Abel Womack Appoints New Executive Team

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Abel Womack, a provider of material handling equipment and integrated solutions, announced the appointment of three company veterans to lead the firm effective January 1, 2013.

As Abel Womack continues to grow and prosper, the firm needs to be forward thinking and vigilant in ensuring our long term success.

John Croce, CEO, upon announcing these changes stated “As Abel Womack continues to grow and prosper, the firm needs to be forward thinking and vigilant in ensuring our long term success. A key element in ensuring our long term success is appointing leaders with deep industry experience and vision in their areas of expertise.“

Michael Petinge has been appointed President of the company. Mr. Petinge has been with Abel Womack in various roles for nearly 25 years-most recently as Vice President of Sales. With his broad industry experience and both customer & supplier relationships, he will be working with John to sustain & accelerate the company’s revenue & profit growth.

Anthony Fedele, a 16 year veteran with the firm, has taken over as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Fedele will be responsible for the strategic vision & management of the Product Support Group, which includes the Service, Parts and Rental departments. Mr. Fedele has many years of experience with ISO-9000 and has been in operational management since 1986. His operational management, data management and technical skills represent a strong skill set to drive the Product Support Group to continued growth and profitability.

Gary Mell has been named the Chief Financial Officer. He has been with Abel Womack for 8 years, serving as the Vice President of Finance for the past 6 years. Mr. Mell is responsible for setting the financial strategy of the company and for overseeing the financial, accounting, and information technology functions. Previous to joining Abel Womack, Mr. Mell served as Vice President, Corporate Controller of ACMI Corporation, Corporate Controller of GenRad, Inc., and Director of Accounting of Sanders, a Lockheed Sanders Company.

Abel Womack (http://www.abelwomack.com) is a full service material handling systems integrator. Based in Lawrence, MA with locations in CT and NY, the company celebrated its 90th year in business deploying comprehensive and scalable material handling solutions that immediately increase productivity, efficiency and operational cost savings. Abel Womack's size ensures the resources to get the job done; on time and on budget, and the incredible diversity of our technologies and "best of breed" product offerings ensure pure unbiased solutions in any facet of material handling needs. With a unique array of capabilities, Abel Womack offers clients a single source for design engineering, equipment procurement, and ongoing support services.

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