Omni Services, founded in 1976 by Robert Mitchell, is celebrating its 40th year anniversary by posting record sales in 2015. The company continues to position itself for long-term sustainable growth. 2015 saw Omni expand locations to include New Jersey and Long Island NY, as well as the acquisition of Carolina Rubber & Specialties in Winston-Salem, NC earlier this year.
These are in addition to branches added in South Boston, Maine and Canada over the past few years as well as a move to an upgraded location for their Buffalo branch.Organizationally, Omni Services continues to strengthen its overall management capability, promoting Jeff Elwell to Retail Sales Director, and Lauren Witter and Mike Russell to MRO Sales Directors. In conjunction with these promotions in Sales Management, Omni has been increasing its outside sales capability, adding five MRO-focused Sales Engineers in the past 18 months.
Within the NAHAD organization itself, the company is pleased to announce that Karen Brandvold, currently Omni’s CFO, will be assuming the position of 2nd Vice President / Treasurer Elect on the NAHAD Board effective in April. Karen is Omni’s second representative on the NAHAD board, joining Past President Chuck Connors who represented Omni back in 2001.
In terms of physical plant, Omni Services recently invested in a more than doubling of square footage within its Auburn MA warehouse & production center while at the same time relocating its head office to brand new office space in Worcester MA. And finally, in the virtual world, Omni launched an upgraded, (far more) user-friendly website to help their customers find us faster and learn even more about the company’s capabilities.
40 years ago, Bob Mitchell set out to start a company that cared “just a little more” for its employees and its customers. While sadly, Bob (“Mitch”) Mitchell passed away in late 2014, he would be proud of the company’s continued, ambitious growth and the strong Omni Services team that is in place to make this ambition a reality. Happy 40th Omni! (The NAHAD News – June 2016 – Download PDF Here)