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Our Team Leaders

Karl Larsen, President / CEO

Karl Larsen, President / CEO

Karl Larsen brings over three decades worth of direct industry experience to the position of President and CEO for Cesco Solutions. As President, Mr. Larsen oversees an experienced and multidisciplinary group of PhD’s, Chemical Engineers, Chemists, Biologists, Scientists, and Sales Professionals.

Mr. Larsen is a graduate of Northwest University, where he holds a degree in Business Management.

Shortly after beginning his business career in technical sales (specialty chemicals for Pulp and Paper, Petrochemical, and Food Plants), Mr. Larsen was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Chemical Services Northwest, where he tripled the size of the company in just three years. In 1992, Mr. Larsen purchased Cesco and the company has grown significantly since then, transforming from a small northwest regional specialty chemical company into an international entity which serves markets across the globe.

Happily married with six children, Mr. Larsen currently resides in Bellingham, Washington.


SALES


Mark Furneaux, Regional Sales Manager / Canada

Mark Furneaux, Regional Sales Manager / Canada

With a B.S. degree in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the University of Victoria, Mark Furneaux has served as a Forestry Engineer, Mines Inspector, and Forestry Consultant as well as a Laboratory Research Technician for the Government of Canada.

A native of Canada, Mr. Furneaux currently resides in Vancouver, BC.

Mr. Furneaux joined Cesco in 1998, and since then has developed, and applied his expertise across a range of clients and industries. As Regional Sales Manager, Mr. Furneaux is primarily focused on managing operations in Western Canada, in service to the Pulp and Paper, Wastewater, Petrochemical and Food Processing industries.

Josh LaFountaine, Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Josh LaFountaine, Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Josh LaFountaine began his career blending and manufacturing industrial chemicals with a national chemical provider. Shortly after, Mr. LaFountaine’s curiosity and drive motivated him to pursue a career in sales. With just under a decade of industrial chemical sales and service in a large variety of industries, there aren’t many challenges or projects he hasn’t tackled.Since joining Cesco in 2009, Mr. LaFountaine has developed, and applied his expertise across a range of clients and industries. Mr. LaFountaine is primarily focused on managing operations in Washington and Oregon, in service to the Pulp & Paper, Wastewater, Heavy Industry, and Food Processing industries.

Over the years, Mr. LaFountaine has developed a well-deserved reputation for building long-term business relationships based on mutual respect, shared goals, excellent service, and helping customers improve profitability.

Paul Newland, Chemical Sales Engineer

Paul Newland, Chemical Sales Engineer

Paul Newland earned his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Maine with a background in polymers and pulp and paper. Mr. Newland has spent a majority of his career selling and servicing specialty chemicals for pulp and paper and wastewater applications focusing on retention, drainage and liquid-solid separation. For an 11 year period Mr. Newland was a Sales Representative and Regional Manager working with adhesives, sealants and coatings through the industrial distribution network in seven states in the Northwest. Mr. Newland enjoys working with customers to solve problems through product selection to improve chemical efficiencies to improve performance and reduce application costs.

Mr. Newland enjoys living in the Portland, OR area with his wife and two daughters.

Tommy Jenkins, Chemical Sales Engineer

Tommy Jenkins, Chemical Sales Engineer

Tommy Jenkins Joined the Cesco Solutions team in 2013. Mr. Jenkins has an Engineering Degree from Texas A&M University, College Station Texas. Prior to joining Cesco, Mr. Jenkins worked in the Design Engineering field and Sales Management focusing on Thermodynamics and Compliance/QA/QC Managing focusing on Manufacturing.

Mr. Jenkins is happily married to wife Lindsay and has three boys Drew, Josh and Jack. Mr. Jenkins enjoys hunting and fishing, coaching his son’s select baseball team, and has a Senior 1st Degree black belt in taekwondo.

Katherine Larsen, Owner / Director of Online Sales

Katherine Larsen, Owner / Director of Online Sales

Katherine Larsen is the Director of Online Sales. She began the start up of Cesco’s growing online store in early 2016. After attending college in California, Katherine moved to Oregon where she managed at Nordstrom for 8 years. Katherine then moved to Bellingham where she met Karl and began her Cesco career in 2002. In her spare time Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, tennis, camping, paddle boarding and boating.

Katherine and Karl are happily married with 6 children and reside in Bellingham.

