2018 Supply House Times Young Executives 20 — Jeremiah “JJ” Jackson
To coincide with our annual Young Executives feature, Supply House Times will spotlight a new PHCP-PVF young professional throughout the month. If you would like to be included or know of someone who should be included in our 2019 presentation, email Chief Editor Mike Miazga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremiah “JJ” Jackson
Company: Erne Fittings USA
Position: Regional Account Manager (3 years)
How did you get started in the PHCP-PVF industry?
I owe my start in the PVF Industry to Kyle Reppond - now division president at AFGlobal. Through the Aggie connection; I went to Texas A&M University with his daughter, Heather. I persistently bugged Kyle until he gave me an interview in 2010. I started as a sales assistant/estimator and got promoted through the ranks to national sales — many weeks at the desk extensively reviewing spreadsheets and asking a ton of questions.
What do you like most about your job/the company you work for?
I enjoy creating and developing lasting connections. The PVF industry is a very tight-knit community. Many of my customers and I have transitioned into personal friends over the years. I also enjoy the challenge of listening to my customers’ business needs and developing a plan that works for each unique business model.
How important is it for our industry to attract young professionals?
A hot topic right now! A few colleagues and I have created a networking group to address this very topic.The PVF Young Professionals (a part of the PVF Roundtable) started a few years back and we focus primarily on attracting young talent to our industry. Young Professionals