BEN VOEGELI: is an entrepreneur, born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He possesses a vast amount of experience in both manufacturing and real estate. In 1991, after spending much of his childhood watching and helping his father at work, he chose to officially join the family business as a full-time machinist, at the age of 18. Exacta Aerospace, Inc. became the catalyst for his career, as he helped grow that business into one of the largest privately held aerostructure manufacturers in Wichita. They sold the company to a Fortune 500 industry leader in 2013 and set their sights on other areas, including commercial real estate. They founded Birds Eye Holdings LLC and quickly built their portfolio to include 750,000 sf of direct real estate and over 50 syndicated commercial real estate investments. Furthermore, they purchased Cocoa Dolce LLC, an artisan chocolate company, in 2015 and started MAX Aerostructures, another aerospace manufacturer, in 2016. Ben enjoys helping the next generation of entrepreneurs realize their potential through community programs.