EGS, part of Emerson Industrial Automation, named John Hargis as the new western region director, with responsibility for the southwest U.S. for all EGS brands, including SolaHD, Appleton and O-Z/Gedney. Hargis is transitioning from director of Sales for SolaHD, a position he held since late 2007. He joined EGS as a region manager for SolaHD in Texas in 2004.
In his new role, Hargis will be leading the transition from a direct sales force to a hybrid (representative and direct) sales team in southern California. He also will cover Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii.