KNIPEX Tools (Buffalo Grove, IL): The company recently hired Tony Arena (top) as its sales manager and Peter Grable (bottom) as its product manager. As sales manager, Arena is responsible for overseeing sales activities for the trade and industrial distribution markets. With specialties in competitive and sales analysis, Arena has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the retail and manufacturing industries, specifically working paint and hardware distribution channels. Arena lives in North Royalton, OH, with his wife and children. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University.
In his role as product manager, Grable is responsible for overseeing the development and execution strategy for new and existing products. Grable has more than 15 years of product management experience in the power tool, hand tool and pneumatic accessories markets. He currently lives in Glenview, IL, with his wife and two children. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Monmouth College and master’s degree in finance from DePaul University. In his spare time, Grable enjoys fishing, camping and ice hockey.