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manufacturing executive , real estate developer

Leonard Allen Sylk, American manufacturing executive, real estate developer. Certified commercial property builder. Named Manitoba of Year, 1988, Man of Year, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, 2002, 2001; recipient Tree of Life award presented by R. Honorary Margaret Thatcher, 1995, Leadership award, Roman Catholic School Systems, 2006.


Sylk, Leonard Allen was born on February 25, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry S. and Gertrude (Bardy) Sylk.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1963. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1965.


Founder, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Shelter Systems Corporation, Hainesport, New Jersey, 1965-1999. Retired; principal and Chief Executive Officer Property Management Services, Hainesport, since 1996. Vice chairman United States of America Bancshares, Inc., 1998-2000.

Chairman, board governors Middle East Forum. Trustee National Building Systems Council, since 1986. Presidential advisor on housing trade with Soviet Union, 1990.

Building industry advisor United States Department Commerce, 1997-1999. Member advisory board Franklin and Marshall College, 2006-2009. Member advisory board Hospital University Pennsylvania, 2006, guest lecturer, Columbia University Graduate School Business, since 2007.


  • Certified commercial property builder.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to industry publications.


Chairman annual awards dinner Jewish National Fund, Philadelphia, 1987, vice president, board director. Board directors Philadelphia Orchestra Association, 1990-1998, emeritus, 1999^. Trustee Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia, 2003-2010.

Board director Pennsylvania Ballet, 1994-1999, executive committee, 1996-1999, vice-chairman, president, 1998. Board director Resources for Childrens' Health, 1993-1996, Academy Music, Philadelphia, 1990-1996, Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, 1995-1998, Young Scholars Charter School, 2000-2006. Board director Jewish National Fund, since 1987, vice president, since 2000.

Trustee Hahnemann University and Hospital, 1991-1996. Vice chairman, trustee St. Christopher's Hospital Children, Philadelphia, 1994-2002, chairman St. Christophers Foundation Children, 1999, vice president, board directors, 1999-2002. Chairman 1999, board directors, vice chairman St. Peter's Sch, Philadelphia, 1995-1903.

Trustee Allegheny University Hospitals, 1999—2005. Board directors Hosp University Pennsylvania Cancer Center, since 2004. New Jersey chairman Builders Bush, 1988.

Member Philadelphia Council for Excellence in Education, 2006. Member advisory board Columbia University Graduate School Business, since 2006, lecturer, instructor, since 2008. Member National Association Homebuilders (committee chairman, national board director since 1984, member executive committee 1990, 97, fundraising chairman 1991, Man of Year in Industrialized Housing 1990), Wood Truss Council American (board director since 1983, president 1987, named to Hall of Fame 1990), Builders League South Jersey (vice president, board director 1984-1994), New Jersey Builders Association (board director, committee chairman, executive committee 1990-1996), Merion Civic Association (board director 1999-2001), Le Club (New York City), Atlantic City Country Club, Vesper Club, Union League, Capitol Club (Washington), Masons, United Way Million Dollar Roundtable.


Married Barbara Ann Lovenduski, December 1, 1975. Children: Tristan, Tyler, Galen.

Harry S. Sylk

Gertrude (Bardy) Sylk

Barbara Ann Lovenduski

Tristan Sylk

Tyler Sylk

Galen Sylk