Jones Strengthens Operations and HR Teams

In a year that has been challenging for all businesses, Jones Family of Companies has continued to thrive and progress. Along with the recent acquisition of Rontex America and the opening of a new office in Richmond, Virginia, Jones is improving its Operations and Human Resources teams across all facilities by bringing on even more highly skilled employees. The most recent additions to the Jones family are Pranil Vora as Manager of Quality Engineering and Performance Improvement, in Morristown, Tennessee; Alex Webster as Plant Operations Manager in Humboldt, Tennessee; and Kassey Cruz as HR Generalist and Operations Recruiter in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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New Design Engineer at Abtex

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Corey Kopchak has joined the Abtex LLC design engineering team. Kopchak brings a wide range of programming, 3D engineering, CNC and Lean Manufacturing skills to the team of creative engineers and other tech professionals at Abtex.

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Tim O’Brien Joins Hillbrush

Hillbrush has appointed Tim O’Brien as business development manager to further develop its business in the US. As an experienced salesperson, O’Brien has spent the last 12 years specializing in selling hygiene tools, including Hillbrush lines, to food manufacturers, wineries and breweries throughout North America. He will be based on the West Coast at the heart of the US food industry.

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Wooster Brush Names New President

The Wooster Brush Company’s board of directors has elected Ben Maibach to succeed Bill Fagert as the company’s 10th president, effective May 1, 2020. At the same time, Bill Fagert, president since 2010, will become vice chairman of the board of directors.

Since joining Wooster Brush in 2014, Maibach has served as vice president of national accounts, held a seat on the company’s board of directors, and most recently led the team overseeing Wooster’s rebranding efforts. Maibach brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to his new role including time as vice president of sales at Waxman Consumer Group as well as multiple sales and marketing roles while at Moen and Newell Rubbermaid.

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Nexstep Commercial Products: New AR Team Member

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, has announced that Beth Spencer has joined the Corporate Staff in Springfield as an accounts receivable associate. Spencer recently moved to Ohio from Wisconsin to be closer to her family. She was born in the “thumb” of Michigan, but over the last six years has lived in Kentucky, North Carolina and Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, she held the billing specialist and accounting assistant position for a specialized heavy hauling trucking services company. Prior to that, she worked for a crane, rigging, and heavy haul company in North Carolina in billing and also oversaw their safety certifications and programs for the crane department.

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Borghi USA Announces New Director of Marketing

Borghi USA, Inc. has announced Miguel Medrano as their new Director of Marketing as of the beginning of this year. In his role, Miguel will oversee marketing communications and sales of machinery for all brands under the Boucherie Borghi Group (Boucherie, Borghi & Unimac). Medrano will work closely with Borghi USA President, Carlos Petzold to learn about the manufacturing technology needs of the Brush Industry to help provide customers with the very best machinery and automation from the Boucherie Borghi Group.

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New Sales and Marketing Specialist at Nexstep

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Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce that Cayleigh Gibbons joined Nexstep on December 2, 2019 as our Sales and Marketing Specialist. Gibbons recently graduated from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing. Gibbons was a member of the university’s women’s soccer team and a member of the marketing club.

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