Klein Tools Promotes Mark P. Klein to Channel Manager, HVAC

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL - January 2007 - Klein Tools, a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational equipment, has announced the promotion of
Mark P. Klein to channel manager, HVAC.

In this role, Klein is responsible for the direction, coordination and development of sales growth in the HVAC channel as well as building relationships within the HVAC industry. His new position also entails overseeing the design and execution of sales plans for the company's HVAC sales managers.

Prior to his new position, Klein served as a sales and marketing specialist of mechanic tools for aviation, automotive and marine markets, and was a buyer for the Klein Tools purchasing department. Before his employment at Klein Tools, Klein was an inventory management buyer at Anixter International, a distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, and fasteners.

Klein holds a degree in communications from the University of Iowa and is currently pursuing his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Klein Tools is a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational protective equipment. For more information on Klein Tools, please contact: Klein Tools, P.O. Box 1418, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-1418. Phone: (800) 553-4676. Fax:
(847) 478-0625. E-mail: marketing@kleintools.com. www.kleintools.com

Corporate Contact:
Abby Ceppos

Agency Contact:
Rosemarie Ascherl


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