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Matthews is New Akron Brass Sales Person for New England

Monday, August 17, 2009  

Wooster, Ohio – August 17, 2009 – We are pleased to announce Barry Matthews has joined Akron Brass as the District Sales Manager for the states of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.  Matthews is a graduate of Corning Community College with an Associates Degree in Fire Science and also holds numerous certifications in the Fire Service including National Pro Board Certifications for Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, and Fire Inspector I.  In addition, Matthews is a retired Deputy Fire Chief from the Fairview Fire Department in White Plains, New York.   

“Barry brings to Akron Brass the experience, knowledge, credibility and strong relationships gained from years of experience as a career officer,” said Rick Singer, Vice President of Sales. “Barry will be a great asset to the organization, providing sales support of the entire Akron product line.”   Barry resides in the Hudson Valley Region and can be reached 914.227.6674.

Founded in 1918 and celebrating their 91st Anniversary, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment.  A Premier Farnell company, Akron Brass is ISO 9001: 2000 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products.       

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