Joseph Lancia – Custom Engineered Wheels, Member and Equity Investor

December 9, 2013

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, Connecticut, Joseph Lancia is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and private-equity investor. He is also the founder and senior partner of Strategic Capital Associates, a growth-equity investment firm in Greenville, South Carolina, for midsize enterprises in need of capital development. In addition to his work in investments at Strategic Capital, Joseph Lancia is actively involved as a board member at Pinnacle Coating and Converting, BTC Electronic Components, and Custom Engineered Wheels, Inc.

Merged and reorganized in 2009, Custom Engineered Wheels (CEW) is now the world’s leading producer of wheel products for consumer, industrial, mobility, and sports purposes. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, CEW manages production facilities for injection molding, extrusion, polyurethane tires, and lost-core injection molding in Indiana, Mississippi, and Reynosa (Mexico).

As a dedicated supplier to manufacturers worldwide, CEW offers clients the equipment, expertise, and production facilities to produce custom-designed, molded wheels for any purpose thinkable, including wheels and casters for lawnmowers, carts, forklifts, wheelchairs, bicycles, and more.


Loaves and Fishes to Host 2013 Feed the Thousands Event

August 28, 2013

With more than two decades of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries, Joseph Lancia currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Dispoz-o/Wilkinson Industries, a company that manufactures food-packaging products. In his spare time, Joseph Lancia donates his time and resources to a number of charitable organizations, including The Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and Loaves and Fishes, for which he served as a board member for several years.

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Loaves and Fishes collaborates with a network of food providers in Greenville County to distribute food to more than 61,000 people in the area who are recognized as food insecure. The organization distributes food at no charge through local community centers, soup kitchens, food pantries, or shelters, and it distributed in excess of 1.2 million meals in 2012.

Loaves and Fishes is preparing to host its annual Feed the Thousands event, which is held on Thanksgiving Day each year. This year, on Nov. 28, 2013, local churches, companies, and more than 300 volunteers will gather to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to celebrate in the traditional manner. Loaves and Fishes anticipates more than 3,000 meals will be delivered on Thanksgiving Day.