SpeedCell® Storage Systems hires Director of Sales & Marketing for the Americas.
Holland Storage Systems LLC aka SpeedCell® Storage Systems announces the appointment of J.W. Jones to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing for the Americas. He reports directly to Doug Buma, President of the Holland Awning Group of Companies, Inc. Originally started in 1923, Holland Awning Group of Companies, Inc. has specialized in industrial fabric based products and has grown to encompass three divisions, Integrated Fabric Resource, Big Red Resources and Holland Storage Systems. Since its inception the company has manufactured textile products, all the while looking to develop new and innovative downstream product lines. The newest product added to the portfolio is the SpeedCell Storage System. A graduate of Indiana University, J.W. joins the SpeedCell team with over 15 years of logistics and material handling experience. He most recently worked as the sales manager for a forklift dealer in Louisville, KY and previously as the business development manager of a steel
container manufacturer in Frankfort, KY. Having this blend of sales and management experience, as both a material handling dealer and as a factory direct sales professional, allows J.W. to bring a dynamic and unique understanding of how to position the SpeedCell product into the marketplace. In particular, his knowledge of how to market and sell value added services to dealers of material handling storage products makes him an excellent choice for this position. J.W.’s primary responsibilities will entail managing the sales and marketing efforts of SpeedCell Storage Systems, as well as providing direction to strategic planning and the cultivation of the material handling dealer network. The growth of sales for this division will come by building strong, long lasting strategic partnerships with integrators and material handling dealers. The marketplace has a need for a high density cost effective storage solutions and SpeedCell fills this need. SpeedCell is a highly scalable and dynamic product that allows for the saturation and optimization of once underutilized storage areas by allowing customers to have greater product storage density in tighter, highly-defined work area clusters. Thus, SpeedCell allows for more efficiency in the warehouse and a reduction in cycle times by allowing customers to optimize their footprint by more clearly defining their picking and storage areas. J.W. notes the following about his new role, “This is going to be a great challenge that I am enthusiastically looking forward to tackling. We have the people and the systems in place to help our customers save time, save space, and save money, and that is very exciting to me.”