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Rotary announces several additions to sales team

November 1, 2021

Rotary Corporation has expanded its sales division with the appointment of four new territory managers, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, Chief Sales Officer.

Brian Horstmann is Rotary’s new territory manager for South Carolina. Horstmann has over 25 years of experience in outside sales with 19 consecutive years of revenue growth.

Robert Rayon, who has been involved in outdoor power equipment sales and service for the past 35 years, will be territory manager for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Rayon is a 4th-generation member of a family who has served the OPE industry.

David Sanders is the new territory manager for Illinois and southeast Missouri. Altogether, Sanders has spent 36 years in parts and equipment sales in the lawn and garden industry.

Donny Thompson will be the territory manager for southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Thompson owned and operated an outdoor power equipment dealership for 10 years and has worked at Rotary’s world headquarters in technical services for the past eight years. He is a 3rd-generation OPE family member.

“Our new territory managers have significant sales experience, but just as important, they have been closely involved with outdoor power equipment sales and service for most of their careers,” commented Smith. “They will be responsible for business development, sales and customer support as Rotary continues to expand and strenghten its partnership with independent dealers throughout the country.”

(L-R) Rotary’s new territory sales managers are Donny Thompson, David Sanders, Brian Horstmann and Robert Rayon.

Rotary announces new addition to sales team

May 26, 2021

Rotary Corporation has appointed Nate Simmerman territory manager for Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, Chief Sales Officer.

Simmerman was previously involved in management and sales at Orscheln Farm & Home, a retailer specializing in lawn, garden, farm and home supplies. In his new position, Simmerman will oversee business development including sales and support for Rotary dealers in his tri-state territory.

“Nate’s sales and management experience will be an asset as we continue to expand our dealer footprint throughout the Midwest,” commented Smith. “Our goal is to work closely with independent dealers, building strong relationships and providing professional, one-on-one service with outstanding sales support. Nate joins a company that supports its customers and stands behind the parts we sell.”

Recognized as the world’s largest supplier of outdoor power equipment parts, tools and accessories, Rotary serves customers in all 50 states and 75 countries around the globe. The family-owned business operates seven U.S. distribution centers plus alternate shipping points strategically located throughout the nation. Approximately 80% of Rotary’s complete line of parts is manufactured in the U.S.A.

February 26, 2021

Rotary Corporation has appointed Ralph Baron territory manager for New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, Chief Sales Officer.

Baron was previously a sales representative for W.W. Grainger and HD Supply. In his new position with Rotary, Baron will be responsible for business development including sales and support for outdoor power equipment dealers in his territory.

“As demand for Rotary parts continues to grow at a very rapid pace, we are adding new sales representatives in the field to meet the needs of dealers,” commented Smith. “Ralph has over 20 years of experience in industrial equipment and supply sales so he understands the importance of building relationships with his customers. At Rotary, our goal is to ensure long term success for our independent dealers, and Ralph will be involved in building and executing that strategy.”

Recognized as the world’s largest supplier of outdoor power equipment parts, tools and accessories, Rotary serves customers in all 50 states and 75 countries around the globe. The family-owned business operates seven U.S. distribution centers plus alternate shipping points strategically located throughout the nation. Approximately 80% of Rotary’s complete line of parts is manufactured in the U.S.A.

January 7, 2021

Rotary Corporation has appointed Roy AlderseBaes territory manager for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, Chief Sales Officer.

AlderseBaes has been involved in equipment sales and industrial services during his career. In his new position, he will be responsible for business development, sales and customer support for Rotary dealers in his five-state region.

“Roy will be a fine addition to our sales team as we continue to develop new partnerships and strengthen our independent dealer network across the Upper Midwest,” commented Smith. “He recognizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service and being responsive to the many challenges facing today’s dealers."

Recognized as the world’s largest supplier of outdoor power equipment parts, tools and accessories, Rotary serves customers in all 50 states and 75 countries around the globe. The family-owned business operates seven U.S. distribution centers plus alternate shipping points strategically located throughout the nation. Approximately 80% of Rotary’s complete line of parts is manufactured in the U.S.A.

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