With more than 13 years of experience in the automotive industry, Kruczek comes to JDI from his most recent position as assistant product manager for Accel Performance Group in Cleveland. At Accel, his primary focus was on the Mr. Gasket Enhancement Products line, which includes the appearance, performance, chemical and fuel categories. His duties included new product commercialization, strategic planning, margin analysis and SKU productivity. Prior to that, Kruczek was a key account manager at Matco Tools in Stow, Ohio. Kruczek has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management with a minor in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
“Anthony brings a wealth of talent and pertinent experience to JohnDow that will assist us in the future development and branding of new products,” said Dease. “We are excited to add him to the JDI team and feel his broad expertise matches perfectly with our major growth areas.”
Kruczek will be responsible for all aspects of product development, planning and execution. Other areas of responsibility will include market research and strategy, product marketing, vendor relationships, pricing and sales support. Dease went on to say “the main objective of this new position is to effectively execute the product management functions to meet corporate goals for customer service, growth and profitability.
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