Mentor List

Robert Dietrich

Dietrich, Robert

Job Title: Vice President, Global eCommerce
Company: Pacific Market International
Industry: Consumer Goods
Mentor Since: Fall 2022
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Lead global eCommerce for PMI, notably the Stanley® brand, inclusive of both retail and direct-to-consumer eCommerce. Lead digital transformation for the enterprise across customer experience and connectivity, platform and operational strategy and business models. 

Company Description

PMI is the leading global manufacturer of sustainable food and beverage container solutions. For more than 30 years, we’ve designed and manufactured sustainable products that revolutionize how people eat and drink on the go. Our two most recognizable brands, Stanley® and Aladdin®, both have a heritage spanning more than a century and are sold around the world. Another rapidly growing area of focus for PMI is our partnership with Starbucks and other select global retailers through private label programs. Headquartered in Seattle, PMI has offices in Bentonville, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Manila, San Francisco, Shenzhen, and Rio de Janeiro, PMI is made up of more than 1,100 passionate individuals united in our mission to deliver great sustainable products, make a positive impact on the environment and have fun along the way.

Employment History

Robert Dietrich is Vice President of Global eCommerce at Pacific Market International, a consumer goods manufacturer and makers of the legendary Stanley® brand, along with servicing private label and OEM partners like Starbucks. Prior to moving to Seattle, he was Senior Vice President for Vitalize, a large ecommerce retailer and digital products developer, up until its acquisition by Expedia Group. Previously, he has held Marketing, Digital and eCommerce leadership positions primarily in the apparel manufacturing sector, including Dickies® and licensed good manufacturers for Fruit of the Loom®, Carhartt® and others. He’s also served overseas in economic development roles for the US Government and INGOs in both the Dominican Republic, Eastern Europe and the Transcaucasus region, and maintains an active interest and participation in relief and charitable work abroad. 


Robert earned a B.S. from Texas Christian University.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Provide perspective and thought around personal and professional development. Offer thought on crafting a vision for impact and service, and development planning around near- and long-term personal/professional goals. Share experience on digital, ecommerce, marketing and global business as it relates to marketplace and business trend, workforce tooling, career growth; provide thought on how to position oneself to maximize the confluence of all those factors to maximize ones’ contribution, ability to impact and resulting intrinsic/extrinsic rewards.  Other: networking, resources for development, working sessions based on mentees unique goals, objectives, hopes, ideas, challenges. 

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Monday, Thursdays and Fridays are usually best within the week.  Very flexible.  Ideally Downtown Seattle, can host at our corporate offices at 2401 Elliot Ave., or coffee shops etc. anywhere in the Seattle metro area.