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NAHAD QuickConnect: June 1, 2012

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD Member Companies announce personnel changes:

IRG LogoCustomers have been able to depend on IR-G as a fabricator and distributor of hydraulic and industrial hose, metal hose, belts, couplings, gaskets and other industrial products for more than 23 years.

George Fournier, Mark Fournier, and Donna Fournier Nock have assumed new roles at IR-G.  George, who with his wife Joyce purchased the Nashville, TN Company from bankruptcy in 1989, has turned the reins of President over to his son Mark.  Mark has been part of the business for 19 years, holds a wealth of knowledge about the industry and has been very involved with NAHAD.  Donna, George’s daughter and Mark’s sister, joined the family business about 5 years ago and has transitioned from Director of Marketing to Vice-President.  George is now CEO. 

Over the years IR-G has grown to include locations in Clarksville and Cookeville, TN, as well as Blytheville, AR, and now has 31 team members. While the company has grown over the years, its primary mission has not changed: to consistently produce and promptly deliver the highest quality industrial supply products and services to its customers. IR-G’s unique philosophy of taking care of our employees first, our suppliers second and our customers third guarantees success.  We understand that when our employees and suppliers are treated well, our customers will be treated exceptionally well. 

NRP LogoNRP – JONES is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Thibault as Vice President Sales and Marketing effective in April. John, a twenty year Marine Corps veteran, joins the team with nearly twenty years of sales, marketing and product management experience. John will lead the sales and marketing initiatives for the entire corporation. Following his military career, John held management position with Caterpillar Corporation and most recently with CNH America’s LLC where he was responsible for the Dozer Platform Business Unite. John earned a B.A. degree form Campbell University and M.B.A. from St. Leo University.

John will replace Gary McDonald who has announced his retirement effective June 1, 2012 following a forty-three year industrial management career with the last twenty-three years serving as Director Sales and Marketing for NRP – JONES. Following retirement Gary will continue to provide sales coverage for the state of Indiana for the balance of the year to ensure a seamless sales and marketing transition. NPR- JONES appreciates Gary’s many years of dedicated service and his positive impact on the growth of the corporation.

Brennan IndustriesBrennan Industries recently announced two new hires and a promotion in its sales team. Jeffrey Burnette was promoted to regional sales manager from his previous position of operations manager. Burnette has 35 years of experience in industrial distribution and has been with Brennan Industries for 18 years. He attended Tarrant Community College in Fort Worth, Texas.

Donnie Maz joins Brennan Industries as territory sales manager. He has three years of industry experience in sales. Maz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University.     

Christopher Mays Sr. joins Brennan Industries as an inside sales representative. He has 13 years of inside sales experience. Mays attended Cuyahoga Community College and Moody Bible Institute. Mays also served in the U.S. Army Individual Ready Reserve for eight years.


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