Painters Supply & Equipment Co. announced the promotion of O. Guy Bargnes to the position of senior vice president, sales and marketing effective March 12, 2012. Bargnes has served as vice president of sales and marketing since joining the company in June 2010.
“Guy has been instrumental in driving sales and market share growth of our automotive refinish business,” said PSE President Patrick Mayette. “He has also led PSE’s Learning Center initiative to deliver the best value-added programs to our customers.”
Bargnes will be taking on additional responsibility in 2012 leading the development of the specialty coatings group, which was recently announced at PSE’s national sales meeting. He will continue to represent Painters Supply on the following industry trade organizations: Automotive Aftermarket Industries Association (AAIA), where he is PBES chairman until May 2013; the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and the Collision Industry Conference (CIC).
Prior to joining PSE, Bargnes held senior level sales and marketing positions at BASF Corp. over a 17-year career. Prior to BASF, he was a third-generation owner/operator of a four-store PBE Jobber business named V.H. Bargnes, Co., based in Buffalo, N.Y.
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