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In 1982 Brotman joined with Jim Sinegal to draw up plans for a new wholesale business and became the co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Brotman has been the Chairman of the Board for the company since December 1994, Vice Chairman of Costco Wholesale Corporation since October 1993 and director of the company since its inception in 1983. Brotman is reported to have "extensive knowledge" of Costco and its development.
Brotman has served on the boards of several public companies and according to Businessweek magazine is "connected to 13 board members"  and sits on the Board of Directors of the Million-Dollar Roundtable at the United Way of King County. In addition, he is a past Member of the Board of Seafirst Bank, a Member of the Board of Starbucks and a Trustee at the Seattle Art Museum.
2014-12-28 16:34:59 補充：
After he started as a bagger at FedMart in 1954, he discovered that he loved the retail business, and was excited by the opportunities at this rapidly growing retailer. At FedMart, he worked his way up to executive vice president in charge of merchandising and operations.
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He was a vice president of merchandising for Builders Emporium 1977-1978, and an executive vice president for the Price Company 1978-1979. From 1979 to 1983, he worked with Sinegal/Chamberlin and Associates, a company which acted as a broker and sales representative for food and non-food products.
2014-12-28 16:36:37 補充：
Together with Seattle retailer Jeff Brotman, he co-founded Costco; and, from 1983 until his January 2012 retirement, Sinegal was Costco's President and CEO. He remains on Costco's Board of Directors.
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As CEO, Sinegal was well known for traveling to each location every year, to inspect them personally—a task that virtually all major retail chain leaders delegate to subordinates.
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