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Summary of Qualifications

  • Strategic critical thinker and results-oriented professional
  • Effective team member, comfortable with leading and collaborating
  • Competitive, compassionate and dedicated team builder
  • More than 15 years of experienced planning and organizing
  • Successful history in manager facilitating, coaching and training
  • Committed to helping others reach their professional and personal goals

Core Competencies

Budget Management       Staff Supervision and Development        Business Development

Purchasing and Inventory            Contract Negotiation                               Health and Safety 

Work History

Dec 2013Mar 2016

General Manager/Vice President - Operations

YOLO Colorhouse DBA Colorhouse Paint

Hired into a small start-up company to bring coatings and senior management experience as they prepare to launch into a national big box retailer.  Successfully launched into the Home Depot store group with 49 store locations that were serviced by 5 regional distribution centers, on-boarded with Crate & Barrel as well as many other smaller online customers.  Was recently promoted into the General Manager role Oct 2015 as the company is looking to find a strategic partner and needed leadership within the organization.

Dec 2015Present

Advisory Board Member

Diatomix LLC

At Diatomix, we develop novel products within the Cleantech industry. We use diatoms, a primary component in phytoplankton, to enhance light absorption for solar applications, improve polymer strength and cost, and to create a new type of interior coating that improves indoor air quality and environmental conditions.

Jan 1996Apr 2013

Vice President - Operations

Rodda Paint Co.

Vice President Operations

Portland, Oregon - May 2007 – April 2013

Promoted to executive leadership role within the organization continuing overall support, fiscal responsibility, vision and success, while taking on new responsibilities.

Operations & Technical Director

Portland, Oregon - January 2001 –May 2007

Accountable for Technical, Manufacturing, and Purchasing departments, including all functions of Technical and Manufacturing/Distribution groups. Supervised a staff of 50+ employees, multi-million dollar budgets and an annual production nearing 4 million gallons. Worked with the manufacturing group that consists of Paint and Brush Makers Union Local 1094 and a distribution facility to all 49 company owned stores. Served on the Rodda’s Executive Committee. Lead negotiator for strategic raw material purchases for the merged companies (Cloverdale’s 4 Canadian facilities and Rodda’s facility).

Technical Group Manager

Portland, Oregon - April 1999 –January 2001

Responsible for all aspects of the Technical department, including: direct supervision of a full Technical and Quality Assurance staff with a half million-dollar budget; formulations, plant operations, market development, raw material procurement, MSDS & Product Data Sheet development, safety & health, Federal/State VOC and other programs and requirements.

Facility Manager - Rodda purchased Daniel Boone Paint

Seattle, Washington - March 1998 –April 1999

Led and managed the integration of Daniel Boone Paint Company into Rodda Paint Co.  Coordinated incorporation of all financial, legislative, inventory, formulary data.

Product Development, Quality Control Manager

Portland, Oregon - January 1996 –March 1998

Professional development opportunity to build technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of the paint industry. Developed and maintained solvent based VOC compliant coatings, nitrocellulose lacquers, OEM solvent and water based coatings, solvent and water based architectural coatings. Supervised all functions and procedures for Quality Control Staff.

Oct 1994Sep 1995

Assistant Store Manager

 Perfection & Letz Paint Manufacturing Co



Oct 2013Present

Six Sigma Green Belt