Meet Our Commercial & Home Restoration Team
Rob purchased a Rainbow International franchise in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia in May 2004. Rob guided his business from a start-up with one employee to 25 employees. He earned the Restorer of the Year Award in 2007 and Franchisee of the Year in 2008. Rob also earned Franchisee of the Month honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2009 he also received the Rainbow International Leadership Award.
In January 2010 Rob became Vice President of Operations for Rainbow International and shortly thereafter relocated his family to the corporate home office in Waco, Texas. Rob was promoted to President of Rainbow International in April of 2011. He is responsible for the overall leadership, initiative and growth of the thirty-year-old company, including sales and operational support.
Rob spent the early years of his career working for PepsiCo, Inc. and AMF Bowling Centers, Inc. in sales and operations management positions. While with AMF Bowling Centers, Inc., Rob led total operations and profitability efforts for forty bowling centers in the Midwest, including over 600 employees. This experience helped foster his current passion for small, customer-service oriented businesses.
Rob received his bachelor's degree in finance from Virginia Tech in 1985 and his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991.
Vice President, Operations
In fall of 2012, Rainbow International welcomed Mark Welstead to the leadership team as Vice President of Operations. Mark has held a number of VP level and CFO positions with leading businesses in the Waco area. He brings a broad business experience along with leadership expertise in Finance, Accounting, General Management, and Information Technology.
Mark will take a leadership role for Rainbow International in continuing to improve our systems with technology and industry leading business practices, as well as leading the Rainbow International business training and support team.
Jack A. White, CR, WLS
Vice President, Technical Services
With more than three decades of experience working in the restoration services industry, Jack White serves as the Vice President of Technical Services for Rainbow International. Jack is responsible for field training, technical services and support, as well as research and development for Rainbow International.
With Rainbow International since 1981, Jack's wealth of industry knowledge and leading-edge field expertise has earned him many accolades among his peers. A member of the National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators and a regional supervisor for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration in Texas, Jack is also an IICRC- accredited instructor in Water Damage Restoration, Carpet Cleaning and Odor Control. Jack's House, the state-of-the-art water restoration training facility, is named in his honor.
Reneé DuBois Lopez
Vice President, Administration
Reneé DuBois Lopez ran a flourishing Rainbow International franchise in the early 1980s before becoming a leading franchise consultant, which eventually led to her role as Rainbow International's Vice President of Administration.
Serving in her position since 2003, Reneé is responsible for creating new systems for restoration and enhancing existing systems, compliance issues, manual updates, and overseeing and development of regional training. Named Rainbow's Franchise Counselor of the Year five times, Reneé has earned many other accolades for her leadership, including the President's Choice Award, which she has earned twice. She is also a member of the Rainbow International Hall of Fame.
Business Development & Marketing Group Director
Bruce has over 20 years experience consulting with engineers, plant and facility managers, manufacturing facilities, hotels, motels, universities, the military and water and fire damage restoration contractors. Bruce has designed humidity control systems for plants, factories, pre-positioned and deactivated military equipment and to protect museum artifacts for the Smithsonian Institute.
Bruce understands the effects of water, fire, smoke and mold damage and the potential for serious health consequences to people exposed to these conditions. He has trained best practices for fire and smoke restoration contractors and insurance agents and adjusters for many years.
Bruce was a contributor to the first-ever published Standards and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration S500-94.