Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers.

Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business segment. He also coordinates all market research. Masters, who earned an MBA from St. Louis University and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri, has 10 years of sales and marketing experience.

As the southern territory sales manager, Scott manages sales in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A graduate of the University of North Alabama with a bachelor's degree in business, Scott has more than 15 years of experience in the welding industry and previously served as president of Alabama Welding Supply.

Eastham focuses on sales efforts in the Northeast, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a bachelor's degree in business and has eight years of distribution and sales experience.

Harris oversees sales in the Texas region. With an associate's degree in business and accounting, Harris brings 12 years of sales experience to the company, including more than four years in the abrasives market.