Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is proud to announce the addition of Josh Smith as the Southwest Regional Sales Manager. This position plays a key role in continuing to grow Wiha’s ‘Feet on the Street’ program. The growing territory of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana provides Wiha an opportunity to drive market share and support strategic customers in the electrical, industrial and electronics channels of distribution with a direct resource.
Josh joined Wiha Tools in March of 2019 with tremendous experience in sales leadership, managing accounts and understanding customer needs by providing best practices and solutions.
Most recently Josh was with Southwire Company where he was instrumental in growing business by actively engaging with customers to fully understand their needs to drive business with key distributors and new accounts. Prior to Southwire Josh was with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group where he managed a sales team and ensured sales growth and performance. Josh also played an instrumental role with Valspar Corporation where he managed and grew his territory by working closely with his customers and provided product knowledge training sessions with the team.
Josh’s professional and interpersonal skills support Wiha’s objective to assist customers with brand development, product education, promotional and merchandising support at branch, store and dealer levels. The addition of Josh to the sales team is another example of Wiha’s commitment to invest in top notch professional resources to ensure the growth of the organization and support to their distribution partners.
“Josh joins the growing Wiha sales team with a clear focus on driving sales and providing solutions to our distributor partners. As we continue to expand our ‘Feet on the Street’ program, Josh’s commitment to Wiha will add to our team’s leadership and professionalism. His customer first approach and commitment to cultivating long term relationships will fit nicely with our mission of driving market share. He has a fantastic mix of professional, industrial and box distribution experience,” said Wiha Tools Vice President of Sales, Mihran Egavian.
“Wiha’s reputation for quality, innovation and outstanding service in the industry makes my job of building market share and supporting our customers a heck of a lot easier. It is very exciting to be part of the Wiha team.” said Josh Smith
About Willi Hahn Corporation
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach Germany. Beginning in 1985, Wiha Tools has developed into the largest subsidiary of Wiha Worldwide. Offering over 3000 products from our Monticello, Minnesota based North American Headquarters servicing all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.
Founded in 1939, Wiha has become a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 900 Wiha employees manufacture and market award winning Wiha premium tools. A host of awards underline that Wiha has set the standard in functionality, design and quality.
The family owned company was recognized in 2016, as a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise and received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME in 2014. As of 2015, Wiha is the first hand tool manufacturer in the world to receive the internationally recognized AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) seal of approval. This recognition confirms the effectiveness and benefits of Wiha’s range of screwdrivers, torque tools, L-keys, bits, soft-head hammers, pliers and measuring tools. Wiha’s innovative approach offers real added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work.
Wiha Tools USA
Willi Hahn Corporation
1348 Dundas Circle
Monticello, MN 55362
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