Knipex Tools announces new sales manager

KNIPEX Tools LP announces the addition of Mike Wilbur as sales manager for the western U.S. and Canada.

"The demand for pliers with the most user advantages is amazing, and in order to keep up with it, KNIPEX is significantly expanding its sales team in the remainder of 2013 by adding to the management team with key accounts, automotive and field sales positions," said Alan Sipe, president and general manager, KNIPEX Tools. "Adding strong new people like Mike in key positions allows us to continue to provide the support that our customers expect."

"The KNIPEX Tools team is proud to welcome Mike Wilbur. As we continue our expansion, Mike will play a vital role in developing our sales activities in the West," said Todd Shumate, vice president of sales, KNIPEX Tools.

Wilbur brings more than six years of sales experience to the sales team from working for both a manufacturer and distributor of consumer goods.

Wilbur's past sales management and territory experience will help him further grow the KNIPEX brand presence and saturation of the western U.S. and Canada. He previously worked as an account executive at Quality Park Products, where his responsibilities included key national accounts such as Amazon and Costco, as well as managing manufacturers' representative group agencies.