Tom McFarland

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ENCORE GROUP

Three affiliated cos. co-owned by McFarland, Jim Downey (see entry) … one of OC’s fastest-growing midsize private cos., 54% two-year sales growth to $77M … aircraft interiors, composite structures … bachelor’s, Notre Dame … ‘huge fan!’ of Chicago Cubs … first job: ‘toll roads in Illinois, mostly picking up road kill’ … first car: ‘handed down Toyota Celica—ran forever’ … would like to meet MLK Jr.