Shurtape Technologies added two people to its sales staff. 

The North Carolina-based industrial tapes manufacturer hired John Erwin as national channel manager and Nick Baloun as senior national account manager.

Erwin started in the industry over 30 years ago with several managerial roles at Stanley Tools and Danaher Tool Group. He founded Erwin Sales and Associates, an agency that represented manufacturers with distributors in the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association and industrial channels in five states. He spent his last seven years as southeast regional manager for Apex Tool Group.

Nick Baloun

Nick Baloun, Shurtape Technologies.

Baloun’s 15 years of experience in managing industrial sales will be beneficial for his success with Shurtape Technologies, officials said. He also comes from Apex Tool Group, where he served in various positions over the past eight years, including national account manager.

“We are excited to welcome John and Nick to our team,” said Mark Hooks, Shurtape Technologies’ vice president of sales operations and channel management. “John’s decades of experience and extensive knowledge of the industrial and construction landscape, combined with Nick’s sales expertise and strategic leadership skills, will be extremely beneficial to the continued growth and focus on this channel for Shurtape and our valued partners.”