KNIPEX Tools Adds New Sales, Product Managers

Global hand tool manufacturer KNIPEX has appointed a new sales manager and a new product manager, with each hire bringing more than 15 years of relavent experience.

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — Global hand tool manufacturer KNIPEX Tools has named Tony Arena as its sales manager and Peter Grable as its product manager.

Arena is responsible for overseeing KNIPEX 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, OH.

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

“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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