Vice President - External Affairs, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
Bio: Alan Gettelman is Bobrick Vice President – External Affairs. Continuing education of architects on accessibility standards and compliance with current building codes as well as consultative specification sales training of Bobrick representatives are major focuses for Alan at Bobrick. Additionally, he is a member of the International Code Council’s A117.1 Committee which defines standards to make buildings usable by people with physical disabilities. Alan graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and completed the Executive Program in Management at the UCLA Graduate School of Management. He has two adult children and four energetic, adorable granddaughters. When Alan is not at Bobrick he enjoys: riding a road bicycle somewhere in Los Angeles; swimming for fitness; downhill skiing in Colorado; reading; and the angst of rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Vice President, International, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Andrew Sweibel’s International business career has spanned over 30 years. In the 1980s he helped Chicago Mayor Harold Washington establish an International business program to help SMEs globalize. In 1989 Andrew joined CP Clare Corporation (a division ofGeneral Instrument Corp.) to establish an Asian sales office in Hong Kong. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature and Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also attended Chinese language programs at Middlebury Language Institute in Vermont and Shaanxi Normal University in Xian, China. Andrew has continued his business education through graduate programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and at Caltech’s Industrial Relations Center. After moving to Singapore in 1991 he worked with Quaker Foods developing their China penetration strategy. In the mid-1990s Andrew joined Zolatone, an LA-based specialty paint company, to run first their International sales office in Singapore and then relocated to LA to run their Global sales program. Since 2004 Andrew has been with Bobrick Washroom Equipment, where he is currently Vice President of the company’s International division. Based in North Hollywood, Bobrick manufactures stainless steel washroom accessories that are sold through architectural specifications in 100 countries around the world.
Marketing Category Manager, Koala Kare Products
Bio: Bonnie Yatkeman is the Marketing Category Manager for Koala Kare Products. She has communicated the Koala value proposition for the past 12 years. The natural progression after graduating from The Ohio State University was moving around the country in search of beautiful scenery and endless hiking trails. Though intrusive to outdoor pursuits, positions in advertising and software were subsequently held. Presently, the acquisition and consumption of a perfectly frosted cake and time on a well situated, trout filled river, are actively pursued.
Vice President of Sales , Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Brendan Cherry is an experienced senior management executive with over 25 years in operations, sales and marketing posts. Business categories include both manufacturing and distribution with an emphasis on the sanitary supply, foodservice equipment and the architectural building products markets.
His past and present company affiliations and titles are: President, KBC Specialty Products of Canada; Divisional President of the Convenience and Activities Division of Koala Corporation in Denver, Co.; Currently, Brendan is the Vice President of Sales at Bobrick Washroom Equipment and the Vice President and General Manager of the Koala Kare Products Division of Bobrick.
Brendan’s voluntary public and industry service activities include Campaign
Cabinet Member, Rocky Mountain United Way; ASTM International Standards
Committee as well as board of director positions with the International Sanitary
Supply Association (ISSA) and the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA)
Brendan, originally a Montreal, Canada native is married to his childhood sweetheart Kimberley, they have two daughters, Lauren and Jillian. Brendan and Kimberley recently relocated to Los Angeles from Denver and plan to explore the California coast in their R.V. in their free time.
Area Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Casey Brown has been with Bobrick since 2015, first with the Architectural Services team and now in the nonstop world of Sales. She is a native Angeleno and is still based out of Los Angeles, CA, where it was 75 and sunny mid-February. Prior to Bobrick, she worked in various sales and marketing roles for the United Way, Nissan, and the Walt Disney Studios. In her free time, Casey enjoys rock climbing, hiking with her dog, and hosting pub trivia. She someday hopes to be on Jeopardy, hence the pub trivia.
Toilet Partition Project Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
Bio: Cate Wheeler has been working at Bobrick for over 12 years. Cate started in Customer Service for Partitions as a drafter and then later worked in Customer Service for Accessories. She then became the Customer Service Lead, Marketing Privada Specialist and is currently the Toilet Partition Project Manager. Cate enjoys working on the challenges that toilet partitions can have and finding solutions that will work for the jobsite. Cate is known around the office as TPQ (Toilet Partition Queen). Cate enjoys traveling and being outdoors with her family. Cate has been married to Saul for 7 years and they happily have their hands full with their 4 year old daughter Audrey.
