Recent Hires Announced by Husqvarna Construction Products

Words: Dan KamysHusqvarna Construction Products has shared their new additions to the team and several promotions from the first quarter of 2016.   [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="150"]Tom Skeen Tom Skeen[/caption] To end 2015, Thomas Skeen joined Husqvarna Construction Products as a District Sales Manager for North and South Carolina serving Distribution Sales. Skeen has over 14 years of experience, with eight years in North Carolina’s construction equipment rental industry. He graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.       [caption id="attachment_13122" align="alignleft" width="150"]Carlos Gomez Carlos Gomez[/caption] Carlos Gomez was promoted to Regional Manager - Mexico on January 1, 2016. Gomez was previously the District Sales Manager for Northwestern Mexico (Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Sinaloa), starting in 2013. Prior to Husqvarna, he was the General Manager of a food distribution company in Mexico. He brings over 18 years of sales experiences with him to this position.       [caption id="attachment_13131" align="alignleft" width="150"]Jim Wilson Jim Wilson[/caption] Jim Wilson accepted the position of Regional Sales Manager - Southeast for Distribution Sales on January 1, 2016. Wilson has been a part of Husqvarna Group for over 19 years - with the Forest and Garden division for 15-1/2 and with Construction Products since 2012. Wilson was most recently the Regional Sales Manager - Northeast. Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.     [caption id="attachment_13119" align="alignleft" width="150"]Monte Cripe Monte Cripe[/caption] As of January 4, 2016, Monte Cripe joined Husqvarna Construction Products as a District Sales Manager for Contractor Direct Sales, serving the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island). Cripe brings with him over 25 years of experience as a diesel mechanic, shop foreman, and service manager working on all types of construction equipment. He has spent the last 20 years as a shop manager for United Rentals, Inc.     [caption id="attachment_13123" align="alignleft" width="150"]BJ Jager BJ Jager[/caption] Effective January 11, 2016, BJ Jager was promoted to National Account Manager - Distribution Sales. Jäger has been a part of our team since 2014 when he was hired as a District Sales Manager - Distribution Sales, covering the New England region. Previous to Husqvarna, Jäger spent 15 years working in the food and beverage industry as a sales representative.       [caption id="attachment_13127" align="alignleft" width="150"]Joe Taylor Joe Taylor[/caption] Joe Taylor accepted the position of Director of Marketing - Americas, joining the Marketing Communications Department on January 11, 2016. Taylor has been with Husqvarna since 2013 and was previously a Product Manager handling Surface Preparation, Tile, and Masonry equipment lines, as well as a District Manager - Distribution Sales for North & South Carolina. Prior to Husqvarna, Taylor spent 12 years in various sales and marketing roles within the construction and rental industries - equipment rental, purchasing, and rental business operational consulting. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University, majoring in Marketing Management.     [caption id="attachment_13120" align="alignleft" width="150"]Mario Figueroa Mario Figueroa[/caption] On January 18, 2016, Mario Figueroa joined Husqvarna Construction Products as a District Manager for North Mexico. Figueroa has been working in construction equipment sales since 2007 with a Caterpillar dealer and as a Regional Manager for Multiquip. He brings a wealth of knowledge from a mechanical engineering background as well as experience in leadership, strategic planning, communications and human relations.     [caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignleft" width="150"]Jose Antonio Velazquez Jose Antonio Velazquez[/caption] Effective January 18, 2016, Jose Antonio Velazquez accepted the position of District Sales Manager - South Mexico (“Bajio area”, central and south Mexico). Velazquez has over five years of experience in commercial sales, working most recently as an Inside Sales Manager for a stainless steel mill serving the construction industry. Velazquez has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering       [caption id="attachment_13125" align="alignleft" width="150"]Sean Sheehan Sean Sheehan[/caption] On January 25, 2016, Sean Sheehan was promoted to Regional Sales Manager - Northeast for Distribution Sales. Sheehan has been a part of the Husqvarna Construction Products team since 2013 as the District Manager for New Jersey and the Philadelphia markets. Previous to Husqvarna, he worked for independent dealers and national chains within the construction industry for 15 years.     [caption id="attachment_13121" align="alignleft" width="150"]Johnny Fowler Johnny Fowler[/caption] Johnny Fowler joined Husqvarna Construction Products on March 7, 2016 as a District Sales Manager - Georgia & South Carolina for Contractor Direct Sales. Fowler has over 25 years of sales experience, mostly in the gasoline and fuel industry, but interacted with numerous construction companies and worksites. He was most recently a Territory Manager for Carolina International Trucks & Idealease.     [caption id="attachment_13130" align="alignleft" width="150"]Jonathan Webster Jonathan Webster[/caption] Starting March 14, 2016, Jonathan Webster joined Husqvarna Construction Products as a District Sales Manager - Southern Louisiana for Distribution Sales. Webster will be working with customers in and around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Lafayette areas. He was formerly a Regional Sales Manager with Valspar. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Berry College in Rome, Ga.     [caption id="attachment_13126" align="alignleft" width="150"]Mike Silver Mike Silver[/caption] On March 21, 2016 Mike Silver became Husqvarna Construction Products’ District Sales Manager - North and Central Florida serving Distribution Sales. Silver has a wealth of knowledge of the construction industry, starting out in 1991 as a warehouse associate at Hughes Supply Inc. in Orlando. He worked his way up in the organization and over the next 10 years held the positions of delivery driver, counter sales, inside sales, branch purchasing agent, tool department manager and corporate purchasing agent. Most recently he worked at BOSCH power tools a District Manager in North Florida, previous to that he was a product/ application specialist at BOSCH.   [caption id="attachment_13124" align="alignleft" width="150"]Jamie Krueger Jamie Krueger[/caption] Jamie Krueger has rejoined Husqvarna Construction Products in his previous role as Product Manager for the Surface Preparation, Tile and Masonry equipment lines on March 28, 2016. Krueger previously held this role from 2012 to 2015. He has been an integral part of the product management team.         For more information about Husqvarna Construction Products, visit their webpage.
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