Business Briefs: April 2013

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By selling products directly to brick-and-mortar retailers, Spec Chem Direct hopes to help dealers make more money on chemicals.

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Dan Tillman, eastern regional sales manager for DeltaUV.

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Greg Hollman, southeast regional sales manager for S.R. Smith.

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S.R. Smith Dodge Specialist Tonya Mathias.

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For the second year in a row, Evosus was recognized with an All Star Award from Constant Contact.

New Chemical Manufacturer to Sell Directly to Brick-and-Mortar RetailersA new specialty chemical manufacturer has entered the swimming pool and spa industry. And unlike most chemical manufacturers that sell products through distribution, Spec Chem Direct, based in Kent, Wash., will sell its products directly to brick-and-mortar dealers.  

The company was founded by several industry veterans with over 35 years of combined experience who realized most brick-and-mortar dealers make little or no profit on chemicals.

“After the manufacturers and distributors get their cut, there is little money left for the pool professional,” says Lance Pettyjohn, territory sales manager for the West and Southwest of the US. The company says it will save pool professionals anywhere from 25 to 60 percent on the cost of basic specialty chemicals.

“Our goal is to tailor programs specifically to dealers and service professionals so they can start making money on chemicals once again,” says George Goodman, sales manager for the Northeast and Midwest. “We don’t want brick and mortar pool and spa retailers to become obsolete — they are the backbone of our industry. “

All products are made in the USA and ship directly to dealers with no minimum order size required. Interested dealers and service pros should call George Goodman in the Northeast or Midwest at (704) 400-1247 or Lance Pettyjohn at (760) 987-3065 in the West or Southwest. Main office: (253) 277-3143.  

DeltaUV Hires New Sales ManagerDeltaUV, a North American manufacturer of ultraviolet technology, is pleased to announce it hired Dan Tillman to the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Tillman is responsible for commercial and residential sales of Delta UV ultraviolet systems and controllers in the eastern half of the US including Florida, the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast and Midwest. Tillman is based near St. Louis, Mo., and can be reached at (310)-293-0121 or at [email protected].

Meet the New Faces at S.R. SmithGreg Hollman has joined S.R. Smith as Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Hollman, whose career spans more than 20 years of pool industry management experience,  will be responsible for driving S.R. Smith’s commercial, accessibility and residential product sales forward and promoting S.R. Smith brand awareness among distributors and dealers.  

In addition, Tonya Mathias has been promoted to the position of S.R. Smith Dodge Specialist. She will join the company’s commercial sales team in an effort to analyze commercial project opportunities and support the bidding process. Mathias, an S.R. Smith employee for 10 years, was most recently a member of the customer service team specializing in commercial project quotes, including starting blocks. 

Aqua Sun Ozone Snags New Staff MemberAqua Sun Ozone, a manufacturer of water and air purification products utilizing the use of ozone technology, located in Palm Springs, is proud to announce their newest team member, pool industry award winner Michael Evingham. Evingham has taken on the position of National Sales and Marketing Manager, and brings years of experience in product development, design and innovation.   

Evosus Recognized With 2012 All Star AwardEvosus Business Management Software, makers of an all-in-one software program designed specifically for the pool and spa industry, has received the 2012 All Star Award from Constant Contact, the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, a select group of Constant Contact customers are honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. Evosus’ results ranked among the top 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base. When selecting winners, Constant Contact reviewed frequency of campaigns, events, and surveys; open, bounce and click-through rates; survey completion rates and more. 

 “We are very pleased to receive this award from Constant Contact for the second year in a row because of our strong marketing results,” says Christina Braks, VP of Software Products for Evosus. “We use Constant Contact for pre-and post trade show information, a recurring newsletter to clients as well as to update customers about recent blog posts and information about forums on the Evosus Support Center.”

“This group is really leading the charge when it comes to delivering relevant, engaging content that drives real business results,” says Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact. “We salute this year’s All Stars for their success, and are honored to have played a part in their achievements.”

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