Positec Group Names Chris Allen as President and CEO of Its North American Business

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Positec Tool Corporation (USA) today announced that Chris Allen has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 15, 2019. Mr. Allen will succeed current President and CEO Tom Duncan, who will assume the position of Executive Board Member of the Positec Group, after 15 years at the helm of the company.

Positec Tool Corporation (USA) today announced that Chris Allen has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 15, 2019. Mr. Allen will succeed current President and CEO Tom Duncan, who will assume the position of Executive Board Member of the Positec Group, after 15 years at the helm of the company.

Allen is an experienced leader with 30 years of experience in the consumer goods and lawn and garden industry. Most recently, he served as President of SBM Life Sciences based in Cary, NC. Prior to his role at SBM, Allen was President, North America, for Greenworks, a manufacturer of cordless and corded battery-powered outdoor power equipment. He has also held key executive management roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro, Techtronics and CharBroil. Allen earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Tennessee and his Master’s in Management degree from Antioch University.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to Positec,” said Don Gao, Chairman/CEO of Positec Group. “Chris brings a strong background of leadership and success in the home improvement industry and has an impressive track record of driving performance and innovation. We are confident that he will build on Positec’s track record of success in the North American market.”

“I am honored to join the Positec team at an exciting and dynamic time for both the Company and the industry,” said Mr. Allen. “I have long admired Positec and look forward to working closely with its talented team to continue to bring innovative new products to the market.”
Mr. Gao continued, “I would like to thank Tom for his leadership of our North American business and his contribution to its tremendous growth and success over the past 15 years. The Company has benefitted greatly from Tom’s contributions, and we are excited to have him in his new Board role for the Positec Group.”

“It has been a privilege to lead and be part of such a talented team, and I take pride in our many accomplishments and in the hard work and dedication of all Positec employees,” said Mr. Duncan. “I look forward to remaining a part of Positec as a member of the Executive Board.”

About Positec
Tool Corporation Founded in 1994, Positec is a global manufacturer of power tools and outdoor power equipment with over 3,000 employees and offices in more than 20 countries. It markets its products under the WORX®, Kress® and Rockwell® brands via home centers, mass merchants as well as direct-toconsumer e-commerce. Positec’s North American operations are based in Charlotte, NC.
Positec Tool Corporation

For further information: Meg Butterly, PR Manager (704) 599-3711 or meg.butterly@positecgroup.com
Source: Positec Tool Corp.

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