IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, RIVERSIDE, California and DENVER, Colorado, August 28, 2008 – McDermott & Bull, Southern California’s premier executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Rose Bretts as General Manager of their Tijuana, Mexico facility.

As the first General Manager in this location, Rose will develop the sales strategies to expand Uline’s presence in Mexico. She has the bicultural understanding of American and Mexican business, along with 10+ years of distribution background fitting Uline’s needs to further grow,” commented Jim MacNee, Principal Consultant for McDermott & Bull.

Prior to this position, Bretts held General Management roles for Harbor Packaging and the Kent H. Landsberg Co., where she helped to get costs under control and increase sales. Her background includes finance, sales, operations and customer service call center experience.

Bretts earned her degree in accounting from the University of Baja California, in Mexicali, Mexico.

About the Client
Uline ( is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial, and packing materials to businesses throughout the United States. Uline has over 2,000 employees nationwide and distribution centers near Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Tijuana, Mexico and Toronto, Canada

About McDermott & Bull
McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Inland Empire, and Denver, CO. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Bio-tech and Life Science, Retail, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Christopher Bull and Rodney McDermott, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients in many industries. Some notable clients include Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Western Digital, Conexant, Invitrogen, Bausch and Lomb, Black & Decker, Mattel, Boeing, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea and Union Bank.