Wikk Industries, Inc. and New Business Development Director Team Up for Growth Strategy

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20+ year industry veteran Kyle Holloway joins the Wisconsin-based manufacturer of AccessAbility™ Automatic Door Activation Solutions to further strengthen the company's U.S. presence.

Kyle Holloway, Business Development Director

The INGRESS'R is really becoming the standard in the industry and is the perfect testament of Wikk's extensive customization capabilities. I'm really excited about what we can do together.

Wikk Industries, Inc., a Greendale, Wisconsin-based designer and manufacturer of the AccessAbility™ automatic door activation solutions line is pleased to announce the addition of (Ms.) Kyle Holloway in the company's new role of business development director. Holloway's unique background includes more than two decades of hands-on experience in the automatic door and commercial door sides of the industry. She is also an accredited American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) inspector, and has been factory-certified by many automatic door manufacturers. Supported by her hands-on advanced technical expertise, Holloway joins Wikk after her most recent success in developing her territories as a Western sales representative for a number of both automatic door and door hardware wholesalers. Her first priority for Wikk is to grow and enhance Wikk's national network of manufacturer's representative agencies.

"Wikk is very well known and respected in the industry - particularly for its customization capabilities and strong commitment to its customers," says Holloway. "I am thrilled to be associated with Wikk and my initial goal is to get the entire U.S. covered by the most reputable sales agents in our industry - reps with diverse backgrounds in both automatic doors and commercial door hardware." In addition to securing representatives, Holloway will establish and implement guidelines and training, as well as develop and coordinate strategic sales plans and efforts, in accordance with Wikk's corporate vision and objectives to ultimately achieve maximum market share. To complement her overall efforts, Holloway plans to develop an educational presentation for the benefit of industry associations, architects, distributors, and end-users.

"Training for the manufacturer's reps will include a consistent approach and message - the latter based on how the integrity of the company is clearly reflected in every product," Holloway explains. "Wikk's company history and presence in the marketplace is just so distinct."

Since 1991, Wikk has continued to partner with architects, specifiers, and security and access control specialists faced with the challenge of balancing architectural aesthetics and the access requirements established through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Established in 1980 (see complete history below in "About Wikk Industries"), the company manufactures switches, bollard posts, and accessories and sells through its worldwide network of automatic door and door hardware distributors.

A great example of Wikk helping building owners and occupants bring the beauty of architectural integrity and the functionality of ADA compliance together is exemplified through the company's exclusive INGRESS'R®. This revolutionary switch is a 36-inch vertical touch activation column that provides accessibility with great ease for everyone.

Holloway concludes, "The INGRESS'R is really becoming the standard in the industry and is the perfect testament of Wikk's extensive customization capabilities. I'm really excited about what we can do together." The business development director, who resides in Camas, Washington in the Pacific Northwest, also shares a personal interest in the company's innovative solutions and prevalent "humanitarian" consideration. Holloway's brother is living with Parkinson's disease, a neurological or "movement" disorder.

About Wikk Industries and AccessAbility:
The Wikkerink name has been known and respected in the door industry for more than 50 years. Lee Wikkerink and his father, Lance, worked together at several major automatic door manufacturing firms before starting their own company. Lee Wikkerink established Wikk Industries, Inc., in 1980 to advance a balanced door hardware product line. The company also developed a line of automatic door carpet controls and what would become the industry standard of "Knowing Act" automatic door devices, commonly called switches. By 1984, Lee's daughters were working with him in the research, refinement, and production of the switch line. When the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1991, Wikk already had a presence in the market with its comprehensive selection of switches, mounts, and accessories that was later trademarked as AccessAbility. Today Lee's daughter Lori Bedard leads the company and continues to expand the AccessAbility line in response to the design, installation, and security challenges presented to architects, specifiers, and security and access control specialists who must meet strict access requirements.

Members of the media can contact Kyle Holloway, Business Development Director, at 800-647-9455, or email at: kyle@wikk.com. Wikk Industries can be found on the Internet at: http://www.wikk.com.


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