The Executive Team
Founder & President
Chris started Baynum Painting in 1983, and in 1986 won his first roller coaster painting contract, coating the huge wooden structure of The Beast at Kings Island. This propelled Chris into the Amusement & Theme Park Industry, where he went on to develop his niche as a premier service provider for parks around the world. Now having completed over 200 major ride renovations, Chris has unmatched knowledge of the coating requirements on virtually every type of roller coaster in existence.
Chris has expanded the Baynum Painting brand over the years to include much more than the Amusement Industry market. Offshoot BPI Painting Company, formed in 2011 to cultivate a growing commercial and industrial clientele, has gone on to accumulate thousands of satisfied customers on painting projects across nearly every spectrum of the business world.
One fundamental principle seen throughout the entirety of his organization, is that of loyalty. Chris credits his incredible client retention record to loyal relationships, having lasted for decades with many businesses. The same can be said of his assembled team of employees – several of the painters Chris hired on day one of the The Beast project are still part of the company today!
Vice President of Sales
While Chris has always been the face of the amusement side of Baynum Painting, the man most visible to commercial and industrial clients has long been John Andrews. Since 1992 John has been head of estimating, using his vast industry knowledge to specify coating solutions for thousands of Baynum and BPI customers. John has established an incredible client base spanning across virtually every business sector. As current VP of Sales for Baynum and BPI Painting, John oversees all estimating and sales operations, and continues to cultivate and build strong customer relationships both locally and with nationwide clients.
Vice President of Business Operations
Daniel has been an official part of the Baynum Painting leadership team since 2011, after having developed a prior relationship while providing marketing and strategic support as an outside consultant. Working closely with Chris to navigate the organization and support its growing portfolio, Daniel now serves as Vice President of Business Operations. His background in the corporate world spent working in infrastructure project management for P&G, Toyota, and other Fortune 500 firms, has helped bring about the enterprise level of structure found throughout the Baynum & BPI operation today.
Vice President of Amusement Industry Division
Walter Bowser first became acquainted with the Baynum Painting team during his 20 year tenure with Six Flags Theme Parks, eight years of which were spent as Vice President of National Maintenance & Construction. As a long time preferred vendor of Six Flags, Baynum Painting had completed dozens of major coaster renovation and rebranding projects under Walt’s direction and oversight. Walt’s long time business relationship and friendship with Baynum led to his joining the organization in March 2016, as VP of the Amusement Industry division. Walt’s experience, knowledge and reputation among industry insiders is a key to the company’s long term business plan for success within the industry.
Operations and Account Management
Starting out as a painter for her father’s real estate rental properties, Lauren later formed her own commercial painting company and developed a reputation for running a hard working and efficient outfit. Working along with Baynum Painting since the late 90’s, and having spent 20 years as a painter and crew supervisor, Lauren was a natural fit to advance to the project coordinator role when BPI Painting was established in 2011. She now uses her experience to oversee a team of over 50 field painters, coordinate dozens of commercial projects at a given time, and cultivate strong working partnerships with our clients and vendors.
Business Development Manager
Brad Rogers joined the BPI team in 2012 as the growing operation called for increased sales team support. His strong rapport with many long time BPI acquaintances, and a reputation for relationship building made for an easy referral to the role. Brad has a well respected history amongst Cincinnati’s commercial real estate community, having spent over 15 years as a sales and leasing associate working for top area firms. His persistent approach to new business development is outstanding, and he has quickly established a loyal client base consisting of hundreds of well satisfied customers.
Office Administrative Team
Meet the backbone of the organization (pictured left to right)
Sandy Adams – Joining the organization in 2009 as a subcontractor office administrator, and moving to BPI’s front office in 2011, Sandy wears many hats for BPI today. Managing the Accounts Payable process, controlling vendor documentation, and handling employee payroll are just some of her critical roles. In the ever changing field of contractor compliance, Sandy’s oversight and attention to detail keep the company well qualified to meet our many clients’ varied needs.
Paula Gasparec – With 22 years of administrative support and office management at Baynum Painting, Paula has long been Chris’ strong right hand, is an irreplaceable part of the company’s history, and a key to its record of success. Planning to retire in August 2016 in order to relocate to Boston near her family, Paula’s impressive years of support will be fondly remembered.
Katie Guzman – Joining the team in March 2016, Katie’s friendly demeanor and hard work ethic have been an impressive addition to the Baynum and BPI front office. Helping manage customer correspondence, and assisting with Baynum Painting’s diverse clients and vendors, Katie’s support and grasp of the company’s administrative function are superb. Katie comes from a strong background in travel and office administration, and we are thrilled to have her on the team!
Betty Dulaney – Always the friendly and familiar voice on the phone when you contact Baynum Painting’s headquarters. Part of Baynum’s administrative team since 2002, Betty has since gone on to oversee BPI’s Accounts Receivable department, customer estimate correspondence, and several other important roles throughout the organization. And in case you weren’t aware, Betty and Chris are siblings, so the family owned and operated dynamic really exists arounds here!
One invaluable contributor among Chris’ close network of supporters throughout company history has been that of his mother, Sandy Baynum. Sandy’s always smiling, personable manner has been key to building and cultivating many of the long time commercial relationships that still exist decades later. From her friendly telephone calls while generating leads, to her hand wrapping personal thank-you gifts for clients, Sandy spent many years setting the high bar of customer service that the entire organization seeks to uphold today.