Paul Haggett, Managing Director
Rack Systems Inc.
Turnkey Pallet Rack and Product Storage Integrator
I have worked in the Material Handling and Warehouse Storage industry for 35 years, and wouldn’t think of doing anything else. I have developed solutions for pallet racking systems all across North America. Every warehouse is different, every solution is different; there’s never a dull moment in the rack and warehouse storage business.
My initial step into the industry was the spring of 1984 when I was hired by Jerome Dinn, General Manager of Pacific Westeel Racking. I started as a labourer in the pallet rack roll forming department. I cut my teeth in the production plant until January 1987 when I was promoted to inside sales and customer service. In June 1988, and under the guidance of the venerable Vince Cirillo, I started my outside sales journey. I was caught hook, line and sinker.
In 2007, I was promoted to General Sales Manager of Pacific Westeel and continued in this capacity until December 2009 when Pacific Westeel was merged with 3 other companies to form The Econorack Group of Companies. These companies included Redirack, Econorack, Technirack and Konstant. I remained General Sales Manager for Redirack until July 2010. During this time I developed many relationships and close friendships. Then the entrepreneurial spirit hit.
In late 2011, I became a founding member of 3D Storage Solutions in Burlington, ON. To this day, and contrary to many sales peoples thinking, there is nothing greater than the challenge of the cold call. The company experienced solid growth and earnings, and I still have fond memories of 3D, but, I knew it was time to start my own business. In July 2016 I started Rack Systems Inc.
The last 3 years have been the icing on the cake for my career in the material handling and pallet rack business. Clients who have made a positive impact on the way I approach sales include – Jim Christie, Rick Ladoucer and Don Cockburn.
I’d also like to thank collegues who made a difference in my sales approach, in both learning and teaching – Bill Carter, Peter McCarthy, Vince Cirillo and Craig Keenan.