Rutledge Joins Watkins & ShepardFebruary 27, 2013
George Rutledge has been named regional sales manager for Watkins & Shepard Trucking in the south central region of the U.S.
Rutledge's region encompasses Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He will be based in Dallas.
"Mr. Rutledge is a welcomed addition to our staff of sales professionals," said Pat Smith, national sales manager. "He brings with him an illustrious career in the furniture industry and a broad knowledge of the retailer base. His reputation in furniture manufacturing will complement our organizations continuing effort to bring talented personnel to our logistics model. We are very excited to have George Rutledge join our team."
Rutledge joins Watkins & Shepard with more than 25 years' experience in furniture manufacturing and the marketing of home furnishings to multiple distribution channels, most recently with LaCrosse Furniture.
"I look forward to this new chapter in my professional career and delighted to join an organization the caliber of Watkins & Shepard Trucking," Rutledge said. "I expect to work closely with my former clients while establishing new relationships in an invigorating new environment. Building the Watkins & Shepard brand through growth with their current customer base and new business development will be major goals in the coming months and years."