Cleveland, Ohio – February 2015 – JIS is pleased to announce the addition of two keys associates to the JIS team. Valerie Baker has joined our consignment team and Rich Kohler is joining our customer service team. 

Valerie Baker (right) joined the JIS team in January and is responsible for Consignment duties such as generating transfers, labels and purchase orders. She comes from a background of banking and finance, but feels that her experience with account numbers, debit and credits, applying payments and balancing will help her in her new role. Valerie and her fiancé (they will be married September 25), along with their cat and dog, currently live in Euclid, OH. Outside of work Valerie and her fiancé work on their home, finding projects to do year round! You can reach Valerie in the office at 216-706- 6531 or by email at valerie.baker@jis.com.

Rich Kohler (left) is from Garfield Heights, OH, and joined us in the beginning of February. He comes to us with a strong background in the manufacturing and industrial sales industry. He has worked in positions such as machine rebuilder, machine operator, inventory clerk, production scheduler and inside sales. He is enthusiastic to work with and help grow the JIS abrasive business. Rich has two sons attending Lakeland Community College and he and his girlfriend have a Boxador named Harley. Outside of work, Rich enjoys spending time outside and traveling, as well as dedicating time to volunteer work as much as possible. Rich can be reached in the office at 216-706-6516 or by email at rich.kohler@jis.com

About JIS
JIS, Division of Jergens, Inc., is Ohio’s largest, most technical industrial distributor of metalworking products, with quick delivery and a 1,000-square-foot showroom representing over 300 of the top manufacturers in the United States. The company’s website offers online ordering capabilities to customers nationwide. JIS is a division of Jergens, Inc., leading manufacturer of standard tooling components, fasteners, hoist rings, vises, and other workholding equipment.