ELKHART, Ind. - Continental Industries has announced the addition of Randy Vander Ploeg to its sales team in the capacity of vice president of national accounts. He will report directly to company president, David Leiter. Vander Ploeg will utilize his industry experience in establishing major wholesaler relationships and in assisting regional sales managers with the territory interface to these accounts.

He spent the last 14 years of his career with another major manufacturer of air distribution and venting products in various sales positions as market development manager, regional sales manager and, for the majority of his time there, director of sales. Beyond this industry experience, Vander Ploeg also has filled other sales, marketing, and executive positions for specialty manufacturers.

“To our table, Randy brings a high level of integrity, a passion for customer service, and an orientation towards growth,” said Leiter. “He has a successful track record that is sure to augment the success we are experiencing.”

Vander Ploeg will work from his home office in Holland, Mich.

Continental Industries (www.continentalindustries.com) is a privately held manufacturer in the design and production of air distribution products and venting solutions for residential and light commercial applications. Air distribution products consist of registers, grilles, diffusers, and related accessories. Under the AirJet line, the company produces venting and chimney systems for hearth and HVAC use. All products are designed and manufactured in the U.S. and made available through HVAC wholesalers and hardware or hearth-related outlets.

Publication date:02/25/2008