FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Do it Best Corp. further strengthened its regional sales and business development team with the promotion of an accomplished current employee and the addition of an experienced industry professional.
The co-op recently promoted Jason Hipskind to Regional Sales and Business Development Manager for the southeastern United States and hired Jean Fahy to serve the western United States. Both will focus on building and strengthening member-owner relationships with the
co-op. And both will lead a team of seasoned territory managers within their respective regions.
Hipskind is a 13-year veteran of Do it Best Corp., most recently serving as a RetailPLUS! manager for the past two-plus years. In that role, he helped expand and enhance the program’s focus on helping Do it Best Corp. members become the premier retailers in their communities through new store development, improvements to existing stores, and overall project management. He also brings extensive experience in retail development and member support over the previous decade to his new position.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead the southeast team of very talented professionals as we continue to grow and strengthen our member relationships in this important region of the country,” Hipskind said.
While new to Do it Best Corp., Fahy is no stranger to the home improvement and building materials industries, bringing nearly two decades of experience to her new role at the co-op. That experience includes most recently serving as a regional manager for a building materials distributor, where she worked directly with builders and kitchen/bath dealers throughout the western US. In addition, Fahy has worked extensively in sales and account management for related companies serving national and international homebuilders.
“It is rare that you find a company that ‘walks the walk’ of integrity and service like Do it Best Corp., which is big part of why I am so honored to be a part of the Do it Best Corp. team,” said Fahy.
“Jason is a diligent, dedicated team member who has already demonstrated excellence in several positions of project and team leadership, which make him an outstanding fit for this role,” said Do it Best Corp. Vice President of Sales and Business Development Jay Brown. “In addition, Jean brings a strong skill set and extensive experience to the position, and we are glad to welcome her to our team. In particular, we know her Six Sigma training – and especially its focus on process improvement – will contribute to our overall mission of making the best even better.”
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.41 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 4,000 member-owned locations in the United States and in 50 foreign countries.
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