Wuerthele joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2003 and most recently held the position of president of the North American Sales Organization (NASO), where he successfully drove positive sales results for the U.S. and Canada.
Under his leadership, the NASO team was distinguished with "Vendor of the Year" honors from numerous national customers. He last worked at LENOX as president of industrial and commercial sales. In total, Wuerthele has more than 24 years of progressive sales, marketing and general management experience within the tools, hardware and industrial industries.
"Rich's significant accomplishments make him well prepared and deserving to assume this new leadership role,"Bill Burke, group president, tools, hardware and commercial products, Newell Rubbermaid said. "We are confident that his background and experience will be a great addition to the LENOX team. His familiarity with the business and customers will translate well into the LENOX philosophy of always going the extra mile in product performance and service."
Wuerthele and his family will be relocating to the East Longmeadow area in the near future.
LENOX began in 1915 with a 10 employee team and a passion for bringing customers hacksaw blades that cut faster and lasted longer. Now, more than 90 years later, that passion hasn't changed but the team has grown to more than 600 people who manufacture and market the LENOX products in more than 70 countries. The ISO 9001-certified facility in East Longmeadow, Mass., boasts a 500,000 square ft., 11 acre space for designing, testing and manufacturing power tool accessories, hand tools, band saw blades, torches, solder and accessories.
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