Modern Group Names Eric Walker Vice President of Parts Operations and Modern Industrial Cleaning Equipment

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Leading Equipment Distributor Entrusts Key Manager To Oversee Growth of New Line of Business

Eric Walker, Vice President of Parts Operations and Modern Industrial Cleaning Equipment

"We see industrial cleaning equipment as a new frontier bringing truly exciting growth opportunities for our company" -Paul Farrell, President and CEO

Modern Group has announced the promotion of Eric Walker to the position of Vice President of Parts Operations and Modern Industrial Cleaning Equipment. Eric will continue to direct Modern Group's parts operations, a responsibility he has held since joining the company in Spring 2014. He along with the branch parts teams, Central Parts call center representatives, and shipping and receiving staff will continue to provide customers with the broadest selection and most dependable parts delivery service in the market. Eric will also be tasked with management over the company's newest line of business, industrial sweepers and floor scrubbers from PowerBoss®. This will include the addition of new equipment sales staff, increased focus on aftermarket solutions, as well as continued growth of the company's sweeper/scrubber rental fleet.

"I am looking forward to taking on this new challenge and further develop this line of business for Modern while continuing the remarkable growth of our parts and service departments" said Eric Walker. "Our parts group is successful because we built an exceptional team of individuals dedicated to help our customers, our new Industrial Cleaning Equipment group will follow this proven path."

"We see industrial cleaning equipment as a new frontier bringing truly exciting growth opportunities for our company" said Paul Farrell, President and CEO of Modern Group. "As our Direct of Parts, Eric Walker has demonstrated an invaluable ability to identify talent, implement a solid business strategies, and work seamlessly with all areas of the company. We couldn't ask for a better person to lead our expansion into this market."

Eric Walker can be contacted directly at 215-630-2349 or WalkerE [at] moderngroup.com.

About Minuteman International
Minuteman International, Inc., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Addison, Illinois, is a full-line manufacturer of Minuteman commercial floor care and carpet equipment, PowerBoss industrial sweeping and scrubbing equipment and the Multi-Clean brand of cleaning and floor coating chemical products. Minuteman has distributors and dealers in more than forty countries throughout the world. More information can be found on the company's web site at http://www.powerboss.com.

About Modern Group, Ltd
Modern Group, one of the nation’s leading equipment distributors, provides sales, leasing, short term rental, service, parts, training and financing solutions through its forklifts, power systems, arborist, construction, and warehouse products businesses serving Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. For more information visit http://www.moderngroup.com.

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