Jon Perry, Chief Executive Officer
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.
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, Chief Operations Officer
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.
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, Chief Financial Officer
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.
Nina Stasinopoulos, VP of Human Resources
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, VP of Information Technology
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, VP of Sales and Marketing
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.
Dan Bofinger, RVP of East Region
Dan Bofinger has been with SPI for over 39 years in various sales, fabrication, and management roles. He currently serves as Regional Vice President for the eastern region, overseeing all of the branches in that region and working out of the Tampa, FL office. Dan is the longest-term SPI team member, starting from the company’s inception in 1982.
Dan has a long history with SPI, and is particularly gifted in customer relationships. Having graduated with his B.S. in Education from Millersville University, he is adept at explaining SPI’s products and services and maintaining a good rapport with our consumers.
Outside of work, he is the President of the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement.
In his spare time, Dan is an avid saltwater fisherman, fishing the Gulf of Mexico up to 80 miles offshore. Dan has a son, daughter, and two grandchildren where he shares his time between Florida and Pennsylvania.
Mike Feehery, RVP of Central Region
Mike Feehery started his career in warehouse management. Four years later, he became Director of Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics for a large contractor and distributor. In 1989, Mike began his career with SPI, establishing a very successful greenfield operation in Houston, Texas.
Mike has a wealth of experience in the field and has been an invaluable asset with regard to the growth and success of the company. He has worked on geographic and product expansions through product development, greenfield operations, integrating acquisitions, and regional realignments. Throughout his time at SPI, he has assembled, retained, and led a team that delivers exceptional value to our customers, vendors, and shareholders.
Outside of work, Mike serves on the board of directors for both the NIA and the SWICA. He also supports Community Family Centers, a Houston inner-city outreach center that provides adult basic education, ESL, early childhood education, family support services, and in-school and after-school youth programs.
In his spare time, Mike is an avid chef. He has competed in and won many BBQ competitions in Texas. He has participated in the World Championship Bar-B-Que contest for over two decades, which is an honor equivalent to the World Series or Super Bowl. Attended by over 200,000 people each year, this event features over 250 teams and raises millions of dollars for education and other youth programs.
Rich Cleminson, RVP of West Region and Canada
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.