Haas hires Haas: Bud Industries hires Josiah Haas as national sales manager | Automation.com

Haas hires Haas: Bud Industries hires Josiah Haas as national sales manager

Cleveland, OH – August 1, 2006 – Bud Industries, Inc., the leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures, has hired Josiah Haas for the position of National Sales Manager – the fourth generation of the Haas family to work in Bud Industries management. According to the Family Business Institute, only 30 percent of businesses survive into the second generation, 12 percent into the third, and fewer than three percent into the fourth.

Josiah joins Bud after working as an account manager at CDW, a Fortune 500 company that sells information technology and office equipment to businesses, and where he successfully built million-dollar accounts. He holds a bachelors degree with a marketing/management major from Indiana University and is a graduate of the CDW Academy two-month training program.

Bud president Blair Haas said it was important that Josiah obtain experience outside of the company. “As a pure sales organization, CDW emphasizes training and progressive sales techniques, so Josiah comes to Bud very well prepared and with a fresh perspective,” he said. In addition, Josiah Haas worked at Bud during the summers when he was a teenager, gaining experience in each department of the company – and giving him far more training than is typically provided to a new sales manager.

Bud sells primarily through distribution. “Bud distributors have welcomed the involvement of the next generation because it indicates continuity and that the company will not be sold, Blair Haas said.

Blair Haas’s grandfather started Bud Industries 78 years ago. Its first product was an electronic device that eliminated the need for a rooftop antenna for a radio. Over the years, the manufacturer reinvented itself to keep pace with changing times, selling radio components, build-it-yourself ham radio kits, and eventually focusing on electronics enclosures. His two brothers, Stephen and Greg Haas, share in the management responsibilities.

About Bud Industries, Inc. Bud Industries, Inc., founded in 1928, is the nation's leading manufacturer of enclosures and related products for the electronics and data industries. The Bud line includes products ranging from small hand held boxes to large cabinet racks, products made from plastic as well as metal, and standard electronic products as well as those that meet NEMA and seismic requirements. Bud's standard line of more than 2500 products is heavily stocked by distribution as well as by the company, allowing same day shipment on more than 90 percent of the enclosures sold. Modified standard and custom products are also available, as is complete design support.
Back to top
Posted in:
Industry

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

VIEW ALL

RELATED