Pacific


Leadership Team

Our team at work

Meet the Pacific Floorcare® Team

Our products are Purpose Built®, and our team is purpose driven to match. 

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

President

Dave Nelson is the President of Pacific Floorcare®.  He joined the company in 2010, after executive leadership roles in engineering and manufacturing with a broad base of industrial experience.  Since joining Pacific, Dave has led the company into a new of era premium product design and manufacturing, and has also attracted top level talent from inside and outside the floor care products industry. 

Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Masters in Business Administration in Operations Management from the University of Michigan.

Grant Cheney

Grant Cheney

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Grant Cheney is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pacific Floorcare®.  Grant brings extensive sales and sales leadership experience to Pacific.  Over the course of his 20+ year career, he has driven results through various sales and marketing roles in diverse manufacturing segments.  Most recently, Grant was the Director of Global Sales for a large conglomerate, leading a team responsible for growth and profitability in a multi-million dollar business unit of tapes and adhesive technologies.

Grant received a BA from The University of Michigan in Business Communications, and his MBA in management from Western Michigan University. 

Amber Johnson

Controller

Amber Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer at Pacific Floorcare®.  Over the course of her 17 year career, she has held positions including Cost Accountant, Internal Auditor, Controller and Senior Financial Analyst at world class manufacturing companies in the automotive and office furniture industries.   She joined Pacific in 2012 to support our growth and profitability with best-practice financial management, and to establish a financial team to support the company going forward. 

Amber received her Bachelor degree from Western Michigan University with a major in Finance and minor in Accounting.  

Kip Kauffman

Kip Kauffman

Principal Engineer

Kip Kauffman is the Vice President of R & D at Pacific Floorcare®. He joined the Pacific in 2011 to lead the effort to design and develop the most innovative and robust products in the professional floor care industry.  Kip has an extensive background in project management, engineering and product development.  Prior to joining Pacific, he spent 10 years in New Product Development for Tennant Company, also a producer of floor care equipment.

Kip received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. 

Jeff Oberlin

Operations Director

Jeff Oberlin is the Vice President of Operations at Pacific Floorcare®. He joined the company in 2013 in an effort to further enhance Pacific’s position in operational and engineering excellence, building high performing teams around lean manufacturing.  Jeff brings to Pacific a deep understanding of engineering and product development through his years of experience with premiere Michigan based manufacturing companies.  Prior to Pacific, Jeff most recently held the title of Senior Engineering Manager at Tennant Company, which also competes in the floor care products industry. Jeff also led Current Products Engineering and Program Management during his time there.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University.  

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