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Metabo promotes four executives

West Chester, Pa.-based Metabo, a manufacturer of professional-grade portable electric power tools and abrasives, promoted four individuals to newly created and existing positions. 

The changes, effective immediately, are a strategic move in preparation for company-wide growth in 2013, according to Martin Cross, president of Metabo.

Promoted to VP finance and operations, Jens Knudsen will be responsible for all customer support activities at Metabo’s West Chester facility, including credit and finance, purchasing and logistics, as well as overseeing the customer service department.   

“Jens and his team are dedicated to the company’s ‘Operational Excellence’ initiative and will strive to improve the effectiveness of Metabo’s support functions for both the company’s field sales team and our customers,” said Cross. Knudsen previously served as controller. 

Mark Linn, formally national accounts manager, has been promoted to director of national accounts. In his new role, Linn will cultivate new business with targeted national distributors, as well as focus on expanding the company’s national accounts presence. 

Formally regional manager-South/Central, Larry Pecht has assumed the newly created position of national key account manager (end user program). In this role, Pecht will work closely with Metabo’s sales team to identify, convert and grow end users, as well as develop programs and products specifically for this targeted customer group. 

Darren White has been promoted to regional manager-South/Central from sales representative in north Texas. As regional manager, White will be responsible for overseeing the sales efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Southern Illinois.


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