John Swanson Announced as New Channel Manager

We are pleased to announce that Mr. John Swanson has been appointed as Channel Sales Manager effective June 3, 2018.  John will focus on serving the needs of Shelter Works’ customers in the water and wastewater industry.  He brings a broad range of sales and management experience to this Missouri-based company.

John is a master at networking and loves cultivating long-term relationships built on trust and win/win scenarios.  He ensures success for all involved by living his philosophy of building relationships based on respect, hard work and teamwork.  He comes with 25 years of experience both in sales and management, always nurturing business-to-business relationships and maximizing positive outcomes in building the company’s brand and image.  John is poised for a strong start with Shelter Works’ overseeing manufacturer’s rep groups, and OEM’s that services the water and wastewater industries.

“We are thrilled that John has joined the Shelter Works team,” said Dave Masterson, General Manager of Shelter Works. “John is a performance-driven sales leader with expertise in branding, product placement, and market/channel management. He is a top performer, adept in leading high-performance teams, leading business process improvement, and growing top line sales.”

John’s most recent position was Vice President of Sales for the start-up company, Popticals, managing national accounts, overseeing the regional sales team, and the independent rep groups.  Prior to that, John held various sales and management positions for transportation and logistics companies including Roadrunner Transportation, Hub Group, Graebel Companies, Avram Worldwide, YRC Worldwide and Averitt Express.

“When I learned about this high-quality, premium product being guided by such a strong management team, I got more excited about Shelter Works,” said John Swanson. “I’m drawn to the professionalism of the team and look forward to the opportunities to contribute to building both the business and our customer relationships even further.”

John holds a B.A. from Lindenwood University, located in his hometown of St. Charles, Missouri. He still lives there with his wife of 14 years, Adrienne, and 2 children, A.J. (12) and Sydney (10). When he’s not at work, you’ll find him playing cards with friends, weekly volleyball, or sneaking in a round of golf whenever he can in between his children’s sports.