Posted August 24, 2017

BlackHawk names Rockford GM

BlackHawk Industrial announced the hiring of Bill Isberg as general manager of its Rockford, Illinois, branch.

As a member of the BlackHawk West region, Isberg joins other GMs reporting directly to Derek Brink, BlackHawk’s vice president for the Western Region.

“The Rockford area has a rich and proud heritage of manufacturing. BlackHawk is committed to continuing to be a part of that heritage as we seek ways to help our customers optimize their production and obtain the right tools and supplies needed to compete and prosper in today’s dynamic marketplace,” said Brink. “I’ve challenged Bill to provide operational and sales support to BlackHawk’s experienced Rockford team as they seek to grow our Rockford customer base and expose our existing customers to the expanding capabilities and products offered through BlackHawk Industrial."

Prior to joining BlackHawk, Isberg was the senior director of growth at the Chicago-based wholesaler True Value Company. Isberg’s career spans 30 years in sales, financial and operations management.

“I look forward to meeting our customers, understanding their needs, and finding new ways to add value through our many capabilities and extensive vendor partnerships,” said Isberg. “No matter what folks say about the internet, this is a relationship business, and my paramount goal is to maintain and grow the critical relationships we’ve formed over many years of mutually successful interactions with our customers and vendor partners, and it helps to have a great team in Rockford."