Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, a specialty roofing contractor in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California, has hired Vijay Shankar as vice president and general manager.  In this role at the Tualatin-based company since the fall of 2017, Shankar brings extensive systems administration and business re-engineering expertise.

Shankar has worked in a variety of industries, including government, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, healthcare and construction.  His expertise is in business and financial leadership, financial systems implementation and integration, process development, business re-engineering such as successful turnarounds. 

Most recently, Shankar served as a business and financial executive at West Side Electric Co. in Portland. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Pacific in Fiji.

“I was attracted to Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal because of its focus on cultivating and maintaining a healthy business culture,” Shankar said.

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal’s CEO Mark Carpenter, said he is thrilled to have someone of Shankar’s level of professionalism in such a key role inside his company.

“It’s a privilege to have quality professionals like Vijay join our executive team,” Carpenter said.  “Not only is he highly qualified for the VP and GM roles here, but he understands the value of a great company culture.  Since he was added to our team, his business processes have enabled us to sustain well managed growth and a very successful year.”