WACO, TX -– Mr. Rooter announced that John Mendel has been named as the Vice President of Operations for the Mr. Rooter brand, reporting directly to Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter. In this role, Mendel will work to maximize Mr. Rooter’s growth and profitability while leading and managing all programs and processes to optimize work flow.
Mendel comes to Mr. Rooter with more than 28 years of experience in leadership and operations management. A retired Navy Captain, Mendel served his country as Communications Manager, Deck Operations Manager Officer, Operations Officer and other critical positions through peace- and wartime assignments, including duty in the efforts in Iraq and Bahrain. In addition, Mendel held the position of Warehouse Manager for Cott Beverages, managing the distribution of more than 30 million cases of product annually throughout the central Texas region.
“John’s extensive experience in executive level management of communications, productivity, quality assurance and operating performance will lend itself significantly to the continuing success of Mr. Rooter operations,” stated Thompson. “His military experience, coupled with his impressive track record of operating performance achievements, makes him the perfect candidate to take Mr. Rooter tonew heights.”
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to use my background in leadership and operations management to aid in further company growth, in a positive and profitable manner,” added Mendel. “I look forward to working with the Mr. Rooter franchises, the team, and Mary – this is a fantastic organization with great values and a brand that has unlimited potential for the future.”