Varco Pruden Appoints New Regional General Manager And New Regional Sales Manager
Memphis, TN - Varco Pruden (VP) Buildings announces the appointment of Kent Mason as general manager for its northern region. Also, Ken Stevens has been appointed Mason’s successor as regional sales manager for the northern region. Both appointments are effective October 1, 2014.
Kent Mason, General Manager, Northern Region
In his new role, Mason will oversee all operations, financial management, staffing, top-level customer service and overall business direction and growth for the region. Mason is replacing Rod Huse who is retiring this year. He will be based in Evansville, Wis. and report directly to Chuck Haslebacher, president of VP.
“We’re excited to promote Kent to this position. His deep experience and smart approach to business will add immediate value across the northern region,” said Haslebacher.
Mason began his construction career as a superintendent and project manager. In 1984, he began his pre-engineered building career as a project manager and district manager for a steel company. Mason joined VP Buildings in 1991 as a district manager and has been sales manager for the northern region since 2005.
“I’m honored with the opportunity to build on the great momentum the northern region has experienced over the past several years under Rod’s leadership,” said Mason. “I look forward to working with the team, both in Evansville and throughout VP, and delivering our builders quality products and services,” said Mason.
Mason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Arizona State University.
Ken Stevens, Regional Sales Manager, Northern Region
In his new position, Stevens will be responsible for Varco Pruden’s business development and builder support. His territory will include states from New England, the Great Lakes area, the upper Midwest and eastern Canada. Stevens will be based in Evansville, Wisconsin and report to Kent Mason, regional general manager for VP Buildings.
Discussing Stevens’ appointment, Mason said, “Throughout his career at VP, Ken has proven to be an invaluable asset to our builders and our company. I am confident he will successfully build upon the northern region’s success in his new role.”
Stevens is a 35-year industry veteran who has held several leadership roles during his tenure at VP. He joined VP in 1990 as a district manager in the New England territory. He relocated in 1992 and became the district manager for the Indiana territory, serving the state of Indiana for more than 15 years. In 2005, Stevens assumed the role of corporate account manager, where he worked with many of the builders and corporate customers in the Midwest and Northeast.
“I’m fortunate to be leading an already highly successful team focused on supporting our strong builder network,” said Stevens. “Additionally, I’m looking forward to maintaining and building new relationships with the best builders in the industry.”
Stevens holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.
About Varco Pruden Buildings
Varco Pruden Buildings manufactures steel building systems for low-rise commercial and industrial applications. For more information,