Hitachi Power Tools Announces Vice President Promotions

Effective Oct. 1, 23-year company veteran Joe Leffler is now the company's SVP of sales, marketing & general management, while Kristopher Miles is now VP of operations.

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Joe Leffler, Hitachi Power Tools SVP of Sales, Marketing & General ManagementJoe Leffler, Hitachi Power Tools SVP of Sales, Marketing & General Management Kristopher Miles, Hitachi Power Tools VP of OperationsKristopher Miles, Hitachi Power Tools VP of Operations

BRASELTON, GA — Hitachi Power Tools has announced promotions to its top-level management structure effective Oct. 1.

Joe Leffler has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing & General Management. Leffler will also oversee Hitachi’s Canadian division, and will sit on the Board of Hitachi Koki USA. He previously served as Vice President Sales & Marketing. Joe first joined Hitachi Power Tools in 1994. He offers a unique perspective of the residential and commercial markets having served in a variety of positions covering these areas. He has personally used the tools, repaired, sold and managed at many levels within these industries. This insight has helped to deliver Hitachi as a Preferred Pro Brand within the United States.

Kristopher Miles has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. Miles previously served as Director of Logistics & Purchasing. He joined the company in 2016, and has quickly become a valuable member of the team leading the logistics strategy to maximize efficiency and performance.

Hitachi Power Tools offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the U.S. and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. is the North American division of Hitachi Koki Japan.

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