Branham to Manage Regional Sales for Watkins & ShepardJanuary 14, 2013
Rowland Branham has joined furniture shipping specialist Watkins & Shepard Trucking as the company’s newest regional sales manager.
Branham is responsible for business development in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions of the United States for Watkins & Shepard, Helena, Mt. Branham is based at the company’s terminal facility in Conover, N.C.
“Watkins & Shepard is excited to add a seasoned and proven veteran to our sales and marketing staff," said National Sales Manager Patrick Smith. "Rowland brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the table that will help our clients prosper as we continue to expand our role as the leading provider of transportation to the home furnishings industry with our furniture and carpet distribution programs. We are proud to have him on board.”
Branham joins Watkins & Shepard with more than 25 years experience in furniture and home furnishings supply chain management that encompassed all aspects of the logistics business.
“I am happy and proud to be given this opportunity with Watkins & Shepard Trucking," Branham said. "As a business development manager for a service organization, it’s all about the people you are working with and all the vital components that make up the overall infrastructure of a great company. Watkins & Shepard, with our industry position, broad menu of service offerings, resources and experience allow us to bring strategic efficiencies to our clients.”
Watkins & Shepard Trucking operates more than 600 power units and 1,500 trailers in the United States and western Canada specializing in the home furnishings and flooring products markets. The company has more than 1,000 employees in 21 terminal facilities located throughout the United States.