Leadership Transitions Both Domestically & AbroadSarah Hurtado
iQ Team Updates
iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection technology, has announced major promotions within top company management.
Paul Guth, most recently President of iQ, is now Chief Executive Officer. Jim Mackall, iQ’s VP of Sales has been promoted to President of the firm. In addition, the firm has appointed Feddy Souryal to General Manager/Europe. For the past two years, Paul Guth has been the President of the company, following his role as Vice President of Product Development for 15 years. A third-generation mason contractor by trade, Paul brings over 30-plus years’ experience of “hands-on” insight to all of iQ Power Tools’ designs. He commented, “I am elated in the accomplishments our team has achieved even through this pandemic. We regrouped and quickly implemented new sales and marketing strategies that have proven to be highly beneficial, allowing us to grow despite these uncertain times. This gives me even more resolve to keep challenging our team, providing a clear vision and continuing to build the iQ brand as we enter new global markets.”
Jim Mackall takes on his new position at a time of strong and sustained company growth. Since 2018, he has been responsible for new business development and the expansion of existing markets. “At this new position, I look forward to guiding our team in strengthening current relationships… while re-cultivating past ones,” stated Jim. “This more administrative role will allow me to build, lead and motivate the entire iQ team. In particular, to take advantage of the now strong iQ ‘brand equity.’ I am energized by this challenge and look forward to guiding iQ’s continued success.”
Feddy Souryal will be responsible for all iQ Europe operations including sales and distribution. Additional responsibilities include establishing and maintaining iQ’s distribution center, hiring and training the iQ Europe team and developing a service network to support iQ customers. With an MBA in international business & marketing strategy, plus wide experience in both international sales and marketing, Souryal brings many skills to iQ Europe. “The iQ Power Tools line of products is innovative and eye-opening… and has created a large demand throughout Europe,” Souryal stated. “I am excited to join this team and work together in furthering grow the iQ brand across Europe. I believe my work experience aligns perfectly with the passion for innovation that is in the DNA of iQ Power Tools.”
Paul Guth, iQ Power Tools CEO, added, “Feddy is a perfect match for the culture of our company, and we are excited to have him on-board as we continue to expand into new territories and countries.”
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