AMES Taping Tools, a provider of automatic taping and finishing (ATF) tools, supplies and training to the professional drywall finishing industry, is pleased to announce that Jay Davisson has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer effective April 3, 2019.


Jay succeeds Fred Daniels, who is leaving the company after 6 years to pursue other interests. On behalf of AMES and Sun Capital Partners, the board would like to thank Fred for his many years of service and leadership.


Jay joins AMES after 30 years with Sherwin-Williams where he was most recently President of the Americas Group. In this role, Jay led all commercial and operational activities in North and South America, with revenues of $9B and an employee base of 28,000.


“I am very excited to join the company,” said Jay. “AMES has a great company culture and reputation for outstanding customer service and quality. I look forward to working with the team as we continue to grow the business and enhance the customer experience.”