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Executive Team

Brandon J. Bordeaux

Caravan Facilities Management Chairman/CEO Brandon J. BordeauxSince joining Caravan as a part-time co-op student in 1999, Brandon held a variety of positions in Purchasing, Sales and Marketing. During this time, he was instrumental in forging Caravan's reputation as a high-value supplier of Facilities Management Services to the US Automotive Industry.

In 2005, Brandon purchased the company and became Chairman/CEO.  Under his leadership, revenues have more than tripled as Caravan has developed a global footprint in a much more diverse collection of industries. By implementing a broad array of Systems and Technology initiatives, Caravan is uniquely positioned as a world-class facilities management service provider.

Brenda Mehl
Chief Financial Officer

Caravan Facilities Management CFO Brenda MehlBrenda joined Caravan in 2002 as an accountant, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer, reporting directly to the CEO. Brenda earned her BA in Accounting from Saginaw Valley State University, and is an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Brenda recently completed her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification which will give Caravan greater credibility and raises the bar on our financial analysis and opportunities.

Brenda's in-depth background in upgrading budgeting systems and re-engineering financial reporting systems has proven essential to the financial development of Caravan's international business growth. The core value of the financial team is to provide added value through focus on internal and external customer service, driving profitable growth and continuous improvement.

Ken Zintel
EHS / Quality Director

Caravan Facilities Management Environmental Health and Safety Director Ken ZintelKen joined Caravan in 2010 after completing a 33 year career with General Motors. His GM experience included managing Safety and Training. He also attained the level of Journeyman in the Global Manufacturing System where he functioned as a trainer and subject matter expert for 7 years.

Ken played a lead role in Caravan attaining certification in ISO 14001 (International Environmental Standard) and OHSAS 18001 (International Health and Safety Standard). This accomplishment in conjunction with Caravan’s commitment to make Safety its overriding priority has catapulted Caravan to the forefront of Environmental Health and Safety in the Facilities Management Industry.

Ken has assumed additional responsibilities for Quality. He is excited about this new challenge, because Quality touches every facet of the business. He plans to use a process approach to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization and help Caravan attain its vision, to be the leader and best in the industry.

Victor F. Gomez, MBA
Diversity Coordinator

Caravan Facilities Management Diversity Coordinator Victor GomezVictor joined Caravan in 2010 as a Sales/Operations Manager for Latin America. Victor earned his bachelor in Business Administration from a prestigious University in Bogota, Colombia, where he was born. In 1997 he moved to States where he earned a Master in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.

Victor’s ability to conduct business in English and/or Spanish has helped Caravan to capitalize on opportunities within the multicultural market. This diverse capability has proven a successful business strategy for Caravan. Prior to Caravan, Victor was in the health industry where he was Finance and Business Manager for over 10 years.

Victor also plays a very active role in the community; he sits on the Board of Directors of the Saginaw Community Foundation, the Saginaw Rowing Club and a former board member of the Saginaw Valley Rotary Club. In addition, Victor is 2011 alumni of the Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Chad Starnes
Business Development Director

Caravan Facilities Management General Manager Chad StarnesChad has been employed at Caravan Facilities Management for over 20 years, operationally managing industrial and non-industrial bundled services for customers including Ford Motors, General Motors, FCA, Mopar, The National Football League and Major League Baseball.

Chad's educational background includes a Major in Health Care Administration and a Minor Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He also received Six Sigma Green Belt designation and certification in Dale Carnegie leadership and effective communication. In addition, Chad is actively continuing his education working toward a BOMI FMA designation. Furthermore, Chad is affiliated with BOMA - Metro Detroit and the MSBO (Michigan School Business Officials).

Chad started his career path as a Site Supervisor, Site Manager, Internal Auditor, Operations Director, Senior Operations Director and Director of Operations, leading into his current position as Director of Business Development. This current assignment involves overseeing current business growth, future diversification, and customer relationship management. In these leadership roles, Chad was instrumental in improved safety performance, quality improvements, and cost savings initiatives.

Bridget Foco
Human Resources Manager

Caravan Facilities Management Human Resources Manager Bridget FocoBridget started her career with CFM as a Safety Administrator in 2008, managing site safety and training needs before moving into the Human Resources department. She gained valuable experience working in all areas of HR before eventually leading the department in her current position. Her experience in working with site level operations, safety and quality gives a greater perspective into the specific needs and challenges of our employees and business.

Bridget earned her BA in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. She also holds a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification from Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a member of Valley Society of Human Resources Management (VSHRM).

Ruth Ann Little
Labor Relations Director

Caravan Facilities Management Labor Relations Director Ruth Ann LittleRuth Ann joined Caravan in 2010, bringing more than 25 years of HR and Labor Relations experience within the auto industry with her. Ruth Ann earned a BBA degree from the University of Michigan. Additionally, she holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and is a member of the Valley Society of Human Resources Management (VSHRM), and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Shoun Walle
General Manager - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Division

Caravan Facilities Management General Manager Shoun WalleMr. Walle is responsible for general management of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Mopar accounts within Caravan. These duties include the responsibility for facility management operations, business development and retention, and business unit profitability.

Shoun has more than 18 years of experience in all phases of operations and facility management, with strengths in facilities management, paint shop operations, lean management and account launch/transitions. Shoun is affiliated with the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Metro Detroit and is currently completing Six Sigma Certification

Jon Brach
General Manager - General Motors Division

Caravan Facilities Management General Manager Jon BrachMr. Brach is responsible for general management of the General Motors account within Caravan. These duties include the responsibility for facility management operations, business development and retention, and business unit profitability.

Mr. Brach has more than 15 years of progressive experience in all phases of operations and facility management, with particular strengths in facilities/property management. He is affiliated with the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Metro Detroit and was named 2013 BOMA of Metro Detroit Facility Manager of the Year. Jon is also currently completing BOMI RPA, FMA designations.

National Minority Supplier Development Council Member
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Caravan Facilities Management is a member of ISNetworld.
National Safety Council Member
International Facilities Management Association Member
Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member
Business Owners & Managers of Detroit Member
Saginaw Chamber of Commerce Member