Storage Investment Management Inc. (SIMI), based in Stillwater, Minn., appointed Barry Gorenstein vice president for operations. He is responsible for customer service, staff development, training, audits, inspections, policy, systems and procedures, oversight of service contract, tenant collections, delinquency management and developing annual operating budgets.
Gorenstein began his self-storage career in 2002 as a district manager with Chesapeake Resources, operating in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for 12 facilities with nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable space within 7,400 storage units. Gorenstein had profit-and-loss responsibility for approximately $15 million in annual revenue. Storage Investment Management Inc. has been an owner, operator, manager, consultant and developer in the Northeast storage industry since 1988.
PhoneSmart Adds to Online Staff
Angela Lichtenberghas joined PhoneSmart Sales Solutions, a sales-solution and call-center provider for self-storage based in Columbia, Mo. She will be a regular contributor to its online web blogs covering sales and marketing solutions for the storage and apartment industries. Lechtenberg has more than 10 years of experience in public relations and marketing and owns and operators her own public relations practice. She has been working with PhoneSmart for almost two years on a variety of projects ranging from graphic design to assisting with marketing efforts.
DBCI Presents 2005 Business Development Award
Shirley Garrett, district sales manager for the commercial door division of DBCI, has earned the company’s 2005 Business Development Award. The award is in recognition of Garrett’s outstanding achievements in new business development and market share growth in her territory, as well as retention and expansion of existing business.
With more than 30 years experience in the commercial door industry, Garrett has been associated with DBCI since 1995. Her southeast-region territory includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. DBCI, of Douglasville, Ga., is a manufacturer of steel roll-up curtain doors and building components for self-storage.
Pac Appointed Manager
AAAA Self Storage Management Group, a management and development company based in Norfolk, Va., appointed Pam Pac as the new manager for its St. Petersburg location.