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Manufacturing Industry Veteran Joins Hyde IBS Sales Team in New Role

Press release date: Apr 02, 2012

Glenn Smith selected as Regional Sales Manager

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2012 - Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS), a leading manufacturer of industrial knives and blades located in Southbridge, Mass., today announced that Glenn Smith has been appointed to the role of Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Smith will be responsible for managing and training sales representatives in the Eastern and Northern regions of the United States, increasing the distributor network and providing end-user support.

"We are excited to have Glenn join the Hyde IBS sales team," states Eric Pfeiffer, Director of Marketing for Hyde IBS. "With his previous industry experience and hands-on approach, we look forward to be able to expand our sales efforts, and provide quality customer service assistance to our distributors and end-users."

As a 24 year manufacturing industry veteran, Smith brings both shop floor and sales experience to Hyde IBS. Most recently, Smith spent 11 years with Wapakoneta Machine and International Saw & Knife in field sales positions where he was responsible for selling industrial blades and machine knives to distributors and end-user accounts throughout the Eastern and Northern regions of the United States. Additionally, he applied his technical knowledge to build relationships and assist distributors and end-users in assessing their product needs.

Prior to that, Smith spent three years working in industrial distribution with MSC Industrial Supply and Trumbull Industries. Additionally, he spent 10 years in manufacturing, including a year teaching machine technology.

In addition to the in-depth knowledge of the products and applications that Hyde IBS produces, Smith brings with him valuable knowledge in machine technology and manufacturing processes for shop floor environments as well as training and staff management skills.

Smith is a graduate of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace. He will be based out of Volant, Pa. where he currently resides with his wife and two children.

Backed by 135 years of experience, Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions is a leading producer of industrial knives and blades for a wide variety of markets including food processing, cloth and textile and leather, hose and tube, tire and rubber, package converting, paper and packaging and abrasives as well as for general industrial applications. Hyde Tools, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of industrial machine and hand knives and tools for remodeling, restoration, building trades and do-it-yourselfers in North America.

For more information, contact Hyde IBS, 54 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA 01550. Phone: 800-872-4933. Or by visiting our website at