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Judd, the new director of sales and marketing operations, and Harp, the new director of partnerships, will help lead the top field service technology provider as it drives the digital transformation of the skilled trades XOi, a leading provider of technician-focused technology solutions, has promoted Selena Judd and Amanda Harp to critical leadership roles as Read more

Judd, the new director of sales and marketing operations, and Harp, the new director of partnerships, will help lead the top field service technology provider as it drives the digital transformation of the skilled trades

XOi, a leading provider of technician-focused technology solutions, has promoted Selena Judd and Amanda Harp to critical leadership roles as the company continues to invest in the digital transformation of the skilled trades.

Judd has been named director of sales and marketing operations for the company. Harp has been named director of partnerships.

“Our mission to accelerate the digital transformation of the field service industry is built on our relationships with stakeholders throughout the sector,” said Aaron Salow, founder and CEO of XOi. “Selena and Amanda have demonstrated their commitment to that mission, and we’re proud to see them take important steps forward to help us reach our goals.”

XOi, a leading provider of technician-focused technology solutions, has named Selena Judd (left) its new director of sales and marketing operations and Amanda Harp (right) director of partnerships.

Judd joined XOi in 2018. In her new role, she helps lead the company’s sales and marketing teams, supports data analysis related to sales and revenue, and oversees the development and management of sales and onboarding resources. Judd works closely with XOi’s customer success, partner marketing and content teams to develop and implement effective strategies for operations.

“My experience at XOi has been incredibly rewarding, and I’m honored that the leadership has shown confidence in my ability to continue helping the company achieve success,” Judd said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my journey with XOi as we lead the industry into the future.”

Harp has been at XOi since 2018. As director of partnerships, she is responsible for effectively building and maintaining relationships that drive XOi’s business, increase revenue and expand the company’s brand presence. She works closely with XOi’s marketing, sales and management teams as well as the company’s existing partners.

“I’m proud of the meaningful impact XOi is having on the lives of the hard-working professionals in the skilled trades,” Harp said. “Our innovative solutions are driving the next stage of evolution for the field service industry, and our relationships and partnerships are critical for us to continue that transformation.”

XOi provides field service contractors and their teams with the premier tool for managing and leveraging data from current jobs as well as historical projects, including powerful data collection, virtual support and mentoring, and real, actionable insights. XOi users report, on average, a 20% reduction in the amount of time it takes to complete tasks, an additional $1.4 million in new replacement and preventive maintenance contract revenue, and a 40% reduction in second truck rolls. For more information about XOi, visit https://xoi.io.

Jones Stephens, an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of plumbing products, is pleased to announce a new addition to the Jones Stephens leadership team:  Paul Tuff joined the company in the position of Vice President of Sales in August of 2023. Bringing over thirty years of experience in the industry, Paul has worked Read more

Jones Stephens, an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of plumbing products, is pleased to announce a new addition to the Jones Stephens leadership team:  Paul Tuff joined the company in the position of Vice President of Sales in August of 2023.

Bringing over thirty years of experience in the industry, Paul has worked extensively with manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the plumbing industry across the country.  He most recently held the title of Senior Director for Residential Trade for a large coast-to-coast manufacturer/distributor; additionally, he has had considerable dealings with independent manufacturers’ representatives. Over the years, Paul has demonstrated significant proficiency in leading sales organizations to exceptional growth.

For more information visit Jones Stephens.

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) today announced the appointment of Jason McKinnon, director of engineering services, Viega, LLC (Broomfield, CO), as the chair of its Education Committee.  PPI is the major North American trade association representing the plastics pipe industry. “Our Education Committee,” stated David M. Fink, PPI president, “is counted on by the Read more

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) today announced the appointment of Jason McKinnon, director of engineering services, Viega, LLC (Broomfield, CO), as the chair of its Education Committee.  PPI is the major North American trade association representing the plastics pipe industry.

“Our Education Committee,” stated David M. Fink, PPI president, “is counted on by the various industries we serve to provide viable, validated instruction on all aspects of plastic pipe.  This includes courses and curriculum in each of our five divisions plus the Hydrostatic Stress Board.  In his new role, Jason will assist in delivering courses at conferences with other organizations and use delivery platforms such as Red Vector and PPI’s own eLearn™ educational channel.  His input on the new courses PPI will develop will be highly beneficial and valuable.”

