AMES Taping Tools, the leading provider of automatic taping and finishing tools, supplies, and training to the professional drywall finishing industry, is pleased to announce that Matt Ladd has been appointed as its new vice president of stores.

Ladd brings with him 19 years of experience in the construction and equipment rental industries where he held a variety of operations, sales, and leadership roles, including general manager of the Middle East and North Africa divisions and most recently as division manager of global franchise operations with Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. Over the years Ladd has been responsible for leading sales and operations teams and fleet management in addition to opening international Greenfield and franchise locations.

“I am honored to join AMES in this position and very much look forward to working with the store teams to further enrich the customer experience,” said Ladd. “I admire the drive that this company has on customer service and look forward to adding my experience to help take it to the next level.”

“I am thrilled that Matt will be joining our team,” says Fred Daniels, President/CEO. “He shares our company values and focus on the customer experience at the store level in addition to our excitement for continued growth. He has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and has a proven track record.”  

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