NC Brands L.P., the leader in specialty pool and spa chemicals whose brands include both Natural Chemistry and SeaKlear, has hired two new sales representatives to cover both the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Texas regions and also has added-back a former employee for the Northern California region.

Rick Rupert has been hired as the new Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. Rick joins NC Brands with many years of experience in the pool industry on both the retail and distribution side. He moved from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and his first week on the job was at the Atlantic City Show. Rick is responsible for sales in Philadelphia/Eastern PA, Southern New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Northern Virginia. He can be reached via email at or (608) 286-9789.

Jimmy McLean has also been hired to the position of Regional Manager to cover the Houston and Southeast Texas territory. Jimmy comes to NC Brands with many years of retail experience as well as time spent in distribution. He lives and works in the Houston area and can be reached via email at or by phone at (832) 216-4993.

Charlie Tuttle has returned to NC Brands after previously leaving the Northeast area to move out West with his family. Charlie has taken over the Northern California region and will work closely with Blake Sales in the area. Charlie can be contacted via email at or by phone at (302) 345-5435.

Kate Thielscher, President of NC Brands, says “We are so pleased to have these industry experts as a part of our team as they both bring a wealth of experience to our company as it grows exponentially.”