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Thursday, 17 June 2021 ( #1030 )
Gardiner
Gardiner
Whitewater, WI, United States Blue Line Battery has appointed Jay Gardiner as regional director of sales. In his new role, Gardiner will drive revenue in the US materials handling sector. He joins the Blue Line team bringing over 25 years of industry experience selling to national accounts, key distributors and OEM channel partners. "Blue Line Battery is at the forefront of cutting-edge modular lithium-ion technology in an industry that is changing how energy is being stored," Gardiner says. "I am excited to be part of this organisation."
Sarruff
Sarruff
Twinsburg, OH, United States Mobile weighing scale maker Ravas has bolstered its commercial division in the United States. To support the Americas' field development activities and product performance, the company has announced a number of appointments including Joseph Furmansky (senior regional manager northeast), Curtis Craig (regional sales executive west), Josh Howard (regional sales executive southeast and midwest), Jason Bullock (national product support specialist and sales), Shawna Rodriguez (customer service representative), Liza Damsma (sales office specialist), Adam Heidrich (product support operations) and Jordan McBride (marketing and communications specialist). In 2019, Ravas acquired LTS Scale and created Ravas USA. The division continues under the leadership of materials handling industry veteran Jose Sarruff, who was appointed Ravas Americas business executive.
Hall
Hall
Orange, CA, United States First Financial Equipment Leasing has announced the expansion of its senior sales team with the addition of three experienced industry leaders to several key roles. Mark Hall (materials handling and automation) has almost 20 years of experience serving equipment vendors and direct end-users providing equipment leasing, financing, and fleet management solutions. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales at CIT, where he helped bring in successful programs and partners, and has extensive involvement in building lease programs for materials handling, construction, manufacturing, and machine tool equipment. David DuFresne (technology solutions) brings 25 years of technology financing and business development experience and will drive First Financial's offerings in cybersecurity, cloud-based solutions, SAAS, and IT refresh programs. Before joining First Financial, he was region manager at Cisco Capital, where he was responsible for building and directing equipment lease finance programs and managing reseller and partner relationships. Brad Twilla (commercial equipment) joins First Financial with deep industry knowledge and understanding of the equipment used in the construction, recycling, scrap and mining industries. He will be instrumental in developing strategies, fostering new customer relationships, and spearheading First Financial's expansion within the material handling/commercial equipment industry.

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