Sofie Gielen:

Ms. Sofie Gielen joined the team as the new marketing communications manager. Her new role will primarily focus on event and project management, brand stewardship, exploration and implementation of new strategies, and increasing Chicago Pneumatic’s brand awareness. Welcome Ms. Gielen!


New Dealers:

We are thrilled to announce two new partnerships with Hi Country Sales Inc. and Christy Rental Associates.

Hi Country Sales is involved in selling to the rental, construction, concrete, industrial and welding markets and is in its 11th year as a manufacturer’s representative agency. They will work closely with Derek B. Miller, CP regional sales manager for northwest/southwest territory and cover the state of Utah.

Christy Rental Associates focuses on rental and equipment dealers across Florida and the Caribbean. They provide product training and inventory ability from their 30,000 square foot facility in Orlando, FL. Christy’s will work closely with Rob Rose, CP regional sales manager for the southeast territory.




Trade Shows:

We have had a very busy start to 2014 with two successful trade shows under our belts.

This year marked the 58th Rental Show in Orlando, Fla. The Rental Show is one of the top shows for our organization – it is always a big selling show, and we have the opportunity to connect with our stellar dealer-partners.


Every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is a huge show for us. After all, it is the second largest trade show in the world. There were over 2,400 exhibitors at the show from every major construction industry including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more.




Annual Awards:

We held our annual sales meeting on February 9th, coinciding with The 2014 Rental Show in Orlando, Fla. During the meeting, CP honored individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in sales and customer service.



CP has awarded the following people for their 2013 performance:

• Derek B. Miller, Regional Sales Manager of the Year after increasing sales by 27 percent.

• Rob Walsh, Excellence in Customer Care, for his exceptional customer service in the Greater Atlanta Area.

• Kyle Caldwell, outstanding sales performance with the Portable Energy product line, for over $1 million in sales in 2013.

• Tony Kannenberg and Dave Freehauf were both rewarded as the top-sellers of CP Handheld & Compaction lines.

• Randy Konnick, outstanding sales performance with the Hydraulic Attachment line.

• Admar Supply, Distributor of the Year – Hydraulic Attachments in recognition of their outstanding sales performance.