PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to lead and shape the envelope of what social entrepreneurism will mean in the decade(s) to come, DePaul Industries announces corporate role changes as it continues to innovate and thrive.
Leading the charge, Dave Shaffer has been named President in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer. In response to significant new opportunities for the organization, and to ensure it continues its success in forward-thinking social entrepreneurism, Shaffer has announced the following new and enhanced strategic corporate roles:
Travis Pearson has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will be responsible for the profitable operational and employment growth of DePaul's three main business units: Staffing Services, Food and Consumer Goods Packaging, and Security Services. Travis is also a Vice-President of the organization.
Dean Stearman, also a Vice President, has been named the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and will head DePaul's new FutureWORKS unit. Dean's focus is to increase and enhance customer relations, strategic business development and forward growth opportunities.
Noel King is named Vice President, Development and Social Programs. In addition to his current responsibilities, he will now oversee DePaul Staffing's Supported Employment and Office Skills Training programs.
"These new roles and resulting restructure will allow us to optimally pursue and secure several large revenue and job creating opportunities in our pipeline; to best utilize the talents we have in our senior management team. These moves make it clear that innovation and growth are at the forefront of what we do at DePaul Industries. These enhancements will enable the team to further blossom, and to grow our robust business model," says Shaffer.
Dennis Doherty, DePaul Industries' Board Chair adds, "Our Executive Management Team is the absolute best at providing client outsourcing solutions, while at the same time addressing a serious social need. They clearly recognize that DePaul's ever-evolving model of listening, understanding, and working with the business community is crucial in significantly changing the landscape of employment for people with disabilities. This team is the embodiment of successful social entrepreneurism. They are very entrepreneurial, very creative, and they get the job done."
While heady stuff from the “Doing Well By Doing Good” pulpit, these role clarifications will reinforce the strategic and tactical structure that has made DePaul Industries and its divisions so consistently viable. And, DePaul Industries’ successful business strategy of innovation has been recognized in both the B2B and B2C world. These include being named as a top staffing firm in the Portland geographic area for the last five years, winning the Food Processor of the Year award from the Northwest Food Processors’ Association for DePaul’s HOW Program (Heart Of the Workforce), and its most recent accolade, being named among Oregon’s Most Admired Companies. The above is in addition to maintaining top marks in worker satisfaction, health and safety accreditations.
These are abundantly clear indications that the DePaul model of innovation is working and thriving. It’s a “not-for-profit” receiving awards and acknowledgments based on its innovations in providing outsourcing solutions to businesses in the marketplace. As a result, DePaul is in the process of taking this business model to new areas around the country based on customer demand.
DePaul Industries has instilled a deep culture of discovery and introspection to support continuous operational improvement and innovative streamlining. To further press the innovation envelope, DePaul has established a dedicated and robust steering committee to work alongside operations to best navigate each division's endeavors in working with their respective business partners. The primary focus is to assure full collaborative alignment with its partners. The inspirations for developing innovations will be derived from both external and internal resources.
DePaul will continue to provide solutions for anticipated future business challenges via facile, focused and forward-looking explorations. This is a game changer.
“Innovation is not an option for us, it’s a process wired into our DNA. It’s a necessary and integral component as we continue on our important and exciting dual mission: to serve customer and market needs better than anyone else while helping to grow our employee base and provide them with more and better career opportunities. That’s a powerful and rewarding business to be in, and one that we are very proud of. We’re social entrepreneurs,” said Dave. “Both ways, society wins.”
About DePaul Industries:
DePaul Industries is the Northwest's most comprehensive outsourcing specialist focusing on three core disciplines: Food & Consumer Goods Packaging, Temporary Staffing Services, and Security Services. All businesses are supported by certified training programs that prepare workers for ever changing needs and expectations of industry.
Over the past five years DePaul Industries has employed more than 10,000 individuals and paid more than $65 million in wages. With its headquarters in Portland, OR, DePaul Industries incorporated in 1971 and opened its doors in 1972 as a vocational job shop and training center.
DePaul Industries provides services throughout Oregon, the Puget Sound area and Southwest Washington from offices located in Portland, Salem, Corvallis, and Eugene, Ore., and Bremerton, Wash. Newer units have been created to serve Hermiston as well Eastern Oregon.
More information about DePaul Industries is available by visiting www.depaulindustries.com.
SOURCE DePaul Industries