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Executive Leadership Team

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Jason Caldwell

President & CEO
Jason is a distinguished aviation distribution executive and brings over 20 years of experience to GracoRoberts. Prior to this role, Jason was Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and then Distribution President for Wencor Group, where he built a cohesive sales and marketing team and was able to exceed revenue and gross margin plans.

He also led the mergers and acquisitions team through 12 add on acquisitions, and helped lead the company through private equity transitions with Odyssey Investment Partners and Warburg Pincus. Jason’s leadership has driven the latest acquisitions of E.V. Roberts, Able Aerospace Adhesives, Silmid, and Styles Aviation Inc. (dba SkyGeek); his expertise will be instrumental in facilitating growth through broadening key supplier partnerships, and customer relationships.

Each member of our Executive Leadership Team is an expert in their field and intimately involved with both the long term vision of the company and the day-to-day business. We are committed to providing our customers unparalleled partnership and are inspired to build a company that our employees can be proud of every day.

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Lee Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer

Lee comes to GracoRoberts with over 20 years of experience in aerospace specialty chemicals and consumables, where he has held leadership positions in Customer Operations, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Implementations, and Account Management. In his new role as COO, Lee will lead GracoRoberts to scale for growth, speed-to-market, and efficiency across the global organization and provide strategic leadership and oversight for global distribution, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, and facilities/real estate operations.

Rodger Gant

Rodger Gant, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of GracoRoberts, Rodger utilizes his 20+ years of private and public accounting experience along with his strong leadership skills to propel the company forward. During his 10 years of tenure at GracoRoberts he has seen the company through several private equity transitions, including the latest acquisition of SkyGeek. His passion for strategic financial planning has enabled the company to make smart investments and plan for a successful future.

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Melissa Goebel

Chief People Officer

Melissa is a trusted leader and problem solver with a reputation for building strong, resilient companies through people, culture and organizational strategy. For 20+ years, she has combined sharp business acumen with integrity and compassion to realign corporate strategies squarely on growth. As Chief People Officer at GracoRoberts, Melissa will provide a global focus on company strategy, integration of acquisitions along with employee experience, engagement, and development.

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Karen Ward

Chief Information Officer

With a background in corporate IT and experience managing complex, multi-billion dollar Government IT contracts, Karen joined GracoRoberts in January 2022 to lead the company’s strategic technology plan and spearhead IT transformation initiatives. As Chief Information Officer, Karen will utilize her 20+ years of experience to position GracoRoberts as one of the most technically-driven and secure global businesses.

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John Vogt

Chief Revenue Officer

John’s decades of multi-industry experience with material technology leaders, including General Electric Silicones, enables him to understand the dynamics for an expansive number of engineered applications. His extensive education, including a BS in Plastics Engineering and an MBA from Pepperdine, synergizes with his multi-faceted technical exposure to help him effectively identify and integrate material solutions.

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Allison Lombardo

Chief Marketing Officer

Allison brings over 25 years of strategic marketing and branding experience to GracoRoberts. Raised in the B2B marketing and media space, Allison has led the marketing and business development for a portfolio of products across a wide range of verticals. Allison's goal is to develop and implement the GracoRoberts' Family of Brands strategic marketing initiatives across the global organization.