Parksite, Inc. announced the appointment of Chris Swenson to the newly created role of Vice President, Human Resources.  In this role, Chris will lead Parksite’s Human Resources teams across all business units.  “Significant growth and expansion, like we’ve experienced at Parksite, brings different demands on the business, and as we approach 1,000 Associate Owners, Human Resources is a perfect example.  Growing leaders from within the organization is even more critical to our future success so we’re investing in our people and in our Human Resources organization,” states Ron Heitzman, CEO.  “In Chris we’ve found a ‘been-there-done-that’ leader who can help us deepen our already great ownership culture.”

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Chris has over 20 years of experience in executive Human Resources leadership roles, including Fortune 500, private equity and privately held manufacturing companies.   Most recently Chris served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Waterton, a real estate investment and property management company.  “It is exciting and inspiring to join an organization who is committed to its largest asset, the employee-owners.  A key component of our future success will be collaboratively developing programs and opportunities to ensure operational excellence throughout our entire organization, while aligning our vision and company strategic objectives”, shared Swenson. 

Parksite firmly believes their competitive advantage is directly attributable to their employees. According to CEO, Ron Heitzman, “Every one of our Associates is an owner of Parksite, and Parksite is 100% owned by our Associates.  We’re more than just an employer and a group of employees.  Owners are uniquely dedicated to the success of our Customers, our Suppliers and our Company and that’s what makes Parksite successful.”  

About Parksite Founded in 1971 by John Morrisroe and Ray Biggins, Parksite is 100% employee-owned. According to Ron Heitzman, CEO, “Our commitment has been, and will always be, to create demonstrable value for our customers, suppliers and shareholders. Growth and sustainability are important to all of our stakeholders, and we will deliver both.” Parksite has 22 locations and over 800 employee-owners. More information about the company and its products is available at