By Kevin Kutz
Cathe Rommel is not a fan of heights. She’d rather not be on a ladder, much less a roof. Yet that’s exactly where she found herself in the early days of Arlington, Washington-based BestWorth Rommel Inc., because that’s what was needed to deliver for customers. Along with husband Dan, she has established going the extra mile as a tenet of the company they founded together in 1983.
You see their work every day — they design, build and install the canopies and exteriors for gas stations, convenience stores, car dealerships and more. Most of it is built with environment-friendly and occasionally capricious aluminum composite material (ACM), which in layman’s terms is a thin sandwich of recycled cans and garbage bags. One of the top ACM brands is Alpolic, from Mitsubishi. ACM is known among industry insiders as origami for construction projects. With the right skills, just about any shape, size, color and effect is possible.
OneAccord Partners is proud to announce the addition of Alissa Seiple, Carl Poteete and Chris Venti to the organization. They each bring a unique mix of expertise and insight which will be invaluable to our clients in building lasting value.
Alissa Seiple has built, led and advised teams in the private and government arenas. She has worked with Morgan Stanley, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Central Intelligence Agency. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Indiana University, a master’s degree in organizational management from George Washington University (GW), an MBA from the Sloan School of Business at MIT and is ABD for a doctorate in organizational learning from GW.
Carl Poteete has been a successful senior business leader for more than 25 years. He has served in executive positions with companies such as Outerwall, Three-Five and Applied Microsystems Corp. At Outerwall he was part of the team that grew the business from $128 million to $2.5 billion and sold it to private equity in 2016. He earned two bachelor's degrees in economics and production management from Portland State University.
Chris Venti is a seasoned operations executive with 30+ years’ experience in key management positions in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on developing efficient operations in manufacturing. His operations improvement training was developed during his tenure at the General Electric Company, where he was privileged to implement the first JIT (just-in-time) assembly line in 1981 and worked many assembly and automation projects during the ‘80s.
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