Hawley Develops West Coast Account Manager Team
With the opening of a new West Coast distribution center in January Hawley announced today that they are forming a West Coast Account Management Team with the hiring of 5 veteran reps: John Eighmey for the Oregon and Washington region, Jeff Kazan for the north California region, Fred Faustman for the greater Los Angeles region, Derek DeJonge for the San Diego and Orange County region, and Dennis Holliday for the Utah, south Nevada, and south Idaho region.
“As news spread about our new West DC, interest in our new sales rep positions kept increasing. We were able to hire an incredibly dedicated account management team to service accounts on the West,” stated Ian Cross Director of Sales. “This is likely the strongest and most experienced group of people we have ever hired. We have high expectations of customized service to dealers and representation for our vendors from our Account Managers, and I believe these new reps envision the same standard we do.”
John Eighmey started with Hawley in January of 2007. John was Account Manager of the year for Hawley in 2007. John has over 15 years industry experience having previously worked in bicycle retail and as a sales rep for GT. John relocated to Portland, Oregon.
Hawley rehired highly regarded rep, Jeff Kazan. He has previously worked for Pearl Izumi, Avocet, Raleigh, and others in north California over the last 25 years. He has won numerous rep awards over his career.
Over the last 15 years, Fred has covered greater Los Angeles for Serfas, Scott USA, Raleigh, Schwinn-GT, and Cannondale. Fred is well known for understanding the dealer-to-supplier relationships and how to be an asset to the dealer in the supply chain.
For the last 15 years Derek has been employed in numerous positions on the publishing side of our industry including being the publisher at Bike and Paved magazines. Previous to this he has experience in bicycle retail and also on the supplier side working as a sales manager for Univega and Onza.
Hawley also added Dennis Holliday, a 24 year industry veteran. Early in his work life Dennis understood retail and achieved retail successes. For the last 15 years, Dennis has represented Raleigh, Scott USA, Yeti, No Fear, and others in the Utah and Nevada regions.
“Our hope and intent as we planned our West distribution center was to retain the best possible sales and account staff we could find. We know that we accomplished this with these professionals”, said Steve Hawley. “Their proven successes, commitment, and extensive industry experience makes this a team that Hawley can entrust with our customers. Hawley is thrilled about working more closely with dealers in the West.”
Through the creation of this West coast sales team, Hawley will be covering just over 80% of the population in those states. Additionally, Hawley will have next–day ground delivery in all of those areas. In January Hawley will have a nationwide logistic reach of 2 day ground delivery or less to the majority of the US.