KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools, Inc. announced the promotion of Tom Hodson to the role of Vice President of Marketing and Sales, effective in June. In this position, Hodson will lead the continued development and execution of SENCO’s marketing, communications and sales growth strategies.

“Tom has a vast understanding of SENCO’s products, people and capabilities and has used that to position SENCO as an industry leader in his areas of responsibility, and, for that reason, he has my confidence in this new role driving SENCO’s marketing and growth initiatives,” said Cliff Mentrup, CEO of KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools.

Hodson’s predecessor, Dave Moore, retired from the role in May. During his 17-year tenure at SENCO, Moore substantially grew SENCO’s hardware-wholesale business and increased the company’s presence in Canada. “Dave will be missed for his many contributions, clear insight and dedication to SENCO, its customers and his coworkers,” Mentrup said.

Hodson has been with SENCO for 21 years, beginning as a territory sales manager. Prior to this appointment, he spent six years as SENCO’s director of channel marketing and national accounts, where he was responsible for driving SENCO’s channel strategy and growing sales with national dealers and distributors.