Architectural Metal Systems (AMS) recently made several strategic organizational changes that will improve its operational effectiveness and provide better service to customers.
Ron Buchholz, most recently the manager of manufacturing services for American Buildings Co. (ABC), has been appointed operations manager of AMS-Self Storage. Buchholz has been with American Buildings for 31 years and in manufacturing management positions for nearly 40 years. His new position includes leadership of the AMS and self-storage business units.
On the technical side of AMS-Self Storage, Allen O’Steen, has moved to the position of technical services supervisor. O’Steen’s past experience as a design engineer and welding/quality assurance engineer make him a valuable contributor to the leadership team. Previously he worked closely with AMS in writing and maintaining ABC’s industry leading warranty/roof inspection program. He has been with the ABC family for more than 12 years.
In the newly created position of sales manager, Martin Scroggins will provide specific focus on improving customer relationships and profitably growing sales for both AMS roofing and self-storage. Scroggins has been with AMS and ABC for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of sales experience to this function.
Rodney Battle will continue as the supervisor of the sales service/customer service department. Bob Smola has moved to the new Tekla Building Information Modeling (BIM) software development team. BIM is a three-dimensional modeling software designed to increase productivity and accuracy in both building design and construction. Smola’s 30-plus years of technical industry experience will prove invaluable to this critical ABC initiative.
“This new team is charged with the task of developing our operational excellence to support and grow our customer base. We are ready to create and pursue business opportunities in the current challenging economic market,” said Buchholz.
Headquartered in Eufaula, Ala., with manufacturing centers located throughout the United States, AMS delivers products, technology and customer service for new and retrofit metal standing-seam roofing systems and self-storage buildings.