WINCHESTER, VA. — Conveyor belt manufacturer Ashworth Bros. Inc. announced that Marty Tabaka, sales director of the Americas, after 31 years with Ashworth Bros. has decided to retire.

Mr. Tabaka’s tenure began with Ashworth in December 1982 as an outside salesperson. He progressed through the sales organization in managing the state of New York, then the New England sales region. In 1994, he was promoted to Eastern regional manager and a year later relocated his family from New Jersey to Ashworth’s offices in Winchester, Va. In 2006, Marty was promoted to his current position of sales director of the Americas.

Throughout his impressive career, Mr. Tabaka built a reputation for developing strong customer relationships. He became widely known and respected throughout the industry for his integrity, knowledge, and professionalism.

“Marty is a true salesman and has been a very important leader of Ashworth’s sales division, assisting us as we grew to be the company that we are today,” said Joe Lackner, vice-president. “We will miss his insight, experience, judgment, loyalty, and most of all his friendship,” Mr. Lackner added.