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Company taps manufacturing-industry veterans to lead sales team
Bull Moose Tube hires new sales VP, director Company taps manufacturing-industry veterans to lead sales team
ST. LOUIS (February 19, 2019) Bull Moose Tube, a leading manufacturer of steel pipe and tube, announced a change in leadership of its sales team. The company announced the hiring of Jeff Strobach as its new vice president of sales and Eric Hickert as its new director of sales/distribution. The new hires were made following recent retirements on the leadership of the company’s sales team.
As vice president of sales for Bull Moose Tube and Bull Moose Engineering, Strobach is responsible for the commercial strategy and leadership of the 40-members sales team. Joining the company in 2018, he leads the company’s efforts in the area of sales leadership coaching, strategic account/market development and distribution-strategy design. Strobach has served in similar roles at other manufacturing companies, including Barry-Wehmiller (a global supplier of manufacturing technology and services), Duke Manufacturing and SLP (a division of Kohler Enterprises).
Hired in January 2019 as director of sales – distribution for Bull Moose Tube, Hickert is responsible for managing and facilitating distributor rebate programs; calling on key distributors; coaching, mentoring and training new and existing employees; and overseeing the company’s field-sales staff. Hickert is a manufacturing-industry veteran with extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic and tactical sales plans to expand market share and drive sales growth for companies including Ventura, California-based SloanLED and General Electric Lighting (in its Cleveland and Toronto regions).
“In an increasingly competitive global landscape where periodic price volatility and looming tariff questions are the new normal, we are fortunate to find leaders in Jeff and Eric to bring new ideas and new energy our sales team,” said James Charmley, president and CEO of Bull Moose Tube. “I am
confident that they will help successfully navigate us through these challenges and maintain Bull Moose Tube as a sales leader in steel tube and pipe.”
About Bull Moose Tube
Founded in 1962, Chesterfield, Missouri-based Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving customers requiring steel pipe and tube. The company maintains consistent product availability through its seven manufacturing facilities in North America, along with a sales team dedicated to straightforward and transparent business practices. Citing an enduring commitment to quality, innovation and service, Bull Moose Tube has been among the fastest-growing competitors in the market. Bull Moose ® Tube is a division of Caparo Bull Moose®. For more information, visit www.bullmoosetube.com.