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 (SW) for over 12 years in several R&D technical roles. David co-invented a patented IPN technology for coatings and brought several innovations to market, as well as engineered products across several paint brands and product categories.