Haws® Introduces New Team Members and Announces Internal Promotions
[Sparks, Nevada USA] – Haws® is pleased to announce additions to our team as well as multiple internal promotions within various company departments. These additions are in support of Haws’ continued success in the emergency equipment and hydration industries.
NEW TEAM MEMBERS:
Rich Ferguson- Director of Global IT Operations
Ferguson offers a deep level of expertise as a previous Chief Information Officer (CIO) for multiple organizations including Lulius Innovation and Federal Labor Relations Authority in Washington, D.C. Ferguson has served the U.S. Army for 23 years most recently as an Officer and Black Hawk Instructor Pilot. In his new role as Director of Global IT Operations, Ferguson will be providing worldwide leadership and strategy for the IT department to help support and accelerate corporate objectives.
Joe Marques- Regional Sales Director/National Accounts- Eastern Canada
Marques joins the Haws team with over 30 years of experience in the plumbing and wholesale industries and 15 years in direct sales leadership as the new Regional Sales Director of Eastern Canada. Marques will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing relationships with Haws representatives and key accounts in his region. In addition, he will drive and develop sales growth with key national accounts and customers throughout North America.
Sameep Verma- Business Development Manager, Haws-Dubai
Verma joins the Haws – Europe team with an MBA in Marketing from SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai. He has over 9 years of experience in business development at companies including Supertechnical FZCO and Batliboi Ltd. Verma will be based out of Dubai and will focus on business development for Haws products within the Middle Eastern Market.
Claude Sapp- Global Chief of Operations
With an MBA in Finance from the University of Tampa and more than 25 years of experience with companies such as Huntington Capital, Sapp came to work for Haws in early 2016 as a consultant before transitioning to VP of Finance. Sapp brings a wealth of business, operations, IT, and financial knowledge to the organization. With his promotion to Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sapp adds Global Operations, Product Management, and R&D to his existing responsibilities of Finance and IT.
Katy Hess- Director of Global Corporate Communications
As Director of Global Corporate Communications, Hess is now responsible for leading and supporting the Human Resources department in addition to her current responsibilities of managing the Marketing department. Hess will provide strategic and tactical leadership, managing and enhancing the global internal and external communications, brands, and talent management through exploration of new opportunities to add value to the customer and employee experience.
Jennifer Duve- Project Manager
Duve graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Managerial Accounting and brings 20 years of finance experience to her 6 years at Haws within the Finance department as Accounting Supervisor. Duve’s recent transition to Product Manager gives her the responsibilities of managing project execution to ensuring adherence to time, cost, schedule, and scope of selected projects.
Ronille Pabico- Accounting Manager
Pabico joined Haws in September of 2015 as the AP Supervisor. With both his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, Pabico has been recognized and promoted to Accounting Manager. In addition to his previous responsibilities, his new role will include managing and leading the Accounts Payable and Receivable teams, budget, annual audit, and international accounting oversight.
Daniel Page- Production Manager
Page started with Haws in 2011 and has provided many years of significant leadership and direction earning his recent promotion from Production Supervisor to Production Manager with the addition of the Receiving and Quality Control departments to his existing departments of Manufacturing Production, Parts-Pulling, and Concrete.
McDean Licudo- Assistant Production Supervisor
For the last 10 years, Licudo has consistently demonstrated solid contributions to the Haws Production team. Most recently as Production Lead, he oversaw the essential functions of the Haws safety equipment and hydration product production and assembly. With his recent promotion to Assistant Production Supervisor, Licudo has incorporated management and team member leadership of employees as well as ensuring uniformity of the Production floor quality.
For more than 110 years, Haws has been committed to inventing, designing and manufacturing hydration products as well as standardized and customized emergency response products. With more than 8,000 distribution locations and 250 employees worldwide, we continually focus on quality, service, reliability and complete solution support. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, Haws is globally represented with locations in Switzerland, Singapore, China, India, and Brazil. For more information on Haws, visit www.Hawsco.com and follow us on our blog at blog.hawsco.com.
[Sparks, Nevada USA] – Haws®, a Traynor Family Enterprise™ company, is pleased to share several internal promotions that support Haws continued success in the emergency equipment and hydration industries.
