Scott Campbell, President and CEO of Rainier Industries, has announced his retirement, and David Traub assumes the role as our new CEO. Though the leadership is changing, Rainier’s values and mission to build high quality products and provide world class service remain the same.
Scott has been President since he purchased the company in 1984, and averaged 15% annual growth under his leadership. During those 34 years, Rainier has grown from a small tent and awning company in downtown Seattle to a diverse, bi-coastal manufacturing company with 3 manufacturing plants totaling 350,000 square feet and 260 employees. He remains involved as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and in an advisory and consultant role.
David joined Rainier in 2010 as a technical designer and was instrumental in the development of our shade product line and the addition of our North Carolina production facility. He quickly transitioned from design to the leadership team, leading the restructuring of Rainier’s management and developing the current strategic direction. Continuing his work as COO for the last four years, his team will focus on creating an exceptional workplace for employees and obsessing over their customers’ experience.
“As a manufacturing company headquartered in a tech hub like Seattle, it’s fun to be in the business of making durable products. We’ve stuck around for 122 years by building world class products and responding rapidly to our customer’s needs, and we’re excited to continue the pursuit of that mission,” David said.
Congratulations to both Scott and David! Rainier has grown and changed a lot in our 122 years in business and we're excited about this next chapter.