Experienced Industrial Sales Executive to Lead National Salesforce at Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions

Expert in Strategic Organizational Planning

with a Master Black Belt in Value Selling

Southbridge, MA (October 5, 2018) – Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS) today announced that Michael Castner of Harrisburg, PA, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales at the leading manufacturer of industrial knives and blades. In this role, Mr. Castner will oversee Hyde’s national sales force assisting companies and distributors by providing more productive cutting and processing solutions.

Mr. Castner has over twenty years of experience in senior sales leadership roles with major international and national industrial manufacturing companies. Most recently, as Vice President at ESAB, a global leader in fabrication, welding and automation machinery, he oversaw the development of successful relationships with distributors to drive growth in key market segments. In the past, Mr. Castner was also Vice President of Sales at Sandvik Coromant, a global leader in cutting tool and machining operations.

Recognized with a Master Black Belt in Value Selling processes, Mr. Castner is also certified as a Kaizen leader, and brings these value-selling and organizational improvement enhancement techniques to Hyde and its salesforce. Over his career, Mr. Castner has also been involved with several successful new business-to-business product introductions with over 25 key products launched over the last four years alone.

Beyond his sales leadership experience, Mr. Castner has also worked extensively with customer care service teams to improve response times and deliver more efficient solutions to customer concerns.

As a wholly-owned division of the Hyde Group, Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions services a wide variety of markets including food processing, cloth, textile and leather, hose and tube, tire and rubber, plastics processing, paper converting, packaging and abrasives as well as for general industrial applications.

The Hyde Group delivers products to construction and industrial markets around the globe. Currently, the Hyde Group manufactures close to 10,000 unique products delivering 40 million units of product a year through retail, OEM and industrial distribution.

For more information on industrial blades and knives or to learn about employment opportunities at Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions, contact us at 54 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA 01550. Phone: 800-872-4933 or at www.hydeblades.com

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