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.