July 2014 Transitions

Vexcon Chemicals has appointed John Breska as regional sales manager for the New England, New York and select Canadian markets. Vexcon Chemicals is a subsidiary of Polysat Inc., a global specialty chemical company that produces products that help build, restore, improve and maintain concrete and masonry structures.

Super-Krete International Inc. named Brett Cline general manager of the company’s team in Texas. Brett has seven years of experience in the decorative concrete industry and was formerly with Concrete Solutions in San Diego.

Mike Dowdall joined Husqvarna as a district sales manager for heavy user sales for Minnesota and North and South Dakota. Dowdall previously owned his own concrete and masonry business for 10 years.

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced the appointment of Keith Haight as their new executive director. Haight, a decorative surfacing professional, is owner of Maximus Operandi Consulting LLC and former fabrication manager with DuPont. Contact: (484) 354-5905; [email protected]

Husqvarna’s new district sales manager for distribution sales covering the New England region is BJ Jager.

Big Bamboo Studios, based in Fairbury, Nebraska, has hired Chris Karlik as an artisan and fabricator. Karlik joins artisan and fabricator Josh Huntoon and shares his knowledge of mold-making, GFRC and sculpting.

Thomas McClure has been promoted by Quest Building Product to the position of service manager. He will be responsible for managing Quest’s expanding West Coast service department and growing fleet of concrete prep rental equipment. Contact: [email protected]

Jim McReynolds has joined McNeilus Companies Inc., a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers, as vice president of sales, marketing and customer support services.

Husqvarna’s new district manager for distribution sales covering New York City is Brian Piccinich, who has an extensive background as account manager in various industries. He has worked with distributors as well as end users.

Justo Romero was recently named by ITW Commercial Construction, North America, as the new regional sales manager for its Southeast region. Based in Miami, Romero joined ITW after spending 13 years leading domestic and international commercial sales strategy for a multinational company in the healthcare field. In his new role, he will manage a team of sales representatives covering the Southeast U.S. Contact: [email protected]

Mark Schweers has joined the Husqvarna team as a district sales manager for heavy user sales for Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Schweers has more than 17 years of experience as a sales representative in the concrete cutting industry and was most recently a sales representative with Diamond Products.

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