Doug York, CEO of Phoenix, Arizona-based Ewing, has announced that they have appointed four new vice presidents. These new appointments will provide Ewing with added flexibility and focus in achieving the company’s sales goals and growth objectives. The restructuring will also allow for greater growth and efficiency.
J.R. Richards will head up the western division; Jay Riviere will oversee the Rocky Mountain, Midwest, and Texas regions. Ray Murphy will take over the Southeast, East Coast and Florida regions.
Additionally, Jim Hudson has accepted the new position of vice president of sales for Ewing. His responsibilities include market analysis and development and oversight of Ewing’s sales programs and processes, as well as providing support for product sales managers, divisional vice presidents and regional managers.
Along with the vice presidential appointments, Ewing welcomed several new members to the company’s regional management team, including Casey McWilliams, Pacific Northwest; Jake Ray, Arizona; Dave Northrup, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas; Sean Wimble, Central Texas; Leon Garza, South Texas; Aaron Budimlija, Midwest; and Marshall Caudill, Southeast.
The appointments for the resulting branch manager position openings were fulfilled internally. The new managers include: Chris Bednarek in Tigard, Oregon; Hunter Williams in Chandler, Arizona; Jake Sommer in Peoria, Arizona; Herman Romero in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ray Salazar in Austin, Texas; and Greg Stafford in Houston, Texas. Relocations included Ray Espinoza from Peoria to Deer Valley, Arizona; Mike Falloon from Austin to Cedar Park, Texas, and Mike Alvarado from Houston to Friendswood, Texas.
Promoting from within
All 17 new appointments were internal promotions earned by qualified Ewing employees who excelled in the company’s robust employee development program. The program provides learning opportunities for professional and personal growth, including customized career path planning, development and leadership conferences, hundreds of online and hands-on seminars and workshops, certification programs, and more.
“We are serious about providing career growth opportunities to our committed Ewing family of employees,” York said.
All Ewing employees participate in a comprehensive Service Professional training program, covering all aspects of operations, management, business development, leadership and business acumen.
“Any employee who completes the initial levels of training can elect to proceed to a management track and become eligible for future sales, branch manager and other leadership positions,” said Ronn Alexander, manager of Ewing’s employee development program.