Jon Eames Retires from Horizon Solutions

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Jon Eames headshotJon Eames, VP of Industrial Supply Division, is retiring from Horizon Solutions. Jon’s dedication to this business and our customers has been unmatched, and we are grateful for everything he has done for us and our customers.

Jon got his start in the industry at N.H. Bragg, located in Bangor, ME. Serving as the sixth-generation president, the company dated back prior to the Civil War as a blacksmith supply shop. As technology advanced, N.H. Bragg sold auto parts and eventually became a welding supply distributor until it ultimately provided industrial and safety supplies to more than 4,000 customers across New England. They served paper mills, machine shops, construction sites, and shipyards from their three stocking locations. Jon often touted the company as a place where employee experience was their best attribute.

Jon joined our team as part of a merger between N.H. Bragg and Horizon Solutions in January 2019. At the time of the acquisition, Jon was quoted as saying, “This union will help us grow while maintaining the excellent quality and service our customers expect, expand our solution offerings and market reach, offer employees more opportunities and build upon our mutual core values. I'm excited for the future of N. H. Bragg and how the companies can work together to achieve greatness."

Jon’s drive to put the customer first helped us to expand our industrial supply and safety products and services at Horizon Solutions. He has been a tremendous asset to us, and we wish him the best in his retirement.

"Jon Eames was a friend, a mentor, and a leader in our industry,” Julie Sferes, VP of Sales Operations, said. “He was respected by everyone he worked with, in large part because of his knowledge, his ability to listen and thoughtfully respond, and his kindness. He was a respected member of our leadership team, and he will be missed by all of us. 

Friends, colleagues, and peers gathered Wednesday at Sea Dog Brewing Company to share a drink and many memories, wish him the best in new adventures, and honor his time and contributions to both Horizon Solutions and N.H. Bragg.

Jon Eames photo collageWords From Our Friends:

“Jon - Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. Your presence and contributions to our industry will be greatly missed!!”
- David Ruggles, President – Martin Supply
“As a ‘young buck’ in the industry, I was fortunate to build a friendship with Jon. Jon is an icon in our industry. Like many others, I’ve learned so much from him over the years. More importantly, he is an even better person. Jon, thank you for everything you’ve done for the AD community and all the guidance, mentorship, and friendship you have provided to me. Best of luck in your next chapter!!”
- Tim Babcock, Director, Member Development – AD

Moving forward, Adam Russell and Joe Gidley will be leading the Industrial teams and strategy. Joe is the Industrial & Safety Sales Manager in the West (New York, Western MA, and Vermont) and Adam is the Industrial & Safety Sales Manager in the East (Maine, NH & Eastern MA).