President and CEO
Aref Joined the Sealco team in July of 2013 as a controller and was subsequently promoted to Chief Financial Officer in Dec of 2014. In Jan of 2018, the Board appointed him as the President and the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Prior to joining Sealco, he worked at Michael’s and RadioShack in various management roles. He started his career at Weaver and Tidwell, LLP in the audit division.
Aref is passionate about creating an environment where employees are treated with respect and have an opportunity to grow. He echoes our founder Ron’s sentiment of “Sealco exists because of its employees”. He has an undergraduate accounting degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Information Systems from the University of Texas, Arlington. He holds a CPA certification under Texas Board.
Aref is originally from Bangladesh but considers himself a native Texan (30 years and counting) and now resides in Euless, Texas with his wife Julie and German Shepard fur baby Pitchie (meaning tiny). In his free time, he likes to cook, travel, watch movies, listen to music, podcasts, and audio books or simply spending time with friends and family.