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Fives Announces President, Vice President and New Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Fives Bronx, Inc.

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Fives Announces President, Vice President and New Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Fives Bronx, Inc.

Press release date: April 24, 2014

New Positions and New Employee.

(North Canton, Ohio) –

Brian Lombardi - President

In November, 2013, Rich Jeschelnig happily passed his legacy to Brian Lombardi who has been appointed as the new President CEO of Fives Bronx, which is part of the Fives Group of companies headquartered in Paris France.  Fives Bronx consists of Fives Bronx, Inc. located in North Canton OH and Fives Bronx, Ltd in West Midlands, England.

As President & CEO of Fives Bronx, Brian will continue to grow the company with a strong emphasis on creating value for the customer and a focus on product performance at the customer site. Brian will also utilize the synergistic business solutions of Fives supporting products into expansion of full line offerings.

Brian points out that “our business is perfectly situated for growth into expanded offerings while continuing the success we’ve enjoyed based upon putting the customer and their needs as our first priority. “

Brian joined the organization, formerly operated as Bronx International, in May, 2002, as the Vice President of Procurement. Prior to joining the company, Brian obtained a strong background in engineering, procurement, and manufacturing in his previous positions with PPG Industries and the Whirlpool Corporation. Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Marquette University.

Dave MacNeill - Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Joining Fives Bronx in the role of Vice President of Sales & Marketing is Dave MacNeill.  Dave has worked selling, buying, and operating equipment in the tube and pipe industry for more than 18 years.  He is a professional engineer and his experience includes international sales, marketing and new product line development.  Dave’s expectation is to continue the great job Fives Bronx, Inc. has done supplying innovative industrial equipment to the steel industry and to build on that work with broader integrated solutions. Dave holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Regina and attended the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.

“I am excited to be working with the talented people at Fives Bronx and to be bringing my experience to the Fives Group.” He continues “It's a great time to be in this industry and I am looking forward to working with customers to develop new and innovative ways to build production lines for today’s steel tube and pipe industry.”

Edward Dray - Vice President of Operations

Edward Dray has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. In coordination with the President & CEO, Brian Lombardi, sales and our aftermarket services departments, he will be responsible for overall project execution and maintaining customer relationships.  Ed’s background in engineering will help to effectively define new operating procedures and key process indicators to allow for a more streamlined process flow.  Ed holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree from Youngstown State University.  His focus has been on conceptual design for large OEM steel equipment where he has been fortunate to gain a wealth of experience from several world leaders in capital equipment manufacturing.  Through 23 years of professional growth, from CAD Detailer through Director of Engineering, and now Vice President of Operations, Ed has gained international business knowledge through technical sales support and negotiations with customers in several countries around the world.

“I plan to utilize the extensive product knowledge that I have gained over the last twelve years to improve our products and internal process to provide our customers with an overall enhanced experience. I want to strengthen the internal processes, as well as, the great relationships that we have formed with our customers and vendors throughout the years.”

Fives Bronx  
8817 Pleasantwood Ave NW  
North Canton, Ohio 
Phone 330-244-1960
Fax: 330-244-1961  
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