ABS Holdings has appointed Justin Vickers as its new head of global trade sales. Justin is from Chicago and comes to ABS via US distributor ECN, where he held the position of retail coordinator. He said: “I’ve been in this industry for almost 12 years and have loved learning each side of the business from buying to distribution. I am excited to join ABS to learn not only how a company operates a manufacturing side, distribution side, stores, and internet business but also to learn how things are done differently in a different market. I am excited to have the opportunity to live and work in the UK and I can’t wait to meet a whole new set of customers and co-workers. I’m sure that I will learn so much from everyone here and I know that they will help me to be better at what I can do.”
ABS commercial director Symon Reeves commented: “We’re excited to start the New Year with Justin Vickers as our head of global trade sales. Justin is already well known in the industry where he has made a name for himself thanks to his passion and expertise – which is something that really got our attention from the get-go. This position will allow him to put his industry experience to great use and we really look forward to having him on board and making the most of his talents.”
ECN’s Frank Koretsky said: “All of us here at ECN wish Justin the very best of luck on this next adventure of his life. Moving to England and working overseas is a big move and we wish him the best! We appreciate all he did for the family here at ECN.”
Justin isn’t the only new addition to ABS. In recent months Amber Ball and Donna Gatier have also joined the team in sales administrator and junior accounts manager positions.
“We’re excited to be adding new talent to the company regularly,” said Symon Reeves. “Every new employee brings fresh ideas into the fold. We’re always evolving as a business and new talent allows us to explore new ways of working as we grow and expand as a business.”
Pictured L to R: Glenn Wilde, Justin Vickers, Pavel Zalevskiy, Amber Ball, Donna Gatier.