John Beers has been in the sanitary supply industry for 31 years. He started as a regional manager for Flo-Pac in 1990. He joined Wind Associates in 1998. He has been an owner of Wind Associates since 2003 and took over as President in 2009. He served on the YES Council from 1998-2003 and received the YES Industry Special Achievement Award in 2003 because of his dedication to the council. John has completed two tours with the ISSA Manufacturers Representative Council. He is currently serving on the ISSA Board of Directors as the Representative Director.
Marcus lives in Dundee Oregon with his wife Liz and their two children. Marcus comes to us with nearly 8 years of experience working as a DSR/Sales Supervisor and has spent the last year working for a non-profit contract cleaner in Portland as their director of Workforce Training. Marcus earned his Masters degree in Business with a focus on change management in 2015 and is both an ISSA certified trainer and an ISSA Accredited Auditing Professional. Marcus will be calling on our JanSan distributors and focus on building relationships with end users in our territory. He will also be calling on architects and architectural distributors educating them on products and code compliance.
Melissa Briggs came to us bringing with her 24 years of healthcare and property management experience. She began her career in the Jan San Industry with Wind Associates 8 years ago and is now in charge of Customer Service, Inside Sales Support, Quotes and Bids. She has 27 years of combined experience.
Tad Lambert has 22 years of experience with over 15 years as a manufacturer sales representative in the Jan/San Industry. His career has included work with Georgia Pacific, Royal Vacuums and the last three years with Wind Associates. His additional experience includes Retail Management, Marketing/Advertising, and Purchasing.
Mel@windassoc.comMel Lavender joins the Wind Associates team from Denver Colorado. He is married to Maribeth Lavender and along with their three sons, have made Colorado their home for the last 17 years. He is a 14-year veteran of the United States Army and a 22-year veteran of the Janitorial Maintenance Industry. He began his sales journey in 1999 and has experience with Fort James/Georgia Pacific, Deb Skincare, Pioneer Eclipse and Filmop USA. He will be managing a territory that consists of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico. He enjoys hiking, fishing and hunting when he is not working his territory.
Dave Morrison has been in the sanitary supply industry as a manufacturer’s rep for 32 years. He started working in the business with his father for a rep firm that his grandfather started in 1912. Dave merged his company with Wind Associates in 2000 and became an owner in 2007. Dave enjoys outdoor activities - snow skiing in the winter, hiking and backpacking in the summer. He lives in the Portland area and has been married to his wife Mindy for 27 years with two grown children, Ross and Kassie.
Kurt came to us with an advertising and sales background. Kurt spent 10 years in the Advertising Industry and then moved to the Jan San Industry. He spent 6 ½ years working in facility sales. Kurt covers Western Washington along with Southern Idaho.. Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. His hobbies include camping and hiking.
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Casey Partridge has 19 years of experience. The past 8 years have been spent working with Wind Associates. Prior to Wind Associates Casey spent 9 years with Procter and Gamble as a Retail Market Manager and 4 years with Ames International as a Regional Account Manager on the food service side. Casey comes with a diverse background in both retail and food service that has transitioned nicely into commercial sales.
Tamara has been with Wind since 2016. She brings 14 years’ experience in the construction industry from project management for residential housing to Regional sales management in flooring. Tamara is currently the Architectural Consultant for Wind Northwest and spends her days educating architects and designers on products and code compliance in an effort to provide the right products for their project. Tamara also provides continuing education for architects and designer related to building codes, fire codes, multi-gen and multicultural design, as well as, sustainability.
Sidi McKenzie has been in the Jan San industry for 5 years working with Wind Associates as a pricing administrator. She has 17 years of combined experience in customer service, account management and sales.
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