Partners

Steven M. Rubin

Partner

Prior to Kitchens To Go, and Carlin Manufacturing, LLC, Mr. Rubin acted as the CEO of Culinary Enterprises, a leading catering / special events organization, consisting of six distinct catering divisions. A few of Culinary Enterprises’ major venues included the Kentucky Derby and The Ravinia Festival.

Rubin earned a BS in Physical Distribution Management (time motion studies) from the University of Southern California – School of Business. Upon graduation, he entered the US Marine Corp rising to the rank of Colonel. Most recently, his Marine Corps reserve billets have included Executive Officer of a Medical Battalion and Anti-terrorism / Force Protection Officer. His current assignment is Marine Emergency Preparedness Officer, representing DOD to civilian authorities in FEMA Region V & VII, which comprise the ten states of the upper Midwest.

Steve Rubin has and continues to serve on many civic and charitable boards and committees. He served the local and regional United Way system for twenty years with his last position as the Vice Chair of the United Way of Chicago. Currently he serves on the board of the DuPage Children’s Museum and as a trustee on the board of North Central College. Steve also chairs the Downtown Core Strategic Planning Committee for the City of Naperville, Illinois. He is married and has three daughters.


Ralph H. Goldbeck AIA

Partner

Mr. Goldbeck joined Carlin Manufacturing in 1986 as Vice President of Design and Engineering. In 1997, Mr. Goldbeck purchased Carlin Manufacturing, Inc. from TCBY Enterprises, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer – franchiser of frozen yogurt. In January 2004, Carlin formalized its association with Kitchens To Go, LLC to form Carlin Manufacturing, LLC.

Mr. Goldbeck became a licensed Architect in 1984 and is a member if the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Goldbeck is board member of the Fresno Madera Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Fresno Citizen Corps and chairs the Business & Industry Committee.

Before joining Carlin in 1986, Mr. Goldbeck served as Vice President for an electrical engineering practice and as an architect for a private architectural firm, both based in Fresno, California. He is currently licensed as a general contractor and a commercial coach and vehicle manufacturer. He is married and has two sons.


Frederick C. Stowell

Partner

Prior to Kitchens To Go and Carlin Manufacturing, Mr. Stowell lead several middle market companies as CEO, President, or COO, in both the manufacturing and distribution segments, including Bliss Cleaning Niagara, a consolidation of the major power press builders in the US, Perfection Machinery, the leading seller of used metal working machinery, MRC Polymers, a leader in the production of recycled engineering resins and Heim/Rouselle, a manufacturer of metal working machinery.

Mr. Stowell is an attorney and has served as General Counsel for several Illinois companies as well as practiced in Medical Malpractice and Product Liability defense.

Mr. Stowell earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He studied in the MBA program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in Law at The University of Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA. Mr. Stowell has been a licensed professional engineer in the State of California.

Fred Stowell is active in several Christian ministries including leadership in BSF International and membership in BBL Forum. He is married and has three daughters and a son.