by the Ellis family in Montana.
After moving to Long Beach, Calif., in the early 1930s, its products were targeted at the industrial market. The company grew alongside the expansion of the Southern California market by serving customers like Southern California Edison, the City of Long Beach and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). The company was run by the Ellis family and descendants until its purchase by Robert 0. Berg in 1969. Berg, who owns Berg Lacquer Co. (of which Ellis is a part), acquired Pacific Coast Lacquer (PCL), a solvent distribution company, in 1964. Berg combined Ellis and PCL in 1976 when he purchased a West Coast Sherwin Williams plant at 3150 E. Pico Boulevard, which is now the headquarters of Ellis Paint. In the early '80s, Berg tackled the situation of solvent waste generated by his customers with the inception of Ellis/PCL. In 1991, the waste-management activities were spun off into a new company, Pacific Resource Recovery Services.
CEO and Director of Ellis Paint Company and Pacific Resource Recovery Services.
Sandra Berg is a proven leader and experience board member of private, public policy and non-profit boards. As CEO of Berg Family of Companies, Chairman of the Board of American Coating Association and a board member of the California Air Resource Board, Ms. Berg’s leadership has successfully combined two worlds that are often seen as oil and water – the chemical business and air quality public policy. Berg Family of Companies has two cornerstone businesses: Ellis Paint Company, a specialty paint manufacturer, celebrating 126 years in business and Pacific Resource Recovery Services, an EPA permitted TSDF facility recycling paint related waste streams. Ms. Berg’s innovative leadership, proactive compliance and community outreach have been key elements which set both Ellis Paint Company and PRRS apart from their national and international competition.
In 2004, Ms. Berg was appointed to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by Governor Schwarzenegger. CARB is the lead policy agency responsible for the air quality in the state. CARB is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in policy, innovative technology and driving green business to California for clean air solutions. Combining her leadership in business and community efforts, Ms. Berg brings a practical yet dedicated perspective to her board service. In Ms. Berg capacity as a board member, she has chaired several committees and advisory committee overseeing a billion dollars of public incentive funding dollars and facilitated key policy implementation groups as well as influencing policy to protect health and environment while keeping business strong.
Besides the California Air Resource Board and the American Coatings Association in Washington D.C., Ms. Berg has a passion for our youth and education and is a past board member to Hollenbeck Policy Activity League and has served 8 years on the 34th Congressional District Student Art Competition board. She is a member the World Presidents’ Organization City of Angels Chapter and C-200, a leading business women and philanthropic organization.