Walex names new RV, marine sales manager

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Walex Products Co. has hired Tony Butler as its new RV and marine sales manager.

“We are extremely excited to bring Tony into the Walex family. He will bring a wealth of knowledge from his 30 years in retail/sales. We have no doubt that he will be a valuable asset to Walex and our industry,” said President Bill Williams.

Butler’s background includes 30 years of surfing industry retail experience including 14 1⁄2 years as a managing partner/co-owner of Sweetwater Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. He also founded a local website in 2003, WBlivesurf.com, for avid surfers and beach enthusiasts. The past five years Butler was the customer service manager for Global Surf Industries (GSI) where he managed international customer service and all U.S. online sales.

In addition, Butler founded a nonprofit organization, Hope From Helen, that has raised over $1 million for local and global charities and people in need, being named Person of the Year by Lumina News in Wrightsville Beach in 2007.

“I am very excited for this new endeavor with Walex and I have felt very welcomed by all within the RV and marine industry whom I’ve met thus far. Any success I have had in the past has always been based on trust and valuing strong relationships. I look forward to forming lasting relationships within the industry and helping build the Walex brand success,” said Butler.

SOURCE: Walex Products Co. press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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