Rob Uppena Named Regional General Manager for Southeast
Jones & Frank is pleased to announce that Rob Uppena will be joining Jones & Frank as Regional General Manager for the Southeast region. In this role, Rob will be responsible for the business operations of the Southeast region which is comprised of the Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida offices.
Rob has a solid track record of successful management, sales growth, business development and leadership throughout his career. Rob started his career as an officer in US Army after receiving his degree from the University of Miami in Business Administration. After serving in the military for eight years, Rob was hired by General Electric initially in a role as a Six Sigma Black Belt and then progressed to sales and general management roles in the GE Supply and Hagemeyer businesses. After GE, Rob went on to the role of General Manager for the RTP division of Shepherd Electric in the electrical and industrial parts space achieving significant improvements in sales growth and operational performance. In 2011, Rob moved to CNH Industrial as the General Manager for the North American Distribution Center responsible for distributing over $600 million in OEM parts globally with a team of over 300 people. Rob continued to progress within CNH holding roles of increasing responsibility in global purchasing and marketing.
Rob brings outstanding experience to Jones & Frank with a strong background in sales, quality, operations, and industrial distribution. Jones & Frank CEO, Jim Bolch, said “I am excited to have Rob on the Jones & Frank team. He is a proven leader and team player with a long history of growing businesses. I am confident that his fresh perspectives combined with the deep knowledge and experience of our regional team will bring great success to our Southeast Region”.
Jones & Frank is the leading turnkey solution provider to the North American fueling infrastructure industry. The company distributes, installs and services fueling equipment for retail fueling stations, commercial and government fleets and emergency power customers. Jones & Frank currently operates a network of 18 branch offices and 4 distribution centers with about 600 employees located across the United States. Distribution, service, and installation services are provided nationally, and include a network of over 350 highly skilled service and construction personnel. Jones & Frank represents the premier products in the fueling infrastructure marketplace including Gilbarco/Veeder-Root, VeriFone, OPW, Franklin Fueling and Containment Solutions.