Career Track: New Hires Introduced; Successor Named at Jensen USA

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MOD, Diamond Chemical, Venus Group welcome personnel; Priest newest Jensen USA manager

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Don Fowler

Don Fowler

MOD ADDS MCHUGH, FOWLER AS REGIONAL SALES MANAGERS

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (MOD) has added David McHugh and Don Fowler as regional sales managers, the company reports.

With 25 years of laundry experience, McHugh will oversee the company’s Northeastern territory, including the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Fowler brings a “wide range of expertise” in plastics, packaging, warehousing and industrial safety to the company’s Southeastern territory, encompassing Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.

McHugh and Fowler will be responsible for the company’s proprietary laundry and material-handling product lines, according to MOD.

“Both Dave and Don bring proven track records to their customers,” says Jack Smylie, national sales manager for MOD. “They understand the high level of knowledge and service needed in industry today, and I’m confident our customers will find their counsel as useful as our laundry carts and containers.”


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Michael Litwin

Michael Litwin

DIAMOND CHEMICAL ADDS LITWIN TO ROSTER

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Diamond Chemical has added Michael Litwin as account executive of its Institutional Group, the company reports.

He has almost 30 years of experience in sales and sales management, most recently working for a large warewashing company, according to Diamond Chemical.

“Michael brings to Diamond the experience and knowledge of not only years of sales and marketing experience, but a high level of customer service capabilities,” the company says.


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Ed Wells

Ed Wells

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James Priest

James Priest

PRIEST SUCCEEDS WELLS AS PRODUCTION MANAGER FOR JENSEN USA

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Jensen USA Production Manager Ed Wells has retired after 13 years with the company, Jensen USA reports.

Succeeding him is newcomer James Priest, who has more than 10 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and is Six Sigma Green Belt-certified. He has a bachelor’s degree in operations management.

“All at Jensen USA Inc. wish Ed the best in his future,” the company says. Wells had been in the laundry industry for 40 years, which included spending 27 years at American Laundry Machinery in Cincinnati.

Simon Nield, president of Jensen USA, says that the company is “pleased that James has decided to join [the] team” and adds that his “knowledge and experience will be an asset to JENSEN and a benefit to our customers.”


VENUS GROUP ADDS TWO TO EAST COAST STAFF

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. — Venus Group has welcomed John Barnhill and Scott Sunday as sales representatives to its East Coast operations.

Barnhill, a 35-year industry veteran, has taken over as senior regional sales manager of the company’s institutional sales efforts in the Eastern United States.

He began his career with Artex International in 1980, spending 20 years with the company, during which he served as vice president of manufacturing and as vice president material utilization. When Best Textiles Acquisitions purchased Artex in 2004, he continued as vice president inventory management and distribution sales.

After starting his own sales company, Barnhill returned to Best Textiles Acquisition, most recently serving as vice president of sales and new product development.

Barnhill has a bachelor of science degree in administrative management from Clemson University.

Sunday is a 22-year industry veteran who will oversee Venus Group’s Southeast operations.

He began his career with Aramark Services in 1992, progressing from route service representative to district manager, to senior service manager in Oklahoma.

In 2001 he served as general manager for Alsco in Oklahoma City, later becoming general manager of the company’s operations in Pensacola and Orlando, Fla., for the next 10 years.

Most recently, he served as vice president of sales and service for Alliance Linen Services, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Sunday has an associate’s degree from Oklahoma Junior College.

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