November 17, 2014

Mineola, New York-based MAX USA, a manufacturer of pneumatic nailing tools owned by MAX CO., LTD. in Tokyo, has hired Ron Pedzinski as its new Western regional sales manager.

Pedzinski has 25 years of sales experience in the building products industry, including construction materials and various market segments in commercial and residential.

He also has 15 years of experience in sales management and distribution development in the Western region of the country.

October 24, 2014

Tide Marine Supply Co. is the PRO Hardware Retailer of the Year among Long-Lewis Hardware customers. 

Manager Carl Crenshaw and his staff were selected for their ability to adapt to what their customer base is looking for.

“Tide Marine is one of those rare perfect retailers that isn’t afraid of change, has a willingness to try new things and is motivated to take some sensible chances and investigate opportunities,” said Michael Brady, general sales manager with Long-Lewis Hardware. 

September 9, 2014

Atlas Copco Dynapac has appointed Jerry Hackett to the position of regional sales manager – south central U.S., effective immediately. 

He will report to Steve Cole, VP of the Road Construction Equipment Division for the Commerce City, Colorado-based company that specializes in sales, parts, service and rental of portable compressors, generators, tools, attachments and paving equipment used in the construction and demolition industries.

September 8, 2014

Paul Colliton has rejoined Huttig Building Products as senior director of product management. 

Colliton was a key part of the Huttig management team from 1994-2007, holding positions of sales manager, district sales manager, regional director and regional VP.

In his new role, Paul will lead product management and programs around CPG Building Products decking, railing, PVC trim and pavers. He will report to Greg Gurley, VP product management, marketing and national accounts.  

June 2, 2014

Global Cranes moved to its new global headquarters, at 14702 Jersey Shore Dr. in Houston.

The new headquarters is twice as large as the former location, a fact credicted to the success of the Zoomlion RT, for which Global is the exclusive distributor.

“Our sales have been increasing for a while before absolutely exploding at ConExpo,” said Ed Gibson, North American sales manager. “With our new location, we’ll have more space to both exhibit and service all of our cranes.”

March 31, 2014

Coleman Equipment of Bonner Springs, Kan., recently bought Scott’s Tractor & Equipment of Smithville, Mo., and O’Dell Tractor Company of Independence, Mo.

All of the staff at Scott’s Tractor has been moved to Coleman Equipment. Scott Kolbeck, owner of Scott’s Tractor, has accepted the position of Coleman Equipment Corporate sales manager. John Walker, salesman and assistant manager at Scotts for 13 years, has accepted the position of store manager for the Smithville location.

March 31, 2014

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Strong-Tie has made two executive appointments in the form of a new president and COO, effective July 1.

Roger Dankel will be the president, North America Sales, in which role he will be charged with the strategic leadership of the company's sales, customer support and distribution. He has been with the company since 1993 and has served as sales manager for the southeast branch since 1997.

March 28, 2014

Former Sears executive Stephanie Kaleta has been tapped by Knipex Tools LP to serve as key account sales manager.

Kaleta's new role will involve directing sales and marketing plans for key accounts in the company's retail and industrial channels.

January 30, 2014

Cedar Creek has brought Glenn Arthur on board as national industrial sales manager.

"Glenn was one of the original employees at the Broken Arrow facility starting in 1977 and has vast experience in industrial products and will be implementing industrial sales departments throughout the country," said D. Wayne Trousdale, COO at Cedar Creek.

Effective Feb. 10, 2014, Arthur will assume his post at the building material distribution company's Broken Arrow, Okla. office.

January 2, 2014

Novi, Mich.-based BrassCraft Manufacturing, a Masco Company involved in the manufacture of plumbing products, has hired Roger Hernandez as territory sales manager for Ohio and Kentucky.

"We're delighted to have Roger on our team," said Ken Kemmerling, sales manager, Central Region. "We're confident that his depth of sales experience will greatly contribute to enhancing customer service and to growing our business in this territory."

October 9, 2013

Do it Best Corp. promoted Mike Ter Molen to divisional manager of Building Products and Home Decor, effective immediately.  

In this position, Ter Molen will lead the co-op’s Building Products Division team, with a focus on growing sales of building and home decor products.

August 28, 2013

Xicato, a provider of LED modules for the retail and hospitality industries, has appointed two new sales managers to its European team. 

