Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
American Clay Enterprises Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Peggy Cunningham as Sales Team Manager. Cunningham will be responsible for facilitating the regional and national availability and application of American Clay's earth friendly, natural wall plaster finishes - both interior, and the upcoming exterior launch. Cunningham will work with channels throughout her region to develop specification of American Clay's products.
Cunningham will be available to dealers, distributors and wholesalers to assist in the growth of their American Clay sales. In addition, she will assist other team members with presentations to architects, interior designers, developers, builders, remodelers, contractors, design build firms and owners to discuss the features and benefits of the various products and to help determine which finish system best fits a project(s).
"Peggy is a breath of fresh air! Her professionalism and tenacity promises to bring a new charge to this exciting line of products," states Carol Baumgartel, VP of Marketing for the company. CEO and Founder Croft Elsaesser adds, "I look forward to working with someone who is eager to get into the trenches to promote and learn the product. Her experience with sales and the 'green approach' is a great asset."
Cunningham grew up, as she says, in a "construction family" and has been involved in the green arena especially the last several years, implementing "green cleaning" programs in schools, hospitals, casinos and office buildings. She has a proven sales track record as a "Top Producer" in a variety of fields, which created strong connections in hospitality, government sector, casinos, and healthcare. She won a national award from Lifetime Television for a local domestic violence information campaign among other accomplishments during her time in radio and television.
"I'm eager to bring my skills and network to a product I feel passionately about," states Cunningham. "When I found American Clay, it met all my criteria for the perfect job: a green product that's fun to sell, a company with great energy, a staff that's both enthusiastic and professional, and an opportunity to grow. As a sales person you rarely get a chance to make a difference - I can with American Clay."
American Clay launched their commercial single-coat Enjarre plaster in Spring 2008, and offers three original interior custom finishes, with 43 standard (and custom matching) colors, and unlimited textures. Their products are available in 45 states as well as Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Antigua.
On September 4th, from 3:00-7:00pm, American Clay is hosting an open house to celebrate one year in the company's facility that more than quadrupled its previous production space, and allowed for corporate offices, and designated rooms for Research & Development and for workshops, which are consistently held throughout the year. Staff will be on hand - including the newest member, Peggy Cunningham - to answer any questions or help with demonstrations and tours. The corporate offices themselves display a variety of American Clay plaster applications, including a thickly layered, finger-designed wall, multiple stencil examples, and samples of most all the standard colors in the conference room.
Location: 8724 Alameda Park Dr. NE, Ste. F, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 866-404-1634. Food and drinks will be provided.
Since the move, American Clay has had quite a good year:
- Introduction of its commercial product, ENJARRE
- Hosted Albuquerque Mayer Martin Chavez' press conference announcing the City's new task forces on 'green' city investments and purchasing
- New Mexico Community Capital, the state's sole double bottom-line investment organization, announced an investment in American Clay to accelerate the fast-growing company
- Been noted as a "Fastest Growing Public Company in NM" by New Mexico Business Weekly
- TV appearances on ABC-TV's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"; Planet Green's "Alter Eco"; HGTV shows "Living with Ed", "Greenovate" and "Designed to Sell"; E! Entt.'s "Green That House"; and Daisy Fuentes-hosted "EcoZone"
- Garnered print press in Popular Mechanics, Commercial Building Products, Sources + Design, Contract Magazine, Architectural Products, Walls & Ceilings, Eco-Structure, Natrual Home, GreenBuilder, Metropolitan Home, Sunset, Domino, BobVila.com, Sprig.com, HGTVpro.com, etc.
- Participated in top trade shows, Greenbuild, Dwell on Design, AltBuild Expo, and multiple speaking engagements across the U.S.
ABOUT AMERICAN CLAY ENTERPRISES, LLC:
American Clay produces award-winning, all-natural interior wall finishing products. Their Earth Plasters and the new commercial ENJARRE single coat plaster are a unique combination of clays, aggregates and natural pigments that offer builders and consumers a natural and elegant option. There is no off-gassing nor inherent waste on-site. Moreover, the plasters contain zero VOCs, are non-flammable, are mold resisting (without toxic fungicides), absorb odors, provide temperature and humidity buffering, repair/clean easily and come in recyclable packaging. American Clay is uniquely manufactured in and made of materials found in the U.S. American Clay Enterprises, Inc., is based in Albuquerque, NM, and its products are patent pending. The product and various workshops are available through their New Mexico office or through one of the growing number of retailers and distributors across the U.S. The website, http://www.americanclay.com, offers information on additional products, ordering, technical specifications, product application and additional resources and links.