Anchor Industries has announced a strategic reorganization of its special events tenting operations to capitalize on its clearspan success and position it for accelerated growth in the structure marketplace. “The new products and sharpened focus we’ve put into our clearspan business have really helped us and our customers overcome the tough economy we’ve all been dealing with. Now we need to align the organization for the expansion we see on the horizon,” said Mike Crews, national sales manager.
As a vital part of the reorganization, Crews will become general manager of clearspan, augmenting his national sales manager duties. His 20+ years in the industry at multiple leading structure vendors (including his 16 years at Anchor) give him unparalleled insight and ability to drive clearspan product and market direction.
For the past 12 months as interim clearspan manager, Brad Gleason has provided the leadership gained in 35 years as a rental business owner, manufacturer and Anchor manufacturer’s rep to the company’s clearspan structures. The changes will allow Gleason to serve his customer base as well as serving as a clearspan sales resource to the entire Anchor field. Eric Hillenbrand, recently promoted to application engineer, will focus exclusively on clearspan new product and custom design, backed up by Anchor’s large and respected engineering staff. Faye Masterson, with 22 years at Anchor, has been promoted to clearspan sales associate.
The expansion in Anchor’s overall special events business also demands undiminished attention to non-clearspan products. John Fuchs has been promoted from regional sales manager to general manager of special events. Through a 22-year career at Anchor, he has amassed a great body of knowledge about the products, trends and needs of this industry.
Anchor Industries Inc., headquartered in Evansville, Ind., has been a leading manufacturer of outdoor recreational and industrial fabric products since 1892, with more than 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 300 skilled craftsmen.