Greg Grdinich, Vice President of Sales at BHS North America, has announced organizational changes that have taken place within BHS’s North American Sales Team over the past year.
Chris Weaver has been promoted to National Sales Manager. Chris previously served as the Northeast Regional Sales Manager. He will now be responsible for the day-to-day sales activities within the USA and Canada. In addition to Sales activities, Chris will continue to oversee the North America Project Engineering Team.
Scott Kimlinger recently joined BHS Corrugated as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Scott comes to BHS with many years of industry experience. He previously worked for Avista, Qualitek, and most recently, Amtech. Scott will be responsible for managing accounts in the Southeast area as well as selected national key accounts.
Tony Leckie joined BHS as West Regional Sales Manager. He comes to BHS with a wealth of corrugated industry experience. Tony is responsible for managing accounts in the Western Region and is the source for information on all products offered by BHS Equipment, Corrugating Rolls and Life Cycle products.
Gregg Bryan joined BHS as Technical Sales – Upgrades. Gregg comes to BHS with a significant amount of experience in the corrugated industry. Gregg was previously with Southern Container, CorrChoice, KapStone, and most recently, WestRock.
In addition to the recent promotions and new hires, we would also like to recognize those employees who recently retired after long, successful careers with BHS Corrugated:
Rich Pyott Sr. retired from BHS as of the end of 2021. Rich’s career in the corrugated industry started with Southern Container. Rich worked for many years as a Senior Service Technician/Installation Supervisor for The Langston Corporation. He came to BHS Corrugated in 1997 and initially served as a Senior Service Technician and then later as an Installation Supervisor. Rich’s last role with BHS was as Senior Technical Sales – Upgrades. BHS would like to thank Rich for all his dedicated years of service and wish him well in a much-deserved retirement.
Ken Normann effectively retired at the beginning of 2022. Ken enjoyed a long and successful career in our industry. He started his career with The Langston Corporation and spent time with Bobst and EMBA prior to joining BHS Corrugated. We thank Ken for his years of service and wish him well.
Brad Johnson recently retired from BHS the end of October 2022. He enjoyed a long and successful career at BHS and within the corrugated industry. Brad started his career with The Langston Corporation and came to BHS Corrugated in 2000. Brad was the sales professional respected by colleagues and customers alike. We wish Brad well in his retirement.
Pat Ciambruschini retired from BHS at the end of 2022 after 26 years of service. Pat joined BHS Corrugated in early 1997 after working several years with The Langston Corporation and prior to that, Koppers. He was first employed as Sales Manager and in 2002 assumed the role of V.P. Sales & Marketing for BHS North America. Pat was a key part of the transformation of BHS from the original office on Lord Baltimore Drive to our first expansion to our previous location on Yellow Brick Road. He witnessed BHS Corrugated North America grow from eight people to the thriving organization it is today. We are sad to know that Pat will not be working with us on a daily basis, but we are excited for him and his wife Kathy as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
“I want to thank our retirees for their years of loyal service to the company and look forward to working with our new sales leaders for many years to come,” said Grdinich.