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Name: Mitch
Position: Manager, Supply Chain Operations
Years of Rain Bird Service: 23
Rain Bird Location: Azusa, CA
Education: BS Accounting/Economics – Claremont Men’s College; MBA – Cal Poly Pomona

Why work at Rain Bird?
You get to work with incredible people with various educational and cultural backgrounds.  I have been given a lot of opportunities to do different things.

How has working for Rain Bird benefited your career growth?
I have had the opportunity to do many different things over my 23 years.  I have been in accounting, manufacturing, distribution/warehousing, operations, international customer service, marketing, international credit and international travel.

What are the most important traits to be successful at Rain Bird?
You need to have the ability to multi-task and think quickly on your feet.

What are your future goals/career path at Rain Bird?
To be promoted to the next level of management.

Career Path at Rain Bird:

  • Manager, Supply Chain Operations
  • Operations Project Manager - Corporate
  • Plant Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Director of Finance & Administration, International
  • Corporate Accounting Manager

What are your top areas of responsibilities or key activities for your current role?

  1. Fiscal responsibility for the Distribution Centers
  2. Customer Service – External & Internal
  3. Safety
  4. Corporate Demand Planning Process
  5. Corporate MRP Standardization across all of the Plants
  6. Leadership – developing people for future career opportunities

Past work experience:

  • Paiste America – Controller/Operations Manager
  • Oak Crest Mfg. – Assistant Controller
  • Papercraft Inc. – Assistant Controller
  • Boyd Furniture Mfg. – Assistant Controller
  • Touche Ross & Co. – Audit Staf