Ames Taping Tools, leading provider of automatic taping and finishing tools, supplies, and training to the professional drywall finishing industry, has appointed Karl Heinrich new regional vice president of the South Region. Heinrich has more than 20 years of experience in the equipment rental and sales industry, beginning as an entry level sales coordinator, and then advancing.

Most recently Heinrich was region maintenance manager at Hertz Equipment Rental Corp.

“I am very excited to join the Ames team and work with the South Region stores to provide the best rental and sales experience for all of our customers,” said Heinrich.

“He shares our company values and focus on the customer experience at the store level in addition to our excitement for continued growth in the South region,” said Matt Ladd, vice president of stores. “He has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and has a proven track record.”