Pete Cerra

Part of the Tnemec family since 1981

Vice President - Operations

Pete Cerra has been involved in the coatings industry nearly 40 years, working his way up from batch-maker in Tnemec’s North Kansas City manufacturing facility. Since then, Pete has served as inventory control technician, production scheduler, systems analyst, materials manager, director of purchasing and director of distribution. As vice president of operations for the past 15 years, he has held corporate-wide responsibility for manufacturing, distribution, color control and purchasing. He has been a national and local member of the FSCT and NPCA and is a current member of the American Coatings Association (ACA), where he served on the Manufacturing Committee for six years. Pete is a past president of the Kansas City Paint and Coatings Society and has chaired the Education and Picture It Painted committees for the local association.

From the CEO

"My humble beginning blossomed into a career that parallels a ‘rags to riches’ story and, over the years, I have seen and discussed many similar examples of the same kind of growth in other employees. This is mainly because the caliber of leadership and the opportunities available for Tnemec employees, which are both second to none."

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