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Patriot Announces New CFO and Operations Officer, New VP of Sales

Susan Thomas

LOUISA, Vir. — Patriot Industries is proud to announce the promotion of Susan Thomas to Chief Financial and Operations Officer effective January 1, 2020.

Thomas started with Patriot in 2018 as Controller, and has more than 20 years of experience in Public & Forensic Accounting and Controller positions. Prior to joining Patriot, Thomas served as VP of Finance for Moore Automotive in Northern Virginia.

Tom Click, Patriot’s President & CEO commented, “Susan has some terrific experience in entrepreneurial and manufacturing businesses, when coupled with a keen eye for leveraging strategic advantage she’s a natural to take on this position which is very important to Patriot’s long-term success.”

“Tom and Sarah Click, and the entire Patriot team have worked very hard to develop a truly unique company, both in terms of customer experience and technical expertise,” Thomas noted. “My job is to leverage and accelerate both Patriot’s inherent advantages and growth. 2020 is going to be a very exciting year for our industry.”

Isabelle Rasnick, Patriot’s Director of Inside Sales & Customer Service commented, “Susan has already had an amazing impact on Patriot’s 2019 success. We’re all very excited to continue expanding the company throughout 2020, Patriot’s 10 year anniversary.”

Joe Bridges

Patriot also welcomed Joe Bridges to the team as its new Vice President of Sales, effective January 6, 2020.

Bridges developed his career in the Industrial Distribution space over the last 20 years, most recently serving as the Western Region Sales Manager for Anamet Electrical, and previously as the Director of Sales in Asia & Singapore for Panduit. Bridges is also a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving on the USS Nimitz as Petty Officer Third Class.

“Joe’s experience and strategic mindset will serve him well as Patriot continues to expand our reach to West Coast and International Markets, as well as increasing the penetration of our Stainless Steel and GRC/EMT product lines,” said Click.

Bridges commented, “I’m very excited to be a part of Patriot’s continued success. 2020 is the company’s 10 year anniversary, and in addition to having aggressive geographic expansion plans, Patriot has literally hundreds of new products coming to market in the new few months. As I learn more about the Patriot Way, it’s easy to see why Distributors, Agents, and Contractors love to work with this company…they make it easy to succeed.”

Rasnick noted, “Joe is a consummate professional with deep industry connections and strong leadership skills. I’m very happy to have him on our team as we continue to provide our customers with A Better Conduit Experience.”

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