Swisher International Promotes Sales Executives

Changes to take effect Oct. 1, 2017.

Swisher International Inc. has announced the promotion of three of its most successful sales executives.

Dean Simmons

Dean Simmons, field vice president of National Accounts, will become Swisher’s new vice president of sales; a position previously held by Bill Dunn.

Joe Curoe, vice president of the West, will take his new role as field vice president of national accounts; and director of national accounts – Midwest,

Shane Miller will take on the role of vice president of the West.

Changes take effect Oct. 1, 2017.

Dean Simmons has held more than seven different positions of increasing responsibility within the sales organization throughout his 24-year career, and he has built a solid foundation and strategic relationships with customers such as McLane, 7- Eleven, Eby-Brown, HT Hackney and others.

“Dean is an outstanding individual who for years, has successfully managed Swisher’s top accounts and the talented management team that supports them,” said John Miller, senior vice president of sales & marketing. “Dean’s energy, expertise and passion for working with people positions him well for his new role leading the sales organization.”

“I am thrilled to take the lead with this world-class sales organization and look forward to immediately engaging with the team and our valued customers,” said Simmons.

Joe Curoe

Joe Curoe, former vice president of the West, has been appointed vice president of national accounts. Throughout his 18 years of experience, Curoe has successfully grown the sales organization in the West, and through his strategic planning and superb leadership, he has consistently developed strategic sales plans and delivered on their success. While serving as vice president of the West, he effectively reorganized the sales hierarchy, and created forecasting templates for the zone and regions.

“I am honored to take on this new role and look forward to working with and continuing to develop Swisher’s largest traditional customers and to work much closer with the Swisher National Accounts Team,” said Curoe.

Shane Miller will move from his role as director of national accounts to the position of vice president of the West. Shane has held progressively more strategic positions since joining Swisher in 2000 as a territory manager, and has been recognized throughout his tenure with awards including Region Manager of the Year, NAM of the Year, and Zone Manager of the Year.

Shane Miller

“As vice president of the West, my goal is to keep delivering the great results Swisher has experienced in this area, and to build on the sales strategies which helped develop the national accounts for which I was responsible for in my previous role,” said Miller.

“Our national sales organization and the people who have consistently made it so successful over the years has been the foundation of Swisher’s record growth,” said Swisher CEO Peter Ghiloni. “Dean, Joe, Shane, together with Victor Blanco, vice president of the East and Bill Dunn, vice president industry relations, have all made important contributions to Swisher over the years, and I am confident that under their guidance, we will achieve another record-breaking year.”

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