W.P. Hickman Adds Two Key Employees

Aug. 2, 2012

The W. P. Hickman Company has hired two new employees to fill key roles. Pat Gallagher has been hired to fill the role of National Sales Manager and Kevin Bramlett is the new Manager of Lean Operations. Both roles are newly created positions at the W. P. Hickman Company.

Pat Gallagher has over 20 years of sales and marketing expertise. Mr. Gallagher has recruited, trained, and managed teams of independent representatives across several industries, including construction. He has developed and implemented strategic plans that have led to success in increasing sales and profitability. Mr. Gallagher also has experience working closely with specifiers and has developed continuing education programs for the architectural community. He is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but will work with Hickman representatives nationwide. “We have recently added several new independent representatives and with our increased sales volume, Pat is a welcome addition to help manage the Hickman team,” expressed Bob LeClare, V.P. of Sales, W. P. Hickman Company.

Kevin Bramlett brings 18 years of engineering experience to Hickman, with the majority of his career as a manufacturing engineer. Mr. Bramlett has had training as a Lean Manufacturing Facilitator, a Yellow Belt Six Sigma Project Leader, and has also been trained in Project Management and Product Development Process. He is also a combat veteran who is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. “Kevin brings a wealth of manufacturing experience and fits well into the culture of Lean Manufacturing at Hickman,” explains Jeff Imes, C.O.O., W.P. Hickman. “We have enhanced our custom capabilities and Kevin will help us find new ways to be even more efficient.”

The W.P. Hickman Company is a family owned business with over 65 years of experience in the metal roof edging and building envelope industry. Hickman products offer superior protection against wind and water infiltration and are backed by one of the best warranties in the business. W.P. Hickman, “The Leading Edge since 1945.” For more information on W.P. Hickman or any of its products visit its website at www.wph.com or call 1.800.892.9173.