TRINTERNATIONAL, INC. Appoints Marjalena M.F. Santos as Vice President of OperationsOctober 01, 2021 News
EDMONDS — TRInternational, Inc. (TRI), a leading distributor of chemicals and raw materials, is proud to announce the appointment of Marjalena M.F. Santos as the company’s first Vice President of Operations. In her new role, Ms. Santos is responsible for TRI’s daily Operations, overseeing Diversity and Government bid programs, Human Resources, Compliance, Information Technology, Marketing, and Customer Service.
“Mar has demonstrated a strong commitment to TRI.” states Megan Gluth-Bohan, Owner and CEO of TRI. “…She started as an entry-level part-time employee 16 years ago. In all that time she has been one of our strongest team champions. Mar demonstrates a broad understanding of our business operations, and she has earned the respect of her teammates.”
Ms. Santos brings a breadth of knowledge to the VP role gained through the range of positions she has held at TRI, including Finance Intern, Customer Service Representative, Executive Assistant, Compliance Manager, and Human Resources Director.
Santos states, “I am grateful for my 16 years of service at TRI and excited for the opportunity to move to the next level with the top members of our management team. TRI is a world-class organization and I am honored to take on my new role. We have assembled a talented group of people and I look forward to adding continued value on the operational side of the business.”
This move will result in a more efficient and accessible leadership structure at TRI, where the team will be well-served by Ms. Santos’ skills as a strong communicator and ambassador for TRI excellence.
Gluth-Bohan concludes, “On a personal level, I consider her one of my most trusted advisors. I am delighted that she accepted the role of Vice President of Operations, and she moves forward with my full faith and confidence.”
About TRInternational, Inc.
TRI’s unique approach to chemical distribution offers a variety of products and services tailored to fit the needs of each customer. Founded in 1994 and headquartered just north of Seattle in Edmonds, WA, TRI has regional offices throughout the United States and Global Sourcing offices in Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea. TRI is an active member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), where CEO Megan Gluth-Bohan serves on the organization’s Board of Directors.
TRI holds many business certifications including the Women’s Business Enterprise National Certification (WBENC), National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and Small Business Association Woman Owned Small Business (SBA WOSB). TRI was ranked #1 on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s largest LGBTQ-Owned Companies List in 2020 and 2021.
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