Klein Tools has named Greg Palese as the company’s vice president.
Palese will be responsible for the marketing strategy of Klein Tools while growing the brand globally. He will also partner with product development and sales to define opportunities and develop business plans to support company objectives.
“Greg’s expertise in developing and launching products and brand strategies will contribute to the expansion of Klein Tools,” said John McDevitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “His innovative thinking and vision will help drive growth and market share both here and abroad.”
He comes to Klein Tools from big-box retailer Lowe’s, where he managed the Kobalt Tools brand and was responsible for the recent launch of Kobalt’s handheld power tools line.
Jeff MacDowell was recently hired as APR Supply Co.’s director of purchasing. MacDowell was a profit center manager with Weinstein Supply, a division of Hajoca Corp. in Allentown, Pa.
MacDowell brings over 20 years of HVACR and plumbing wholesale management experience.