Newest hire brings years of exceptional sales leadership; builds on the growing talent of the organization


TONTITOWN, AR – July 11, 2024 — Central States, a leader in metal building components, roofing, and building systems, has named Gina Devaney to the role of Vice President of Sales. Devaney will focus on maintaining Central States’ service culture as well as leveraging training and development as the 100% employee-owned company continues to improve its processes, be outstanding business partners and turn customers into loyal fans.

“I am thrilled to join Central States and to play a role in fostering strong and enduring relationships with our customers,” Devaney said. “Strategic growth is a vital aspect for any organization, and watching plans come to fruition is truly gratifying. I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of Central States.”

Devaney brings two decades of industry experience, growing and managing relationships with key accounts. She brings a proven record of leading high performing teams and formulating innovative plans that grow customer bases and build brand image. Devaney comes to Central States after working with several national consumer brands; most recently as Head of Sales at Pet-Ag, Inc., Director of Sales at FoodScience Corporation, and roles at Pet Retail Brands Blue Buffalo Co .

“We are thrilled to welcome Gina as our new Central States VP of Sales,” said President of Central States Manufacturing, Tim Ruger. “Her extensive experience and proven leadership skills will continue to help drive our company forward. She will focus on propelling our strategic vision and emphasizing our customer-focused culture throughout our business.”

Central States, Inc. (www.centralstatesco.com) is 100% employee-owned and was founded in 1988. With over 1,400 employee-owners and 11 manufacturing facilities, the company serves over 6,000 commercial, architectural, post frame, and residential contractors and customers across the United States across three business operating units. Central States Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of metal building components with 14 metal roofing and wall panel profiles, along with a full line of trim, accessories, and structural purlin. Two new factories are under construction, including a frame plant for pre-engineered metal buildings. Central States Building Works provides material-only building packages for self-storage and metal building systems. In 2023, Central States acquired Elevate Structures (formerly Storage Structures, Inc.), a leader in self-storage offering the patent-pending Alpha Framing System.

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