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March 19, 2014 – Sales Organizational Changes – Apache|Trico Industrial Division

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – March 20, 2014
Apache Inc., is pleased to announce that Gregg Hanson has joined the Apache | Trico Industrial Division as National Sales Manager – Eastern Region.

In this role, Gregg will assume sales management responsibilities for all Industrial Division activities within the eastern region. Tom Walsh, the previous manager of the eastern region, will shift responsibilities to the west, and assume the role of National Sales Manager – Western Region. These changes follow the retirement of Roger Leonard, a highly valued and long-term employee, who previously managed the western region.

Gregg Hanson joins Apache after 12 years with Bearing Distributors Inc. where he held a number of positions of escalating responsibility, the latest of which was in the role of Conveying Equipment Product Manager. “Gregg brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the Apache team,” said Connor Deering, Vice President - Sales. “His background is an ideal fit to complement our strategic growth plans.”

Tom Walsh has been with Apache for more than 18 years, during which he has gained a significant experience in the industry. “Tom was very instrumental in guiding our eastern region through our recent strategic business model change while significantly growing our business in the process,” said Deering. “We look forward to him leading the western region on a similar path of aggressive growth.”

An outline of the specific geography that Gregg and Tom will have responsibility for can be viewed on the Apache website at

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

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Posted 3/19/14 at 6:56pm by Apache Inc.