Don Samanas, Firestorm Principal in Wisconsin

Don Samanas | Principal | 250 Pinnacle Dr | Lake Mills, WI 53551 | (920) 545-4175 | Cell: (608) 333-7969 | [email protected]

Dom SamanasDon Samanas retired in 2007 from national industrial distributor W.W. Grainger, Inc. after a 22 year career in sales and management. He started Lakeland Franchise Associates – franchise consulting and brokerage – and then answered a call to work for Stanley Black & Decker in their Security Solutions division in 2008. After 2 more years in the corporate arena, and having worked with thousands of businesses, schools, and government entities,he saw the very real need for Firestorm’s services and decided to open his Firestorm franchise in June of 2010, based in the Madison-Milwaukee, WI corridor.

Don was born and raised in Indiana and holds a B.A. from Indiana University. He has gained strong insight into facilities, procurement, and supply chain management over his 30 plus year career and shares the Firestorm passion to change our business culture from one of disaster denial to that of preparedness.

Don has received over 700 hours of sales and customer relationship training from industry leaders such as Xerox, Dale Carnegie, and IBM in addition to ongoing training provided by his employers, Grainger, Stanley, Lanier, and others.

Don is also a member in PPPDC – the Public – Private Partnership of Dane County. Created in 2007, the Public – Private Partnership of Dane County fosters the development of relationships among public, private and non-profit organizations. The Partnership’s purpose is to support the sharing of information between members to develop planning strategies and connect members with a network of professionals that can help build on those strategies.

Specialties: Supply chain management and improvement; procurement process mapping & improvement; cost savings identification & implementation; facilities management; occupational safety; regulatory compliance issues; internal marketing; extensive government account management experience.

Member: Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce; WEMA (Wisconsin Emergency Management Association); PPPDC – the Public – Private Partnership of Dane County

Don Samanas | Principal | 250 Pinnacle Dr | Lake Mills, WI 53551 | (920) 545-4175 | Cell: (608) 333-7969 | [email protected]

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