Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Continues Industrial/Construction and Electrical Growth with Expanded Sales Force

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New national sales manager and launch of champion program drive sales efforts as market for high-quality tape solutions grows.

Shurtape ICE sales team and Champions

Shurtape's ICE sales team and Champion Program members gather during the company's annual sales & marketing meeting.

Shurtape is always looking for ways to strengthen our partnerships with distribution, end users, and our agencies. We believe the Champion Program will help foster increased partnership and commitment on many levels.

As the market for high-quality pressure-sensitive tapes in industries such as building and construction and electrical continues to grow, Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a Hickory, N.C.- based manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive tapes, has expanded its Industrial/Construction and Electrical (ICE) sales force with the promotion of Ed Aguilar to National Sales Manager – Central. Additionally, the company announces the creation of a new Shurtape Manufacturer’s Rep Champion Program to continue to drive momentum in this channel.

As National Sales Manager – Central, Ed Aguilar will manage the central states for the Industrial/Construction and Electrical markets, including managing buying groups and independent rep agencies. He will be tasked with achieving sales growth and continuing to drive brand recognition in newer markets, particularly in the electrical channel.

“As we continue to grow in the ICE channel, the strategic alignment of our sales force is critical,” said Rob DeVries, Senior Vice President of Sales, Shurtape. “Ed’s extensive industry knowledge and experience provide the ideal foundation with which he can lead his sales force. His addition to the team allows us to continue to grow in our ability to deliver unmatched quality and service to customers within this channel.”

Ed joins Mike Czaja, National Sales Manager – West; Glenn Walter; National Sales Manager – East; Nick Baloun, Senior National Account Manager; and Eric Stone, Vice President of Sales, to complete the ICE sales team.

In addition to having Ed join the team, Shurtape has announced the launch of its Champion Program, which helps facilitate training, continuing education, and guidance for company directives within the Company’s network of sales agencies. Champions for the Industrial/Construction channel rep agencies are:

  • Dave Israelson, Canow Western, Inc.
  • Sean Lynch, Sales NW
  • Mike Goodwin, The Lawless Group
  • Eric Stelljes, McGovern & Associates
  • Kirk Hein, Mountain Borders Associates
  • Charlie Gerstman, Harvey Gerstman Associates (HGA)
  • Mike Strickland, G. Michael Strickland
  • Sean Reilly, Northeast Sales Solutions
  • Matt Reese, ISK Industries, Inc.
  • John Tschosik, Preferred Choice, Inc.
  • Jeff Ryder, Ryder Sales & Marketing
  • Don Michie, The Reps Group of Companies
  • Robert Mayhew, Mayhew Marketing Group
  • Mark Bull, Bull Sales Inc.

“Shurtape is always looking for ways to strengthen our partnerships with distribution, end users, and our agencies,” said Eric Stone, Vice President of Sales at Shurtape. “We launched the Shurtape Champion Program to leverage the assets within our agencies and provide a lead person who will be focused on increased education, training, conversions, and market program development. We believe this program will help foster increased partnership and commitment on many levels.”

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Shurtape® brand, marketed by Shurtape Technologies’ Industrial Group, proudly serves a variety of professional and industrial markets with a comprehensive product portfolio that includes masking and paper, foil and film, packaging, double-coated, cloth and duct, and other specialty tape products, in addition to packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual packaging applications. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook® (, follow us on Twitter® (@shurtapetech) or watch our videos on YouTube® (

Based in Hickory, N.C., Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Together, our subsidiaries serve numerous markets, including DIY, home products, industrial/MRO, building and construction, electrical, packaging, HVAC/insulation, professional paint, automotive, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, graphic arts, sound control, medical and retail. Learn more at

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