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Tony Arena
Tony Arena

KNIPEX Tools Expands Product and Sales Personnel


KNIPEX Tools has hired Tony Arena as sales manager and Peter Grable as product manager.

Arena is now responsible for overseeing sales activities for the trade and industrial distribution markets. He specializes in competitive and sales analysis and has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the retail and manufacturing industries, specifically in the paint and hardware distribution channels.

Arena lives in North Royalton, Ohio.

Grable is now responsible for overseeing the development and execution strategy for new and existing products. Grable has more than 15 years of product management experience in the power tool, hand tool and pneumatic accessories markets. He currently lives in Glenview, Illinois.

“KNIPEX is happy to grow its management team with two individuals who combine for more than 30 years of experience,” said Todd Shumate, president of KNIPEX Tools. “Tony and Peter have the skills and knowledge to provide excellent sales support and direction, as well as develop new products that will grow the KNIPEX brand.”

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