PEARLAND, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. (www.deltarigging.com), one of the largest providers of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, today announced that Tom Hudgins will be joining the company effective January 1, 2013 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Hudgins will rely on his more than 25 years of experience in the wire rope, lifting, and rigging industry to direct the sales efforts for Delta Rigging & Tools.
"Delta Rigging & Tools has consistently progressed to become the leader in both the sales and rental of lifting and rigging products and services since our founding almost a decade ago," said Mitch Hausman, President of Delta Rigging & Tools. "Tom's extensive background in sales and management is a perfect fit to maintain that growth pattern, and take us to the next level. We are constantly working on new and innovative sales and marketing practices to keep our range of products and solutions at the top of our customers' minds, and Tom's strong background in our industry will help guide Delta Rigging & Tools to even higher levels of performance."
A native of Danbury, Texas, but raised in Oklahoma, Hudgins graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. After college, Hudgins spent many years in the oil business including stints domestically and internationally with both Conoco and Cooper Manufacturing.
When the "oil bust" occurred in the mid 1980's, Hudgins chose to enter the rigging and lifting industry. His first nine years in the industry were spent in sales management with an industry leading manufacturer of blocks and chain fittings. In 1993 he accepted a Sr. Product Specialist position with the Crosby Group focusing on the implementation of key new products. In 1999 he assumed the position of Southwest Regional Manager and in 2008 was promoted to the VP of Sales for the Crosby Group where he remained until joining Delta.
Tom will be based in the Company's headquarters location in Pearland, Texas.
About Delta Rigging & Tools
Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. is one of the largest US providers for both sales and rental of rigging and lifting products, tools, and services. Delta offers a complete portfolio of lifting solutions, including hoists, winches, wire rope, wire and synthetic slings, accessory parts, and hardware as well as testing, inspection, and field service, and rental of lifting equipment and tools. Delta serves both domestic and international customers through 12 sales and service facilities and distribution centers located around the country. The company provides complete lifting and rigging solutions and support for a diverse range of markets, including Oil & Gas production and distribution, Energy and Power-Generation, Mining, Transportation, Heavy Manufacturing and Construction.
Founded in December 2004, when several of the leading industrial rigging and lifting companies across the U.S. merged together, Delta Rigging &Tools continues to grow rapidly by providing its customers in these and other industry segments with the highest possible levels of Safety, Service, Quality and Value. Delta Rigging & Tools is backed by Austin Ventures.