Hutson Inc. announces the promotion of Josh Waggener to the position of president and Brandy Jared to the position of chief operating officer. Hutson is a John Deere dealership with locations in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Waggener began at Hutson in October 2017 as vice president of sales. During his tenure, he led the development of a comprehensive sales strategy which resulted in 22% revenue growth. His intentional focus on sales team collaboration with aftermarket has driven an enterprise mindset among all team members. On an interim basis, Waggener will continue to serve as the VP of sales in addition to his new responsibilities.
Waggener brings 20 years of experience successfully managing P&L’s for multiple locations where he was responsible for both sales and operations. His diverse background in engineering, product marketing, sales management and executive leadership has qualified him for this role. In his prior experience he led teams through initial start-ups, reorganizations and growth initiatives through organic strategies and mergers & acquisitions.
Jared began at Hutson in October 2015 as vice president of human resources. She later assumed additional responsibilities leading the marketing, continuous improvement, support center and integrated solutions teams. During her tenure, she has established a strategic planning process aligning the company's goals, improved the retention of employees as well as the customer and employee experience.
Jared brings 20 years of experience coaching executive teams to improve company culture resulting in engaged workforces. She has led organizations through multiple restructures, continuous improvement initiatives and efficiency gains through streamlining processes.