John Fuchs honored by ARA; Brad Gleason assumes role of COO at ETI; five outside sales representatives hired.
John Fuchs, general manager of special events at Anchor Industries Inc. was awarded the 2014 Special Service Award by the American Rental Association (ARA), a trade group for suppliers of rental tents. Fuchs has served on ARA committees and task forces, received the ARA Region Five Person of the Year in 2013 for his commitment to reorganizing ARA of Indiana, and advocated for ARA’s annual Events and Tents educational workshop for party and special event rental companies.
Anchor Industries is changing leadership at one of its largest subsidiaries, Economy Tent International (ETI). Hal Lapping, president of ETI, one of the largest manufacturers of frame tents in the U.S., retired in October 2014 after a 25-year career. Brad Gleason has assumed the role of chief operating officer (COO) at ETI. He brings more than 30 years of event industry experience, including senior management positions at both HDO Productions and Chattanooga Tent Co. to his new role.
Five outside sales representatives have also joined the Anchor team. Phil Teer, Dan Dalton, Mike Fenton, Steve Belliveau and Jason O’Neil will focus on serving existing customers, developing new ones, and identifying sales opportunities and channels for Anchor products, including awnings and shade solutions.
Source: Anchor Industries