2015 was a great year for us here at American Surplus. We set new records in sales and expanded our warehouse so we have even more space now. With these expansions we added some new people to our team and we figured that this would a great chance to introduce you to some of them. We added 1 new person to our marketing team and 2 new people to our sales department. While all 3 came on in the 2nd half of the year they all contributed to help make 2015 the best in American Surplus history.
Sean is our new hire in the marketing department coming in as a marketing assistant. He comes to us by way of Brafton in Boston. He has an extensive background in social media marketing as well as new digital marketing trends. In just the end of the year he has helped American Surplus grow our social media following by over 150%. Outside of work Sean is an avid soccer fan. He is a season ticket holder for the New England Revolution as well as a member of the Rev Army supporters group. He is also a large music fan attending somewhere between 12 and 20 concerts a year on average.
Chris is one of our 2 new hires for the sales department. With an increase of people seeking out used material handling equipment we wanted to make sure we had the right amount of salespeople to meet the needs of all our potential customers. Chris is a life long Rhode Island native graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 1983. Before working here at American Surplus Chris has worked for 30 years in the control and service industry. Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children. He also enjoys coaching and watching all types of sports.
Matt is our other addition to the sales team. Matt is also a graduate of URI although slightly more recently. He graduated from there in 2012. Before coming to ASI Matt was working in the medical device field working as a salesman for orthopedics. Matt is an avid New England sports fan but says if he had to pick only one team that would be the New England Patriots. During the short summer weather we have heard Matt enjoys spending his free time on the golf course.
Here you have the 3 most recent additions to our team here at American Surplus. We hope these new employees as well as our other employees who have up to 20 years of sales experience in material handling will be able to help you with any and all of your needs.