PORTLAND, Ore., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DePaul Industries announced today that Portland-area development professional Jon Ulsh has joined its leadership team as Vice President of Capital Development. In this capacity, Ulsh will be responsible for identifying and securing capital resources in support of DePaul Industries' ambitious strategic plan to nearly triple its capacity to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities over the next five years.
"Jon has a wealth of experience in both private enterprise and not-for-profit leadership and development," said Dave Shaffer, President & CEO of DePaul Industries. "We're excited to have Jon bring these multi-dimensional skills to DePaul to drive our unique approach to employment."
Ulsh will focus on impact capital opportunities, as well as relationships with both local and national foundations, to drive DePaul's integrated model and maximize opportunities for people with disabilities.
With extensive for-profit and non-profit experience, Ulsh's background includes executive, resource development, business development and consulting positions in healthcare, education, marketing and the arts. Previously, he has served as the president of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Foundation, the Executive Director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Logan Productions.
About DePaul Industries:
Since 1971, DePaul Industries has focused on its mission of creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities while growing into the Northwest's most comprehensive outsourcing specialist. DePaul helps people with disabilities to have the opportunity to work through a self-sustaining business model that generates more than 97% of revenue through the operation of three core businesses: food packaging & contract manufacturing, temporary staffing services, and security services. To date, DePaul has trained or employed in excess of 15,000 people with disabilities, including disabled veterans, and has paid wages and benefits of more than $200 million.
DePaul Industries has been honored as one of Oregon Business magazine's '100 Best Companies' in 2012 and 2011, and has consistently been named a top staffing firm by the Portland Business Journal. The organization has also been honored as one of Portland Business Journal's 'Most Admired Companies,' was the recipient of the 2011 Oregon Ethics in Business award, and was the recipient of the 2011 PepsiCo Americas Foods Contract Manufacturing Quality Award.
SOURCE DePaul Industries