FORT LUPTON, Colo., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Materials LLC, a bulk landscaping materials firm, has announced today that it is placing Michael Leister as its new site manager effective July 8th 2016. The selection of Leister caps a search process facilitated by a business transition search firm which specializes in placing executives and owners of businesses in the greater Colorado area. A large initial prospect pool was narrowed by stages to a group who interviewed with the current owner Ellen Oman, and then to the final selection of Leister.
Leister, 40, holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and a master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He joined Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in 1999 and led a team of 70 consultants in correcting and developing an energy company work flow management system and billing system. Leister has held various positions including a two year stint at Edward Jones as an investment representative in the Boca Raton Florida sand beach area. The majority of his career has been spent at BP oil where he hired in as a refinery operator in the field. Later assignments included controls board operator, training supervisor, plant engineer, asset coordinator, business improvement coordinator, continuous improvement coordinator, and hydrocarbon loss measurement specialist. He has also built two small businesses and developed a few consumer products that are manufactured internationally and imported into the US for retail sale. A native of Colorado, he was born in the Denver area in Aurora and grew up in the Midwest in northwest Ohio.