Press Release | Wiha Tools USA
MONTICELLO, MN – December 28, 2017
Wiha Tools announces the appointment of Wade Krinke as Channel Product Manager. The position is newly created for the American business group and has been designed to work closely with the engineering and product teams in Germany.
Krinke’s focus will be to develop products and programs tailored to customers in North, Central and South America. Mr. Krinke is a veteran product management and marketing leader with over 20 years of experience. Much of his career has been spent in development roles with premium sporting goods and outdoor companies like Vista Outdoor, Coleman / Stearns and Weatherby Inc.
“I am looking forward to having Wade lead our development team. He is a seasoned professional that will evaluate the market demands quickly and shape our product development efforts around the requirements of the end user,” said Wiha Tools Managing Director Patrick DiPerno.
Krinke stated, “I am excited to be part of the Wiha family and I am looking forward to researching and solving the needs of our customers. Wiha is known worldwide for its ability to innovate and manufacture some of the finest products is the industry.”
Mr. Krinke is one of five veteran leaders that have joined Willi Hahn Corporation USA during 2017. The team of professional managers were assembled, as part of a corporate initiative, to position the organization to support the growing demands.
About Wiha Tools
Founded in 1939, Wiha has become a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 1000 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.
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach, Germany.
Wiha Tools USA has developed into the largest subsidiary of Wiha Worldwide offering over 3,500 products from our Monticello, Minnesota based North American Headquarters. Wiha Tools USA services all of North, Central and South America.
With over 80 years of manufacturing experience Wiha has become a world leader in the production of premium quality German hand tools with a focus on application-driven design, engineered specifically for professional tradespeople. Wiha’s commitment is to safety, premium quality and excellence at the highest level, unparalleled customer service and community engagement, and to constantly and continuously improve our application-driven designs and production efficiencies.
The family-owned company is recognized, as a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise and received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME (Small Medium Enterprise). Wiha is the first-hand tool manufacturer in the world to receive the internationally recognized AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken) seal of approval. Wiha’s innovative approach offers real added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work. www.wihatools.com
Wiha Tools USA
Willi Hahn Corporation
1348 Dundas Circle
Monticello, MN 55362