June 27, 2016 (PORTLAND, Ore.) – The Habitat for Humanity Portland/Vancouver Metro ReStore has named Mark Pomeroy as its new Salvage Service manager.
Pomeroy, who previously worked in deconstruction management for The Rebuilding Center, will be in charge of developing and overseeing The ReStore’s Salvage Service department.
“We’re very fortunate to find someone as experienced as Mark Pomeroy. He comes to us with a thorough, practicable knowledge of the whole deconstruction process–and of all the key stakeholders involved. That will be critically important to us as the city moves toward implementing Portland’s new deconstruction ordinance,” said Joe Connell, vice president of retail operations for Habitat for Humanity Portland/Vancouver Metro. “The ReStore is positioning itself not only as recipient of salvaged goods, but also as a provider and contractor of deconstruction services. We feel certain Mark’s collaborative nature is a perfect fit to manage our Salvage Service department.”
Pomeroy also has experience as project engineer for L&M Welding in Tangent, OR, and DeaMor Associates in Vancouver. At Columbia Wire & Iron Works, he worked as a project engineer responsible for procurement and supervision of subcontractors.
What brought Pomeroy to The ReStore?
“It’s a path with a heart,” he explains. “I feel that I’m where I belong. In my professional career I like to be a part of the solution, not the problem. That’s the the major deal–the fact that I’ll be in the broad picture, helping people out.”
Pomeroy has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and has done extensive study in physics and Spanish.