Press Release – Martin Pruett Joins Purchasing Staff at Austin Hardware

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Martin Pruett Joins Purchasing Staff at Austin Hardware

 

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. has announced the addition of Martin Pruett to the company’s Purchasing Department.

Pruett will work from the company’s headquarters in Lee’s Summit, MO and willPruett Martin (002) be responsible for vendor management, purchasing, and inventory control for assigned suppliers. Pruett has spent the three previous years as a Materials Manager for two companies, Janesville Acoustics, as well as Mayer Industries.

ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.

Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

 

For more information, contact:

Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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Press Release – Austin Hardware Adds Jason Hicks as Key Account Manager

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Jason Hicks Joins Austin Hardware as Key Account Manager

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. has announced the addition of Jason Hicks to the company’s Outside Sales staff in the role of Key Account Manager.Hicks Jason (002)

Hicks, a resident of Grainger, IN, will work from the company’s Elkhart, IN location, and is responsible for management and growth of key accounts in the states of Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Hicks recently spent three years in a territory sales position with ObeCo, Inc, Goshen, IN, a supplier of storage solutions to the RV/Marine and specialty vehicle market.

ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.

Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

 

For more information, contact:

Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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Austin Hardware Promotes Three to New Positions of Regional Sales Manager

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Austin Hardware Promotes Three to New Positions of Regional Sales Manager

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. has announced the promotion of Chris Kiewert, Tyler Mills, and Tom Vrydaghs to fill new roles as Regional Sales Managers.

Each will have responsibility to oversee 3 to 4 Key Account Managers within their respective regions, along with maintaining a base of key accounts which they will continue to directly service.

Austin customers benefit from this new, smaller group structure by allowing for more frequent and in-depth sharing of innovativeTom Vrydaghs Professional 01e ideas, successful customer solutions, and enhanced product training.

Vrydaghs, with Austin since 2004, a National Key Account Manager and expert at finding engineered product solutions for customers, will oversee Key Account Managers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and other parts of the Midwest.

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Kiewert, a 4-year Key Account Manager and heavy construction specialist based in Buford, GA, will oversee reps along the Atlantic Coast.Mills, Tyler

Mills, in his third year with the company, will service accounts and oversee reps in the Midwest, Southwest, and on the West Coast
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ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.

Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

For more information, contact:

Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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Austin Hardware Adds Three to Outside Sales Staff

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Austin Hardware Adds Three to Outside Sales Staff

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. has announced the addition of three members to the company’s Outside Sales staff.

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Mike Bednar

Mike Bednar joins the company as a National Key Account Manager with a focus on customers in the Transportation industry. Based in Reading, PA, Bednar’s respons
ibilities in this role include management of many of the company’s largest transportation industry accounts as well as development of strategic partnerships with new accounts. He brings nearly 10 years of experience in the fire and automotive industries including Mack Trucks/Volvo, Kovatch Mobile Equipment, and Hansen International. Mike is a graduate of Penn State University with degrees in Business Marketing and Management and studies in Electrical Engineering.

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Todd Harris

Todd Harris joins Austin as a Key Account Manager based at the company’s Buford, GA location. Harris will be responsible for management and growth of key accounts in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Harris recently spent 3 years with the MRO distribution firm
Hi-Line Company based in Dallas, TX where he served as a Territory Sales Manager responsible for developing and growing sales in northeast Georgia.

Nick Sisti also joins Austin in the role of Key Account Manager.  Sisti will work from the company’s Reading, PA location and will be responsible for key accounts throughout the Northeast. Sisti has spent the last 6 years as a technology consultant with AT&T. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology.

ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.

Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

For more information, contact:
Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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Austin Hardware Announces Vicki Konkle as new Inside Sales Manager

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Austin Hardware Announces Vicki Konkle as new Inside Sales Manager

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc., Lee’s Summit, MO, has named Vicki Konkle as Inside Sales Manager. Konkle will be based at the company’s headquarters in Lee’s Summit, MO and will be responsible for management of all customer service departments at the company’s 10 nationwide locations.

Konkle joins Austin with over 13 years of sales support management experience. Throughout her career she has focused on developing and Konkle, Vickimanaging sales support teams worldwide; instilling consistent messaging and implementing process improvement to allow superior customer service and retention.

Konkle previously spent 4 years as a Support Services Director for Swan Logistics, a logistics and supply chain firm. Previously she spent 8 years as a Global Sales Support Manager with the logistics firm YRC Worldwide where she was a winner of a YRC Worldwide Chairman’s Award.

ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.

Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

For more information, contact: 

Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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Austin Hardware Adds Four to Inside Sales Staff

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Austin Hardware Adds Four to Inside Sales Staff

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. has bolstered the company’s Inside Sales staff with the addition of four new members.

Lisa Malicoat and Britteny Scott have been hired for the position of Product Sales & Support Specialist. Both will work from the company’s Buford, GA location.

The Product Sales and Support Specialist is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction during every interaction by solving problems, finding and quoting the right part at the right price, and making sure each customer’s order is processed in a manner that meets the customer’s expectations.

The company has also added Gabrielle Bailey and Tyler Kranz to the position of Order Entry Specialist. Bailey will operate from the company’s Elkhart, IN location, while Kranz supports the Lee’s Summit, MO office.

The Order Entry Specialist is responsible for accurate and timely entry and confirmation of customer orders.

ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.

Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

For more information, contact:
Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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Jon Vining Wins First Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool

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Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc., along with Trim-Lok, will combine to make a donation of $7,500 to the Wounded Warrior Project in the name of Jon Vining who was the winner of the company’s first Charity Football Pool.

charity-football-image-rev-9-2Vining, of Minnesota, earned the victory by outlasting 59 other players through 11 weeks of play in the eliminator style football pool.

The pool was promoted to Austin’s customers and suppliers, and via social media to the general public. It was open at no cost or purchase obligation to anyone who registered. Vining chose the Wounded Warrior Project for his donation among a group of 7 charities selected in advance of the pool.

ABOUT AUSTIN HARDWARE & SUPPLY, INC.
Austin Hardware & Supply is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware with ten locations throughout the U.S. Since 1960, Austin Hardware has been providing innovative hardware solutions with top-quality parts, extensive inventory, fast and accurate shipping, and competitive prices — all supported by experienced, professional customer service dedicated to each customer’s success.

For more information, contact:
Rob Dell’Elmo, Media Manager
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
rdellelmo@austinhardware.com
610.898.3403

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