Stimac is New CEO at Braxton-Bragg

KNOXVILLE, TN –Braxton-Bragg, a leading distributor of tools, materials and supplies to granite countertop fabricators, marble stone masons, tile contractors and concrete polishing contractors, has named Rick Stimac CEO, following Rich Hassert’s retirement.

Rick Stimac, new Braxton Bragg CEO

Newly appointed Stimac was most recently Vice President/Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Gustave A. Larson Co., the midwest, plains and mountain states’ leading wholesale distributor of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, parts and supplies.

Stimac comes to Braxton-Bragg with extensive P&L management experience and a history of successfully growing profitable revenue. He is a strategic and performance focused executive with more than 25 years of innovative passionate leadership in various markets; a motivational leader known for clearly defining mission and goals, aligning people and resources and consistently delivering results that exceed expectations in diverse distribution channels.

“Rick is an outward-looking CEO that possesses a strong market-driven strategic mindset, the demonstrable ability to develop and execute growth initiatives and a measured approach to excellence in operations,” says Frederick A. Eck, president and co-founder of The Randolph Group, holding company for Braxton-Bragg.

Stimac’s background includes successful leadership assignments in sales, brand management, general management and as President and CEO. Formerly, Stimac had stints at Allen Co./Play Sports Co., Sportcraft LTD, Classic Sport Companies & Huffy Sports Corporation.




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