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Harry "Hawk" S. Furman

Mr. Furman is a retired entrepreneur. He was the founder and CEO of Hawk Communications, a private pay- telephone company which provided public pay-telephone service through out New England. He was one of the founders and Director of Highland American Corporation, a company that developed and manufactured a revolutionary new wallboard. Mr. Furman spent most of his career at Furman Lumber Inc. where he was president from 1982 –1990. He built the company into a national distributor of softwood forest products establishing distribution yards around the country and driving sales up three fold. Mr. Furman started his business career with Procter & Gamble in 1969. Mr. Furman has also been a columnist for the National Home Center News. He is a great believer in education and donates time to Tilton School and Cornell University. He is active in fund raising for these institutions, and is a past President of the Cornell Club of Boston. Mr. Furman has his BA from Cornell University, and attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is married to Maria Furman who is a Managing Director of Standish, Ayer & Woods. Mr. Furman is married to Maria Furman, has four children, and lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.





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