CEO; Dean Baldwin Painting
Barbara Baldwin and her husband Larry Baldwin purchased Dean Baldwin Painting from the original owner and founders, Dean and Opal Baldwin, in 1978. In the early years, Larry ran the paint crew and Barbara handled the accounting, purchasing, and selling for the company. Larry retired in 1995, and Barbara became majority owner and CEO responsible for all aspects of the organization. Barbara’s entrepreneur spirit and vision lead to a series of successful expansions that have grown Dean Baldwin Painting from 25 to 40 employees and $140,000 in annual sales in 1978 to where it is today – 400 employees with annual sales in excess of $30 million.
The first major expansion was in 1999, the opening of its first full-service facility in Roswell, New Mexico, followed by the expansion into San Antonio, Texas in 2003 supporting the paint and appearance requirements of the VAT facilities. In 2012 the operation at the Goodyear, Arizona site began, followed by the opening of the new state-of-the-art full-service paint facility in Peru, Indiana.
As CEO, Barbara is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization. She has a customer focus and hands-on approach towards all company policies and financial matters.
She takes great pride in the employees and in her long-term customer relationships, and takes responsibility for each aircraft returned to service.