Perhaps one of the greatest challenges to many business owners and managers in the water industry is in finding ways to juggle the many hats they are forced to wear without neglecting the very people they rely on for their businesses to thrive or in some cases, merely survive.
Many dealers do not have the resources to hire and maintain a full-time sales, office or service manager. This role often falls on their own shoulders, which can at times lead to dissatisfied employees and customers and service that is not at the level it could or should be.
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The recession has caused businesses and consumers to tighten their belts, rethink purchases and attempt to negotiate prices at every opportunity. Selling and financing in this environment is difficult, yet savvy dealers are able to grow their sales and even their margins. How do they do it? The following is a compilation of the best business and financing practices by water quality dealers that are not only surviving but thriving.
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When we consider the common cause of business challenges in most circumstances, it often comes down to communication—or the lack thereof. The failure of many business relationships or initiatives is the result of poor communication. Whether one is selling or managing, good communication skills are critical.
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He will be responsible for logistics, quoting and coordinating shipping and more
WaterGroup recently announced that Nate Wells will lead international inside sales. In his new role, Wells will be responsible for logistics, quoting and coordinating shipping and answering technical questions.
He joined WaterGroup five years ago as a customer service representative and has since continued to increase his responsibilities in sales with select Hydrotech customers requiring more focused sales support. In addition, he has performed water analysis and answered technical questions to better serve customers.
He will be responsible for management tasks, system design, project scoping and water treatment projects
AdEdge Water Technologies LLC recently welcomed Eric Simpson as its newest project engineer. He will be responsible for management tasks related to proposal preparation, system design, project scoping and execution of water treatment projects for systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.
Simpson brings more than 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, serving in capacities ranging from water distribution design, water modeling and sanitary sewer design and rehabilitation.
She will be responsible for programming, quality assurance, field support, troubleshooting and more
Tobey Strauch recently joined AdEdge Water Technologies LLC as control systems engineer. She will be responsible for programming system control panels, quality assurance, process management, field support, troubleshooting and designing mechanical and electrical interfaces for water treatment systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.
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IAPMO will receive variety of benefits of being PMI member
Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) announced that the International Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has joined the organization as a charter Certifier Allied Member.
Buczynski will be responsible for southwestern Ontario region
WaterGroup announced that Jamie Buczynski has been promoted to southwestern Ontario district sales manager. In his new role, Buczynski will be responsible for increasing sales with plumbing wholesalers, training and field application customer service.
Minding the numbers leads to success in the water treatment industry
When I got into the water business, the unanimous sense was that I was lucky to be in such a great industry—an essential field with growth potential. It has been more than two decades since I entered the industry, and the consensus has not changed.