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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Fortress Building Products Brings New Director, Channel Sales on Board

Drawing on his extensive sales, marketing and product management experience, Tom Leahy will head the Fortress® 1-Step team

Continuing to deliver on their Fortress 2020 Vision plan, Fortress Building Products has added Tom Leahy to their dynamic sales team. As the Director, Channel Sales (1-Step), Leahy will lead the sales organisation for Fortress, working directly with the 1-Step wholesale distribution channel. This move will help the category-leading manufacturer better serve customers and support product expansion, both inside and outside of the fence category.

Leahy comes from a fence industry background, having spent numerous years with Merchants Metals in various product, sales and marketing management capacities. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager at ARDCO, LLC, where he successfully developed and implemented a new business model, along with deploying new products. Under Leahy's direction, the construction machinery and heavy equipment company was able to expand into new market segments.

"With Tom's strategic experience at ARDCO, LLC and extensive background in the fence industry, he's an important addition to the Channel Sales management team," said Jeff Schulz, VP, Channel Sales at Fortress Building Products. "We're excited for him to lead the 1-Step team in key areas of growth, and are confident his leadership will help Fortress maintain focus on providing our internal and external customers with a true partnership experience."

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