Posted March 1, 2019

Knipex announces management promotions

Knipex Tools has named a new vice president of marketing and a new vice president of operations.

Beverly Richards Steve Deering
Beverly Richards Steve Deering

Beverly Richards was promoted from marketing manager to vice president of marketing, and Steve Deering was promoted from warehouse manager to vice president of operations.

Hired by Knipex in 2013, Richards has been involved in the development of the company’s marketing, public relations and social media programs. She also developed strategies for trade shows, expanded the overall advertising strategy and content and improved internal workflow between the sales and other departments within the company. Richards has nearly 20 years of industry experience and previously worked in marketing for Molex and Klein Tools.

Steve Deering was hired by Knipex in 2016 as warehouse manager. He has worked with Knipex’s counterparts in Germany to set up the warehouse for optimal performance. Deering has helped establish continuous lean improvements in the warehouse, optimized the warehouse through improved methodologies and equipment and managed workflow during the company’s most significant growth years.

“Knipex is undergoing a period of immense growth, and that success can largely be credited to the tremendous work we’ve seen from Bev and Steve,” said Todd Shumate, president, Knipex Tools. “We look forward to seeing them incorporate their talents and effort in these critical new roles as we continue to meet and exceed company goals.”