Peter Meehan was the chairman of The Greenwood Group, Inc. The Greenwood Group’s principal interest is the operation of the Manpower Temporary Services franchise covering eastern North Carolina.
Mr. Meehan graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. degree and from the Tuck School at Dartmouth with an M.B.A with honors. He joined Corning, Inc. in 1966, where he progressed through a succession of financial and manufacturing positions before joining Pittsburgh-Corning Corporation as controller of this international building products manufacturer. He later directed Pittsburgh-Corning’s sales and marketing efforts as vice president of sales and marketing.
In 1979 he joined Insilco Corporation, which was an $800 million diversified conglomerate comprised of fourteen autonomous companies. He was an operating vice president of Insilco, with liaison responsibility for four subsidiaries.
In 1984 he moved to North Carolina to become president of Computer Circuitry Group (CCG), an Insilco subsidiary providing electronic assembly and precision machining products and services to original equipment manufacturers.
Insilco was taken private via an LBO in 1989, and Mr. Meehan subsequently elected to leave with the objective of acquiring a business in North Carolina. His search led to the formation of The Greenwood Group by Mr. Meehan and two partners and to the related acquisition of the Manpower franchise in early 1992. The Manpower franchise serves the light industrial, office and professionsl/technical markets in eastern North Carolina.
Mr. Meehan is a trustee and chairs the finance committee of Peace College. He is vice chair and chair elect of the Triangle Community Foundation. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Mi-Co Corporation and Incellico Corporation and serves on the Raleigh Board of Wachovia Bank.
Mr. Meehan lives in Chapel Hill, where his wife is active in school reform and mental health. Mr. and Mrs. Meehan have two sons; one resides in North Carolina, and the other is a resident of Washington, DC.