Brian Barnes is the new sales manager for Prosoco’s masonry anchoring products, including masonry restoration anchors and wall ties. The anchoring system of products is part of Prosoco’s recent acquisition of Construction Tie Products (CTP).
Barnes offers more than 20 years of experience in the masonry anchoring industry.
Previously, he spent 16 years working as head of sales for Helifix, a company that also provides masonry anchoring and fastening products. Prior to that, he worked at Blok-Lok, a manufacturer and supplier of masonry reinforcing systems and ties.
Barnes will be responsible for all sales activities for Prosoco’s masonry anchoring systems that have the CTP-brand in North America. He will work out of his homebase in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A reputation worth noting
Adding someone of Barnes’ reputation in the masonry anchoring industry is a reflection of Prosoco’s dedication to its new line of CTP-branded anchors, wall ties and other masonry anchoring products, said David Boyer, CEO and President of Prosoco.
“Brian is the person you need to be connected with in the masonry anchoring world,” Boyer said. “We are proud to now boast his skills and talents as part of our growing Prosoco team. We know he will make an immediate impact on Prosoco’s share of the masonry anchoring market.”
For Barnes, it took the right company to leave a 16-year tenure behind.
“Prosoco is a brand well-known for its high-quality products, legacy, integrity and honesty,” Barnes said. “Add in that it’s a family-owned company focused on a unified goal of providing the utmost support for its customers, and I felt like it was the right decision. Providing the best support possible for my customers has always been my primary objective throughout my entire career, and I’m very excited for this next chapter with Prosoco as we strive to improve buildings and transform the market.”
Barnes said he believes customers will benefit from getting service from him for not just anchoring systems, but also for Prosoco’s specialty chemicals. These chemicals are for cleaning and protecting masonry, protecting and hardening concrete floors, and keep air and water out of building envelopes.
“We’re behind all of those products,” he said. “You don’t have to go all over, because we’re integrated.”
Based in Lawrence, Kan., Prosoco is a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and also maintaining concrete; making building envelopes air- and water-tight; and cleaning, protecting and restoring new and existing masonry buildings. We strive to provide both innovative products and services that improve the appearance and performance of our built environment. Since its founding in 1939, the company has fostered a reputation across the nation and internationally. They are a company that goes above and beyond for customers in every way possible.