Founder & President
Chris started Baynum Painting in 1983, and soon after won his first roller coaster painting contract, coating the huge wooden structure of The Beast at Kings Island. This propelled Chris into the Amusement & Theme Park Industry, where he went on to develop his niche as a premier service provider for parks around the world. Having completed hundreds of major ride renovations globally, Chris has unmatched knowledge of the coating requirements on virtually every type of roller coaster in operation.
Chris has expanded the Baynum Painting brand over the years to include much more than the Amusement Industry market. Offshoot BPI Painting Company, formed in 2011 to cultivate a growing commercial and industrial clientele, has gone on to accumulate thousands of satisfied customers on painting projects across nearly every spectrum of the business world.
Vice President of Amusement Industry
Walter Bowser first became acquainted with the Baynum Painting team during his 20 year tenure with Six Flags Theme Parks, eight years of which were spent as Vice President of National Maintenance & Construction. As a long time preferred vendor of Six Flags, Baynum Painting had completed dozens of major coaster renovation and rebranding projects under Walt’s direction and oversight. Walt’s long time business relationship and friendship with Baynum led to his joining the organization in March 2016, as VP of the Amusement Industry division. Walt’s experience, knowledge and reputation among industry insiders is a key to the company’s long term business plan for success within the industry.
Vice President of Sales
While Chris has always been the face of the amusement side of Baynum Painting, the man most visible to commercial and industrial clients has long been John Andrews. Since 1992 John has been head of estimating, using his vast industry knowledge to specify coating solutions for thousands of Baynum and BPI customers. John has established an incredible client base spanning across virtually every business sector. As current VP of Sales for both Baynum and BPI Painting, John oversees all estimating and sales operations, and continues to cultivate and build strong customer relationships both locally and with nationwide clients.
Vice President of Business Operations
Daniel has been an official part of the Baynum Painting leadership team since 2011, after having developed a prior relationship while providing marketing and strategic support as a consultant. Working closely with Chris to navigate the organization and support its growing portfolio, Daniel now serves as Vice President of Business Operations. His background in the corporate world spent working in infrastructure project management for P&G, Toyota, and other Fortune 500 firms, has helped bring about the enterprise level of structure found throughout the Baynum & BPI operation today.
Melissa Timco Bamford
Director of amusement park industry
Melissa joined Baynum’s team in early 2018 after spending the prior 10 years building a well respected reputation within the Amusement Park world, having worked with proven industry providers such as Premier Rides Inc., and Ralph S Alberts Company. She can be seen actively participating at trade association events like IAPPA, NAARSO, AIMS, NJAA, NEAAPA, and PAPA. Today Melissa manages Baynum projects throughout the AP division, while cultivating key client and vendor relationships, and helping direct the growth efforts of the industry’s top service provider.
construction services manager
Having established himself as a leader amongst the world of Amusement Park facilities and ride maintenance over 26 years, Kevin joined Baynum’s AP team in late 2018 coming from Apex Parks Group. Managing the company’s expanded offerings outside of our standard painting and coating services, Kevin uses his knowledge and vast experience to oversee the many ride relocations, new builds, and other exciting construction type projects now being performed by Baynum crews everywhere. Kevin’s active memberships with NAARSO (Level II), AIMS (Level II), and his safety oriented training and background help set the expectation of excellence seen throughout each project.
Business Development Manager
Brad Rogers joined the team in 2012 as the growing operation called for increased sales team support. His strong rapport with many long time BPI acquaintances, and a reputation for relationship building made for an easy referral to the role. Brad has a well respected history amongst the commercial real estate community, having spent over 15 years as a sales and leasing associate working for top Cincinnati regional firms. His persistent approach to new business development is outstanding, and he has established a loyal client base consisting of hundreds of well satisfied customers. Brad now oversees the organization’s new client on-boarding program and is helping expand the Baynum brand’s global footprint.
Joining the team in March 2016, Katie’s friendly demeanor and hard work ethic have been an impressive addition to the Baynum and BPI front office. Helping manage customer correspondence, and assisting with Baynum Painting’s diverse clients and vendors, Katie’s support and grasp of the company’s administrative function are superb. Katie comes from a strong background in travel and office administration, and we are thrilled to have her on the team!
Carley Mardis & Casey Baynum
Social Media & Marketing
Meet the behind the scenes duo that keep Baynum Painting in the news and maintain its well established social media presence. Sisters Carley and Casey keep up with the hundreds of projects completed company wide each year, posting before and after pics, exciting updates, and other Baynum points of interest that you’ll see online. Casey’s professional photography background is also put to great use in documenting marquis projects for our records.