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Klein Tools Promotes Mark P. Klein to Vice President, Domestic Sales

April 18, 2012 (Lincolnshire, IL) -- Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com/) announced today the promotion of Mark P. Klein to Vice President, Domestic Sales. Mark has been with the company for over nine years serving in a number of progressive roles.  

Mark P. Klein Vice President, Domestic Sales

In his new role, Klein will be responsible for the direction, coordination and development of sales growth in the U.S. His new position also entails overseeing the design and execution of strategic sales plans and product promotions for the company’s U.S. sales force and representative organizations.

“As a family-owned company for over 155 years, a top priority is to grow Klein Tools’ executive leadership team,” stated John McDevitt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Klein Tools. “Mark Klein has played a significant role in developing new sales channels, creating increased market share and contributing to our overall goals and objectives for domestic growth.”

Most recently, Mark served as Director, North American Sales, which included the direction and development of sales growth in the Electrical, Telecom, Hardware, HVAC, Industrial, Construction, Mining, and Utilities channels. Prior to that role, he served as Manager, Strategic Channel Development, which included all of Canada, HVAC, Telecom, Utilities, and MRO. Mark’s earlier positions at Klein Tools included Channel Manager, HVAC, in which he led the initial launch of Klein’s first HVAC program, growing that business and gaining market share in that previously untapped channel. Before his employment at Klein Tools, Mark was an inventory management buyer at Anixter International, a distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire, cable and fasteners.

Mark holds a BA from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and has attended executive education programs at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

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Klein Tools is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc. Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. Klein Tools are manufactured in nine plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.