Ben Hamida will step up to the plate as regional sales manager for France and the Middle East. Previously, Hamida spent 18 years at GE Lighting as international sales manager for Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hamida is fluent in French, English, Italian and Arabic and brings extensive experience to the table in driving LED sales.

August 7, 2013

Tool manufacturer MAX USA hired Bruce Kennedy as West Coast regional sales manager.

Kennedy’s career includes 21 years experience in sales and operations, most recently in building materials distribution focused on pneumatic tools, compressors and accessories and collated fasteners. In his career he has worked for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies in inside and outside sales, purchasing and inventory management and other disciplines. He is in the Los Angeles area. 

July 31, 2013

Global Cranes & Machinery appointed Ed Gibson to the newly created position of sales manager Americas.

Gibson has more than 25 years of experience in the crane industry. He joined the Global team in 2009 as the North American sales manager and most recently served as sales manager of North and Central America.

April 9, 2013

Roswell, Ga.-based Boral has named Steve Schulz as territory sales manager for the Upper Midwest region of the United States for the Boral TruExterior Trim product line.

December 13, 2012

Salt Lake City — Near BMC’s West Jordan, Utah, facility, a builder is planning 177 new homes on a single plat. The project is expected to take place during a six-month window of construction.

For John Osborne, BMC sales manager for Utah, it’s BMC time.

July 19, 2012

Johnson Lumber Co., a sawmill in Denmark, N.Y., saw an opportunity during the construction downturn to offer a unique product.

July 13, 2012

Rosen Materials, a Florida-based distributor of residential and commercial gypsum products and steel framing, has hired Andrew Randle as director of national accounts.

Andrew joins Rosen from Stock Building Supply, where he spent six years and held numerous positions, including building material sales, key account management, divisional sales management and his most recent role as national account manager to numerous top production builders.

April 5, 2012

Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices, promoted Marvin Hagemeier to the position of director of commercial and industrial sales for the Western Region.

Hagemeier joined Leviton in 1985 as an electrical distribution sales representative in East and Central Texas, and was promoted to Electrical Distribution Sales Manager for the Dallas District in 1992. In 2010 he assumed the role of South Central Regional Sales Manager.

Hagemeier will succeed Izzy Oleinik, who after a career of 23 years with Leviton, retired on January 1, 2012.


April 2, 2012

A Do it Best member with two stores in New Mexico has launched a wholesale division, remodeled its stores, and rebranded them under a single name: Builders Do it Center. Justin Ellis, corporate sales manager for Roswell Lumber Do it Center and Artesia Do it Center, told Home Channel News that the impetus for the change was future growth for the company, which would like to expand its geographical footprint. 

December 20, 2011

Knipex Tools has announced the promotion of Todd Shumate from the position of sales manager to VP sales, North America. All field operations will report directly to Shumate, including channel managers, regional managers and the KTLP nationwide manufacturers' representative network.

Prior to joining the Arlington Heights, Ill., company in 2008, Shumate held regional sales manager positions at Minerallac/Cully, Progress Lighting/Hubbell Lighting and Klein Tools. He also held management roles at Dalloz Safety and Chase Ergonomics.

August 31, 2011

Guns and hardware
 “Gun thieves will resort to any means to achieve their goal. Dealers take multiple efforts to prevent the thieves from access and slow the theft (these include vehicle barriers, steel doors and curtains, in-store safes and in-store bank vaults) to allow time for the police to respond. The truth is if someone wants to steal something and they are intelligent, they will figure out a way to do it or at least try.”
 — Bruce Pfuhl
 Sales manager hardware/industrial/AG Benchmade Knife Co.

August 9, 2011

Anderson, S.C.-based Delta Power Equipment Corp. named four regional sales managers: Joe Brakhage, Northeast, Rick Carr, Midwest; Dennis Mickelson, Western; and Curt Thomas, Southeastern.

Carr started with Rockwell International’s power tool division in 1977 as a district sales manager and worked his way up through the Pentair Tool Group to become hardware channel national accounts manager from 1999 to 2003 with responsibilities for a number of their brands, including Delta. Most recently, he was hardware channel national accounts manager with Senco Brands. 

January 18, 2011

Royal Group, a manufacturer of decking, trim, pipe and other building materials, has announced a series of promotions in its pipe systems division.

Chad Hall has been named western regional sales manager for electrical fittings in the United States. Prior to joining Royal Group as regional sales manager in November, Hall held several sales positions at Southwire Com., most recently sales manager. Based in Denver, Hall brings 16 years of sales experience in the electrical industry.