President – CEO
Don Giffin is the President and CEO of Giffin, Inc. He is a 48 year veteran of the specialty contracting business. Learning the business from the ground up, Don has experience within the markets his organization serves that is second to none. Since the inception of Giffin, Inc. in 1980, as a direct result of knowledge, integrity, and leadership, Don has produced a global leader in surface finishing systems.
Chief Operating Officer
Steve Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of Giffin, Inc. He has 37 years of worldwide construction experience, primarily within the surface coating industry. Prior to joining Giffin, Smith was Energy Manager, Sales Engineer, and finally Vice President of Sales and Estimating at Haden, Inc. He began his career as the Project Engineer for Zack Co. constructing the Midland (Michigan) Nuclear Power Project HVAC system.
Smith is a 1978 graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Applied Sciences
Chief Financial Officer
Gary Zelinsky is the Chief Financial Officer at Giffin, Inc. He is a 40 year veteran of the specialty automotive equipment industry. Prior to joining Giffin 31 years ago, Gary began his career at Durr Industries as a junior accountant, steadily rising to the position of Vice President – Finance.
Gary holds an MBA from Wayne State University, as well as a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Vice President of Operations
Shane Gerkin is Vice President of Operations at Giffin Inc. He has 39 years’ experience in the Paint Finishing Industry. Prior to joining Giffin Inc. Shane worked for both AB Myr, and ABB where he held positions as Proposal and Estimating Manager, Director of Engineering and Design, and Vice President of Operations.
Shane has earned a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleary College.
Vice President – Sales & Marketing
Richard Giffin is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Giffin, Inc.
Richard has been involved in the paint finishing industry for 17 years. Learning the business from the ground up, Richard has held successful tenure in field operations, engineering – design, purchasing, proposal – estimation, and sales. Richard currently leads the corporate sales, proposal – estimation, and advanced technology teams.
Executive Director – Giffin Mexico
Rudy Guzman is the Executive Director of Giffin Industries in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He is a 27 year veteran within the automotive paint and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Giffin, Rudy served as Paint Director for the Fiat Group in Turin, Italy. He has international business experience in China, Germany, Brazil, Poland, and Serbia.
Rudy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Americas, Mexico.