Fortress adds Tom Leahy to oversee 1-step sales

GARLAND, TEXAS — Fortress Building Products has added Tom Leahy to its sales team as the director, Channel Sales (1-step). Leahy will lead the sales organization for Fortress, working directly with the 1-step wholesale distribution channel.

Leahy comes from a fence industry background, having spent numerous years with Merchants Metals in various product, sales and marketing management capacities. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager at ARDCO, LLC, where he developed and implemented a new business model, along with deploying new products. Under Leahy’s direction, the construction machinery and heavy equipment company was able to expand into new market segments.

“With Tom’s strategic experience at ARDCO, LLC and extensive background in the fence industry, he’s an important addition to the Channel Sales management team,” said Jeff Schulz, VP, Channel Sales at Fortress Building Products. “We’re excited for him to lead the 1-step team in key areas of growth, and are confident his leadership will help Fortress maintain focus on providing our internal and external customers with a true partnership experience.”

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Earlier this month, Fortress announced a renewed focus on e-commerce through select lumber dealers.

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