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Klein® Tools Searches for the 2014 "Head of the Class" Instructor of the Year

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Klein Tools, Inc.
450 Bond St.
Lincolnshire, IL, 60069

Press release date: August 4, 2014

Grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash and the training center will receive $1,000 in Klein tools

(Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, ( for professionals since 1857, is on a quest to find and reward the 2014 “Head of the Class” instructor of the year. This new award seeks to honor a deserving electrical or HVAC instructor who has made a difference in the lives of the people they teach as well as their community. The award is based on three criteria: master of the craft, classroom/lab experience and community dedication. Six regional winners will be selected by Klein Tools. These six regional winners and their stories will be posted online where people can vote for the grand prize winner.

Anyone can nominate a deserving instructor online at The Head of the Class award search runs August 1 through September 1, 2014 and is based in the United States only. Klein Tools will select six regional winners September 15th. Each “Head of the Class” regional winner will receive $500 in cash and $500 in Klein tools for the training center.

From the six regional winners, one grand prize winner will be chosen by voters online. Voting ends October 5th. Votes will be tabulated and the grand prize winner will be announced on or around October 7th. The grand prize winner will receive another $500 in cash as well as an extra $500 in new Klein tools for the training center. In addition, students in the grand prize winner’s fall 2014 class will receive the Klein Back-to-School Kit, a $50 value, which includes:

• 1 Klein insulated Beverage Hauler
• 1 pair of Klein safety glasses
• 1 Klein hi-viz t-shirt
• 1 Klein flash drive
• 6 Klein carpenter’s pencils

“We know there are a lot of great instructors out there who have a passion for electrical and HVAC work, are exceptional teachers and are involved in the world around them,” states Tom Barton, product marketing manager at Klein Tools. “Klein Tools wants to recognize and celebrate their contribution to the trades and the community as a whole.”

Open to U.S. residents only.

Klein is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc. Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in seven plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit  
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