Mr. Edward (Ed) Maron is joining A&E Incorporated as the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In this role, Ed will have primary responsibility for defining the future product directions for Hand Tools, Eckmann, and Cabat, as well as responsibility for expanding our sales with new customers, channels, and geographies.
Ed joins us with a wealth of experience from Snap-on Incorporated where he was most recently the General Manager – Strategic Markets. In that role Ed grew the sales of Snap-on products in National Accounts, educational institutions, industrial segments, and several countries including Australia, Mexico, and Central and South America. Prior to his most recent position, Ed was the Vice President – Sales and a Product Manager with Snap-on. He also held positions of increasing responsibility with Alldata, LLC, a premier provider of automotive repair and shop management systems.
Ed is a resident of Crystal Lake, Illinois and he holds a BA from Michigan State University and a MBA from Loyola of Chicago.
Ian Lang, currently VP, Marketing and Product Management is promoted to Senior VP and General Manager, Eckmann Custom Products. In that role, Ian will have full P&L responsibility for the Eckmann operation.
Larry Zabel, current General Manager – Eckmann has indicated his intention to retire in July 2012, and will stay on until that time as Consultant, Eckmann to ensure a seamless leadership transition to Ian.
Max Knoell, currently Product Manager – Specialty Tools is promoted to VP – Marketing and Product management. In this role, Max will continue to build out the company's long term product roadmap and upgrade and update their marketing collateral and practices. Max will report directly to Ed Maron, Senior VP Sales and Marketing.
Bill Greuel, currently Manager, Manufacturing Engineering is promoted to the newly created role of General Manager – Cabat. In this role, Bill will be chartered with defining the segments where Cabat can compete, and building out the organization and product offering to capture a larger share of this $600 million industrial market. Bill will report directly to me in his new role.