Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) (Latham, N.Y.): This manufacturer of personal protection clothing for the job-site recently announced several new hires and promotions. Gary Schug joins the company as product specialist and will work with customers in Illinois and Wisconsin. Since 1997, he has held positions with Grainger, Kimberly Clark, Wells Lamont and Craftsman’s Tool Division of Sears. He holds a BS in Communications from TCU in Fort Worth, TX and an MBA from Lake Forest School of Management. Kurt Matejka is the new safety eyewear product manager. He comes to PIP with nearly 10 years of experience in eyewear. Most of his career has been with Silhouette Optical in key product management and technical support roles. He holds a BA and MA from State University of New York.
Promotions at the company include the appointment of Joe Milot III as senior product manager, hand protection; Chris Barrington’s promotion to regional sales manager, PPE Specialist; and Gary Klee’s move to product manager, Above-the-Neck. In this position he will be responsible for product lifecycle and innovation for the company’s expanding head and hearing protection product lines.
PIP also announced two new field sales representatives from an agency-partner, Process Marketing Group, a rep for safety products in the Midwest. Jim Wojcikiewcz will be responsible for the Industrial channel in Illinois and Dan Kelley will be responsible for the Industrial, Construction and Electrical channels in Wisconsin.