Rising Industries LLC
An Innovation Management Company

Terry Jackson, COO

Terry L. Jackson, Chief Operations Officer
Terry Jackson is currently on assignment and contracted as General Manager of one of the targeted acquisitions for Rising Industries. Since beginning there in late 2009, he turned a small “mom and pop” equipment fabricating company with no sales force or infrastructure into a solutions provider that is well recognized in the industry, with a national sales force and strategic partnerships in new virgin markets in critical infrastructure sectors that have the company poised for rapid sales growth.  

After graduating from Taylor University, Terry was hired by Avis Industrial Corp., a manufacturing holding company with 20 subsidiaries and 4000 employees, as the youngest VP in company history. He worked directly with the Owner / Chairman of the Board and preformed many special and varied projects including; Acquisition Analysis, Product Line Acquisitions, Plant Closings & Liquidations, Plant Mergers, Labor Negotiations and Product Liability Coordination.  He established a Self-Insured Product Liability Reserve Fund, and Set-up a company wide Self-Insured Health plan and Self-Insured Workers Compensation Plan. He represented the corporation for upper management take-outs, and for other special projects as directed by the Board of Directors.   

His career progressed as President of J.M. Stewart, a national sales and marketing company specializing in sign products for churches & schools. In two years he transformed a small 12 employee company into 45 and quadrupled revenues without any capital infusion or new debt. During his five year tenure he also redesigned the product line, negotiated new manufacturing contracts, hired and trained a National Sales Manager, and created a major National Endorsement Program that utilized strong affinity relationships.

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Christian Purchasing Network, a start-up sales and marketing company servicing the national church market, he built a national sales force, developed product lines, designed a proprietary chair line, negotiated vendor contracts, created and managed all marketing and advertising campaigns, and recruited and trained telesales, field sales and independent sales representatives, negotiated over 25 new vendor contracts, created a major National Endorsement Program that utilized strong affinity relationships, and established all sales compensation and incentives.

As President, General Manager, and Owner of Innovative Signs, a National Marketing Company specializing in institutional sign products, he hired, trained and managed an in-house national sales force for a specialized B2B market, created and managed national advertising and marketing programs, and booked a contract with a national church denomination to replace the signage at all of its US and Canadian locations to facilitate a name change and re-branding process.  He also designed a proprietary aluminum extrusion for specialty sign products that was the strategic product for the company. In 2008, he sold the company to Florida Sign Company, where it remains as an intact branded division.  

Between stints, he was the Region Agent Manager, Senior Medicare Marketing Specialist for Universal Health Care of St. Petersburg, FL. He developed the number one territory in the state in less than one year by recruiting and training over 100 direct sales agents and independent sales representatives; training them in Seminar Selling and in Single Appointment Environments. Recruited physicians for the company network products to increase consumer desire for the product. Efforts also resulted in a Customer Retention Rate that was 50% higher than the state average.

Terry is a church Elder and Governing Board member, a former youth football coach and currently coaches and plays competitive softball.

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