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Executive Team

Through a lead by example philosophy and an unwavering commitment to C&A’s Mission and Values, our management team sets the tone for C&A as it relates to our vision, our culture, and the level of excellence we strive for each day.

  • Larry J. Courtnage
    Chairman/Owner
    Larry Courtnage is the founder, chairman, and owner of C&A Industries, Inc. His primary responsibilities are setting the strategic direction of the company including technology initiatives.

    Mr. Courtnage holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska. He is a founding member and past President of NeAPS and the American Staffing Association and holds certificates as a Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified International Personnel Consultant.

    Mr. Courtnage is also the founder of The Kim Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to mental health advocacy and awareness, and Career OutReach, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering those seeking employment or trying to improve their current economic situation. He is actively involved in the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, Sertoma International, and is a Past Potentate of the Tangier Shrine Center. Mr. Courtnage also serves on the Board of Directors for Bellevue University.
  • Kathy Wolf-Courtnage
    Vice Chair/Owner
    Kathy Courtnage has been one of the driving forces in the growth and development of C&A Industries, Inc. over the past 30 plus years. Her expertise and insight, as well as leadership in the areas of sales and marketing, have helped to propel C&A to a level of national prominence. Currently Mrs. Courtnage serves on the Board of Directors for C&A Industries and The Kim Foundation, a private non-profit family-funded foundation promoting and advocating for issues surrounding mental health and suicide prevention.

    Prior to joining C&A, Mrs. Courtnage was a regional manager for a national direct sales firm for 12 years. She was recognized as a top personal and regional producer leading her region to national recognition. She has also previously been involved with the National Trade Association serving on the Board of Directors and as president of its local chapter.

    Mrs. Courtnage has been involved with many charities, including serving as trustee on the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, which has raised over 10 million dollars for the Southwest Florida Children's Hospital. She has also served as the luncheon chair for New Horizons of Southwest Florida, which under her leadership has significantly increased the funds raised by the annual event. Additional involvement includes the Dobleman Institute and The Salvation Army, among numerous other organizations. Through the corporate involvement of C&A, Mrs. Courtnage has been an ongoing supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Omaha and the Women’s Power Luncheon.
  • Scot Thompson
    President and CEO
    Scot Thompson is the president chief executive officer of C&A Industries, Inc. His responsibilities include the development and execution of strategic directives for C&A, as well as oversight and management of all company operations.

    Since joining C&A in 2000, Mr. Thompson has been instrumental in strategically transforming the organization into one of the largest human capital management firms in the country, earning market leading positions in nearly every market it serves as well as serving thousands of clients throughout the United States.

    Prior to joining C&A, Mr. Thompson was employed for twelve years at Valmont Industries, Inc., a publicly traded global manufacturing company, where he held various positions in corporate finance, marketing, sales, and management.

    Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

    He currently serves on the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations including The University of Nebraska-Omaha, The American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Way, and is active in his church.
  • Fred Froehlich
    Chief Financial Officer
    Fred Froehlich is the Chief Financial Officer of C&A Industries, Inc. where he is responsible for financial management of the organization, including direct oversight of planning and analysis, risk management, accounting, and tax reporting.

    Mr. Froehlich began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young. Prior to joining C&A, he held various senior leadership positions with global companies, leveraging his expertise in finance, accounting, project management, risk management, and corporate governance.

    He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. Mr. Froehlich is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and he also holds an Associate in Risk Management designation.

    Mr. Froehlich serves on the Board of Trustees of the Omaha Community Playhouse and is a long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Tim Trusler
    Chief Information Officer
    Tim Trusler is chief information officer of C&A Industries, Inc. His responsibilities include oversight and management of the company's information systems and information technology. Prior to joining the company in 2000, he was the director of information technology for MSI Systems Integrators and a management consultant for Deloitte & Touche.

    Mr. Trusler holds a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a member of the Blue Lodge Masons and the Shriners of North America.
  • Craig Wolf
    Vice President and General Manager, Aureus Medical Group
    Craig Wolf has been with Aureus Medical Group since 1993 and serves as Vice President and General Manager. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in the firm’s substantial growth.

    In 1997 Mr. Wolf launched Aureus Medical’s contract staffing division, with a specialization in the radiology field. He built the division from the ground up, personally selecting the team members, establishing strategy and direction, and expanding the division into one of the nation’s largest radiology staffing firms. In 2001 Mr. Wolf launched Aureus Nursing, following this same successful model, and over the past 10 years has built it into one of the largest travel nurse companies in the country. He has since significantly expanded the Aureus Medical portfolio to include multiple staffing divisions under the allied health umbrella, including respiratory therapy, rehabilitation therapy, medical laboratory, radiation oncology, and physician search. Under Mr. Wolf’s direction, all of Aureus Medical’s divisions have earned leading positions in the markets they serve. Fueled by Aureus Medical’s rapid and persistent growth, parent company, C&A Industries, Inc., was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States for four consecutive years, 2001 through 2004.

    Mr. Wolf attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of The Kim Foundation, as a Chair of NAMWalks Nebraska for the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Nebraska Chapter, and as Team Captain for the Omaha Home for Boys Fundraising Committee. He is member of the Tangier Shrine Center in Omaha.