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    Seymour Midwest Announces Expansion of Executive Leadership Team

     

    (Warsaw, IN) Seymour Midwest, a family owned global supplier to the specialty hand tools market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Pipp and Matt Teevan to the Company’s executive leadership team.

    Pipp, who most recently managed Seymour Midwest’s marketing and product development activities, will now lead the Company’s global sales activities as Senior Vice President of Sales. Pipp brings a wealth of sales, marketing, operations and finance experience to his new role from his career leading high performance teams in high growth businesses. Pipp is a visionary senior executive with an aggressive 30-year record of increasing sales, leading new product development, expanding market share in highly competitive sectors and leading multinational business-to-business growth organizations.

    Bill Henthorn, President & CEO of Seymour Midwest, said “Bill is a results driven decisive leader with proven success in sales, marketing and operations with an earned reputation for identifying and implementing innovative solutions to business issues. His exceptional interpersonal communication and creative problem solving skills will certainly complement our existing executive leadership team as we strive to exceed our customer’s needs.”

    Pipp graduated from Indiana University and resides in Syracuse, Indiana.

    Teevan, joins Seymour Midwest as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and will be responsible for all marketing, product management and product development activities. Teevan joins Seymour Midwest with over a decade of senior management experience, including leading businesses in the Netherlands and France and most recently, as the General Manager of an Indiana manufacturer where he led a renewed focus on category and product innovation as well as the visual rebranding of the company.

    “Matt brings a unique perspective and a broad, results driven experience to the table from his time leading teams and running businesses in the U.S., the Netherlands and France. What makes Matt the right fit for Seymour Midwest is his understanding of manufacturing coupled with his dual passion for product development and building channel partnerships. We’re thrilled that Matt joined our executive leadership team and see him as the ideal person to chart our product roadmap and tell the Seymour Midwest story” said Chuck Yeager, Executive Vice President – Strategy.

    Teevan is a graduate of Furman University and the Sorbonne and resides in Winona Lake, Indiana.

    Ryan Miller Promoted to Coatings Division Manager of Seymour Midwest

     

    (Warsaw, IN) Seymour Midwest is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Miller to the newly created role of Coatings Division Manager. Previously, Miller was the Director of Sales for Protective / Decorative & Surface Finishing. In his new position, Miller will be responsible for all global sales for the Coatings Division as well as lead the product development and marketing activities for the channel.

    An industry veteran of the paint and coatings market, Miller brings to his new role extensive experience selling, specifying, and applying resinous flooring and protective coatings systems – including thin film epoxy/urethane systems, epoxy mortars and overlayments, cementitious urethane systems, novolac and vinyl ester linings, polyuria coatings and roof coatings.

    “Ryan’s professional background, industry relationships and market expertise make him the ideal candidate to lead our coatings division as we work to expand our market share in this strategic category,” said Bill Pipp, Senior Vice President of Sales for Seymour Midwest.

    A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Miller has achieved the NACE Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector #11583 certification. Miller resides in Spencerville, Indiana.

    Seymour Midwest Expands Regional Sales Director Team with Addition of Todd Sandbakken

     

    (Warsaw, IN) Seymour Midwest is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Sandbakken to the role of Regional Sales Director, Eastern Region. Sandbakken is no stranger to Seymour Midwest having previously spent seventeen years with the company in a variety of sales roles including: Golf Division Manager, National Sales Director, Vice President of Sales and following the acquisition of Seymour Manufacturing, Vice President of National Accounts. Additionally, Sandbakken managed national key account relationships for Seymour Midwest including Ace, True Value, Do-it-Best and Grainger.

    In his new role, Sandbakken will be responsible for the company’s sales in the Eastern Region managing the retail and contractor supply channels. “Todd’s experience, passion and industry knowledge are three key ingredients to strategically growing our business – I’m thrilled he’s back on the team and look forward to the impact he will bring to our customers” said Bill Pipp, Senior Vice President of Sales. Bill Henthorn, President & CEO of Seymour Midwest added “Todd rejoining the team expands the depth of our sales organization as well providing a trusted partner to our customers.”

    Sandbakken was most recently the National Sales Manager for TOPP Industries of Rochester, IN. A graduate of Indiana University - Kokomo, he and his family reside in Akron, Indiana.

    Seymour Midwest Appoints William Pipp as Senior Vice President of Marketing

     

    (Warsaw, IN) Seymour Midwest, a family owned, global supplier to the hand-tools market, providing both innovative solutions and time tested products from its manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Tennessee has appointed William Pipp as its new Senior Vice President of Marketing. Pipp will be responsible for coordinating all marketing department activities with a strong focus on new product development that will address customer needs, bolster brand awareness and increase market share.

    Pipp is a visionary senior executive with an aggressive 30 year record of increasing sales, leading new product development, expanding market share in highly competitive sectors and leading multinational business-to-business growth organizations. Pipp’s cross functional experience will bring added synergy to our existing executive management team and position Seymour Midwest to achieve its growth goals.

    Bill Henthorn, President/CEO at Seymour Midwest, said, “Bill is a results-driven decisive leader with proven success in Marketing, Sales and Operations with an earned reputation for identifying and implementing innovative solutions to business issues. His exceptional interpersonal communication and creative problem solving skills will certainly complement our existing executive management team as we strive to meet our customer’s needs”

    Pipp is a graduate of Indiana University.

    Our Factory Store Is Now Open! -Friday, September 25, 2015

    The Seymour Midwest Factory Store Is Now Open!

     

    (September 21, 2015; Warsaw, IN) Seymour Midwest LLC announced today that the brand new Factory Store is now open. The 2,300-square-foot factory store is located in Warsaw, IN.

    As a family-owned company, we believe in the values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. We work hard to achieve performance that sets a standard of excellence and to build relationships with our customers that endure, not just because it is good business, but because it is the right thing to do. Today the family-owned company sells over 3,500 tools and 8,000 different repair handles to customers worldwide.

    We offer popular brands such as Structron, Seymour, Midwest Rake, Toolite, Link Handles, Kenyon, ProValue, and SmartBuy. Come visit and buy as many tools as you want. For more pictures, click here (and LIKE our page on Facebook page while you're there).

    Dig Safe! April 2015 is "Safe Digging Month"

     

    April 2015 is once again National Safe Digging Month, the time of year when it's especially important to communicate how important it is that professionals and homeowners alike call 811 and follow the safe digging process to help prevent injuries, property damage and inconvenient outages.

    Seymour Midwest reminds you to "know what's below". Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, fines, and inconvenient outages. Big or small, all digging projects should be reported by calling 811, even if you are just installing a mailbox, constructing a deck, or planting a garden or a tree. An underground utility line is unintentionally damaged by digging once every three minutes nationwide, and one-third of those incidents are caused when no call is made to 811.