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SDI, Inc. Announces New Vice President of Sales

5/1/2014

Bristol, PA (PRWeb) – SDI announces the new hire of John Kronenwetter as their new Vice President of Sales. Kronenwetter brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of sales and business development positions with a consistent focus on providing custom MRO product and service solutions to large, multi-location Fortune 500 manufacturing firms.

“SDI is recognized as the innovator of integrated supply services for MRO,” stated Jim Owens, Senior VP of Business Development for SDI. “John brings a breadth and depth of MRO experience that spans a wide range of industry verticals including food and beverage, consumer goods, pulp and paper, and aggregate building materials. With significant experience in PTB distributor organizations, John has a solutions-based background focused on delivering value through people, technology, and services.”

With a natural interest in the American manufacturing industry, Kronenwetter is motivated to make American manufacturers more competitive by supporting and working with these companies to provide the technology, resources and human resource to streamline supply chains. With a successful tenure in the distributor-end of the industry, Kronenwetter can leverage the knowledge and value distributors can bring to provide clients with a strong integrated solution.

Well-known and respected across the industry, Kronenwetter, utilizes relationships to create mutually beneficial opportunities for clients and suppliers alike. With an in-depth knowledge of the industry, Kronenwetter is able to provide creative solutions for customer business challenges as well as understand the resources and services available to each client in order to deliver positive results.

Prior to joining SDI in April 2014, Kronenwetter was the Director of Corporate Sales at Kaman Industrial Technologies, one of North America’s largest industrial distributors.

About Strategic Distribution, Inc. (SDI) –

Established in 1971 in Philadelphia, SDI is the recognized leader in MRO supply chain services in North America with programs at over 1200 facilities. SDI is a pure integrator, driven by a relentless focus on finding the best solution for our clients and our commitment to our partners is still the cornerstone of our business. SDI exists to help you optimize performance and meet goals by providing the hands-on expertise, technology and solutions that meet the demands of your business across your entire enterprise. For more information about SDI please visit: www.SDI.com.

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