SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, US — James “Jimi” Davidson has been named sales manager for Sweet Manufacturing Co.

He will manage, track and grow US markets and be responsible for reaching yearly sales goals and business consistency. He will proactively establish domestic dealers and resale representatives, effectively execute sales department guidelines and policies, and propose/implement lean initiatives.

Davidson has served in the sales department since 2012. He started as a customer service specialist, assisting their dealers with part sales, internal sales support, and work order entry. Shortly afterwards, he was promoted to sales associate due to his experience configuring bucket elevators in the industrial and agricultural industries.

In 2019, he became a senior sales associate and managed all the West territory sales and dealers. Likewise, he led in revising, updating, and implementing new sales department policies in the company’s quality management system. He also played an essential role in developing the company’s new bucket elevator “Quality Line” series.  

“Jimi’s strong background in the material handling world, experience in sales activities, and multiple years supporting our dealer base make him a key asset to Sweet Manufacturing,” said Julio Contreras, vice president of sales. “He has improved many of our processes and offers valuable support to our new and legacy dealers. Jimi’s reliability, excellent attitude, and playful personality make us feel like any change is achievable. His experience at Sweet has helped our team improve current processes and develop new products. I look forward to working closely with Jimi to manage the sales department and our customer base for many years.”