HOLLAND, MI — Holland, Mich.-based K-Line Industries, a manufacturer of specialty tooling and supplies for engine remanufacturers, has named Tom DeBlasis as its new aftermarket sales and business development manager. In addition, the company has restructured its export division and announced a number of new appointments.
With 28 years of experience in sales and sales management in the engine parts and machine shop supply markets, DeBlasis will be responsible for increasing sales of K-Line products to aftermarket warehouse distributors, production engine remanufacturers and machine shops. In addition, he will be responsible for developing business in new and alternative markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company’s aftermarket sales agencies will report to him.
In other personnel moves, K-Line has hired Brian Rose as customer service representative. Rose has several years of customer service experience in sales, cataloging and technical assistance in engine parts and shop supplies. He will be the company’s primary inside contact for the domestic and Canadian trade.
Gil Hernandez, a seven-year K-Line employee, has been promoted to international account manager. Hernandez has handled customer service and technical assistance as well as being the primary inside contact for K-Line’s export market. Fluent in Spanish, Hernandez is now responsible for sales development to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. The international sales agencies will report to him.
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