CEO Forum – November 2018
Leadership & Business Growth Series
7:30 to 9:00 am
WIPFLi – Training Room
7601 France Avenue S #400
Minneapolis, MN 55435
7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)
8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A
Robert Warner, president of Warners’ Stellian, has worked for his family’s appliance company full-time since 1988. The company began as Stellian’s in St. Paul and was purchased in 1971 by Robert’s father, Jim Warner, who added his name (plural to include his wife and children) to the existing store name-thus Warners’ Stellian. Established on a solid foundation of the best products and exceptional service from sale to delivery, Warners’ Stellian is now owned by Jim Warner’s nine children. Four members of the Warner family actively operate the company, while nineteen third-generation Warner family members work full-time for the company in sales, merchandising, operations, and marketing.
One of Robert Warner’s proudest accomplishments is the construction of the 150,000 square foot distribution center which incorporates energy-saving features such as photo lighting and a natural cooling system. Warner also initiated an aggressive recycling program, resulting in tons of appliance packaging being removed from the waste stream. Warners’ Stellian now has ten store locations in addition to the corporate headquarters and distribution center.