Unlike many of our competitors, Storeroom Solutions’ depth of expertise assures all our customers direct access to executive leadership regardless of where they are in North America. That means we’re constantly engaged and connected.SSI Leadership
SSI executives represent hundreds of years of MRO and supply chain experience. No one else offers that kind of knowledge.
Storeroom Solutions was founded in 1987 to help companies reduce indirect materials cost while increasing efficiency and quality. More than 20 years later, SSI is the fastest growing MRO Supplier in North America, purchasing from a portfolio of more than 2 million SKU’s for its clients.
In 1989 – attracted by SSI’s standardized managerial practices and track record for streamlining operations in plant storerooms - SSI was purchased by a Day & Zimmerman subsidiary.
In 1997 current SSI Chairman Larry Newhart and other investors purchased SSI from Day & Zimmerman, seeing value in the services offered by Storeroom Solutions. Over the next five years, SSI dramatically broadened its client base and began development of Storeroom On Site®, a core component of its cost-reducing software suite.
To bolster the infrastructure for the growing client base, in 2000 SSI established its Canadian subsidiary, Storeroom Solutions Canada Corp., for business growth into Canada. In 2008, that growth expanded to the island of Puerto Rico with its subsidiary company Storeroom Solutions Puerto Rico Corp. Storeroom Solutions Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. was established in 2010 to meet the growing demands of our client base who increasingly require global solutions to support their enterprise supply chain.
Today, SSI manages storerooms both on-site and virtually across North America, and is a leading, best-practice force in the MRO indirect materials management arena.
Storeroom Solutions’ management team is composed of the top indirect materials specialists in North America serving more than 160 locations. Our leadership represents SSI success principles in their actions every day for our clients and our fellow employees.
Larry Newhart, Chairman
Larry is the current Chairman of Storeroom Solutions, with a University of Chicago MBA in Finance and a BS from Penn State University. Larry’s roots in plant operations and maintenance, together with his professional services experience and customer and people-focused vision, drives our company culture.
Carlos Tellez, President & CEO
Carlos has extensive on-site facilities and engineering experience including an MA from Harvard and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. He is former VP of Fluor, one of the world’s largest engineer-construction firms. Carlos is an involved, customer-committed leader, familiar to SSI clients.
Robert DePaolo, SVP & Chief Logistics Officer, Strategic Services Group
Bob is a veteran logistics industry executive specializing in customer relations and sales/marketing, with career responsibility for as many as 128 facilities. He’s been a big contributor to SSI’s strong growth track. Bob has a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Logistics from Georgia Southern University.
Michael V. Weinberg, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing
Mike brings over 20 years of Sales, Marketing and Operations leadership experience from fortune 1000 firms like W.W. Grainger and NCH Corp.; as well as, mid-market strategy consulting and small business ownership. Mike has deep industry knowledge, strategic orientation and strong partnering skills, with a B.S. in Business Management from Northern Michigan University.
Albert Thorp, III, Chief Financial Officer
Al joined the executive staff in June 2011. He brings a wealth of experience in the Chief Financial Officer role including Globus Medical, Inc., a privately owned $300M spinal implant manufacturer, Technitrol, Inc., an electronics manufacturer, and two private equity sponsored businesses: Aramsco, Inc. and Brooks Instrument, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and has a B.S. in Finance and an MBA from La Salle University.
Paul Addis, Chief Procurement Officer
Paul brings more than 25 years as a seasoned professional in the world of strategic sourcing and purchasing operations. Joining SSI in 2011, he is a former principal consultant for ADCO Strategy Consulting and CPO for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer). Paul holds a B.S. in Marketing and an M.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia).
Walter DeSouza, Chief Information Officer
Walter DeSouza is responsible for technology strategy and implementation for SSI, including Storeroom On-Site®, our exclusive web-based MRO materials management platform. He has a B.S. from the Federal University of Rio de Janiero in Brazil and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Marilyn Dawes, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Marilyn has worked for SSI for more than 15 years and is responsible for management of all of the company's accounting functions, including accurate invoice reconciliation of more than 24,000 invoices each month from 10,000+ parts vendors servicing all SSI locations. She graduated Cum Laude from the City University of New York.
Robert Rosend, VP Human Resources
A seasoned HR professional, Rob has more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of settings. Rob’s reputation was built around delivering high quality, customized HR services to a wide range of businesses. Rob has been a guest speaker and lecturer on a variety of HR topics as well as a featured author. Rob received a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree in counseling psychology from Ball State University.