Wytrwal Industries, LLC

About Us

Edmund L. Luzine, Jr., Founder and CEO - Mr. Luzine is an experienced senior financial executive with a career focused on generating opportunities and managing risks in the global emerging markets. He served as the Founder and Vice President of a new EM trading group at Dresdner Bank AG/Dresdner Kleinwort Benson North America, LLC (now Commerzbank, AG), an Assistant Vice President in the Emerging Markets Division at First Chicago (now J.P. Morgan), as an advisor at the State Department, and as an advisor to the World Bank in the Balkans. He retired from the US Army after 28 years as a senior special operations intelligence officer. He served as an advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff as part of the US re-balance to Asia with a focus on China, energy and economics in his last military assignment. He directed the Pentagon’s anti-terrorism intelligence & law enforcement fusion cell, conducted financial and economic research at DIA, executed counterintelligence and human intelligence operations, and served as a plans, operations and senior briefing officer on deployments to the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. He lived and worked in over 60 nations. He also served as the Founder and CEO of Adirondack Capital Management, an alternative investment firm focused on the emerging markets. Ed served for 17 years as an MBA Professor of Finance at Union College and is now on the faculty of the Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a global policy advisor at RAND. He earned a BS at Syracuse University and an MBA in Finance, Economics and Business Public Policy from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. Ed was President of the Washington Association of Money Managers, and serves on the advisory board of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University. Ed is the great-grandson of Michael J. Wytrwal.