After 50 Years of Service Trey Berlin Retires from Coburn Supply Company

by | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 |

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After 50 Years of Service Trey Berlin Retires from Coburn Supply Company
(BEAUMONT, TX – April 14, 2022) 

On April 1, 2022, Senior Vice President - General Manager Trey Berlin, credited with growing Coburn’s Gulf Coast footprint, retired after 50 years of service to the company.

In 1972, while Trey was still studying at Louisiana State University, he started work at Coburn’s Baton Rouge North Street location and later assumed the role of manager. At that same time, the still-young Trey was entrusted with overseeing the construction of the Airline branch, the first from-the-ground-up branch in Coburn’s history.

Executive Vice President Michael Maloney says, “To say that Trey has been hugely instrumental in developing the Baton Rouge footprint is an understatement. The success of our Airline branch is largely due to Trey’s vision. It’s why we asked him to expand further by overseeing the creation of several new branches, including those in the New Orleans market.”

Trey was a founding member of Coburn’s Vendor Committee, the forerunner to the current general manager system. He will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Coburn’s will miss Trey’s expertise, but most of all, his generous spirit. Colleagues describe him as a selfless friend to all in need, which was particularly evident after the 2016 flood when he worked to provide housing and other provisions to people affected by the disaster. Still others describe him as a mentor, willing to share his time and wisdom with those who asked for his guidance.
After so many years of service, Trey intends to to enjoy his retirement fishing and spending time with his wife Tanna, children and grandchildren.

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Coburn Supply Company Announces Leadership and Personnel Changes in Southwest Louisiana and Texas Markets

by | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 |

(BEAUMONT, TX – December 31, 2021) – Coburn Supply wants to thank Bill Geyser for the almost 50 years of service and dedication to our Company. Bill has been an integral part of the success of Coburn's and his leadership and friendship will be truly missed. Next, with Bill's retirement and with the continued growth of Coburn's, we are pleased to announce the following changes. These changes will allow our company to continue operating efficiently while...

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Coburn Supply Company Honors Long-Serving Retiree

by | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 |

(BEAUMONT, TX – December 31, 2021) - In October, Coburn’s honored General Manager Bill Geyser who retired after 46 years of service with the company.

After receiving his MBA from TCU, Bill started as an outside salesman at the Galveston, Texas, branch. With hard work and dedication, he became the Galveston branch manager before taking over the Beaumont distributorship. From there, Bill went on to become the first general manager for Coburn’s East Texas region and a member of the executive team.

Executive Vice President Michael Maloney says, “Bill traditionally leads the company in sales, but that’s not what we value most about him. Bill’s colleagues say that he always shows his fellow employees love, commitment, and dedication. It’s especially touching to me that so many use the word ‘mentor’ to describe him. After 46 years, it’s hard to say goodbye, but we are grateful for all his service to Coburn’s.” He will enjoy his free time with his wife. Susan, his family and grandchildren.

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Coburn’s Rick McKinley Assumes New Role as Division Manager of Plumbing

by | Wednesday, July 14, 2021 |

BEAUMONT, Texas — Coburn Supply Company proudly announces the promotion of long-time employee Rick McKinley to the role of Division Manager of Plumbing. Rick replaces Marty Kamerbeek, who will be moving into a new role as branch manager of the Houston location.

After a near 30-year career at Coburn’s, Rick has been promoted to a new position as the division manager for plumbing, where he will support all branches by managing vendor relations, inventory investments, and sales activities. “I’m eager to take on this new challenge,” Rick says, “because I can continue to work with customers while I venture into vendor relationship management. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Patrick Maloney, Coburn’s president, echoes Rick’s sentiments. “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable employee stepping into this role,” he says. “With the materials supply shortage of 2020 and 2021, Rick’s expertise is needed to procure all of the items that were once in stock and are now on allocation. We’re confident that he can handle the challenge.”

Rick will continue to work in Lufkin, where he lives with Becky, his wife of 22 years.

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