Company: Alexander Technical Institute
Topic: Uncompromised Innovation
Wine Sponsor: HORN
Biography: Mr. Alexander joined as Senior Vice President of Technology & Purchasing at Behr Process Corporation, a Masco Company, located in Santa Ana, California in January 1992. He built and staffed one of the most advanced architectural coatings laboratories in the industry, including a world class facility in Pune, India. Responsible for the Research & Development and Purchasing activities, Mr. Alexander contributed to Behr becoming the #1 brand name in the industry as reported in the PCRP index. Mr. Alexander retired this year as Executive Vice President, Technology & Purchasing. Since retiring Alexander founded ATI, Alexander Technical Institute, to provide a practical approach to technical innovation for its clients. ATI will provide training and coaching along with testing, benchmarking, and product development. Prior to joining Behr Process Corporation, he served 8 years as Senior Vice President of Operations for Frazee Industries, located in San Diego, California. Mr. Alexander has 48 years experience in the coatings industry, including General Management at Cargill Incorporated for 6 years and various technical positions during his 11 years at the Sherwin-Williams Company in the Chicago area. Mr. Alexander holds two Masters degrees from Loyola University, Chicago, including an M.B.A. which he received in 1972.