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Dave Kuehneman named VP at Cordova

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Safety Products brand Cordova announced the appointment of Dave Kuehneman to the role of VP sales and marketing for its Consumer Products Division. He will report directly to Himanshu Varma, president and CEO of parent company International Sourcing Company.

Kuehneman comes to Cordova with more than 25 years of progressive management experience in retail sales.  Most recently, he served as VP sales and marketing at Wells Lamont (a Berkshire Hathaway company), preceded by VP sales roles at other leading companies, such as Fiskars, and Newell Rubbermaid’s Window Furnishings division.

“We are delighted to have Dave lead the Cordova Consumer Products team,” said Varma. “He brings best practices learned across several retail channels and has consistently enhanced consumer business and relations in every position he has held.”

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HCN Stock Watch: LL’s in the silver lining

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Amid an otherwise depressed day for stocks (and housing starts), Lumber Liquidators (LL) shot up 5.21% following the release of a robust Q4 earnings report.

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Art’s Way hires Bryant Phillips as group VP

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Art’s Way Manufacturing, an Armstrong, Iowa-based agricultural machinery and equipment manufacturer, has hired Bryant Phillips as group VP.

Reporting directly to CEO Carrie Majeski, Phillips will be charged with overseeing the P&L operations for the Ohio Metal Working Products/Art’s Way Inc., Art’s Way Manufacturing International LTD, Art’s Way Vessels Inc. and Universal Harvester by Art’s Way Inc. divisions.

"Bryant’s business management degree and background, his outstanding personality, confidence and communications skills makes him an ideal choice to lead us in this important Group Vice President role," said Majeski. "His experience in defining and achieving goals through the development, implementation and execution of our long-term global objectives will be a true asset to the company."

Phillips has over 25 years of professional experience in various industries, most recently as president and CEO for Nixon Power Services Company, where he helped drive growth by 37% and earn multiple Distributor of the Year titles.

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