Paul Streeter, Founder and Chairman
Paul graduated from Western Michigan University in 1969 with a major in marketing and a minor in economics and accounting. After college, he worked for three Fortune 100 companies: Armstrong World Industries, US Industries and Wicks Corporation. While at US Industries and Wicks Corporation, he was VP of Sales & Marketing. In 1983, Paul purchased a manufacturing company from an investment company owned by Swiss industrialist and philanthropist, Stephan Schmidheny. Before retiring in 2008 he owned and operated several businesses including Graco Distributors, a wholesale distributor of building material products.
His community involvement includes having served on the Board and Executive Committee of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity in Davidson, NC. He has made multiple mission trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua with organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Rainbow Network and Davidson United Methodist Church. He volunteers at Room in The Inn, Second Harvest Food Bank and is a Co-Founder of The Sinapi Foundation.
John Quinn, Founder and President
John is a successful business executive with more than 30 years experience in global operations, customer service, transportation, logistics and manufacturing. He has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. Since his semi-retirement in 2009, he has started providing consulting services to consumer-oriented service businesses, non-profits, and small and micro-enterprises. This leaves him with time to pursue his long term interests in community revitalization with sustainable and broad-based engagement models.
He is a founding board member and current president of The Sinapi Foundation. In addition, he serves on the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Board of Directors and the Board of Business Advisors for the Georgia Tech School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. John is a founding member of the Smithville Community Coalition, a member of Queen City Forward, and a Big Brother volunteer.