The move follows impressive growth following the company’s formal launch at October’s GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, with more than two hundred new accounts signed up since then.
The West Coast office will be headed by Rick Nelson, a long time product manager for various global suppliers to the US glass industry. Rick has joined Bohle America as the Sales and Operations Manager for the West Coast facility bringing with him more than 24 years of glazing experience to the position. He will be responsible for developing the customer base on the West Coast and for providing client services and technical support for Bohle America’s line of products. Nelson previously worked as product manager for Pilkington North America and spent six years at C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. as product manager. He also operated his own Northern California glass shop for 10 years.
Operating out of the Bohle America, Inc., head office in Charlotte, NC. to strengthen the company’s presence in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, South Virginia, Georgia and Florida is Bob Disney, the new South Eastern Sales Manager. Bob has a degree in Architectural Engineering and more than 21 years experience in the glass and glazing industry, including 15 years with Sommer & Maca.
Bohle America CEO Gary Dean explained the company’s strategy: "We are committed to providing technical sales support to our customers via a network of experienced glass industry sales professionals" said Gary. “We have some unique solutions and some specialist product areas which are best supported through personal contact. Whilst many of our products do sell off the page or via our web shop, it is fundamental for Bohle to go the extra mile by providing professional personal support for our customers; it is part of how Bohle became the market leader in Europe. Rick and Bob will be great additions to the team" he added.
Bohle America, Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC, and is the Bohle Group’s fourteenth location worldwide. In America, Bohle markets quality products from the company’s divisions Manual Glass Cutting (Silberschnitt and Diamantor tools), Industrial Glass Cutting (Cutting wheels) and Glass Bonding (Verifix products), in addition to popular US brands such as Woods Powr-Grip and Palmer Mirro-Mastic. The Bohle Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer and supplier of tools, machines and accessories for glass processing and finishing.
The Bohle America website- www.bohle-america.com – has all the latest information and news.
Editors Notes: This is Bohle.
The Bohle Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer and supplier of tools, machines and accessories for glass processing and finishing. The family business, founded in 1923, in now represented by over 300 employees at fourteen locations in Europe and, from 2008, a subsidiary based in North Carolina, USA and another in South Africa. Divided into the eight product divisions Handling, Cutting Technology (manual and automatic), Glass Bonding, Glazing, Tools, Machinery, Hardware and Surface Technology, the total product range is precisely tailored to the respective customer groups from the trades, industry and retail. Quality is the leading principle at Bohle – in every area. To live up to this standard, the company develops and manufactures many products themselves. A modern logistics centre quickly dispatches the ordered goods to the customer.
Rick Nelson heads Bohle America’s new West Coast office
Bob Disney will be visiting Bohle America customers in the South East