Braxton-Bragg has hired stone industry veteran and big-hitter Shawn Rice to manage its outside sales efforts. Rice has more than 25 years of experience in strategy and sales with strong market and product development skills. Most recently, Rice directed national sales at Lackmond Stone. Prior to Lackmond Stone, Rice made huge sales impacts at Granite City Tool and at GranQuartz. At GranQuartz he propelled sales upward during his tenure.
“At a time when some competitors are shrinking staff and relaxing goals, we are jumping into the recent global adversity head first. We know that Rice is a key piece to our continued success in the market,” said Jeff Dykstra, Braxton-Bragg VP of Sales and Marketing. “Shawn has the reputation as a catalyst for multi-million-dollar sales growth through national market expansion, developing dynamic sales teams, and building high-level relationships with top revenue-producing clients. We know his experience is going to propel us to the next level.”
Rice will manage the rapidly-growing outside sales team. He will be adding sales associates and vans in new regions. Additionally, he will work hand-in-hand with the company’s inside sales and audit teams.
“It’s great to be working with Braxton-Bragg because it is a very aggressive, well-managed, forward-thinking company,” said Rice. “My goal is to facilitate the growth strategy, while enhancing current customer partnerships, and building new ones.”
“Everyone in our industry knows Shawn is a strong force. His experience and product knowledge are a huge resource assuring customer delight for our valued partners,” said Rick Stimac, Braxton-Bragg CEO. “He has been highly successful in providing fabricators and shop owners with the hands-on support they need, when and where they need it. This skill-set is just what we need to win more of the market share with experienced local market presence.”
Since its beginning in 1995, Braxton-Bragg’s philosophy has been to offer the best customer service. It also offers the best value for the money. The company accomplishes this by delivering exceptional products and first-class service to its partners in the stone, tile, and concrete industries. For more info, visit braxton-bragg.com and facebook.com/braxtonbraggllc.