Bartec USA has announced the re-hiring of Ed Jones as national sales manager for its Eastern region. Jones, recently with JS Products, is known as a successful leader in the automotive aftermarket. He has rejoined the Bartec USA team and brings his vast knowledge of TPMS, sales and customer support to its team.
“Ed was [an] integral part of our growth and success during his first tenure at Bartec, and we are looking forward to his assistance with the new opportunities that are ahead,” said Scot Holloway, Bartec CEO. “Bartec has launched exciting new products and solutions for the aftermarket with many more coming, and we needed someone with an exceptional background; Ed is that guy!”
“Ed has a solid ability to manage sales, marketing and customer support with the right balance of sales and technical expertise, which is exactly what’s needed in today’s competitive market,” added Steve Long, Bartec director of sales.
Jones has 36 years of automotive aftermarket business experience, including sales and marketing, product research and development and manufacturing. With more than 20 years of experience in the tire supply and repair industry, and 11 years of TPMS experience, Jones has worked closely with numerous national tire retailers, automotive parts distributors, tire distributors and tire supply WDs to develop products and programs specific to the tire repair shops. He has conducted hundreds of TPMS training dealer clinics nationwide since 2008, and is effective at communicating this expertise to all levels of distribution.
Jones will join Dennis Flanery and Kelly Nugent, led by Steve Long, sales director, as they represent a team of TPMS sales professionals along with a network of independent representatives and the company’s group of distributor partners.