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Protective Industrial Products announces promotions

Albany, NY-based Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) has announced key personnel changes that affect warehousing, manufacturing, finance and sales.

 Allen Brown has been promoted to Director of Logistics and Warehousing Operations.He will oversee both inbound and outbound shipping from PIP’s Memphis, Tennessee location.

Since he joined PIP in 2006, Brown has worked his way from Branch Manager at the PIP Tennessee location to managing the California and New York distribution centers as well.

“With continued growth comes increased shipping arrangements and more responsibility of our warehouse staff. I look forward to the chance to even further improve our plans and strategies for logistics,” Brown said. He can be reached via email at abrown@pipusa.comor phone 662-996-2500.

 Joseph Milot III, QSSP, has been named Director of Manufacturing Operations and Hand Protection Product Manager. Milot will oversee all U.S. based manufacturing facilities for the international company.

Milot, who previously worked as the Regional Sales Manager for the Southwest portion of the United States, will continue to handle all hand protection product planning, development, and launches for the industrial market. He is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“It is both an honor and a tremendous opportunity to be given this new role at PIP. After spending time in the field gaining experience and knowledge about the customers and product, I feel confident that we are Bringing the Best of the World to You™ and making a difference in the industry,” Milot said. He can be reached via email at jmilotiii@pipusa.comor phone 518-595-1560.

 Bridget N. Amicone, Esp. has been promoted to Vice President of Finance and Administration;she will oversee both departments and also continue to handle all in-house legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions.
 Previously, Amicone was Director of Administration and Operations. She is a graduate of Albany Law School and Vassar College.

“It is both an honor and a tremendous opportunity to be given this new role at PIP. I look forward to taking on this responsibility and contributing to future business growth,” Amicone said. She can be reached via email at bamicone@pipusa.comor phone 518-861-0133.

 Mike Brooks has been named Vice President of Sales, Industrial Division.Brooks joined PIP in 2007 as the Southeastern Regional Sales Manager responsible for hand protection product sales through independent representatives to distributors. He was then promoted to National Sales Manager for his integral role in growing the Industrial Division relationships with distributors and customers.

As Vice President of Sales, Brooks will oversee all sales activities in the Industrial Division including both National Account Managers.

“I’m very excited for this wonderful opportunity. I strongly believe that PIP is Bringing the Best of the World to You™ and look forward to continued success,” Brooks said. He can be reached via email at mbrooks@pipusa.comor phone 518-861-0133.

 Robin Roberts has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.Roberts started at PIP in 2000 as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager responsible for a group of independent representatives covering eastern US and Texas. In 2001, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for the Consumer and Industrial divisions.
 “This is a tremendous opportunity for me and PIP. With the growth we’ve achieved over the last few years and the strong message of Bringing the Best of the World to You™, I know we are positioned well within the industry but am up for the challenge to even further advance our business,” Roberts said. He can be reached via email at or phone 518-861-0133.

 About Protective Industrial Products

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of work gloves and personal protection equipment to industrial distributors nationally. PIP’s strategy is to Bring the Best of the World to You™ by providing the highest value safety products available globally to all PIP customers. PIP is headquartered in Albany, NY and employs over 165 people nationwide.

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