Ulrich Barn Builders Announces Additions to Leadership Team

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CEO Jonathan Ulrich said of his new leadership team, “These five stood apart as individuals who can take my vision from an idea and execute it into reality. We are at a point where strong leadership is vital to the continued growth and success of Ulrich and Chris, Ken, Brad, Luis and Verlin bring the operational and leadership skills needed for these roles. Ulrich is fortunate to have individuals of their caliber on our team and we are excited for the future.”

Ulrich Barn Builders of Texas, a leader in shed manufacturing, announces five key additions to its leadership team.

Ulrich is excited to announce the appointment of Chris Pendergrass as its new President effective July 1, 2019. Chris comes with 20 years experience in manufacturing and 10 years of full P&L responsibility, leading family owned manufacturing businesses through double digit growth, lean driven cost reductions and culture/leadership transitions. Real world experience along with an education including a BA in Chemistry from Austin College, a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, gives Chris the foundation to effectively lead and grow Ulrich into the future. Chris is an active member of YPO and serves on the Manufacturing Excellence Network board.

After serving as interim Chief Financial Officer since October 2019, Ken Hensley has been appointed CFO effective February 3, 2020. Ken received a MBA from Southern Methodist University and brings over 30 years of accounting, finance and operations experience to Ulrich. He is a strategic and tactical accounting leader who has guided companies through acquisition and continuous improvement initiatives.

Brad Egan, the new Head of Sales, is a talented and creative leader that has a skill for bringing rhyme and reason to chaos. Over the years, Brad successfully elevated the sales and marketing efforts for multiple companies in construction services and manufacturing sectors – each time resulting in exponential sales growth and increased market share. Brad earned his degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas and holds several industry certifications.

Luis Santamaria has been at Ulrich for almost two years and was originally hired in 2018 as the Manager of Retail Operations before transitioning into Head of Operations in October 2019. Luis is a mechanical engineer with an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and lean manufacturing certification. His addition to Ulrich’s leadership team brings over 10 years experience in manufacturing and process improvement.

Verlin Yoder has been with Ulrich since 2008 when he began building sheds and playhouses. He quickly rose through the ranks to his current position of Vice President of Technology. Verlin was asked to join the leadership team in January 2020. With over a decade of experience working in various departments at Ulrich, Verlin’s addition to the leadership team brings an understanding of history and insight while we look at future growth and development.

CEO Jonathan Ulrich said of his new leadership team, “these five stood apart as individuals who can take my vision from an idea and execute it into reality. We are at a point where strong leadership is vital to the continued growth and success of Ulrich and Chris, Ken, Brad, Luis and Verlin bring the operational and leadership skills needed for these roles. Ulrich is fortunate to have individuals of their caliber on our team and we are excited for the future.”

For more than a decade, Ulrich’s focus has been to transition from a commodity storage/shed manufacturer into a "lifestyle structures" company. This approach has allowed us to address the customers' deepest and most important dreams, needs and goals on every project instead of simply providing them a space that may not be suited for its desired use long term. This allows us to co-design a functional long term solution for families to live a more memorable life as we push into a post-COVID-19 world.

Ulrich Barn Builders is a leading manufacturer of storage sheds and lifestyle structures such as cabin shells, playhouses, and finished cabins. To be the leading manufacturer in backyard storage structures, Ulrich has made customer satisfaction a priority throughout each phase of the customer experience. To find out more information about us visit http://www.UlrichBarns.com, http://www.UlrichCabins.com, http://www.UlrichGarages.com.

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