Daily News: August 20, 2014

First Financial Hires Baird as Regional VP

First Financial Corporate Services announced that material handling veteran Jim Baird has been brought on board as regional vice president. Baird will work out of the company’s newly opened Chicago office, supporting material handling and capital equipment opportunities.

“Baird brings more than 30 years of material handling experience to our team, and we’re excited to have him on board to support our ventures in the Midwest,” said David Sanborne, national sales manager and senior vice president. “We believe that his broad dealer management and sales experience will bring valuable contributions to our team.”

Prior to joining First Financial, Baird developed major account programs at the dealer level and was most recently with Carolina Industrial Trucks. He has primarily served in the Midwest both in regional and national account capacities for Chicagoland Material Handling, Atlas and Equipment Depot.

First Financial is a North American-based equipment leasing company offering commercial financing for healthcare, material handling, IT and other capital equipment.