John P. Godina


Mid-West Regional Sales Director

"There's no easy way to the stars" - Seneca

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Mobile: +1(630) 234-8169
Office: +1(630) 762-0764

Industry Focus:
Paints & Coatings   Inks & Dyes

Tell us about your role at TRI: 
Managing / coordinating our sales force, as well as sales responsibility for the Mid-West and manager/co-owner of  Chemblend of America.

Tell us a little about your family:
Kai  and I were married in 1997. We have two sons, Hunter and Spencer, and a chocolate lab named Wrigley. Our families come from New York/Connecticut and California, and we met in college. Kai works for the Board of Education, and the boys spend their time between school and sports (soccer, basketball, and lacrosse). Wrigley spends his time hunting birds, swimming whenever he can, and fetching anything that can be thrown.

About your education or experience:
I graduated from Fairfield Preparatory School (Fairfield, CT) in 1992, then from Colorado State University, with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in Economics, in 1997.
1997- 1998: Industrial Chemicals, Inc; Purchasing; Birmingham, AL  1998- 1999: Industrial Chemicals, Inc; Sales; Mobile, AL  1999- 2002: VW&R/Univar; Sales; Mobile, AL  2002- Present: TRInternational, Inc.

What sort of hobbies do you have?
Hunting, fishing, boating, woodworking, sports (coaching and playing), and grilling.

What is your favorite thing about working at TRI?
My favorite thing about working for TRI is the people.

What would you like people to know about you?
I grill on charcoal only.... No gas!

Other than appearance, what is the first thing that people notice about you?
I say what's on my mind.

How do you typically spend your leisure time?
If I am not working for more than a couple of days, I can typically be found on the west coast of Florida, or in the Keys, fishing. If I am at home, I can usually be found cheering on my Chicago Blackhawks/Bears, or working in my wood shop.

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