Jergens has announced the retirement of its long-time dedicated Canadian territories rep, Tom Reid.
Reid had been selling and servicing products from all three Jergens business units – workholding, lifting and fasteners – since 1998.
“I feel very fortunate to have had such a productive relationship with so many of the folks at Jergens”, said Reid.
And the feelings are mutual. “We appreciate his skills, support and accomplishments as one of the original Canadian Jergens Reps for the last two and a half decades,” said Matt Schron, vice president and general manager for Jergens. “On behalf of the entire organization I want to thank Tom for his twenty-five-year partnership with us and to wish him and his family the very best in his retirement.”
Reid began his career in manufacturing in 1979 following in his father’s footsteps. In those nearly 45 years, he has been a manufacturer’s agent, distributor, and Jergens Canadian sales manager of many industrial products.
In 1998 he began to rep Jergens and grew his agency to represent three other industrial product lines for all of Canada. In 2007, Reid saw and seized the opportunity to focus solely on Jergens for the remainder of his career. Most recently, Reid has been supporting the transition over to Barry Schwartz as Jergens Business Development Manager for the Canadian markets. “I really appreciate all his efforts and experience, it has made my position clear and the transition easier,” said Schwartz of Reid’s support.
Reid is a father of three grown children – Eric, Adam, and Carly – and lives in Orangeville, Ontario with his wife Ali and their dog, Koko.