Interview with Director of Global Products: Don Marshall

We spent a moment with our very own Director of Global Products, Don Marshall, to get some insight as to where he sees Haws going in the future, plus we got to learn a bit about Mr. Marshall himself!

How did you begin working at Haws and how long have you worked there?

DM: I was recruited from General Electric in Feb 2014 and have enjoyed working at Haws as Director of Global Products ever since.

What sales opportunities do you see Haws having and taking advantage of in the 2015/2016?

DM: I see opportunity for continued growth in our traditional markets and we are actively looking to expand into new markets.

As Director of Global Products, what are some current or upcoming products/projects in place?

DM: I’m looking forward to the introduction of our new Brita® product.  This product represents a solid addition to our Brita® portfolio of products.  On the Haws Integrated™ side, we are completing a new 8720 Outdoor Overhead Tank Shower which will leverage a number of positive customer driven enhancements over its predecessor.

What are you most excited about for Haws in 2015/2016?

DM: Our Haws focus on developing and bringing new products to market.  We are strengthening our new product development team and aligning our strategies and processes for success.  I am excited to be a part of this effort.

What is your favorite extra-curricular activity and why?

DM: When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 adult children.  In addition, I like spending time in the outdoors.  The mountains around Reno and Lake Tahoe offer an ideal setting for flying and hiking.

If you could live in any city/town, where would it be?

DM: I have been fortunate that I have had the opportunity to live in many places in the U.S.  I am a transplant to Reno and really enjoy all that Reno and the surrounding area has to offer.  So, Reno has become my first choice!

Interview with Director of Sales, Sam Sarver

We took a moment to speak with our Director of Sales, Sam Sarver, to find out his thoughts for Haws in 2015.

How did you begin working at Haws and how long have you worked there?

I joined Haws 8 years ago when Scot McLean was in the process of changing the sales model at Haws. I was then based in Pennsylvania and became the Haws Eastern Regional Sales Manager.

What sales opportunities do you see Haws having and taking advantage of in the 2015 year?

I believe all of our opportunities are centered around providing solutions for our customers. Haws is about two things : 1) providing a safer workplace for employees and 2) providing “ Away From Home” hydration for everyone. Our innovative products and creative team members make the difference.

As Director of Sales, what are some current or upcoming strategic initiatives in place for our sales team and channel?

We will continue to evolve our sales team focusing on our customers. It is important for us to be able to support the customer through the many different channels that exist today.

What are you most excited about for Haws in 2015?

The fact that we will continue to change and evolve as a company, providing solutions for our traditional markets and the new markets we are addressing alike. Change is challenging and healthy.

What is your favorite city to travel to and why?

That is difficult for me to answer, as I have many favorite cities. Excluding my home turf of the  Northeast. I will say Chicago, it has so many different things to do when the work day is done. The people, the restaurants and sports venues are great.

What is your favorite sports team and why?

Pittsburgh: Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers (in alphabetical order). Can you tell I am originally from Pennsylvania? Supporting those teams was an important part of my upbringing and it is something I continue to share with my family.