Ash Grove Cement Company announced promotions in its sales leadership teams, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Sunderland announced. The promotions are effective 1 January 2013.
Ernie Peterson is promoted to vice president of sales - Midwest and will report to Charlie Sunderland. Peterson has been with Ash Grove 15 years, including the last five years as regional sales manager in Ash Grove’s Omaha, Neb. His direct reports include three sales offices covering six states in the Midwest.
Mike Wood is promoted to vice president of sales – west and also will report to Sunderland. Wood has been with Ash Grove 10 years serving as regional sales manager in Ash Grove’s Boise, Idaho, sales office where he led a three-state team of salesmen. His direct reports include four sales offices in nine states in the West as well British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.
“We are pleased that both Ernie Peterson and Mike Wood have agreed to assume greater responsibility for leading our company’s midwest and west sales regions. We have a strong, deep management team, and we have been able to implement our company’s succession plan as two other capable sales leaders retire at year end, Dewey Fore and Dave Baker, each of whom capably led those respective regions. Both Ernie and Mike are stepping into their roles and a transition is well underway,” said Sunderland.