EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., June 9, 2010 — LENOX®, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, announces that effective immediately, Rich Wuerthele has been appointed President of Industrial Products and Services of LENOX, a Newell Rubbermaid company.
Wuerthele joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2003 and most recently held the position of President of the North American Sales Organization (NASO), where he successfully drove positive sales results for the U.S. and Canada. Under his leadership, the NASO team was distinguished with "Vendor of the Year" honors from numerous national customers. He last worked at LENOX as President of Industrial & Commercial Sales. In total, Wuerthele has more than 24 years of progressive sales, marketing and general management experience within the tools, hardware and industrial industries.
"Rich's significant accomplishments make him well prepared and deserving to assume this new leadership role," stated Bill Burke, group president, tools, hardware and commercial products, Newell Rubbermaid. "We are confident that his background and experience will be a great addition to the LENOX team. His familiarity with the business and customers will translate well into the LENOX philosophy of always going the extra mile in product performance and service."
Wuerthele and his family will be relocating to the East Longmeadow, Mass. area in the near future.