Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wastequip has hired Andrew Bardsley to the newly created role of VP retail for the Toter brand, in which he will be charged with leading the team's new Retail Business Unit.
With Bardsley in place, Toter's consumer business is poised to work toward its new long-term growth initiatives, including a move that will involve shifting all of its manufacturing operations to the U.S. Bardsley will be at the helm of Toter's "Made in America" initiative.
His new role will also see him in charge of the sales, marketing and product development for the business unit.
Bardsley's resume includes more than 20 years of experience in the global manufacturing and industrial market, featuring roles with Ingersoll Rand and Atlas Copco. His most previous role was at Ingersoll as global assembly business leader.
“We’re excited to welcome Andy into the Wastequip fold," said CEO Marty Bryant. "Toter is a well-known brand with strong American roots, and our retail customers in particular are demanding American-made products. Andy will help us create a disciplined strategy around this key sales channel of our business. We believe there is great opportunity to expand Toter’s footprint in the retail channel, and we’re confident that Andy’s vast experience and strong established relationships will allow us to realize this opportunity.”