PRIDE Industries Promotes Berghuis to Chief Operating Officer

Roseville, CA Aug 23, 2013 - PRIDE Industries announced a recent promotion to increase operational efficiencies and better support its customers and mission. PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise meeting the manufacturing and facilities service needs of businesses and government agencies nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.

Peter Berghuis, a 22-year veteran in large-scale operations and contract management and most recently Senior Vice President, Integrated Facilities Services at the company was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, PRIDE Industries.

The company announced a consolidation of all PRIDE Industries’ service divisions operations under Mr. Berghuis. PRIDE’s Manufacturing and Logistics Services and Integrated Facilities Services divisions have been merged into one operational center supported by Information Technology and Procurement, also under Mr. Berghuis’ management. The move will increase efficiencies while taking advantage of existing synergies between the divisions.

“In Pete’s ten years of service for PRIDE Industries, he has made significant contributions to our organization,” said Michael Ziegler, President and CEO, PRIDE Industries. “Pete exemplifies the company's highest standards of integrity, and he is a passionate team player who consistently develops new strategies to exceed customers' expectations while growing our business and advancing our mission.”

Prior to the promotion, Berghuis oversaw contracting activities in 13 states and Washington, D.C. including subcontracting, costing and estimating at more than 50 business locations. Berghuis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

About PRIDE Industries:

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization meeting the manufacturing and facilities service needs of public and private organizations nationwide while creating jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 13 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs and serves more than 4,900 individuals.  Learn more at www.prideindustries.com.