REB Storage Systems International, a designer, manufacturer, distributor and installer of records-storage racking and materials-handing systems, has added six industry professionals to its sales team.
Jeff Howard, formerly of Excel Storage Products, has been hired as director of western U.S. sales. A 12-year veteran of the racking industry, Howard will provide leadership in REB’s California office.
Joseph Kane, also from Excel, joined the company as a senior account manager. Kane has more 13 years of industry experience and will work with prospects and clients from REB’s Pennsylvania office.
Lori Pieszala, with 23 years of experience in materials-handling products sales, will serve as an account executive and sales consultant in the Pennsylvania office. She most recently worked with Elite Storage Solutions.
Joe Onda, also from Elite, joined REB as a senior project manager. He has 12 years experience in archive storage-rack systems and will work from the Pennsylvania office.
Ed Shedlock, formerly of Boston Rack and WC Cardinal, will bring his 15 years of expertise as a Project Manager to the company. Working out of the Pennsylvania office, Shedlock will support new and ongoing racking-system projects.
After an 18-year absence, Kenneth McCann returns to REB as a sales engineer. McMann previously worked for four years as a special design engineer at REB. He left the company in the late 80s to pursue a career as a project engineer for Conveyor Craft.
REB was launched in 1962 by partners Roger Sandstrom, Ed Lesko and Bill Klowsk. Klowsk passed away in the early 70s. Lesko and Sandstrom retired in 1983 and sold their stock to Tom Lesko, the company’s current president. REB moved to its 100,000-square-foot Chicago facility in 1988. The company has five branches and is working on a sixth. It sales are more than $25 million.