Trillium’s management team has over a century of combined vacuum industry experience and are focused on building and growing an innovative, customer-centric organization. They are completely dedicated to learning your business, your particular goals and challenges, and ensuring your team’s success.
Graham Stone is the President and CEO of Trillium, responsible for the vision and strategic direction for the business. He founded Trillium in 2002, after 15 years at Edwards. Graham is most excited about leading entrepreneurial businesses that are highly responsive to customer needs.
As such, he saw an opportunity to service the vacuum industry with the stability and quality standards of a large organization, with the flexible, local and customer-first orientation of a smaller business. Under Graham’s direction and with his outstanding management team in place, Trillium has become a major player in the vacuum industry and the fastest growing independent service provider in their field.
Graham is a UK transplant and nationalized American citizen, living in California. He and his wife love to travel, having recently done the Inca Trail in Peru as well as cycled the Danube. Travel is a family value; both his grown children are leveraging their native language to explore the world. His daughter teaches English in Japan and his son teaches English in Ecuador.
His favorite mode of travel is cycling, and his dream involves wide open spaces, and self-propelled transportation. (You will see that this is an ongoing theme for our management team.) Specifically, Graham and his wife would like to bike across America, as well as cycle the length of Japan.
Al Citarella is Trillium’s VP of Engineering and Manufacturing. Al has been in the industry for over two decades, as he originally founded United Vacuum which was acquired by Trillium in 2012.
Previous to Trillium/United Vacuum, Al founded a series of small, manual labor firms including a church restoration firm, then an oil delivery and repair firm, finally deciding on the vacuum industry which has been his passion for 20 years.
Al most enjoys working with his hands, specifically visiting clients to help them find profitable hands-on applications of Trilliums technology, as well as working with the entire Trillium team. He is most impressed with Trillium’s customer-first philosophy, even when it means less profit for Trillium. For example, take a hinge bar – a simple but important component to a client’s vacuum system. Trillium is unique in their manufacturing approach for Hinge Bars which includes a chrome molly alloy, forging, and then several heat-treating rounds. The end result is more longevity, which means better quality for clients.
Al lives in Warwick,, NY, with his wife of 30 years and his twin 15 year old daughters. As a family, they enjoy summertime visits to the Jersey Shore. Al also like golf, cooking, and working on cars. Especially the track car he built and races from time to time. His dream is to rebuild a classic muscle car from head to toe, every nut and bolt, and then take it…to go get ice cream with his family.
Rob Breisch is our VP of Sales and Marketing and has been with Trillium since 2002 when we were just starting out in Wilsonville, OR.
Prior to Trillium, Rob served in the active-duty Air Force as a logistics officer. During this time, he received his Master’s degree in Economics, and is currently an Air Force Reservist, teaching at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
Rob focuses on working with our customer-facing employees and systems, and our brand. Rob enjoys learning about our customers’ specific applications and challenges, as well as finding ways to maintain and enhance the customer experience.
Rob recently helped a customer save a significant amount of money on their pump repairs by analyzing pump mean time between exchange and condition at exchange. Using this information, Rob determined the customer could decrease their exchange frequency from 30-100%, thus reducing the quantity of repairs over time, which allowed the customer to continue to afford their service contract with Trillium and also meet their cost savings goals. As a result the customer selected Trillium as their exclusive service provider and awarded multiple orders to Trillium for their fab expansion.
Rob is rarely in one place for very long as he travels frequently for Trillium and for pleasure. He loves hiking and mountain biking in Colorado, as well as attending concerts and sporting events.
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Glen Murray is Trillium’s GM and VP of Operations, overseeing Trillium’s Manufacturing and Service operations as well as Quality, Finance, IT and Human Resources.
Glen joined Trillium in 2008 after 18 years in the industry. Glen was recruited by our founder, Graham, to join Trillium’s executive management team focusing on exceeding client expectations in a Service driven business environment.
As VP of Operations, Glen focuses and drives the Companies Continuous Improvement. He passionately believes in the ethos of things only get better if we do something different. Traditional Quality standards like ISO 9001 drive a good outline and standards to hold ourselves to but real improvement comes from driving change, a focus that has proven invaluable during Trillium’s quick growth and expanding footprint including 3 US-based service centers and acquisition of other firms such as Austin Scientific.
Glen is a UK transplant living in California for over 20 years. He loves everything outdoors including camping, fishing and sailing. Glen indulges his interest in naval architecture by designing, building and racing radio controlled model yachts. His dream, however, involves sailing a full-size yacht across an Ocean (Atlantic or Pacific – he’s not picky) and then sailing back up the river Crouch in Essex England to where he grew up, anchor, sit back and crack a beer.