People On The Move

People on the Move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state of Utah.

Salt Lake City— Kent L. Jones, P.E., the current state engineer and director of the Utah Division of Water Rights, has announced that he will retire from public service Nov. 16. Jones has spent almost 39 years with the division. The governor appoints and the Utah Legislature approves the position of state engineer. Efforts are underway to identify and consider potential candidates. Jones began his career with the division in 1981. While with the division, he has served in various roles, including assistant regional engineer for Utah Lake/Jordan River, regional engineer for the Weber River and West Desert, directing engineer for appropriations and title, and many more. Jones was initially appointed state engineer by Gov. Jon Huntsman in 2009, and then reappointed to two additional four-year terms by Gov. Gary R. Herbert. As state engineer, Jones has represented the state and division through 11 legislative sessions and has been involved in a significant number of water right bills and adopted legislation. He has served as a technical advisor to the Utah Water Task Force and on the governor’s water strategy team.

Salt Lake City—Colleen Ehrhardt has joined DDS (Distributor Data Solutions) as Director of Global Sales, where she will spearhead efforts to build relationships with DDS’ current and prospective customers in the wholesale distribution industry. DDS is excited to welcome Ehrhardt to its business development team, recognizing her wealth of experience and relationships within the B2B e-commerce space. Since its inception in 2014, DDS has quickly become the leading provider of e-commerce-ready product content to the electrical and related construction and industrial distribution markets. Prior to joining DDS, Ehrhardt was with Snap36, the market leader for interactive 360-degree photography, for nearly ten years, where she served as Director of Global Strategic Accounts most recently, and Director of Sales prior to that. Ehrhardt played a key role in Snap36’s swift growth over the past decade, helping revolutionize the online interactive customer experience for manufacturers, distributors and retailers across multiple verticals. She was integral in launching the company’s offerings within the electrical industry for B2B e-commerce. Starting in the electrical industry, DDS has gained significant traction helping both suppliers and wholesalers with the exchange and management of e-commerce product content. In short, DDS delivers comprehensive and current product content, sourced directly from manufacturers but with intelligent, programmatic enhancements for optimal usability, to power distributors’ e-commerce websites.

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