Ted Hertz- General Manager, Hydration
As General Manager of the Brita® Partnership for the last 3 years, Hertz has amplified the organization’s partnership with the Brita® brand and strengthened the program through the introduction of additional products to the portfolio as well as new distribution opportunities. As he transitions to a broader management position as General Manager of Hydration, Hertz will utilize his 15+ years in the water and hydration industry to take on the responsibility of overseeing the drinking fountain business in addition to strengthening the Brita® professional line.
Sam Sarver- Vice President & General Manager, Haws Safety Solutions
With more than 10 years of Haws experience, Sarver’s recent promotion combines the responsibilities of managing the Haws Emergency Equipment business with the growing Haws Integrated brand. As Vice President & General Manager of Haws Safety Solutions, Sarver enters this position with over 30 years of experience in the industry and will now oversee the strategic direction of Haws’ safety solutions.
Adam Pruitt- Product Manager
Over the last year, Pruitt has demonstrated vast knowledge and technical experience in the management of a product’s lifecycle. Pruitt’s role as Product Manager has been expanded to include sustaining products as well as responsibility of the commercialization process for Haws Emergency Equipment, Hydration/Brita® Professional and Haws Integrated product portfolios in North America.
Gary Wardle- Engineering Manager
Wardle has been promoted to Engineering Manager for Haws Emergency Equipment, Hydration/Brita® Professional and Haws Integrated product portfolios in North America. In his two and a half years at Haws, Wardle has demonstrated great strength in his technological problem-solving, planning abilities and oversight of complex projects with the Haws Integrated business.
Linda Lessnau- Supply Chain Manager
With over 20 years’ experience in a variety of supply chain functions including operations, procurement, manufacturing engineering and project management, and 8 years with Haws, Lessnau has been promoted to Supply Chain Manager- Center of Excellence for Traynor Family Enterprise. In her new position, she has been tasked with managing the coordination and monitoring of goods and materials from suppliers to customer.
Haws Corporation® Welcomes New Team Members and Recognizes Internal Promotions
[Sparks, Nevada USA] – Haws Corporation® is pleased to announce several additional team members as well as an internal promotion within multiple company departments. These additions are in support of Haws’ continued success in the emergency equipment and hydration industries.
New Team Members Include:
Brian Clark- Director of Strategic Channel Partners
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University, Clark joins the Haws sales team with over 16 years of experience in the sales industry. Clark will be responsible for driving and developing corporate initiatives as well as sales growth with key accounts and customers in North America.
Matt De Shon- Brita® Program Sales Manager
De Shon comes to Haws with over 9 years of experience within the water filtration business. In his new position as Brita® Program Sales Manager, De Shon will be tasked with recruiting and training representatives to increase the Brita® dealer network as well as continued efforts towards awareness around the Brita® brand and family of products offered.
Internal Promotions Include:
Sam Sarver- General Manager of Haws North American Core Business
Sarver enters his new General Manager position with over 30 years of experience in the industry including 10 years at Haws. As GM of Haws North American Core Business, Sarver will continue managing all domestic sales activities including the regional sales and customer service teams. His new role will utilize his broad capabilities and experience to ensure continued growth into emerging opportunities and proactive product development and solutions based on customer expectations.
About Haws Corporation®
For more than 100 years, Haws has been committed to inventing, designing and manufacturing drinking fountains as well as standardized and customized emergency response products. With more than 8,000 distribution locations and 250 employees worldwide, we continually focus on quality, service, reliability and complete solution support. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, Haws is globally represented with locations in Switzerland, Singapore and Brazil.
For more information on Haws Corporation, please visit www.Hawsco.com.
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Kathryn Hess Tel.: +1.775.353.8390, Email: [email protected]Haws Integrated™ Announces Key Team Member Promotions
[Sparks, Nevada USA] – Haws Integrated™ is pleased to announce several internal promotions within its growing team. These advancements are in support of Haws Integrated’s continued success in customized, tempered water emergency response solutions.
