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March 19, 2014 – Organizational Changes at Apache

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – September 25, 2013
Following the success and pace of Apache Inc.’s acquisition and integration of Trico Belting, some exciting changes to the Apache organizational structure are being made.

John Shafer, founder and former President of Trico Belting and Supply, will assume the role of Vice President – Business Development. In this new role, John will focus on the development of business plans and strategic relationships to enhance the position of the Apache|Trico Industrial Division with major accounts. John will also assist the sourcing group in the area of vendor qualification and selection for lightweight belting, cultivation of acquisition opportunities, and will now serve as a member of the senior executive team.

Tom Weisenstine has moved into the position of Vice President – Product Management. In this role, Tom will continue the responsibility of overseeing product category specialists, leading efforts to provide product and technical expertise, bringing new products to market, and identifying new customers and new business opportunities across all industrial product lines. Tom will also continue his activity in supplier relationships, acquisition opportunities, and international sales. Tom previously held the title of Vice President - Business Development.

Mark Benedetti is assuming the role of Operations Manager – Cincinnati. In this role, Mark will be responsible for production, purchasing, inventory control, quality, and shipping and receiving activities for the Cincinnati operation. Given his 30+ years of experience and expertise in the belting industry, Mark will continue to be a resource to the sales team. Mark will report directly to Kyle Gingrich, Vice President of Operations.

Barry Shaw will continue in his role as Customer Service Manager, with expanded leadership responsibilities for all industrial customer service functions. All Customer Service and Inside Sales personnel in Cedar Rapids, Cincinnati, and Chicago now report to Barry. Barry will continue to report to Connor Deering, Vice President of Sales.

About Apache
Apache Inc. is the national market leader in the fabrication and wholesale distribution of hose products, fabricated belting products, cut and molded rubber, and industrial consumer products. A 100% employee-owned company, Apache is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. Apache and its subsidiaries serve customers throughout North and South America, in addition to Europe.

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Posted 3/19/14 at 6:54pm by Apache Inc.