The Carmon Group is pleased to announce Ben Ayres has joined SouthernCarlson as VP Divisional Sales

Cleveland, OH (July 31, 2023) – The Carmon Group is pleased to announce that Ben Ayres has joined SouthernCarlson, a subsidiary of the Kyocera Corporation, as the company’s VP of Divisional Sales for their Midwest region. He will be responsible for all divisional Sales, Business Development and Management activities across their company portfolio.

Ben brings approximately twenty years of commercial-related roles and experiences to SouthernCarlson. He was most recently employed by Bluelinx Corporation since the 2004 timeframe. Assignments during Ben’s tenure with Bluelinx included Territory Manager, Sales Manager and for the last several years General Manager. Prior to his time with Bluelinx, Ben was employed by Georgia-Pacific as an Account Manager and Product Marketing Manager. Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University.

About SouthernCarlson ( SouthernCarlson, a subsidiary of the Kyocera Corporation, is a leading distributor of the most recognized brands of construction tools, fasteners and packaging products. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the company is supported by a network of service and repair technicians. SouthernCarlson has evolved to encompass over 150 locations throughout the United States. The company is the “Contractor’s Choice” for professional-grade tools, fasteners, jobsite supplies and expert service. Kyocera Corporation is a Japanese multi-national company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. The company portfolio consists of industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, innovative electronic solutions, cutting tools and components for a variety of industries on a global basis.

Chris Calogeras was the search consultant managing this project. The Carmon Group is a Cleveland, Ohio-based, entrepreneurial, retained search firm. Our firm has a consistent track record for delivering the highest quality services which have a measurable and significant ROI on our clients’ businesses. We selectively partner with the best growth businesses throughout the United States.