Duro-Last Inc. has welcomed Andrea Fisher as the director of marketing and Dan Ervin as the director of national accounts. In the director of marketing role, Andrea will oversee and execute the branding and marketing initiatives for all John R. Burt Enterprises’ companies which include Duro-Last Inc.; Oscoda Plastics Inc.; Plastatech Engineering Ltd.; Tri-City Vinyl, Tip-Top Screw Manufacturing Inc., and Anvil Paints & Coatings. As the director of national accounts, Dan will oversee the continued growth and development of Duro-Last’s network of multi-location national account partners.
Andrea earned a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University before she eventually took over ownership of the marketing and communications agency Princing & Ewend in Saginaw, Mich. Her career includes a variety of strategic marketing, branding and communication experience, including her role as marketing director of the Michigan-based industrial manufacturing organization MERRILL Technologies Group Inc. Andrea is also involved in the local community, serving in leadership roles for the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, Just for Kids Charitable Foundation, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and Saginaw Community Foundation.
“The decision to join Duro-Last and John R. Burt Enterprises was an easy one. They have the people and the products, and they are leaders in the industry,” says Andrea. “John R. Burt Enterprises is a forward-thinking organization and I look forward to supporting their branding and marketing efforts into the next chapter of innovation and growth.”
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University before co-founding Envision Real Estate Software. For over 10 years, Dan helped develop and grow the footprint of the innovative software company before orchestrating its sale to a large lending organization. He has since served as a sales leader for a variety of mortgage and lending organizations, including CitiMortgage where he established a reputation as a national motivational speaker through the creation of Connect Events on behalf of CitiMortgage. Most recently, Dan served as director of franchise sales for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and continues to travel the country as a sales and business-oriented motivational speaker.
“This opportunity was a natural fit for me because Duro-Last is an organization that is focused on growth, and my experience has come from building and leading growing teams,” says Dan. “While Duro-Last has had tremendous success with their national accounts to date, it’s exciting to be part of a team that is dedicated to growing and nurturing this aspect of their business.”