Dec 29, 2010

John Guest Appoints Two New Sales Managers

Both new hires have experience in water industry sales

John Guest USA appointed two new sales managers to advance the company’s interests in the water treatment and filtration industry.

Kent Nichols was appointed national sales manager, industrial distribution, serving a wide spectrum of distributors of products for use in water filtration and treatment, process fluids, compressed air and pneumatics and more. He also will be responsible for managing export sales to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

During his 20-year career, Nichols has held a number of positions with companies serving the water treatment, filtration and plumbing/HVAC industries, including Meibes Inc. USA, Elkhart Corp., U.S. Filter Corp., CUNO Inc. and Robert Bosch. He brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and international business development to the position. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Nichols lives in Madison, Conn.

William Slone is John Guest USA’s new eastern region OEM sales manager. In his new position, he will be responsible for managing existing water treatment, air/gas and automotive OEM customers for the company, as well as to advancing the company’s OEM base. Working with John Guest USA sales representatives, his sales territory will encompass Tennessee and the southern United States, plus the eastern seaboard north to Maine.

An experienced water industry salesperson, Slone previously served as East Coast sales manager for Purlogix and territory sales manager for Hague Quality Water Intl. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Slone lives in Abbeville, Miss.