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Professional Profile: Dirck Leys 1995


  • Title: President
  • Company: AGP Surface Control Systems, Inc., National Alliance for Encapsulant Technology
  • Location: Windham, NY
  • Birthplace: New York City, NY

Family: Wife, Mazie, and 2 daughters

High school/college activities: Graduate, B.S. Columbia University

First job outside of real estate: GMAC marketing and financing

First job in real estate or allied field: Developer of Boulder Brook Estates, Windham, N.Y.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Manufacturer and patent holder, LBP encapsulants and anti graffiti, anti corrosion protective coatings

Hobbies, likes: Gardening and landscape designing

Last or favorite book: Books on World War II

Last or favorite movie: “The Sound of Music”

Person you most emulate (outside of family): Harry Truman

Key to success: “You make money with the bulls and the bears and you ship the hogs to slaughter.”

If you were not successful in the business you are now in and were forced to choose another vocation, whether you were qualified or not, what would it be? Helping entrepreneurs get started in business.