Text Box: Karen started her formal career in 1992 at Herman Miller Inc., in Holland, Michigan as a Purchasing Agent. Karen transferred to the Rocklin, CA. Campus in 1995 to oversee the Purchasing, Customer Service, and Order Entry Departments. In 1998, Karen became a Production Manager during a period when the Rocklin Campus grew from 50 to 150 million dollars a year in sales. She was responsible for a New Product line that included AVIO, which was featured in the movie A.I. She is trained in the Toyota Production System (lean manufacturing).  In 2001, HMI decided to pull all operations back to Michigan. and she decided to remain in California. In 2002 she became General Manager of Sacramento Container Corporation Inc.. Karen joined Pool Scene on November 2nd, 2004 to learn the Commercial Pool Industry, and is very excited to be working with such a knowledgeable, friendly staff.