The Collins Companies, one of the largest industrial distributors of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and engineered specialties serving the Northeast, is pleased to announce that Gary Rose has joined its New England team as a technical inside sales specialist. Rose will be working out of the East Windsor headquarters but will be assisting and supporting all of the Collins locations in New England and Upstate New York.
Rose has more than 33 years of experience in the industry and has spent the last 25 years of his career with the industrial division of F.W. Webb Co. covering all of New England and Upstate New York.
“We are thrilled to have hired a candidate with such a vast amount of knowledge and experience in our industry,” said President Paul Andruszkiewicz. “We are certain he is going to have an immediate impact on our business and it is great that we were able to add such a seasoned veteran to our Collins team.”
In addition to his inside sales experience, Rose has set up and managed multiple valve automation facilities and has a wealth of knowledge about new product lines in the engineered specialties arena.
“Gary has only been with us since early July and we are already seeing how the strong relationship’s that he has built with both his customers and his vendors are benefiting our company," said Brian Tuohey, CEO of The Collins Companies. "Technically, Gary is very strong and he will be a great asset to us but what impressed me the most about Gary was his 'heart.' He loves everything about our industry and the people in it and you feel that the very first time that you meet him. We are thrilled to have him on the Collins team!”
Headquartered in East Windsor, Connecticut, The Collins Companies is comprised of Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Collins Controls, Niagara Controls, Collins Niagara, Power House Supply Co. and International Valve and Instrument, with nine locations in New England and upstate New York. In October 2019, Collins entered the full-service valve testing and repair market with the acquisition of International Valve and Instrument out of Springfield, Massachusetts.