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Rugby appoints Chip Trautwein as General Manager for the Metro NYC market

Rugby Architectural Building Products, Concord, NH, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chip Trautwein to the position General Manager for the Metro NYC Market, to lead its Distribution Centers in Moonachie, NJ and Deer Park, NY (Long Island).  Trautwein most recently held the position of Sales Manager with F.W. Honerkamp Co. Inc., Bronx, NY, where he was employed for 15 years, prior to which he held the position of District Industrial Outside Sales Manager with Georgia Pacific. 

“We are very excited to have a 27-year industry veteran of Chip’s caliber join the Rugby team to lead our recently expanded presence in the New York metro market,” commented Drew Dickinson, Rugby Chief Operating Officer. 

Rugby recently became a distributor of Chemcraft brand industrial wood coatings with the acquisition of EBS Finishing, Lindenhurst, NY in December 2011 and acquired the architectural wood products and laminate division of NYI Building Products, Deer Park, NY, in March 2012.

Headquartered in Concord, NH, Rugby Architectural Building Products serves over 9,000 customers in many of the largest metro centers in the US with a geographic footprint covering 25 states from 13 distribution facilities operating in Metro Boston, Metro NYC, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, and Los Angeles, CA.