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Sanders Saws has entered an agreement with Austrian diamond tool and machinery supplier Eurodima Diamant-Technik to serve as the exclusive North American distributor for the company’s Braxx cutting system. The deal is effective immediately. Eurodima Diamant-Technik is a specialized, worldwide supplier of diamond tools and machinery for awing, drilling and milling applications, located in Wals, Austria. Sanders Saws, a division of Multiquip Inc., is based in Honey Brook, Pa.

Bob Liebermann rejoins Putzmeister America, Sturtevant, Wis., as the company’s Special Products sales manager. In his new role, Liebermann will support the sales efforts of the recently created Specialty Products sector.

Powers Fasteners has appointed Robert Brito branch manager of the company’s Atlanta branch warehouse, Scott Glasnap branch manager of the Phoenix branch warehouse, and John Partridge branch manager of its New York City area
branch warehouse. Brito now has outside sales responsibility for Georgia and Alabama, while, Glasnap has responsibility for the state of Arizona. Partridge has outside sales responsibility for the southern portions of New York, including the metropolitan area, as well as all
of Connecticut and New Jersey.

Bill Boner has become the new eastern sales manager for Palfinger Articulating Cranes for Eastern United States and Canada. His region of responsibility is for all the United States east of the Mississippi River and the four Eastern Canadian Provinces. Palfinger is headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

Master Wall Inc. of Columbus, Ga., has hired Jeff Muir as its regional manager for Nevada, Utah and Idaho. He has represented the Master Wall line in Utah for many years through the company’s distributor network. Muir will be
headquartered in the company’s Orem, Utah, warehouse.

Lenox, headquartered in East Longmeadow, Mass., has added three staff members to its marketing team. John Sullivan is the company’s new senior product manager for the Linear Edge division; Sean Boyl is senior product manager for the company’s knife and blade business; and Reid Cheatham is the associate product manager for band saw blades and related products in the industrial division.

The C.H. Hanson Company, Cincinnati, has named Loren/Allan/Odioso, an independent communications and brand consulting firm, as agency of record to handle marketing
communications for its soon-to-be released line of hand tools. Planning is currently under way for the first campaign that will launch in early 2005.

The Armstrong Commercial Ceiling and Commercial Flooring Groups have received the first Integrated Marketing Award presented by McGraw-Hill Construction. According to McGraw-Hill, integrated marketing is defined as “a strategic business process used to plan, develop, execute and evaluate coordinated, measurable brand communications programs over time with buyers, prospects and other targeted external and internal audiences.”

In Memoriam: Bella Kimmel

Bella Kimmel, 94, passed away on Jan. 9, 2005. She was the wife and partner in business of the late Nathan Kimmel, with whom she co-founded Nathan Kimmel Co., LLC, Los Angeles, in 1956. Survivors includes her four children and their respective spouses: Gerald Kimmel, Carol Schary, Joan Gover and Henry Kimmel, plus her nine grandchildren: Stefanie Jacobs, Michael Kimmel, Jason and Adam Schary, Ayala Proaktor, Yael and Eviatar Gover, and Ethan and Nathaniel Kimmel, and her great-grandchild, Holden Jacobs. Carol Schary said, “Bella lived a full and rewarding life filled with a spirit and tenacity that was greatly admired by those who came in contact with her. At age 94, she still went to work daily. She was caring and generous, leaving us with many lasting memories.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the City of Hope, Torcheer’s -Achievers Chapter, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90017.

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