Posted June 5, 2019

Knipex Tools expands sales team

Knipex Tools named Patrick Mooney as national sales manager for Canada, Brian Nolan as territory manager and Craig Kosik as account manager.

Patrick MooneyAs national sales manager, Patrick Mooney is responsible for growth and profitability of brick and mortar wholesale distribution and dealer accounts throughout Canada. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mooney has held several regional and national sales management roles with Ingersoll-Rand, Stanley Black & Decker and the BeA Group. Mooney earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and has three children.

Brian NolanAs the mid-Atlantic territory manager, Brian Nolan is responsible for managing current customer groups within trade distribution, identifying and developing new opportunities within current customer base, establishing new business with prospective distribution partners and supporting distributors through field training, counter days, seminars and trade shows. Although new to the industry, Nolan has more than 20 years of sales experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.

Craig KosikAs account manager for the automotive channel, Craig Kosik is responsible for developing relationships with the company’s automotive distribution customers to grow sales and providing excellent account support. Over the last two decades, Kosik has worked in nearly every aspect of the retail and sales industry, from selling tools to the end user, to inventory and distribution, to product development and merchandising. He currently lives in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, with his wife and two children.

“Patrick, Brian and Craig bring decades of sales and industry knowledge that is sure to translate to stronger brand awareness and even better sales for KNIPEX in the years to come,” said Todd Shumate, president, Knipex Tools. “Being able to make this many additions to our sales team is a testament to the growth we’ve been fortunate to experience as a company and the hard work that comes from each individual.”