NPIC Staff

At NPIC we have over 200 years of combined experience in our field and are made up of a community of over 20 painters and industry veterans. Meet our key management team who are eager to help you on your next project in whatever ways they can.
At NPIC we have over 200 years of combined experience in our field and are made up of a community of over 20 painters and industry veterans. Meet our key management team who are eager to help you on your next project in whatever ways they can.
North Pacific Industrial Coatings - Staff -Mark McRobie

Mark McRobie

General Manager

After spending a couple of years in trade school and a couple in the autobody trade, I was asked to be an apprentice painter. I started this journey in 1983. Progressing thru the ranks as a painter, then lead painter, swing foreman, and finally shop superintendent.

In the year 2000, I was involved with building a paint shop from the ground up. After a few name changes, North pacific Industrial Coatings emerged. My role here started as shop superintendent. As the industry continued the focus on Quality control and documentation, I took on the position of Quality control. I also spent some time helping out with estimating and managing some smaller projects.

Through longevity, I have reached General Manager. I still estimate larger projects and manage the day to day but when you’re surrounded by good people you can’t help but shine.

I have many hobbies. Two of which are my kids, (playing Bob the Builder, working on their homes). I enjoy salmon, halibut, and walleye fishing. I deer and turkey hunt. I like to smoke/BBQ all year long. I enjoy reaping the harvest of a small vegetable garden.

Ed Dimmitt

Operations & Safety

I have worked in the painting Industry for the past 15 years – all of which have been with NPIC. Prior to NPIC, I was in retail sales and marketing.

I am the office/Operations Manager at NPIC. This includes working with our accounting department on billing and invoicing along with estimators and management on sales orders and incoming jobs. If you have any invoicing questions reach out to me! I am also the head of our Safety Team where I conduct weekly meetings and work with staff to ensure NPIC is a safe workplace.

In my free time, I enjoy golfing, as well as watching and owning thoroughbred Race horses.

North Pacific Industrial Coatings Staff - Germany Ford

Germany Ford

Purchasing Manager

My experience in the industry started 4 ½ years ago as an administrative assistant with NPIC.

I am currently the Purchasing Manager as well as the HazMat Manager.

As the Purchasing Manager, I’m responsible for buying goods and services for the company. I also take on the role of discussing contracts, evaluating quality, price reliability, technical support and availability of goods and services.

As the HazMat Manager I inspect the facilities for compliance with environmental and safety regulations, advise employees of the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials, coordinate special waste disposal projects and maintain records such as hazardous and non-hazardous waste manifests and associated documents.

Additionally, I serve as a liaison between the accounting department and IT management company.

In my free time, you can find me traveling, attending car shows, or spending time with my family.

North Pacific Industrial Coatings Staff - Justin Thornton

Justin Thornton

Estimator & Project Manager

After college, I worked at my father’s business in Seattle, a full-service embroidery house specializing in tackle twill and other appliqué processes and worked on the game-worn and retail jerseys for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, MLB’s Seattle Mariners, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips and the NCAA’s University of Washington Huskies.

I started working in the Industrial Coatings Industry in February 2015. My job consisted of working in the shop as a shop helper, prepping and setting up parts for the blasters and painters. Once the painting process was completed, I packaged up parts making them ready for shipment. After a few months as shop helper, I was promoted to forklift operator. My main tasks as a forklift operator were unloading new steel to be coated, loading coated steel on either flatbed semi-trailers and customer’s trucks.

In December of 2015, I was promoted to the office as an Estimator. Since becoming an Estimator I’ve bid jobs, suggested paint systems to customers, and managed large projects in the shop, working with all shop personnel and third-party inspectors ensuring the project meets the customer’s satisfaction. I began my profession at NPIC In 2018.

When I am not working, you will most likely find me on the golf course in the spring and summer or in the mountains snowmobiling or hunting in the winter.