Dennis Tonkin, Technical Consultant

Dennis Tonkin, Technical Consultant

Dennis Tonkin earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University. Mr. Tonkin spent 2 years in industrial chemical sales followed by nearly 20 years in sales and sales management with a major industrial water treatment company. During this time, Mr. Tonkin specialized in application of polymers for liquid/solids separation across multiple industries. This led to 9 years with the company’s Technical Service group, providing technical backup, trouble-shooting, project startup/management, and training to the company’s sales staff.Mr. Tonkin has extensive polymer application experience in Pulp/Paper, Recycle Paper, Mining, Municipal, Petrochemical, and Food Processing industries.

Mr. Tonkin provides technical support to the sales staff of Cesco Solutions and currently lives in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

Thomas Woodward, Cesco Distributor / Technical Consultant

Thomas Woodward, Cesco Distributor / Technical Consultant

Thomas Woodward is a nationally-recognized authority on the Pulp and Paper industry and a veteran member of the Cesco team.Mr. Woodward is a published author, respected lecturer, and patent holder. He has also served as a leading research scientist and development manager for a well-known international Pulp and Paper specialty chemical corporation and as Technical Editor for Recycled Paper News.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Mr. Woodward has worked as a consultant and adviser to many leading national firms and government agencies including the US Dept of Agriculture and the US Postal Service. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of CERMA, and has served as a member on various committees associated with the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).

In addition to his technical affiliation with Cesco Solutions, Mr. Woodward also serves as Director of Technology for EnzChem Associates, a Virginia-based company focused on providing enzyme and specialty chemical applications for the Pulp and Paper industry.


OPERATIONS


Josh Perry, Director of Operations and Marketing

Josh Perry, Director of Operations and Marketing

Josh Perry is passionate about building strong teams that win in the marketplace. Mr. Perry was an early entrepreneur, producing and selling natural milk from the age of twelve. In the mid-1990s, he assisted with the startup of his family’s pallet manufacturing business, Perry Pallet.

He earned a B.S. in Manufacturing Management from Western Washington University in 2002. Beginning in 2001, he worked in business development at Mt. Baker Products, a Bellingham-area plywood mill. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Perry served as a Communication Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, traveling around the Pacific Rim, including eleven months supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

In late 2010, Mr. Perry returned to Perry Pallet and led the sales and product development for the next four years. He joined Cesco in October 2014 as Director of Operations and Marketing.

Mr. Perry is happily married to Kristi and is a father of two sons. In his spare time, he is an avid runner and reader.

Mark Eggink, Operations Manager

Mark Eggink, Operations Manager

After attending college in Oregon, Mark Eggink and his wife moved to Washington. They raised their family and have lived in the Bellingham area for 30 years. Mark was employed in operations for 13 years before coming to work at Cesco Solutions.

He has been with the company for over 17 years. He is in charge of the daily operations of the plant. This includes purchasing, receiving and scheduling deliveries. He also oversees and has extensive knowledge of the blending of raw materials into the finished product.


ADMINISTRATION


Jennifer Rosario, Accounting Manager

Jennifer Rosario, Accounting Manager

Jenn Rosario provides a wealth of financial leadership at Cesco Solutions.

Proudly hailing from Arizona, Jenn earned her Bachelors of Financial Management and Masters in Financial Analysis degrees from Arizona State University. Jenn has a strong track record in a number of well-known financial companies such as Charles Schwab & Co and USAA.

At Cesco, Jenn handles all aspects of financial management and accounting. She leads the administrative department in providing great customer service.

Jenn is happily married to Tim and enjoys reading and culinary adventures.

Susan Hofstetter, Accounting/Human Resources Coordinator

Susan Hofstetter, Environmental and Regulatory Manager

Susan joined the Cesco team in 2007, and in 2013, she was promoted to the manager position overseeing the company’s environmental and regulatory affairs.

Susan graduated cum laude from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration-Finance and a minor in Economics. Susan administers Cesco’s environmental, health, and safety plans and coordinates the company drug testing program and training.

She generates and maintains company safety data sheets and handles regulatory compliance while interfacing with governmental entities such as the FDA, EPA, DOT, and CFIA.  Susan’s experience, attitude, and professionalism make her a solid asset to the company.

She is involved in her community and is a recipient of multiple school district volunteering awards. She and her husband, Bob, have two children, Kellie and Kyle

   
   
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