Jon Perry began his career with General Electric, spending 11 years in their aerospace, power systems, medical systems, and industrial systems. He then moved to a material handling distribution equipment company, where he served as their VP of sales, and to a machine tool manufacturer as their VP of operations and service. He then spent 6 years as President of C.C. Dickson Co. (CCDC), a large regional HVAC distribution company in the southeast.
After leaving CCDC, Jon worked as the CEO for two private equity firms in the healthcare sector, running Global Medical Imaging, or GMI. He left GMI to return to the HVAC industry as the COO at Carrier Enterprise, the largest distributor of Carrier HVAC products in North America.
Jon joined SPI in February of 2019 as the CEO, and brings with him a wealth of experience across various industries. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and The Wharton School, he holds a BS in Mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering, as well as an MBA. Jon now serves as Executive Chairman for SPI.
Outside of work, Jon supports his local community. He sponsors Freedom School Partners, a summer literacy program that focuses on improving reading skills in elementary school children. In his spare time, Jon is a wine enthusiast, enjoying all aspects of tasting and pairing wines. He currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.
Ray Sears began his career at Southwest Airlines, holding various positions of increasing responsibility in Finance and Procurement over the course of his 21 years there. His last 7 years at Southwest were spent as Vice President of Procurement. He then moved to Roofing Supply Group, LLC (RSG), which was one of the largest distributors of roofing products in the United States. There he served as Vice President of Supply Chain.
In 2012, Ray joined what is now SPI as Vice President of Supply Chain. Ray has been a constant at SPI ever since. He brings over 10 years of experience in construction products and the distribution industry to his role, and has been a key asset in steering the company through various organizational changes. Ray was named CEO of SPI in January 2023.
A graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Ray holds a BS in Computer Information Systems. Outside of work, he stays active with his children’s sports and other activities.
In his spare time, Ray is an avid traveler. He has visited six out of seven continents and hopes to visit Antarctica as soon as he can. He is also a lifelong tennis enthusiast, having enjoyed tournament play in his early years. He still plays and enjoys the game today, squeezing in a match whenever he can.
Keith Bolt is an experienced financial executive who brings a wealth of experience to SPI. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in their audit practice. He worked at two Fortune 500 firms, ALCOA and NSI, from 1994 to 2001, and in 2001 began working with private equity firms as CFO or COO within their various portfolio companies.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Keith holds a BBA in Accounting. He has worked in the insulation industry for 4 years, the last 2 of which with SPI. His skills and experience make him an expert at fostering and maintaining relationships both internally and externally. While at SPI he has been an advocate for digital transformation efforts.
Outside of work, Keith is active in his community. He volunteers with multiple local charities in Charlotte, whose work ranges from supporting at-risk children to helping those with addictions to chemical substances. He formerly served on the board for New Horizons for Children, a non-profit organization that works with orphans from eastern Europe.
In his personal life, Keith is a family man. He and his wife Jennifer have 5 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a cat. Over the past 21 years, the family has hosted 18 foreign exchange students. There is never a dull moment at the Bolt house.
Margot Hart is an accomplished and pragmatic sales leader with a wealth of experience in a range of business areas. A graduate of UCLA and the University of Colorado, she began her career at Staples, where she spent 16 years in a variety of sales, sales leadership, pricing, strategy, and executive roles.
Margot’s talents eventually took her to Travelers Haven, a high-growth, technology-enabled corporate housing company where she led sales, marketing, pricing, and client success. It was in this position that she discovered her passion for working and implementing structure in high-growth environments. She then joined SPI in 2022 as Chief Revenue Officer, leading our commercial processes and go-to-market approaches to deliver on our value proposition with existing and new customers.
Outside of work, Margot is active in her community. She volunteers with her church’s youth program, teaching leadership skills to middle and high school students. She also enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family. You will often find her helping her children with their homework or cheering them on at tennis matches or cross-country races.
In her spare time, Margot enjoys a variety of activities. She is passionate about real estate and is always on the hunt for the perfect house to make her family’s next home. An avid cook, her perfect weekend day involves time outdoors, good friends, family, and a delicious meal.
Ernie Iulianetti began his career in the industry as the warehouse manager for ISD Ceilings in their Cinnaminson, NJ branch. This branch was acquired by SPI in late 1990, and Ernie was promoted to inside sales in early 1991, a position he held for the next three years.
Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ernie held a range of titles with increasing amounts of responsibility and management. In 2014, he developed pricing optimization initiatives for all North American operations, primarily focused on implementing system pricing. From 2015 to 2020, he held the role of Northeast District Manager for 10 distribution locations. In 2021, multiple acquisitions were added to his list of responsibilities.
