During the first quarter of 2018, Maccaferri North America added four new employees, Maccaferri said in a press release. The new employees bring experience and unique abilities to the company.
Brian Whitaker, P.E., CPESC, Midwest Area Manager
Whitaker began with Maccaferri on January 29, 2018. He is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and pipeline cultivation in a newly designated Midwest Area (Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Arkansas). Whitaker comes to Maccaferri with a successful career in geosynthetics and civil design, most recently as the principal engineer of a geotextile manufacturer. He has served on the executive council of the Geosynthetics Material Association (GMA) and brings considerable experience, salesmanship, credibility and innovative perspective to Maccaferri. Whitaker is based in Tennessee.
Dolores Wood, Customer Service/Inside Sales Representative
Wood started with Maccaferri on February 26, 2018. She will work in Maccaferri’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, facility and will support our West, Pacific and Southern California Areas. She spent much of career with the City of Rio Rancho in New Mexico in various roles, and most recently served as the director for the Development Services Department. She prides herself on being “digitally oriented” and having a knack for technology.
Barry LaFreniere, Great Plains Area Manager
LaFreniere began with Maccaferri on March 5, 2018. Barry is responsible for generating sales, distribution management, and pipeline cultivation in a newly designated Great Plains Area (Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho). He comes to Maccaferri with a background in geosynthetics distribution and manufacturer sales management. More recently, LaFreniere has been working for companies focused on commercial building construction and architectural products. He brings significant experience, salesmanship, credibility and innovative perspective to Maccaferri.
Jean Dowling, Southwest Area Manager
Dowling began on March 12, 2018. She is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and pipeline cultivation in Maccaferri’s Southwest Area (New Mexico, Colorado, and El Paso, Texas) and will be based out of the Albuquerque office. Dowling joins Maccaferri from Lowe’s Home Improvement, ProServices Sales where she gained extensive knowledge in commercial contractor sales and management, account management and relationship building.
For more information about Maccaferri in the United States, visit www.maccaferri.com/us.