Megan was born and raised in the Midwest, where her personal motto and work philosophy can be summed up best by her grandfather: “Measure twice, cut once.”

CEO & Owner

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Tell us about your role at TRI:

I joined TRI in 2012 as the Company’s first General Legal Counsel. My leadership of the Company expanded, and after serving as TRI’s President, I became the Company’s CEO in 2018. In 2020, I acquired a majority ownership interest in the Company. I am now proud to be both the majority owner and the Chief Executive Officer of TRI. I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the Company’s business, as well as providing the leadership and creation of the Company’s strategic plan for the future. I serve as an executive who drives Company innovation and performance by empowering and challenging the TRI team to be both excellent and rigorous. I also bring my training as an attorney into my daily work, offering both legal guidance and my own unique pragmatism to every situation.

In addition to my work at TRI, I currently serve as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), and the NACD Government/Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability Committees. I am passionate about advancing the roles of women in our industry.

About your education or work experience:

I obtained my BA from the University of Minnesota and my JD from the University of St. Thomas School of Law- both in Minneapolis MN. Prior to joining the TRI Team, I was a practicing attorney in the areas of business /corporate law and civil litigation. I am licensed to practice in Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington.

What sort of hobbies do you have? OR How do you typically spend your leisure time?

I love the great outdoors- hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and camping. I also love travel, great books, yoga, hot cups of strong coffee, and the New York Times Crossword puzzle. I have a daily meditation practice, and appreciate stillness as much as I do the rush of business. I love my roles as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

What is your favorite thing about working at TRI?

I love my teammates. Every day I am grateful for the genuinely good people on this team. In addition, I find the daily business of TRI and our industry to be both challenging and fascinating.

What would you like people to know about you?

I believe who we are is reflected more in our actions than our words. I strive to be a woman of strong character. I value honesty, fairness, and humility. I do not believe there is any substitute for hard work. Most of all, I aim each day to be a woman my daughters can admire.

Other than appearance, what is the first thing that people notice about you?

I am not sure what people notice first, but it doesn’t take long for people to figure out I am good natured, while also being firm and direct. I am often overheard saying “give me the baby not the labor.” I think that sums up my personality pretty well.

List your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

Three excellent books: Personal History by Katharine Graham; Ten Percent Happier by Dan Harris; and The Patriarch by David Nasaw. I love to read … email me for a longer list of good reads!

What three traits define you?

Pragmatism, Integrity, and Resilience

What advice would you give your younger-self if you met you as a kid?

Keep believing in your potential, always trust your gut, and never drink Southern Comfort. ☺

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I love classical music, and I would love to learn to play the cello.

Major Stocking Points

Port of import

  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Hanahan, SC
  • Houston, TX
  • Little Rock, AK
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Main Sourcing

  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain

Regional Office

  • Flourtown, PA
  • Greenville, SC
  • Nacogdoches, TX
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shanghai, China
  • Southampton, NJ
  • St. Charles, IL
  • Oakland, CA
  • Noblesville, IN

Import Point

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Little Rock, AK
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Custom Blending Facility

  • Bensenville, IL

Additional Sourcing Points

  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain