Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Monterey Mills is North America's largest sliver knitter and paint roller fabric supplier.
Our Team
It is our mission at Monterey Mills to be the premium supplier of knitted pile fabric and to be recognized as a leader in the industry. We shall continue to provide our customers with a product they can be proud of and to assist them in the growth of their business. We shall provide our valued employees with an environment in which they can learn, grow, achieve success, and participate in the success of our common vision.

Daniel Sinykin - President

Mr. Sinykin explored over 20 companies prior to purchasing Roller Fabrics in February 1995. In order to ensure that he was making the right decision, he spent seven months working at Roller Fabrics without pay before finally making the purchase. Prior to Roller Fabrics, he started a chain of retail tailor stores, called Tailor’s Touch, throughout Chicago and the east coast. Mr. Sinykin managed the operations and expansion to 14 stores. Prior to Tailor’s Touch, he worked for Procter& Gamble in sales and marketing for six years. Based in Chicago and Cincinnati, Mr. Sinykin was a sales representative, District Field Representative and Unit Manager for the Beverage Division.Mr.Sinykin is active in all facets of the business. To date, he has assembled his management team, increased sales, made numerous acquisitions growing the business, consolidated multiple manufacturing facilities, and has diversified the business into countless new areas, including automotive, equestrian, apparel, hospital, and pet products.Mr. Sinykin earned his Bachelor of Science from Drake University.

Brent Birkhoff - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Birkhoff joined Roller Fabrics in April 1996. He was previously the Director of Operations for Virtuem Entertainment, a $20 million entertainment concept, and Vice President of Operations for a chain of Blockbuster Video stores. As Vice President, he oversaw all product management, marketing, human resources, construction, projections and budgeting, and personally supervised store management for a multi-state region. Under Mr.Birkhoff’s direction, the franchise was nominated three consecutive years for the Blockbuster Franchise Marketing Award.In this role, Mr. Birkhoff is directly responsible for all aspects of human resources, administration, and marketing for Monterey Mills. In addition to the development and execution of Company policies, procedures, and standards, he manages the Denali Home Furnishing and Palace Pet Products retail lines. Mr. Birkhoff is a member of the company's strategy team.Mr. Birkhoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Spanish and Sociology from Monmouth College, Illinois and a minor in philosophy from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Daniel Yung – Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President of Sales

Mr. Yung joined Monterey Mills in April 2014. He is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with over 30 years sales and marketing experience working for Oster/Sunbeam, Mr. Coffee, Inc., Mr. Coffee Concepts, Seiko Corporation of America and Brew1 Coffee Company. Dan has successfully built two start-up companies and industry recognized for creating the Hospitality guest amenity of “In-Room Coffee” offered today in over one million hotel rooms worldwide. He is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in developing substantial business growth, new business development and profit improvement.

Mr. Yung is directly responsible for all sales and marketing of non-paint roller business for Monterey Mills and its various business channels/brands (Denali Home Furnishing Collection – Palace Pet – Glenoit Fabrics). Mr. Yung is a member of the company’s strategy team.

Mr. Yung holds a Bachelor of Business & Marketing from The University of Akron and Associate Degree of Criminal Justice from The University of Akron.

Eddie Ellison - Vice President of Manufacturing - Monterey Mills

Mr. Ellison is not new to the sliver knit industry. Prior to joining the company in 1999, Eddie Ellison is a seasoned veteran in the business, having worked for Glenoit Mills for over 20 years, much of that time as the Plant Manager of their 287,000 square foot facility. Mr. Ellison directed over 200 employees in the manufacturing of everything from berbers and jacquard fabrics to tumbled and polished fabrics.

In his role, Mr. Ellison is directly responsible for day-to-day production and management of union employees, non-union supervisors, and managers. He has brought production to levels never before achieved, improved quality standards and has expanded product lines into new markets by introducing new production techniques.

Ed Lowder - Vice President of Industrial Sales

Mr. Lowder joined the Monterey Mills' team in December, 2003. Prior to that, he had worked for 18 years with Collins & Aikman, a textile manufacturer, in their Roxboro, NC facility. He started as a Cost Accountant and then moved to the sales department where he served as an Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager and Director of Sales.

In his current role, Mr. Lowder is responsible for the Paint Applicator accounts. He coordinates developments between the R & D staff and customers to address constantly changing market demands. In addition, he works with the Purchasing team to address the dynamic raw material market to insure best product and pricing is offered. Mr. Lowder also works with the manufacturing group to address customer demands and promotions that must be met in order to successfully service today’sretail market.

Mr. Lowder has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from North Carolina State University.

John Janke - Director of Finance and Accounting

John Janke

Mr. Janke joined Monterey Mills’ accounting team in April 2000. Prior to joining Monterey Mills, Mr. Janke worked for J.G. Van Holten and Sons, Inc. as Controller, directing all aspects of financial reporting, accounting, IT and personnel. Mr. Janke brings more than 35 years of experience in accounting for manufacturing entities and has a strong cost accounting background.

Mr. Janke is directly responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting at Monterey Mills and Glenoit Fabrics. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accounts.

Doug Goodman - Director of Information Technology

Doug Goodman

Mr. Goodman joined Monterey Mills in April 2014. Prior to joining Monterey Mills, Mr. Goodman worked for VNE Corporation for 10 years as IT Manager, supporting the IBM and Microsoft computer environments. He also led the addition of a warehouse management system which resulted in an improved warehouse organization, inventory management, order processing, and a drop in shipping errors. Mr. Goodman also supported the implementation of the Lawson M3 ERP project which allowed VNE to move to a company-wide ERP system.

Mr. Goodman is directly responsible for all aspects of the IT environments at Monterey Mills and Glenoit Fabrics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Computer Science and Engineering Physics from Loras College.

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