Regional Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Clement Yoanidis is a Regional Sales Manager known for his flexibility and adaptability as he covers and understands his ever changing territories, currently responsible for the Central and Northeast region. He has worked at Bobrick for 19 years and has managed several departments from Manufacturing and Customer Service to Supply Chain and Logistics. Prior to his current role he worked internationally for Koala Kare division of Bobrick as Project Manager. Clement has a natural affinity to the design industry where he worked for many years prior to joining Bobrick. He is a native and proud Canadian who resides in Toronto with his wife of 15 years and 2 beautiful daughters who recently were awarded their Black Belts in Karate. He has been an avid car enthusiast since birth and has a love for cycling. Clement’s mission statement: “Relationships are the foundation of all successful transactions”.
Vice President of Marketing, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: David Leigh was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in July 2011. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1980, he served the military in combat arms leadership positions for six years. Upon leaving the military in 1986, Dave was hired into Brand Management at Procter & Gamble in their Foodservice & Lodging Products Division, starting a 31 year career focusing on Business-to-Business Marketing. Subsequent marketing positions and companies include Sara Lee Meat Group, Penford Products and Penford Food Ingredients, and most recently the Koala Kare division of Bobrick. Additionally Dave has held senior sales management and business development positions at various points in his career. Dave received his MBA from the University of Alabama in 1994. A native of Ohio, Dave has lived in numerous states and most recently Colorado before relocating to Southern California with his wife, Linda. They have been married for 36 years and have three grown, married children, Anne (Drushal), Peter, and Bill, and three grandchildren (at the moment). His hobbies include golf and skiing.
Regional Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
Bio: Horacio Diaz joined Bobrick in 2001. Horacio has held multiple positions within the Bobrick organization such as Soap Assembly Operator, Toilet Partition Fabricator, Office Services Associate, Sales Service Partitions Associate, Mirror Department Supervisor, and Sales Administration Manager. Horacio is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Western territory. Horacio’s plethora of experiences has brought a strategic approach at sales management. Because of Horacio’s strong Bobrick organization background Horacio excels at knowing how to manage his Bobrick resources wisely. Horacio is strong at executing his strategy and managing his sales associates. Horacio’s favorite part of the Sales Management position is definitely the selling aspect and is always looking for the next best sales opportunity. Horacio is married with children and enjoys camping and raising horses.
Architectural Services Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
Bio: Jaime Kotin is the Architectural Services Manager at Bobrick. Her previous roles at Bobrick include Architectural Services Field Analyst, International Customer Service Supervisor, and International Marketing Projects Manager. She has B.A in Economics and Spanish Literature from Occidental College and a M.S in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Before Bobrick, Jaime lived abroad in the Dominican Republic and spent 6 months working for the Costa Rica Mission to the United Nations in NYC. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the world and spending time with family and friends.
Employee Relations Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
Bio: Josh Jones joined Bobrick in 2007 as a Field Analyst and as part of Bobrick’s Management Development Program. While Josh is currently the Employee Relations Manager of the Los Angeles facility, he spent the 2 previous years as the Manager of Architectural Services department. Previous to that, Josh has held multiple positions including Quality Assurance Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Project Manager and several supervisory positions including Soap Assembly, Mirrors and Toilet Partitions. Josh has thoroughly enjoyed the consistent challenge of the rotational assignments at Bobrick and developing a strong knowledge of the business in its entirety. Josh graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2006 with a degree in Economics for Business Management and was also a Division III Football All-American. Josh got married in April 2016 and enjoys traveling, playing sports and spending time with his wife and their French bulldog, Yuki.
President & CEO, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Mark Louchheim joined Bobrick in 1980 and became President in 1993. Some of the important accomplishments include the formation of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Ltd. in the United Kingdom in 1993, the completion of the new Clifton Park, New York, manufacturing and distribution facility in 1995, and Bobrick’s high-volume metal manufacturing facility in Jackson, Tennessee in 2000. Strategic acquisitions include Twin-Cee in 1999, the Convenience and Activity division assets of Koala Corporation in 2004, GAMCO Division of Masco Corporation in 2006, and the youth seating lines from Central Specialties Ltd. in 2015. Mark has served as an officer and board member of a wide-variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, including serving on the Board of Managers for Falcon Waterfree Technologies. He was the former Chair and is an active board member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and is also a board member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. OR/IE), and Harvard University (MBA).
Accessories Marketing Category Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Nilo Yagana joined Bobrick’s Management Development team in July of 2005. As part of this program, she has held many positions in Sales and Marketing including Customer Service Manager, Architectural Services and Pricing Research Manager, Sr. Sales Planning Manager and her current role, Marketing Category Manager. As a Category Manager, Nilo is responsible for product placement and promotional strategies for accessories. Nilo graduated with honors from University of California San Diego with a degree in Applied Mathematics and is currently working on her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. An important aspect of Nilo’s life is family. She is married to Hemy and has an 8-year-old son, Leo.
