We would like to give recognition to the following employees for outstanding work and achievement for 2014/2015.
Pavement Pounder of the year- Mark Holland
Salesman of the Year – David Ellis
Most new Gross Profit of the Year- Larry Campassi
Branch of the Year Winners- Morristown, Asheville, Cookeville and Somerset
Today was the end of an era. Gene French has earned a much deserved retirement after 38 years with Holston Gases. In 1989 I had the misfortune of competing with Gene in this marketplace. If I walked into a Holston account and they told me Gene was their contact, I learned very quickly to thank them for their time – turn around and leave because I didn’t have a chance. Gene personifies professionalism and class. Everyone that came in contact with him was enriched by his kind demeanor. In my 25 years with Gene I have NEVER had anyone make a negative comment about him – don’t know of anyone else I can say that about. Although Gene will not be physically present at Holston Gases his impact will be felt for decades as the next generation – who soaked in his wisdom – takes over leadership of this company. To many people Gene IS Holston Gases. Thank you Gene -Robert Anders, Presidet/CEO
Gene French, the longest-serving employee in Holston Gases’ history, retired recently at age 81. If we had a Holston Gases Hall of Fame, Gene would be in it. If we had a Mt. Rushmore, Gene would be on it. He is, without question, one of the most valuable and influential people who have ever worked here. His tenure spans three generations of ownership, and he has been one the keys to the consistency and the personality of our sales and customer service. We would not be the company we are today without Gene French. We will be forever grateful for the honor and privilege of working side by side with “Geno.” He’s made every one of us better for our time with him. -Bill Baxter, Chairman, Holston Gases
Come visit us at our new branch 703 Calhoun Ave. Rome, GA 706-232-6800!
Holston Gases will be a sponsor of Funk Asheville: A Gathering of wild and sour beers. Funk Asheville will be hosted by Wicked Weed Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 7:00-10:00 pm. Proceeds for the event benefit Pints for Prostate.
We have a new manager in Clarksville and Bowling Green. Grant Sartain started on June 1 and will manage both locations. He has 15 years of experience in the Industrial gas and supply business.
We are excited to announce the opening of our 25th location in Spartanburg, SC. The new branch is located at 121 Southwest Dr. Spartanburg, SC 29303. For directions please go “find a branch” tab.