BILCO Announces New Territory Sales Manager

The BILCO Company announced Peter Vandersloot has joined the business as Territory Sales Manager. He will be responsible for managing the manufacturer’s representative firms throughout the United States.

Vandersloot previously worked in direct sales for several companies throughout New England and Mid-Atlantic states. As the New England Territory Manager for Grinnell Mechanical Products, he increased territory sales by more than 38 percent while increasing margin dollars by 52 percent.

Prior to joining BILCO, Vandersloot served as the Mid-Market Sales Representative for Honeywell, where he developed a mid-market sales strategy and implemented it throughout the Eastern United States. He was also the Inside Sales Manager at Kochek, LLC, in Putnam, Conn., and was the New England Mechanical Specialist for Anvil International of Exeter, N.H. He ranked No. 3 out of 20mechanical specialists in 2017 with 221 percent growth. Vandersloot was also the top new account development representative for three consecutive years while working for United Pipe & Steel of Ipswich, Mass.

“I am very excited about my role with BILCO which will allow us to provide the desired support to our outstanding Manufacturer’s Representative network,’’ Vandersloot said. “BILCO has a long history and great reputation of excellent products and service. I feel privileged to now be a part of their team.”

A resident of Clinton, Vandersloot graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.He can be reached at or by phone at 203-672-8688.

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FlashCo Manufacturing Inc. Hires Green as Territory Sales Manager

FlashCo Manufacturing Inc. has hired Matt Green as territory sales manager for their Southeast Region. Matt brings to FlashCo over nine years of experience in sales and business development in the roofing industry. Matt will be responsible for managing the growth and expansion of the Southeast market for FlashCo.

Matt joins FlashCo with experience in all areas of the roofing industry having worked for a roofing contractor, a roofing materials manufacturer and with a roofing supplies distributor. Matt brings hands-on experience in roofing as well as experience in sales, territory management and relationship building. Most recently, Matt was territory sales representative for Dealer’s Choice Distribution, a division of Beacon Roofing Supply, in Atlanta. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia.

“We are excited to have Matt on board in our Southeast Region,” says Bill Bartell, FlashCo director of sales. “Matt has a background in all aspects of the business working for a manufacturer, distributor and a roofing contractor. His skill set and experience will be an asset as we continue to expand the FlashCo brand in this market.”

“I’m really excited to be part of the FlashCo team,” says Matt. “This is an opportunity to spread the FlashCo products throughout the region, especially the single-ply line. Having worked in all aspects of the business, I know how FlashCo can add value and deliver on the brand promise of speed for both the distributors and roofing contractors.”

Western Colloid Announces Territory Sales Manager

Western Colloid has announced the addition of Rick Boyce as territory sales manager for Texas and the Midwest.

Rick brings with him extensive experience in roofing with more than 40 years in contracting and manufacturing. “His knowledge of different types of roofing systems as well as the installation and restoration challenges that can come up on a roofing project make him the perfect addition to the Western Colloid team.” says Greg Hlavaty, general manager. “Rick brings skills that are very important to Western Colloid, such as the ability to provide solutions for the contractor.”

Rick will be responsible for promoting Western Colloid products, helping establish a distribution center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and developing relationships with contractors, specifiers and building owners throughout the region.

“Although we have been previously seen as a western states-based manufacturer, the last few years have shown increased demand throughout the U.S. An expansion into Texas is a natural next step for us.” says Hlavaty. “We feel very fortunate that Rick agreed to be part of our team and we look forward to building our business in the state of Texas.”