McKinnon has more than twenty years of engineering and training experience developing new curriculum and training modules.  He holds a Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering Technology plus Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Massachusetts.  He has been a participating member of PPI for more than 10 years, mainly with the association’s Building & Construction Division, and was a founding member of the PPI Education Committee in 2013.

Founded in 1950, PPI’s five major divisions are Building & Construction, Drainage, Energy Piping Systems, Municipal & Industrial and Power & Communications.  Its member companies share a common interest in broadening market opportunities that make effective use of plastics piping for building and construction projects, water and gas distribution, sewer and wastewater conveyance, oil and gas production, industrial and mining uses, plus power and communications systems.  Additional information can be found at www.plasticpipe.org

Malco Products, one of the nation’s leading solution developers and manufacturers of a variety of high-quality tools for the HVAC and building construction trades, announced that Zach Fellows of Ace Supply Company in Eden Prairie, Minn., won the company’s first-ever Counterperson of the Year Contest. As Counterperson of the Year, Fellows exemplifies the same values that make Malco Read more

Malco Products, one of the nation’s leading solution developers and manufacturers of a variety of high-quality tools for the HVAC and building construction trades, announced that Zach Fellows of Ace Supply Company in Eden Prairie, Minn., won the company’s first-ever Counterperson of the Year Contest.

As Counterperson of the Year, Fellows exemplifies the same values that make Malco great: dedication to superior customer service and going above & beyond to ensure contractors have the Malco tools they need to get the job done. Fellows earned a prize of $500 cash, a Malco golf shirt and hat.

“In the realm of customer service, few shine as brightly as Zach Fellows,” said Michael Dungan, Fellows’ nominator. “His dedication, passion, and commitment to excellence are clear indicators that he is destined for a bright future.”

“We are proud to recognize Zach for providing excellent customer service and setting the bar high for our industry,” said Rebecca Talbot, vice president of marketing at Malco Products. “Zach’s proactive approach to serving contractors and promoting Malco’s high-quality products is well-deserving of our inaugural Counterperson of the Year title.”

For more information about Malco Products, visit www.malcoproducts.com.

NIBCO INC. has announced the promotion of Dawn Bloch from vice president, customer engagement, to chief people officer (CPO). In her new role, Bloch will oversee business development, customer service, marketing communications and human resources. Bloch is the first woman to be named to NIBCO’s executive leadership team who is a nonfamily member. Bloch will report Read more

NIBCO INC. has announced the promotion of Dawn Bloch from vice president, customer engagement, to chief people officer (CPO).

In her new role, Bloch will oversee business development, customer service, marketing communications and human resources. Bloch is the first woman to be named to NIBCO’s executive leadership team who is a nonfamily member.

Bloch will report to Ashley Martin, executive vice president, NIBCO.

“Dawn is a powerful testimony to the career advancement of women in our trades and at NIBCO,” said Martin. “It is an honor for her to join the executive leadership team as the first woman that is not a family member.”

Bloch joined NIBCO in 2000 as a customer service representative. She held several positions of increasing responsibility including technical specialist, radiant heating advisor; radiant heat technical coordinator; customer service manager, director retail sales; director, business development and customer service; and vice president, customer engagement.

Bloch was named to Supply House Times’, “20 Women in Industry” in March 2017, an acknowledgement of women decision makers in the PHCP-PVC industry. At NIBCO, she was recognized in 2015 with the Rex Martin award, given to recognize achievement in cost reduction, safety, or an increase in sales, and in 2018, the Alice A. Martin award, given to recognize women who demonstrate philanthropy, community service, mentorship, and support the development of other women.

She has been a member of the American Supply Association Women in Industry since 2013, a board chair for Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart since 2019, and she is a board member for Elkhart Education Foundation, as well as Elkhart Parks Department.

She holds a bachelor’s degree of science in business administration from Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bloch also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Alabama, a certificate in digital marketing from Cornell University and attended an advanced human resources executive program at the University of Michigan this summer.

She resides in Elkhart, Indiana.