JONESBORO, Ark. — Cody Powell has been named Director of Brokerage in E.C. Barton & Company’s purchasing department. He will oversee the team that sells building materials to independent retailers, leveraging the company’s buying power.
Approaching his fifth anniversary with the company, Powell previously served as Outside Sales at Barton’s of Jonesboro. This is where he proved himself, according to Vice President of Purchasing Jeff Hart.
“Cody is a driven partner who excels at building relationships and driving sales,” Hart said. “These skills will allow him to transition smoothly and make an immediate impact for our company.”
Cody also received high praise from Vice President for Store Operations Kevin Pierce.
“Cody has a strong desire to be successful in whatever endeavor he takes on,” Pierce said. “He has an uncanny ability to develop trust and build relationships, and he fosters those relationships through follow up and performance. He has been a key force, along with all the other partners at Barton’s of Jonesboro, in continuing to drive that profit center to record results.”
A graduate of Arkansas State University, Powell spent a year as project manager at Hesch Construction before joining the team at Barton’s.