Claire Kilcoyne, Show Director of METALCON received a Show Manager of the Year award from The Expo Group at a dinner and ceremony at the Four Seasons in Atlanta. Awards are given for exhibited innovative practices, a strong customer service philosophy, a commitment to success and an ability to overcome obstacles. “It is definitely a team award as far as I am concerned, I am fortunate to work with so many great professionals, my own staff and all the industry friends that help me along the way,” Kilcoyne said.
The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. has named Patrick J. McHale as President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board. McHale has been a Vice President and Officer of Graco since 1999 and is currently Vice President and General Manager of their Lubrication Equipment Division. In his 17 years with Graco, McHale has held a number of positions including Vice President of Manufacturing/Distribution Operations, Vice President of Contractor Equipment, and several operations positions. The Board of Directors also elected Lee R. Mitau Chairman of the Board. Mitau, 58, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of U.S. Bancorp. He has been a member of Graco’s Board of Directors since 1990 and is chairman of the Board’s Governance Committee. Mitau also served as Graco’s Chairman during the years 2002-2006.
Tools For Trades has added Dustan Fleming to their sales team. Fleming previously spent five years with Tools For Trades as Distribution Manager for their Florida and Georgia locations. After successfully opening his own business, Fleming rejoins Tools For Trades as their Outside Sales Support Representative. He will be visiting customers to learn about their business and help them maximize growth potential. Tools For Trades is excited to provide their customers with this new level of service.