Ernie is passionate about his role and served on the Eastern States Insulation Contractors Association board of directors for 15 years. He attributes his work ethic to a childhood spent on a fruit and vegetable farm, which instilled in him a drive and focus on results.
Outside of work, Ernie is a dedicated husband and father. He and his wife Kim have been married for 32 years and have two daughters, Alyssa and Jaclyn. In his spare time, you can find him spending time with family and friends or enjoying a relaxing round of golf.
Nick Long is a dedicated product and commercial strategist with over 17 years of experience in the manufacturing, construction, and marine markets. He began his career with Graco as an electrical engineer, then moved into business development and product management across several technologies and end markets. His engagement and enthusiasm for the work did not go unnoticed, and he spent 15 years with Graco in leadership positions of increasing responsibility.
Nick managed Graco’s global spray foam and protective coatings business from 2015 through 2018, a role that parallels his responsibilities at SPI. The remainder of his tenure at Graco focused on industrial manufacturing markets – managing sales, marketing, and product teams globally. In all cases, the primary path to market was through distribution. Nick brings a wealth of experience in leading and developing distribution-based business models to his role at SPI.
A graduate of the University of Akron and Cleveland State University, Nick holds both a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. During his time at the University of Akron, he was successful in working with the College of Engineering to endow a student-led scholarship supporting senior design projects in the field of robotics and controls.
Outside of work, Nick is devoted to his family. He spends his weekends coaching and scorekeeping for his son’s travel baseball team and attending competitions for his daughter’s dance team. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling. He has visited 14 countries across Asia-Pacific - many while living in Shanghai and managing businesses across the region.
Nina Stasinopoulos is a seasoned human resources professional with extensive experience in both privately and publicly held industrial and manufacturing companies. A graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, she holds a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology and a master’s degree in industrial relations, making her an expert in her field. She spent 13 years with Textron companies, which took her from northern Illinois to northeastern Tennessee and, finally, to North Carolina.
Nina joined SPI in 2019 and has worked to build her role to leverage talent across the organization, align compensation and benefits more closely with the company’s business strategy, and increase communication across our locations.
Outside of work, Nina supports the United Way. She has served in a range of positions, including as a local board member. She strives to connect with her United Way chapter no matter where her work takes her.
In her spare time, Nina enjoys traveling with her family, especially to the beach. She has visited beaches on the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Pacific, and North Sea. She is currently learning Spanish in the hopes of using her new skill in some of her future travels.
Rance Johnson has over 40 years of experience in information technology in a variety of different fields. Over the course of his career, he has built world-class IT environments and held senior leadership positions for Duravant, General Instrument, and Moody’s.
Rance joined the SPI family in May 2019 as the Vice President of Information Technology. In this role, he leads the IT department and helps support digital transformation efforts. Throughout his time at SPI, he has established himself as a personable, amiable colleague who is always willing to go the extra mile to solve any problem.
A veteran of the United States Air Force and the NC Air National Guard, Rance attended the Community College of the Air Force. He is currently a student at UNC Chapel Hill, where he attends Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Outside of work, he sits on the board for the Sidewalk Institute and sponsors a local youth summer camp. In his spare time, Rance is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys attending all of the major bike rallies he can.
Chance Mercure has been with SPI for over 6 years, first as the Regional Vice President for the West and Canada regions before moving into his current role in early 2020. Noted for his leadership and strategic planning skills, he has worked closely with the digital transformation process at SPI, helping to refresh the company’s footprint for the 21st century.
In keeping with his interest in sustainable and green manufacturing, Chance holds a degree in environmental engineering from West Point. He spent 5 years on active duty in Germany, Bosnia, and the southeast United States as a Combat Engineer Officer and Project Manager with the US Army Corp of Engineers.
Taking after his father, an amateur skydiver with over 700 jumps in the 1960s and 1970s, Chance requested to attend the Army’s Airborne School. He then spent the 19 years prior to joining the insulation industry in various leadership positions in the manufacturing, distribution, and military construction management spaces.
Chance is active in his community. He and his daughter are Expedition Patch Keepers for their YMCA Adventure Guides organization, and his children take part in several sports. You can often find him on the sidelines cheering them on in soccer, flag football, and basketball.
Bradley Perrier began his career in manufacturing and fabrication after leaving active duty from the U.S. Army. His first position was a night shift production supervisor in Minneapolis, MN at a manufacturer of printed circuit boards for the telecommunications industry.
