FENTON, Mo. — Carl Rees, a long-time employee of Loomis Bros. Equipment Co., says he is retiring May 1, 2019.
“Joining our company in 1980, Carl has worked with Loomis Brothers for 39 years—longer than any other employee in our company’s 70-year history,” says Dale Loomis, chairman and CEO of Loomis Bros. “Carl began his career installing machines and working with our service department.”
A few years later, Rees started working in Loomis’s sales department, where he was trained and mentored by his father, Jack Rees. Loomis says the experience proved to be invaluable when Rees started working his own sales territory.
After a long run as a territory sales rep, Rees accepted promotions to several management positions, including sales manager, vice president of sales, and most recently vice president of strategic accounts.
“Carl has been recognized as being one of the premier dealer sales professionals in the Milnor/Chicago dealer network,” shares Loomis. “He is the recipient of numerous sales achievement awards from Pellerin Milnor, Chicago Dryer and other leading manufacturers. In particular, Carl has won Milnor’s coveted ‘Key Man’ award for a record 11 times.”
“While the decision to retire from doing something I truly enjoy and from an industry that has given so much to me and my family is a difficult one, my wife Lisa and I are looking forward to more time together with our kids and grandkids,” says Rees. “I’ve been fortunate to work for an established and respected company like Loomis Bros., and I will truly miss my co-workers and all the close personal friendships I have made over the years with my vendors and customers.”