Howco Inc., a distributor of car wash equipment and supplies headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has announced the hiring of John Gannon as general manager. The move coincides with the promotion of long-time employee Rick Thompson to vice president of sales and marketing and the company's expansion of its sales territory for Jim Coleman Company equipment.
Gannon brings wide experience to the Howco fold, including stints with Ingersoll Rand, Pella Corporation, and Albany International Corp., where he managed manufacturing plants in Georgia, France, Canada, and Brazil. Gannon most recently was the managing director for several small telecommunications companies based in South Carolina and Minnesota. He holds a BA degree from Wake Forest University and a Masters of International Business from the University of South Carolina.
Howco's new Jim Coleman territory includes all or parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC, and now overlaps much of the territory already covered by Howco's Hanna Car Wash Systems representation in nine eastern states.