Salem Vision Group Appoints New President
July 12, 2010
47 employee-owners of Salem announced the appointment of Michael
Willard as the companys new president. Willard brings 25 years
of glass sales management experience, the last 11 years as Salems
national sales manager and executive vice president (EVP) to his
As EVP, Willard directed 23 field sales people located throughout
the United States and Canada and managed the companys strategic
diversification throughout the past decade. According to the announcement
his efforts as a member of the management team were instrumental
in successfully steering Salems transition from a privately
owned company to a 100-percent employee owned company.
As president, Willard will focus on nurturing the ESOP ownership
culture to harness the internal resourcefulness and energy unique
to an employee-owned company in expanding existing markets, developing
new markets as well as new products. Willard believes the commitment
of individual employee owners is vital to maximizing the opportunities
of the company for its future success.
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