William M. Bird Announces Two Internal Promotions

Charleston, SC, December 19, 2023-William M. Bird recently announced the promotion of Gary Rudebeck to vice president of sales and Jaco Kruger to vice president of East Bay Supply Co. Their new roles will be assumed on January 1, 2024.

Rudebeck has served William M. Bird since 1998, initially as an outside sales representative and was eventually promoted to sales director. In 2009, Rudebeck’s role was expanded to include product management responsibilities. One of his key achievements was assisting in the development of the company’s flagship house brand, Palmetto Road, followed by Azalea Lane and Veranda brands.

Joining William M. Bird in 2005, Kruger initially served as financial services manager and later advancing to the role of financial services director, he transitioned to sales in 2017. In this capacity, Kruger assumed the position of director of East Bay Supply Co., the flooring supplies division of William M. Bird. 

William M. Bird is a subsidiary of Southern Diversified Distributors. 

Pic, L to R: Gene Corvino, Jaco Kruger, Gary Rudebeck, John Allen (outgoing vice president of sales)