Handy names VP sales
Houston-based hardware distributor Handy Hardware named Brian Sarno as VP sales.
Sarno’s past experience includes positions at Interline Brands and W.W. Granger. According to the company, Sarno has deep experience in the wholesale and distribution industries.
The company made the announcement at its recent Fall Market in San Antonio.
Dremel touts the new Micro 8050
The release of the new Dremel Micro 8050 is being hailed as more than just a run-of-the-mill product launch. According to the Mount Prospect, Illinois-based company, the 8050 is "the most powerful and precise compact cordless rotary tool Dremel has yet to produce."
"The Micro 8050 represents a new evolution in the rotary tool category that offers precise control with surprising power," said Ed Pchola, product director for Dremel. "It fills a need for a multifunctional tool for people who engage in hands-on, detailed activities."
Qualifying the Micro 8050’s claim to fame is its size, ergonomic design and integrated LED front-end lighting.
Additional features include a variable-speed indicator, battery fuel gauge, docking station charger and an ability to maneuever in tight spaces.
Retail channels for the Dremel Micro 8050 include Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide, as well as Amazon.com.
Pam Heidel joins HIRI staff
The Home Improvement Research Institute announced the hiring of Pam Heidel as research analyst based in HIRI’s Tampa office.
Heidel is a former president of the board of the non-profit HIRI. Also, from 2007 to 2014, she was employed by Generac Power Systems, most recently as marketing director – digital and consumer insights.
Heidel also worked as marketing planning manager for Broan-NuTone from 2000 through 2007.
HIRI is a member-supported research group serving the home improvement industry. For more information, visit HIRI.org.