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Carl D. Kilhoffer

Captain, US Navy (Retired) Chairman, Owner Custom Direct

Carl D. Kilhoffer has been an attending member of the Council since the late 1990’s.  He subsequently became a Board Member and contributes as a member of the Executive Committee.

He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1960.  Upon graduation from the University of Baltimore, he was commissioned as an Officer in the US Navy Reserve. Following service in Vietnam in 1967-1968, and 1969. Carl retired as a Navy Captain from the Naval Reserve in 1994.

His civilian career commenced from active military service in 1978, with employment at American Standard as Plant Manager of Financial Services facility in Jacksonville, FL.  Subsequent responsibilities included District and Regional Management of over two dozen facilities in the Eastern United States.

He partnered with a fellow business associate to found a Direct to Consumer Bank check Printing Company in 1992.  Retired in 2006, he has continued to make his home in Harford County.

A Master’s in Environmental Management has stimulated his interest in Conservation through “consumptive value”.  Additionally, dedication to the       Shooting Sports and Big Game hunting in Africa and South America plus high-volume competitive shooting has captured his interests.

Civic Involvement:

  • He has Chaired the American Red Cross, Harford Chapter, and The Transportation
  • Management Association of Harford County.
  • Graduate and Board Member of Harford Citizens Academy.
  • Harford County Sheriffs Citizen Academy
  • FBI Citizens Academy & InfraGard
  • Senior Instructor of Hunter Safety for Maryland DNR police

Mr. Kilhoffer is active with his two adult children and four grandchildren.