While Hamdi is the leader of Dernis International and responsible for all aspects of the business, he spends most of his time overseas managing production for the Hospitality, Commercial, and Fireplace divisions. Hamdi joined Dernis in 1988 and quickly became a significant shareholder, contributing to all aspects of operations. In 1999, Hamdi started the Hospitality division and has continued to develop many strategic relationships with factories all over the world. Because of his dedication and commitment, Dernis has earned an enviable reputation as a leading supplier in the hospitality industry. Hamdi graduated from Texas A&I (BS Electrical Engineering) in 1982. Hamdi enjoys spending time with his family and traveling overseas for business and pleasure.