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KNIPEX Hires Sales Team Personnel


KNIPEX Tools added to its growing sales team by hiring Patrick Mooney as national sales manager for Canada, Brian Nolan as territory manager, and Craig Kosik as account manager.

Mooney, as the national sales manager, is responsible for growth and profitability of brick-and-mortar wholesale distribution and dealer accounts throughout Canada. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mooney has held several regional and national sales management roles with Ingersoll-Rand, Stanley Black & Decker and the BeA Group.

Nolan, as the mid-Atlantic territory manager, manages current customer groups within trade distribution, identifying and developing new opportunities within current customer base, establishing new business with prospective distribution partners and supporting distributors through field training, counter days, seminars and trade shows. Although new to the industry, Nolan has more than 20 years of sales experience.

Kosik, as account manager for the automotive channel, is now responsible for developing relationships with the company’s automotive distribution customers to grow sales and providing account support. Kosik has worked in nearly every aspect of the retail and sales industry during the past two decades, including end-user tool sales, inventory, distribution, product development, and merchandising.

“Patrick, Brian and Craig bring decades of sales and industry knowledge that is sure to translate to stronger brand awareness and even better sales for KNIPEX in the years to come,” said Todd Shumate, president, KNIPEX Tools. “Being able to make this many additions to our sales team is a testament to the growth we’ve been fortunate to experience as a company and the hard work that comes from each individual.”

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