Toter®, a Wastequip® brand, announces the addition of two regional sales managers. Gareth Buxton will have responsibility for the mid-Atlantic region, and Blake Wetzel will be responsible for the upper Midwest region. Both will be tasked with growing sales in Toter’s residential channel, specifically with municipalities and private waste haulers.
Buxton began his career with Toter in January 2015 as an industrial distribution manager, where he focused on developing Toter’s industrial, commercial, and institutional customer channels while driving long-term, sustainable growth for the Toter Professional Products business. Prior to joining Toter, Buxton was the founder of Allied Enterprises, LLC, where he offered health and wellness services. Before his entrepreneurial stint, he served six years with a Special Forces unit of the British Royal Marines. He also managed operational planning and crisis management as an assistant director of operations for Aegis, a leading defense security and risk management service organization. In addition, he served as the reconstruction liaison team leader, focusing on building strategic relationships with government officials and key leaders in Iraq. Buxton’s responsibility for the mid-Atlantic region includes North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.
Wetzel brings more than 12 years of industry and sales experience. He joined Toter’s parent company, Wastequip, in 2014. He served as a regional sales manager for Wastequip’s Technical Division, and was responsible for growing business for the company’s compactor and baler product lines. Prior to joining Wastequip, he worked as a sales supervisor for Republic Services. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Wetzel’s responsibility for the upper Midwest region includes Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
“We’re excited to welcome Gareth and Blake into the Toter fold,” said Jim Pickett, Vice President of Sales for Toter. “They will be instrumental in growing our residential and hauler business in the mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest regions, and both will have critically important roles in driving Toter’s long-term growth strategy. Adding these two new members to the Toter family ensures we have the best team in place to serve our customers.”