Worth Investment Group is pleased to welcome Jim Hilfinger as President of Curtis Marketing, LLC.
Prior to joining Worth Investment Group, Hilfinger served in many sales leadership positions within the HVAC/R and plumbing industries. As VP of Sales for NIBCO, Elkhart, IN, Jim managed a large outside sales organization, national and big box accounts, and developed their new HVAC/R Division. More recently, Jim gained non-manufacturing experience with a large plumbing wholesale distributor in Southern California.
Through his combined experience working for a manufacturer then a wholesale distributor, Jim has acquired the necessary perspective and experience to further the objectives of Curtis Marketing, LLC. Eric Boorom, CEO, Worth Investment Group comments, “We believe Jim is the right person to lead Curtis Marketing into the next phase of their growth. With his combination of experience, he is a crucial asset as we develop and execute a sustainable business plan for continued success.”
Jim began his professional career with Robinair and TIF Instruments in 1984, serving in various positions which included aspects of Refrigeration, A/C, Automotive, and Appliance Businesses. His career progressed through a variety of assignments with increased responsibility, including sales, sales management, marketing, product development, training and customer service. While at NIBCO, his leadership responsibilities included National Accounts, Regional Director, VP of Retail Sales and VP of NIBCO’s Wholesale Sales.
Jim earned his BBA, with a concentration in Marketing and Sales Management, from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. He has also completed Sales Leadership training courses at the University of Michigan; Ross School of Business, with additional training in negotiations, performance management, lean manufacturing and product marketing management.