In August 2016, Lary Sims joined R&M Sales and Solutions as our new sales rep working out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and he assists us in covering our accounts throughout the Nevada and Southern Utah territories. Lary’s work ethic and impressive background in Sales, High Level Negotiations, Key Account Management and Business Development Skills make him a tremendous asset to the R&M Sales and Solutions outside sales team.
Our sales rep Scott Metts has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Chapman University in Orange, CA and has been actively engaged in the sales and marketing profession for 5+ years prior to coming to R&M Sales and Solutions in January of 2020. Mitzi and I met Scott after an introduction from our son David who recognized Scott’s ambition, outgoing personality, articulate and professional demeanor would be a tremendous asset to the growing R&M Sales and Solutions team.
In January of 2014, Rob and Mitzi's son David DiStefano joined them in their quest to build a highly technical and results oriented sales agency. David has worked with his father Rob at Distributor Welding Shows and Open Houses since he was 14 years old. Today he is one of the most polite and professional young sales reps in our industry and has already become an integral part of the R&M Sales and Solutions Team.
Rob's highly skilled and technical background began as an independent manufacturers representative for cutting tool manufacturers. He then went to work for distribution in both Southern and Northern California as a cutting tool specialist. In addition to cutting tools, he was trained by 3M as an abrasives specialist selling to various markets. Rob subsequently went to work for Carborundum Abrasives N.A. and Norton where his technical abilities were utilized to develop many of the products currently in their line. He grew and managed a sales territory of several million dollars per year. During this same time frame, he also managed two direct sales people and five different independent representative agencies. From 1999 to 2004 Rob worked directly for PFERD Inc. selling various Abrasives, Brushes and Cutting Tools through the Industrial, Welding, and Construction distribution channels in the Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico Markets. In 2004, Rob and Mitzi decided to expand their offering by starting R&M Sales and Solutions, a results oriented and technical sales agency.
All of our R&M Sales and Solutions’ IMR, Technical Sales Consultants continue to engage in ongoing and in-depth product and technical training programs that our manufacturers offer. These training programs ensure that everyone here at R&M Sales and Solutions becomes the asset for us and our manufacturers that our distributor partners and end user customers deserve.
Rob DiStefano has a natural affinity for both manufacturers and distributors and their respective roles in bringing products to the marketplace. Rob brings with him as the principal of R&M Sales over 35+ years experience working for manufacturers, distributors and independent manufacturer's representative agencies.
Rob started his Independent Manufacturers Representative Sales Agency with his wife Mitzi DiStefano who has been his partner in life, love, faith, family and business. Together they built a successful Sales Agency committed to bringing profitable business to the manufacturers, distributors and customers that they serve.