In October, Coburn’s honored General Manager Bill Geyser who retired after 46 years of service with the company.
After receiving his MBA from TCU, Bill started as an outside salesman at the Galveston, Texas, branch. With hard work and dedication, he became the Galveston branch manager before taking over the Beaumont distributorship. From there, Bill went on to become the first general manager for Coburn’s East Texas region and a member of the executive team.
Executive Vice President Michael Maloney said, “Bill traditionally leads the company in sales, but that’s not what we value most about him. Bill’s colleagues say that he always shows his fellow employees love, commitment, and dedication. It’s especially touching to me that so many use the word ‘mentor’ to describe him. After 46 years, it’s hard to say goodbye, but we are grateful for all his service to Coburn’s.”Geyser will enjoy his free time with his wife. Susan, his family and grandchildren.With Bill's retirement and with the continued growth of Coburn's, the company has made changes to its personnel and leadership in the Southwest Louisiana and Texas markets, taking effect immediately.In addition to his current branches of Galveston, Houston, Conroe, Conroe A/C, Baytown, New Caney and John Moore,Jim Fuller’sterritory has expanded to include Huntsville, Liberty, Beaumont and Groves.Matt Heberthas taken on a new role as sales manager for all of Jim Fuller’s branches.Matt McKenziewill become the Regional Operations and Inventory Specialist in Fuller’s branches and will work on the Warehouse Management System until the project is complete.Mike Smithhas taken over commercial sales for the Southwest Texas market.Brian McNeelyassumes the role of Branch manager for Beaumont and will serve as Regional Manager for Beaumont, Groves and Liberty.
Darren Tramelhas added Athens, Tyler, Lufkin, and Jasper to his Longview, Alexandria, Ruston, Pineville, West Monroe, Shreveport, Natchitoches, Texarkana and Bossier City branches.Randy Weavermaintains his role as Branch Manager for Tyler and is now the regional manager for Tyler, Athens, and Longview.Bubba Howellwill continue to manage the Alexandria branch and is now the Regional Manager for Alexandria, Natchitoches, and Pineville.
Chris Bilelloadds Lake Charles and Deridder to his General Manager duties while maintaining the GM role in New Iberia, Houma, Opelousas, Morgan City, Thibodaux, Eunice, and both Lafayette locations.Nick Morrisonassumes the role of Regional Manager of DeRidder and Lake Charles. He will continue to manage the Lake Charles branch.Coburn’s presidentPatrick Maloneybelieves these moves will put the company in a position to better serve its customers. “With these new assignments,” he said, “Coburn’s can streamline activities and increase efficiencies, all of which make us more nimble and responsive.”All Coburn’s Regional Managers will report to the General Managers of their respective regions.