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Andrew L Ellis

Business Development/Account Management

Friendswood, TX


Proven at increasing company revenue by presenting innovative solution-oriented proposals to purchasing agents, and/or senior-level decision makers. Proven high sales rate closure and outstanding account retention. Adept at working collaboratively with customers, gaining loyalty by comprehensive needs assessment followed by outstanding post-sale support and service. 
• Generated over 28 million in sales during one 12 year term, ranking in company “Million Dollar Club” 11 consecutive years. 
• Proven record of customer retention across diverse markets, strategically fostering client allegiance resulting in long term relationships. 
• Demonstrated effective methods of establishing client loyalty ensuing repeat business and referrals. 
• Continually offered innovative solutions through meticulous product research and client business need assesments.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Business Development/Account Manager

Pasadena, TX

March 2014 to Present

Business Development / Account Manager 
• Customer base and target accounts are primarily Industrial Contractors, Abatement, Environmental, Scaffold and Painting Trades. PPE, Fall Protection, Tools and Industrial Supplies being my predominate focus. We carry FallTech, Web Devices, Capital, MSA, Miller/Honeywell, Guardian to name a few manufacturers. We rent, repair as well as sell many of these manufactures SRL's and Retrieval units. The principals Ridgemont Investment Partners and Abrasive Products & Equipment, LLC. are currently consolidating BKW and SharpeJet into a wide array of contractors supplies. The conversion of data to the new ERP solution package is under way and a new facilty to consolidate inventory and management are under way. See websites! 
• Reached 98% of my Budget/Goal for 2014

Outside Sales Representative

Tricon Tool and Supply Inc

September 2008 to December 2013

• Revitalized stagnant and declining accounts by establishing rapport, relationship building, identifying current needs and assisting clients with usage reports for upcoming projects to further increase cross-selling through needs assessment thus increasing sales and overall profit revenues. 
• Pursued viable new customers and cultivated relationships thus resulting in new customers, sales revenues and repeat new business. 
• Generated price quotes and proposals on Tools, Industrial Supplies, Fall Protection and Chemicals directing clients toward product promotions increasing overall business and profit margins in order to accomplish goals and budgets.

Business Development/Account Manager

Abatix Corporation
Houston, TX

July 1996 to September 2008

• Generated over 28 million in sales during 12 year term of employment. Brought to market, several lines of Fall Protection, Industrial Supplies, PPE, Janitorial, Fire, Water, Disaster and Restoration products and equipment. 
• Generated annual budget and goal projections based on active accounts, targeted accounts as well as farming new and existing accounts to increase overall sales revenues and profits. 
• Acknowledged customer loyalty by delivering with president of company annual customer recognition plaques for customers exceeding a set and pre-determined annual sales goals. 
• Led new product introductions and marketing campaigns to revitalize inactive accounts while simultaneously growing major and active accounts thus increasing sales activity and profits. 
• Marketed and campaigned new products by offering in house or on-site training and comprehensive features to secure sale and repeat business.

Outside Sales/Account Manager

TST Supply Inc
Houston, TX

August 1986 to June 1996

• Proven at restoring inactive accounts to prior revenue through building strong customer relationships as well as opening new accounts to build base and revenues from virtually no base. 
• Generated quotes, proposals on Safety Supplies, PPE, Rose and Klein Fall Protection and built relationships with potential clientele to reach goals and budgets set by management surpassing those each and every year. 
• Reached a milestone of 1 Million in sales my 7th year of employment increasing to 1.5 million my final year.

Service Technician/Sales Representative

Clark Fire Equipment Inc
Galena Park, TX

1980 to 1986

• Responsible for calling on annual customers to inspect fire equipment while calling on new potential accounts and new buildings and businesses to sell new fire equipment and signs required by law. 
• Successfully grew new accounts to add to existing book of business and was very successful in selling safety equipment from service van. 
• Clark then added a Sign Division in 1981 and furthered my knowledge in the developement and marketing of custom silk screened,die-cuts,safety signs,tags,markers and other signage.


Associates Degree in Business General

San Jacinto College -
Deer Park, TX

1981 to 1982

Graduate Diploma

Deer Park High School -
Deer Park, TX

1977 to 1980




Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club Awards


Abatix from 1998 to 2008  
• 11 Awards of reaching 1,2,3 and 4 Million in annual sales.