Harrison Energy Partners (HEP) announced the promotion of Greg Blair to vice president of sales and marketing; Charles Caudle, Jr., to vice president of service; and Ben Dye to vice president – Oklahoma. 

“I’m humbled that Greg, Charles and Ben have all chosen to spend the majority of their careers at HEP, with a combined tenure of 58 years. They exemplify what it means to do right by the client and the company,” said CEO and founder Bill Harrison. “We are excited about our growth into Oklahoma, and we know these men will lead their teams in delivering excellent service to our clients.” 

Last July, HEP announced its alliance with Daikin Applied as the factory sales, parts and authorized service representative in central, northwest and western Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma. Since the announcement, HEP and Daikin have expanded its relationship into western Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City and the surrounding region. The agreement with Daikin ended a 34 year relationship with Trane and signaled HEP’s commitment to independent and locally managed distribution. 

With this major shift and expansion into Oklahoma, HEP recognized the need for seasoned and experienced leadership overseeing teams in each of HEP’s four offices: Little Rock, Springdale, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. 

With 18 years at HEP, Greg has held the position of sales manager since 2015. Under his helm, HEP sales teams achieved record market share and sales growth in the Arkansas market. These teams have been nationally recognized by their partners for their achievements. Greg will provide cohesiveness to HEP’s sales strategies throughout the organization. 

Similarly, Charles Caudle, Jr., has served the company as the service operations manager since 2006. Starting as a service technician at HEP 28 years ago, Charles knows the commitment and level of excellence required from technicians to appropriately serve clients. Charles has also implemented training programs and initiatives that improve safety, communication and technology for the technicians. 

Ben Dye has spent 12 years with HEP and, most recently, has been leading the expansion into Oklahoma. He has excelled at recruiting stellar teams, managing resources efficiently and gaining early ground with new clients.

Publication date: 3/20/2018

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