Richard Giffin has been involved in the paint finishing industry for over 18 years. Learning the business from the ground up, Richard has held successful tenure in all areas of the business, including field operations, engineering – design, purchasing, proposal – estimation, sales and marketing. Richard succeeds his father, Don Giffin, as the new President and CEO of Giffin.
“The opportunity to lead Giffin into the future is very exciting. I have had the opportunity to learn and work alongside some of the industry’s most talented veterans since I started my career in field operations at age 19. I would like to thank my grandfather for his vision in starting this company in 1949, and most importantly, my father, for his guidance and wisdom helping instill the core values of what it means to be a true leader, operating with vision and integrity everyday. The Giffin team is made up of the best in the business, and the future looks very promising. Our corporation’s unprecedented growth over the last 10 years has been astonishing. More specifically, hitting the $1 billion annual revenue milestone while constructing five paint shops simultaneously, was nothing short of remarkable. This is again, a testament to the importance of building the best team, and all working together towards an ultimate goal. It is with great pride that I accept the role of President and CEO of Giffin” – Richard Giffin