Through the years, Bradley has worked in a variety of manufacturing environments. He held increasing roles of responsibility spanning from production leader to general manager before coming to SPI as Director of Fabrication in 2015. A graduate of Texas A&M University and Webster University, he holds a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA.
Just prior to arriving at SPI, Bradley retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Colonel after serving thirty-two years in various positions with four years of active duty and one tour in Afghanistan.
Outside of work, Bradley leads a men’s brigade in his church that does volunteer work for needy members of the congregation. In his spare time, he enjoys piloting planes, watching college football, and spending time with his family.
Heather Teasley began her career in eCommerce over 15 years ago. She spent several years in roles of increasing responsibility at Belk, leading the creative and production teams of their eCommerce department. She then moved into similar leadership roles with designer furniture manufacturers. This work took her to both B2B and B2C companies.
In 2020, Heather joined SPI and spearheaded the company’s digital transformation. This extensive project entailed a complete redesign and rebuild of the SPI website. As VP of Digital and eCommerce, she oversees all things digital. Her responsibilities include data and customer relationship management tools, as well as marketing and branding efforts that align the company with current industry best practices.
Heather attended Savannah Technical College and Armstrong Atlantic State University and holds a BS in Management Information Systems. She recently became a mentor for Charlotte Women in Tech, which supports women entering their career in technology fields.
Outside of work, Heather is an accomplished mixed media artist. She has exhibited her work at the University of South Carolina and numerous independent galleries. In her spare time, she enjoys powerlifting, and is always seeking to achieve her next personal record.
After beginning his career in corporate banking, Brian Blazek soon realized his true passion was in the operational side of business. He transitioned to a supply chain role, and over the past fifteen years has worked with FedEx, Roofing Supply Group, and Coca-Cola in positions of increasing responsibility.
Brian holds a BS in Finance and Management from Saint Louis University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He joined SPI in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of supply chain knowledge within the building products industry. He is passionate about maintaining and strengthening supplier relationships and facilitating the high level of customer service that is SPI’s standard.
Outside of work, Brian makes it a priority to spend time with his family. He coaches his children’s T-ball, soccer, and flag football teams. In his spare time, you can find him cheering at his kids’ games, traveling, or spending time outdoors.
Bob Barnett began his career in the insulation industry in 1980, working as an estimator for AC&S in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the next ten years, he held positions of increasing responsibility, first in Sales and Marketing and then as Branch Manager in Denver, Colorado. During this time, he also worked to develop the Asbestos Abatement division for both the Tulsa and Oklahoma markets.
Bob holds a BS in Building Design and Construction from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He joined SPI as a branch manager in 1993, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes him a true asset to the company. By the early 2000s, Bob was General Manager of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri markets. He was then promoted to District Manager of the Central region around 2007. In keeping with his passion for insulation, he has been a member of the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association for over twenty years.
Outside of work, Bob participates in a variety of activities. In his twenties, he competed in two rodeo events for several years. He currently enjoys remaining active in his community, including supporting and donating to The Ridge Church. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and snow skiing.
Mark Rich is a seasoned professional, having spent time working in several different industries. He spent 10 years working with industrial contractors and another 10 in construction management in New York City. A graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, he holds a BS in Political Science and Education.
Mark joined the SPI family in 2004 and has spent the past 18 years in the insulation industry. He worked his way up to his current role as Regional Vice President of the South Central Region. He is currently the President of the Southwest Insulation Contractors’ Association, or SWICA, and has served on their board of directors for six years, including as program chairman for a biennial expo and program director for an annual conference.
Outside of work, Mark is an avid golf fan. One of his bucket list items is to experience all four of the major golf tournaments. He has already attended three of the four, and hopes to make it to the British Open in the near future.
Rich Cleminson began his insulation career in 1987, working for a distributor in Edmonton, Alberta. For the next 10 years, he held several positions on the sales and marketing teams in both distribution and manufacturing before transferring to Seattle in 1996. He worked with CertainTeed until joining the SPI family as a district manager in 2011. He has been the Regional Vice President of the West region since March of 2020.
Rich has worked with insulation for many years, and brings to SPI a unique mindset that combines both sales and marketing. He attended both the University of Toronto, where he played varsity basketball, and the University of Phoenix. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Management. He is particularly skilled in sales management and contract negotiation – skills that enable him to establish and maintain a good rapport with both his employees and consumers.
Outside of work, Rich is active in his community. He supports the Seattle Mariners Cystic Fibrosis charity and contributes funds to Cascade Christian School. He is also a former thrill seeker, having embarked on many high-adrenaline activities such as bungee jumping, solo freefall skydiving, and helicopter skiing.