New Appointments: March 2013-II

Meyda Custom Lighting and its sales agency Jonas Associates have appointed Strauss Architectural Systems (SAS) as their new commercial sales agency in Iowa and Nebraska. SAS is at the forefront of the alternative energy market. It brings a new kind of representative firm targeting specifiers, contractors, architects, engineers, and distributors, as well as the municipality and end user market segments.

The National Commission of the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) announced its 2013-2014 NCCCO Board. Thom Sicklesteel of Sicklesteel Cranes in Mount Vernon, WA has been elected as president for a further one-year term. He previously served as Secretary/Treasurer. Joseph Collins of Becht Engineering in Baytown, TX was elected to a further one-year term as vice president. J. Kerry Hulse of Deep South Crane & Rigging in Houston, TX was elected to a further one-year term as secretary/treasurer. J. Chris Ryan of Boh Bros. Construction in New Orleans, LA continues in the position of Immediate Past President. Also serving three-year terms on the NCCCO Board of Directors are: Vinal George Bell, James T. Callahan, Peter Juhren, and Tim Watters. Joining the Board in the capacity of Chairman, Commissioners is Ellis Vliet.

Rowmark has named Kurt Ohlrich as vice president of Finance and chief financial officer. He will be responsible for all domestic and international accounting and finance operations, as well as overall information systems/technology and inventory management functions across all Rowmark divisions. Ohlrich joined Rowmark in 1999. Rowmark has also appointed Myrth Van den Brandt to Rowmark Europe operations and administrative manager. She will lead the daily functions, including customer service, warehousing, and order fulfillment. She will also support the transition to a new ERP/software system and manage a variety of projects aimed at building efficiencies to grow Rowmark’s distribution network and brand throughout the EMEA.

Visual Magnetics has added JetGraph Co., LTD as its new direct sales channel based in Tokyo, Japan. JetGraph has been the number one distributer of HP latex inkjet printers in Japan for the last three years. As a direct sales channel, JetGraph Co., LTD will provide technical and expert sales support, including four sales offices nationwide, and prototyping of Visual Magnetics’ product lines.



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