Mr. Prim has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since he founded Primo in 2004 and has served on our Board of Directors since 2004. Prior to founding Primo, Mr. Prim founded Blue Rhino Corporation (a provider of propane cylinder exchange and complementary propane and non-propane products) in March 1994 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He led Blue Rhino’s initial public offering in May 1998 and remained its Chief Executive Officer until April 2004, when Blue Rhino was acquired by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., at which time he was elected to the Ferrellgas board of directors on which he served until November 2008. Mr. Prim previously served on the board of directors of Towne Park Ltd. and Southern Community Bank and Trust. Mr. Prim also serves on the Wake Forest School of Business Board of Visitors and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board. Mr. Prim brings extensive business, managerial and leadership experience to our Board of Directors. Mr. Prim’s service as an executive and a director of Primo provides our Board of Directors with a vital understanding and appreciation of our business. In addition, Mr. Prim’s leadership abilities, his experience at Blue Rhino and his extensive knowledge of the bottled water industry position him well for service on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Castaneda has served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 2008. Prior to joining our Company, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Tecta America, Inc. (a private national roofing contractor), Interact Public Safety (a private software company) and Pike Electric Corporation (a publicly-traded energy solutions provider). Mr. Castaneda worked with Billy Prim previously as Chief Financial Officer of Blue Rhino Corporation from November 1997 until October 2004 and as a Director from September 1998 until April 2004. Mr. Castaneda began his career with Deloitte & Touche in 1988 and is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Sheehan’s has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2013 and previous as Chief Operating Officer from December 2012 until June 2013 and joined our Board of Directors, effective October 31, 2016. Prior to joining our Company he held the following positions in Sales and Business Development at Redbox: Vice President, Strategic Venture Advisor in 2011; Vice President, Sales and Business Development from 2006 to 2011; and Director of Business Development from 2005 to 2006. Prior to Redbox, Mr. Sheehan served as the Sales Director, Transportation Solutions with Manhattan Associates, a provider of supply chain software for retail, distribution, transportation, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Sheehan began his career with Streamline.com, a home grocery delivery business, in Supply Chain and Logistics as well as Business Services. Mr. Sheehan is Chairman-elect of the Alumni Advisory Board of the MBA program at Penn State.