David Tetzlaf earned a BS in Chemistry from John Carroll University, and a
MBA, with a concentration in Marketing at University of Phoenix, San Diego
campus. Prior to joining Solatube Global Marketing Inc. in April 2013, David
was a lighting merchant for HD Supply, a leading industrial distribution
company for the maintenance, repair, and improvement construction markets. As
a merchant, David managed the marketing communication, pricing, vendor
relationships and product assortments to maximize opportunities within
various customer segments, which included multifamily, hospitality,
healthcare, government, and commercial maintenance.
Prior to HD Supply, David held several roles at Akzo Nobel (AN), the
world’s largest global coatings manufacturer. David started at AN in 2007
as an Architectural Representative, conducting training to the architectural
community and driving specifications. During this time, David earned his
LEED©-AP accreditation and helped drive AN’s green marketing initiatives.
In 2009, David moved into a position as a Trainer and Marketing Associate to
help manage the transition to the Glidden Professional brand. David’s last
position at AN was as a Sales Manager for associated paint products.
Prior to AN, David worked at The Sherwin-Williams Company for over 12
years in several roles.