PFERD Appoints Thompson As National Technical Sales Manager

April 2014, Vol. 69 No. 4

John Thompson has been appointed as PFERD’s national technical sales manager.

Thompson joins the company from Walter Surface Technologies where he was international sales training manager. In his new position, he will report to PFERD President Gene Huegin, and be responsible for managing the company’s network of technical sales representatives as well as designing, directing and implementing all aspects of PFERD’s product training program.

Thompson earned his BS degree in experimental psychology at the University of Wisconsin and later his Master’s in business administration at Cardinal Stritch University. While at Walter, he was awarded a Master of Surface Technologies and earned several top sales achievement awards. His work experience also includes years at Generac Corporation and Amerigas Corporation.

This PFERD announcement coincides with the company’s strengthening of their new state-of-the-art training center at their Milwaukee site. This center contains hands-on training stations including two for safe grinding of aluminum and titanium plus classrooms where theoretical and practical metalworking solutions are taught to distributor sales persons and to technical representatives. 978.571.0669, pferdusa.com