IBT Industrial Solutions announced that they have selected Dennis Vogel to take over the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The decision was made in May 2015.
IBT’s Chairman of the Board Stephen Cloud said that Vogel is the perfect steadying influence during a year of growth and change.
“Dennis does an excellent job of building consensus by getting input from the team, and that’s an important quality for a good manager,” Cloud said. “He brings a lot of value to our Executive Committee and our leadership team.”
Vogel has been a Regional Manager at IBT for several years. He started as a delivery truck driver with IBT in 1974, working in Topeka, Kansas. Over the past 41 years, he has served in a wide variety of jobs at the company—including Inside Sales and Outside Sales reps.
“The promotion of Dennis Vogel continues our historic policy to promote from within,” Cloud said. “In fact, more than half of our current managers were originally hired by the company as truck drivers.”
Vogel and Cloud have worked together for all 41 of Vogel’s years at IBT. “It’s a real pleasure to work with Dennis,” Cloud added. “He not only knows all the jobs from the inside out, he’s just a very likable guy. He’s genuinely nice, and people enjoy being around him. That’s equally important for our organization.”
Vogel will supervise a team of 5 regional managers and 9 department heads. His goal over the next 2 years is to improve the direction of profitable growth by enhancing overall service to customers.
“On a day-to-day basis, we want to grow our profits and sales,” Vogel said. “But we also want to increase our footprint in the Midwest, in both new and existing states—one sale, one branch at a time.”
At home, Vogel enjoys spending time with wife Maggie, their daughter Brandi and her husband Jordan Scafe, and new 5-month-old granddaughter Kaelyn. He adds that he looks forward to all the learning opportunities of his new position.
About IBT Industrial Solutions
IBT Industrial Solutions is a leading, full-service industrial supplier. Since 1949, IBT has been helping customers maintain efficient, productive, and safe workplace facilities through quality industrial MRO supplies, products, and services. Top-notch industrial expertise and superior customer service set IBT apart. IBT has nearly 40 stocking locations throughout the United States, and is headquartered in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, Kansas.
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