MacPherson’s News

Shuyang OrientOver the past year MacPherson’s has built a strong and cohesive leadership team with high energy, diverse talents, experiences and fresh perspectives mostly outside the art material business. The team includes:

  • Eric Matthews – Controller
  • Michael Lin – Director of Operations
  • Jon Newsom – Director of Sales
  • Dionne Mallins – Director of Marketing
  • Peter Eichelberger – Director of Information Technology

They join the core senior leadership team at MacPherson’s of tested and proven managers. That well-known and experienced team includes Steve Robinson, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Jim Semitekol, Chief Operating Officer and Natasha Nicholson-Bjerre, Vice President responsible for our people.

With the coming year we have planned some important changes to coincide with the urgent and evolving needs of our customers, suppliers and employee-owners.  Beginning in December and rolling out over a few months you will see a new structure and new responsibilities emerging at MacPherson’s.


Steve Robinson

In my new position as Executive Chairman I will be turning over the day-to-day operations to Steve Robinson in his new role as our company President. I will still be working full-time though my responsibilities will become more focused on developing our future business while cultivating our strong customer and supplier partnerships. Reporting to Steve will be Jim Semitekol, Natasha Nicholson BjerreJon Newsom and Dionne Mallins.

Jim Semitekol

Jim Semitekol

Jim Semitekol will be spearheading a yearlong development of his team and their responsibilities in finance, accounting, operations, inventory and information technology that will allow him to transition to retirement at the end of 2017. In this time we will be seeking a new COO who hopefully will come from within MacPherson’s.

Our focused, energized and talent based leadership team is committed to delivering an ever improving package of products and solutions to help in our customers quest for success. Our promise to you, our customers and suppliers, is to fully communicate, always ask for your feedback and be responsive to your needs.

As always,

Frank Stapleton

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