YKK AP America has named Terry Carespodi national sales manager and Joseph Bernard Midwest region branch manager.
Carespodi will be responsible for implementing strategic initiatives aimed at sales growth in the Texas region during 2014, where the company recently broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in 2013. Bernard will assume full operational authority of the Cincinnati and Chicago business units where he will succeed longtime manager Phil Blizzard who plans to retire by July 2014.
“As we continue to expand in the greater Texas region and look for additional growth opportunities there and in other parts of t
he country, we are excited to have the superior leadership of Terry and Joseph,” says Oliver Stepe, senior vice president. “Terry has a significant amount of YKK AP sales and leadership experience, performing award-winning work for YKK since 1995, while Joseph has a wide range of industry credentials including overseeing major plant operations as well as his recent leadership experience as operations manager of YKK AP’s Atlanta branch.”