Len started his career over 30 years ago with Sherwin-Williams doing colour matching, accounts receivable/payable and industrial technical sales. He received training in powder coatings, wood finishes, automotive finishes and consumer products, and within three years, he was promoted to Store Manager.
After Sherwin Williams left Canada, Len joined International Paints as Factory Store Manager where he was responsible for bottom line results. This encompassed retail, dealer, protective coatings, and product finishes of which powder coatings was a part.
Over the last 15 years Len has worked in the role of customer development manager at Chemcraft / Sico / Akzo and is responsible for identifying and commercializing OEM accounts within NAFTA. He acquired key accounts such as Volvo, Snap-On, and Ingersoll-Rand which is a testament to his exceptional customer service.
His experience working with major OEM’S has provided him with an appreciation of the constant stress manufacturers face, allowing him to improve quality while at the same time reducing cost.