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Summit Industrial Flooring Names Sowder as New President

Brian Sowder Summit Industrial FlooringDAYTON, Ohio, June 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The area’s leading industrial flooring finisher Summit Industrial Flooring has named Bryan G. Sowder its new president.

“We are extremely pleased that Bryan has come aboard,” said Kim Powell, CEO of Summit Industrial Flooring. “Bryan’s talent is in leading teams and positioning businesses for accelerated growth. With Summit Industrial’s recent expansion into the Southeast, we are poised for tremendous growth, and Bryan is just the person to lead us.”

Summit Industrial Flooring has recently opened a base of operations in Charleston, S.C., in addition to its Dayton headquarters. Summit specializes in commercial and industrial floor systems. Surface finishes include polished concrete, seamless epoxy floor coatings, safety striping, concrete restoration and floor maintenance. The company also consults and designs industrial flooring, secondary containment, and specialty flooring, including logos and artwork.

Sowder comes to Summit from Heidelberg Distributing Company, where he was District Sales Manager for Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD). His successes at Heidelberg include leading revenue gains despite nationwide downturns. His team achieved a company-best 5.3% sales growth in the Dayton market in 2012.

Prior to his role with Heidelberg, Sowder was president of Sowder Concrete Contractors, of Dayton. “Bryan’s understanding of the concrete business will be a tremendous asset to Summit in the industrial floor finishing business,” Powell said. “He has a talent for spotting opportunities and efficiencies while improving both products and services to the customer.”

With a focus on increasing operational efficiencies and building solid business processes, Sowder oversaw 450% sales growth and increased revenues from $500,000 to $7 million, positioning Sowder Concrete Contractors as a market leader.

Sowder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.

ABOUT SUMMIT INDUSTRIAL FLOORING

Summit Industrial Flooring, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and with a second base of operations in Charleston, S.C., is a leading industrial floor finisher in Ohio, the Midwest, and Southeast. From its first project in 1990, Summit has grown into a full-service industrial flooring finisher, offering consulting, design, and a full range of flooring surfaces.

Summit Industrial Flooring maintains membership and certification from a number of major organizations and industry partners. Summit’s founder, Keith Powell, is one of a handful of experts to achieve the Master Craftsman designation from the Concrete Polishing Association of America.

NEWS SOURCE: Summit Industrial Flooring

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