The Rudd Company appointed Jeff Takac vice president of sales and marketing. Takac’s focus will be leading both the sales function as well as building strategic customer partnerships throughout Rudd Company’s business units including: Rudd Wood Finishes, Glitsa Wood Floor Finishes and SkimStone Decorative Concrete Systems.
Takac has more than 20 years’ experience in the coatings and wood finishes industries including several leadership positions for Valspar, Benjamin Moore’s wood finishes business unit and Sherwin-Williams. He most recently worked as the national sales manager for Valspar’s NA wood finishes business unit.
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