 2004, he was named the Long Island “Entrepreneurial Advocate” by the Long Island Association, an organization comprised of over 1,000 Long Island businesses. Most recently, Ed was recognized by the Long Island Business News as one of the most influential business people “Around 50 Years Old.” He was a distinguished member of the NYSE Listed Company Council and has had the privilege of ringing the opening bell at both the American and New York Stock Exchanges four times. Ed has also sat on the board of other publicly-listed companies.

Ed received his Master’s degree from Hofstra University in May of 2002, when he graduated with honors from the University’s inaugural Executive MBA program. In November of 2004, he was honored by his undergraduate alma mater, Dowling College, where he received a B.B.A. in Accounting, as its 2004 “Alumnus of the Year.”  

Ed has also taken a very serious approach to charity, and giving back to his community. For seven years, Ed has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, and was honored by this organization in 2006 for his charitable work. Ed also helped co-found an organization comprised of fellow Hofstra Executive MBA graduates that raises money for “1 in 9, The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition.” Through its location called Hewlett House, 1 in 9 provides Resources, Support, Encouragement and Hope to thousands of Long Island women suffering from this illness. The Long Island EMBA Alumni Organization has raised approximately $500,000 for this beneficiary, and Ed was the 2012 honoree of the annual golf outing, raising $75,000 for the cause.