Casey Hayes- Director of Sales & Operations
Casey Hayes has been with the Haws family for more than 25 years and serves as one of the original members of the Haws Integrated team. With his recent promotion to Director of Sales & Operations, Hayes is responsible for global sales strategies and top line growth, key account management, production and product delivery, as well as operational efficiencies. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, Hayes will continue to provide key leadership for the expanded solution offering.
Larry Kilian- Director of Business Development
Graduating from Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Kilian brings many years of safety industry knowledge and experience to the Haws Integrated team. Kilian joined the team in 2013 as the Director of Corporate Accounts and was successful at developing and building stronger relationships with targeted key customers. As he transitions to Director of Business Development, Kilian will continue to strengthen these valuable relationships while leading strategy development and execution into Haws Integrated’s expanded services.
Gary Wardle- Senior Manager of Engineering
Gary worked for Otis Elevator as Branch Manager for over 25 years. Graduating from Cal Poly Technical, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. As Senior Manager of Engineering, Gary is responsible for all Haws Integrated project engineering including the initial design stages, process efficiencies as well as product development.
Chad Fenner– New Product Development Manager
Chad brings 8 years of experience with the Haws team, specializing in complex piping system design, variable frequency drive pump control, heat and friction losses in piping systems, and automated system control. Fenner holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. In his new role as New Product Development Manager, Fenner will be leading his Haws Integrated team in the development of new product advancements and innovations.
Nuray Ebel– Engineering Project Manager
With 10 years of engineering experience, Ebel specializes in designing, testing, and troubleshooting cryogenic pumps/turbines and leading project teams. Originally from Turkey, Ebel holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University. With her recent promotion from Senior Engineer to Engineering Project Manager, Ebel will be successfully planning, executing and leading her team throughout Haws Integrated’s detailed project completion process.
Ian Roberts– Engineering Project Manager
Roberts has been with the Haws Engineering team for more than 8 years. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, Roberts specializes in complex system design and automated system control. As one of the new Engineering Project Managers, Robert’s responsibilities include developing processes and procedures for the various projects as well as managing project objectives and requirements to completion.Haws® Welcomes New Team Members and Announces Internal Promotions
We are pleased to announce several additional team members as well as internal promotions within various company departments. These additions are in support of our continued success in the emergency equipment and hydration industries.
New Team Members Include:
Hollie Tracy-Ochoa- Executive Assistant for Sales and Marketing
Hollie joins Haws with many years of administrative and office support services background. She most recently worked for the University of Nevada, Reno as an Administrative Assistant. As Executive Assistant, Hollie will provide support and coordinate activities for the sales and marketing departments, Regional Sales Directors and Customer Service with direct support to the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Vice President of Sales.
Melanie Mayer- Safety Supervisor/ ISO Coordinator
With a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from California State University Northridge, Melanie has built her career in a variety of safety and environmental health positions. Prior to joining Haws, Mayer held various related positions including Safety Specialist and Occupational Health and Safety Analyst. Her responsibilities include fostering a safe work environment for Haws employees while maintaining the company’s compliance with OSHA, environmental, and ISO standards and regulations.
Mike Damon- Haws Integrated Sales Engineer
Damon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and brings more than 30 years of engineering experience to Haws. His responsibilities include finding creative and cost efficient ways to leverage Haws’ unique safety capabilities in his new position as Haws Integrated Sales Engineer, covering the East Coast Region.
Internal Promotions Include:
Jeanene Fisher and Kim Courtney- Haws Integrated Inside Sales Specialists
Jeanene joined Haws in 2012 and brings over 23 years of administrative experience to her new position. Kim has been with Haws since 2007 and has more than 15 years of project and account management, sales, and accounts receivable experience.
Fisher and Courtney will work closely with leads and Sales Engineers to drive territory coverage, quote management, sales follow up and the post sales experience.
Additional New Members of the Haws Team Include:
- Almir Suljic– IT Communications Specialist
- Joanne Dunn– Buyer
- Josh Bourgeois– IT Support Specialist
- Kaitlin Murphy– Marketing Intern
- Maria Deras– Parts Puller
- Matthew Boyce– Human Resources Intern
- Sean Brunner– Engineering Designer
Additional Promotions Include:
- Tina Brinkley– Level 500 Production Lead