Rutherford Equipment names sales, marketing manager

February 28, 2022 By    
Brian Atwood


Rutherford Equipment, a wholesale propane equipment and gas appliance distributor in the Southeast, hired Brian Atwood as sales and marketing manager.

In this role, Atwood will manage overall sales efforts and work with the sales team to grow relationships with customers and prospects. He will also help coordinate marketing and training programs, nurture vendor relationships and promote new products.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Atwood is currently the Virginia state director of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and on the NPGA Benchmarking Council. Since 2005, Atwood worked as a regional sales manager for Parker Oil in South Hill, Virginia.

“Brian brings a great understanding of our industry, the products that we distribute and possesses relationships that will be valuable for the company going forward,” says Mike Rutherford, president of Rutherford Equipment. “His combination of strong relationship building, industry and product knowledge, and family values will be a huge asset to our company and customers.”

Rutherford Equipment supplies gas equipment and consumer products to the propane and hearth/grill industries. Founded in 1960, the family-owned company has three full-service warehouses offering next-day delivery for customers in the Southeast. The headquarters is in Covington, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, and branch locations include Apopka, Florida, and Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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