Management at Mission Bell
A family-run business and a management team with lots of corporate experience isn't a combination you find often, but Mission Bell has both. Our President, Glenn Ripley, has more than 20 years of corporate management experience, beginning at a large Fortune 50 firm, then as an executive at a local high tech company, and now in his current role as Mission Bell CEO. The other three members of our executive team, Gregg, John, and Mark Scianna, are the sons of our founder, ensuring our company culture remains true to original family values. Four other managers oversee key functions in the Company, leveraging tremendous experience and know-how.
Glenn Ripley, CEO & President
Glenn has a passion for leadership - nothing energizes him more than organizing and motivating a group of employees to reach a challenging goal! And with more than 20 years in the management trenches, he has a wealth of experience to draw on. He's as comfortable with the guys in our shop and install as he is in the Board Room, and loves nothing more than solving problems and implementing strategies.
Robin Lee, Chief Financial Officer
Robin Lee joined Mission Bell in mid-2014 bringing a wealth of management know-how and financial acumen. With an MBA from Harvard and solid experience as a CFO, he adds considerable strength to our already solid management team. Robin combines a cheerful, "make it happen" personality with an unusual breadth of financial, commercial, and operational experience. He has quickly established himself as a leader among leaders within our management team.
Christian Zorio, Chief Learning Officer
Christian is a gifted teacher and communicator who loves seeing employees grow. After graduating from UCLA, he worked both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors doing executive coaching, 360 assessments, Myers-Briggs feedback, strategic planning and organizational development. Christian demonstrates his passion for excellence & continuous improvement daily as he consults with Mission Bell leaders throughout the business.
Mark Scianna, VP Business Development
Mark is a high-energy leader with a lot of vision. A natural businessman with great instincts, Mark served as President from 2004 to 2009, competently leading Mission Bell through a period of record growth. Mark has recently been promoted to VP Preconstruction and is the in-house champion for our growing Reclaimed Wood initiative.
Gregg Scianna, VP Estimating & Project Management
A son of the founder, Gregg has been in the millwork trade for 30+ years. As VP of Estimating & Project Management, he oversees a team of highly motivated & experienced professionals. Gregg's reputation for integrity and straight-forward communication is only equalled by his commitment to caring, authentic relationships, internally and with our customers. He leads at Mission Bell the way he lives his life-walking his talk.
James Hernandez, VP Manufacturing
As technology evolves and architects continue to invent designs never previously seen, James and his team transform ideas into reality in our Engineering & Manufacturing group. Building on his experience in Information Technology, he leads a team of gifted engineers and skilled craftsmen. Whether the job calls for creative design-assist or custom products which push the limits of constructibility, James' team gets the job done.
Lydia de la Cruz, Director of Safety & Lean
Lydia is responsible for overseeing Mission Bell's Lean initiatives. Her understanding of our business processes and enthusiasm for eliminating waste, increasing communication and efficiency make her a key leader in our business. Lydia also oversees Safety company-wide ensuring that our teams in the field, in the shop and in the office are the safest in the Bay Area. In addition, she manages our internal procedures for certified wood as our FSC® Administrator. (License code FSC-C003580)
Alex Raanes, Install Manager
Alex earned his stripes as a battle-proven Project Manager and a senior Install foreman. With over 30 years in the trade, his background gives him unique insight into how to lead our Install group - an exceptional team with tremendous abilities. Alex is a master at teamwork - he partners seamlessly with Project Management and the shop to accomplish the most challenging of jobs. He listens before he speaks, puts customers first, and has the knowledge and experience necessary to motivate, challenge, and coach one of the most talented teams in the business.