Field Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Rob Paul has resumed his responsibilities as a Field Sales Manager with Bobrick. He had recently served as the Category Manager responsible for Soap Dispensing and Healthcare for Bobrick and Gamco. Prior to working in Category Management, Rob was in Sales in Bobrick’s Aftermarket division for about ten years, most recently as a Field Sales Manager covering the Western United States and Canada. Before Bobrick and Koala, Rob was a Sales Representative for the Coors Brewing Company managing distributor relationships and calling on large retail accounts in Southern California. He grew up in El Paso, Texas and received an undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Marketing from Arizona State University. Rob resides in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two children and trying to pursue his favorite hobbies of fly-fishing, skiing, and golf.
Regional Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment of Canada Ltd
Bio: Ron Giesbrecht career with Bobrick began in 1997. Ron joined the Bobrick team with the acquisition of Twin Cee in Toronto, Canada, where he held the position of Sales Manager. He has held numerous positions at Bobrick’s Toronto location, before joining the Sales management team in 2001. Ron latest assignment is managing sales in the Canadian market and New England. His experience and understanding provides value throughout the supply channels. Ron is married to Stephanie and has three daughters and a son.
TP - Marketing Category Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Roumany Samhakson has been with the company for 11 years and currently holds the position of Marketing Category Manager of Partitions. He was born and raised in Southern California, growing up in Long Beach. Both parents migrated from Cambodia in the 1970’s and are proud to say their son is a graduate of USC Marshall School of Business. When Roumany has spare time he enjoys watching and playing Basketball especially his favorite team LA Lakers and of course spending time with his family.
Regional Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
Bio: Tom Evans has been with Bobrick for 5 years. Before his time with Bobrick Tom was a Regional Sales Manager for Falcon Waterfree Technologies for approximately 4 years. When Bobrick started selling Falcon Tom came to Bobrick as a Business Development Sales Manager. In 2014 he became an Area Sales Manager and in 2015 was promoted to a Regional Sales Manager. A native of Green Bay Tom has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years now and uses the word “Y’all” quite frequently. Despite his current Southern tongue he will forever be a Packer fan. Tom and his wife Claire have been happily married for 23 years and have two sons: Eli is 16 and John Paul is 11. In his spare time Tom enjoys simply spending time with his family and watching both boys play lacrosse.
Sales Planning Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Yukki Yan is the Sales Planning Manager at Bobrick. Yukki started working at Bobrick in August 2014. She has held the positions of Field Analyst and Soap and Assembly Supervisor. Yukki graduated from UCLA with a double major in Statistics and Psychology. Yukki is always up for new challenges and learning new things. She likes working with numbers and being an analytical thinker, which makes her role in sales planning a good fit. Yukki enjoys singing, travelling with her boyfriend and walking her toy poodle named Nemo who has a teddy bear face.
Field Sales Manager, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Bio: Zane Taylor is currently the Field Sales Manager for Bobrick. He has been with the company for six years. Zane grew up in Northern California and is one of seven siblings. Zane moved to Southern California to attend UC Irvine and upon graduation, earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior experiences at Bobrick have been in Architectural Services and Manufacturing. Currently Zane lives in Nashville, TN with wife Tara, married for seven years, and has two beautiful children, Rayanne (3 yrs.) and Ozzie (3 months). In his spare time he enjoys listening to live music, watching the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.
Bio: Paul Offutt has 15 plus years of related experience as a sales and management professional. His career has included a variety of roles ranging from a field level commission sales person all the way up thru a sales and marketing vice president, and division manager.
Paul is married to Heather residing in Atlanta, Georgia. They share three daughters Ashley (31), Emerson(19), and Carson(15) and two gran babies Ellie Grae(4) and Abigael Louise (1). Time is spent between family, volunteering with St. Vincent DePaul, and golfing,.
Over the years Paul has been involved with industry organizations and served on boards associated with companies and industries in which he has worked. Most recently; three consecutive years with the IWCA and five years for Unger Enterprises North American and Global Boards.
Sales training and certification have been key components of his experience and has certifications with PSS, Creative Training Techniques, Total Quality Management, and Simon Institute for facility for management and work-loading.He has been in a variety of industries; chemicals, paper and packaging, power and manual cleaning tools, and capital equipment for cleaning of facilities. These experiences were across a variety channels ranging from Jan-San, Industrial-MRO, Healthcare, Food, Property Mgmt/REIT’s, and Business Service Contractors. These positions managed and developed teams selling direct and indirect thru local, regional, national, and international markets.