Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation (OTC: UPZS) franchises pizza and sub restaurants throughout the United States using only the freshest ingredients. With a limited menu of pizzas, subs, calzones, salads, and beverages, the company is primarily focused on takeout and delivery services with limited full size restaurants. The company also offers an express franchise targeting carts/kiosks and retail franchises for retailers.
Founder and CEO James C. Vowler has owned and operated pizza shops since 1991. During this time, he conducted research, analyzed numerous other pizza businesses, and tested recipes to develop a truly unique pizza.
Unique Pizza & Subs is also publicly-traded on the OTC Pink Sheets under the ticker symbol UPZS.
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James C. Vowler | Chairman & CEO
James C. Vowler has been an owner/operator of pizza shops since 1991. After starting a Pittsburgh-based pizza franchise, he decided “there had to be something better” and started Unique Pizza Factory to combine the consistency of a major franchise with the quality of a mom-and-pop store. He spent the next ten years building the franchise to include over 20 stores and refining the concept. Mr. Vowler attended Northeastern University.
William J. Vowler | VP & GM
William J. Vowler has held executive positions in companies like Honeywell International, Sensormatic Electronics, and Digital Equipment Corporation, working in the product divisions. During his work with DEC, he helped grow service revenue from $35 million to $750 million, achieving a “Best in Class” profitability of $344 million. Mr. Vowler studied at the Emory Business School, Wharton School of Business, University of Michigan, and Harvard Business School.
Dr. M. S. Reddy | Advisor
Dr. Reddy is founder and president of Denver-based American Dairy and Food Consulting Laboratories and International Media and Cultures (IMAC Inc.) which has ten manufacturing plants selling, products throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, India and Latin America. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He holds over 150 U.S. and international patents and has published over 70 scientific articles on dairy starter cultures, probiotics, pharmaceuticals, and complementary alternative medicines pertaining to Probiotics and has authored several books.
Dr. Reddy has served as a technical consultant to over 70 national and international companies all over the world including industry related Domino’s Pizza and Papa Johns. He has received many awards in scientific research, community service, and entrepreneurship including the Richard Hoyt award, Sigma-Xi Research award, Outstanding Scientist award, Entrepreneur and Businessman of the year award, International Entrepreneur award and the President Ronald Regan Gold Medal. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in food technology, microbiology and (virology) with honors and distinctions from Iowa State University.