Bohle America opens new office, adds staff

January 7, 2009
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Bohle America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., added a West Coast office and hired a divisional sales manager for the South East, according to a Jan. 7 company release. The move follows impressive growth following the company’s formal launch at GlassBuild America in October 2008 in Las Vegas, with more than 200 new accounts signed up since then.

Rick Nelson, a long-time product manager for various global suppliers to the U.S. glass industry, will head the West Coast office. He has more than 24 years of glazing experience and has joined the company as the sales and operations manager for the West Coast facility . He will be responsible for developing the customer base on the West Coast and for providing client services and technical support for Bohle America’s line of products. He previously worked as product manager for Pilkington North America, Toledo, and spent six years at C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, as product manager. He also operated his own Northern California glass shop for 10 years, according to the release.

Bob Disney, the new South Eastern sales manager, operating out of the head office in Charlotte, will strengthen the company’s presence in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, South Virginia, Georgia and Florida. He has a degree in architectural engineering and more than 21 years experience in the glass and glazing industry, including 15 years with Sommer & Maca, according to the release.